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How Can a Dental Filling Leak?
Posted on 6/15/2019 by Water's Edge Dental
Once you get a dental filling in a tooth where you have a cavity, that is supposed to be the end of it, right? The filling is supposed to do its job, your tooth is fixed, and you and your tooth are supposed to ride off into the sunset together. Sometimes however, tooth fillings don't go the way they should. There are times dental fillings can leak. Not sure what that is? Not sure whether or not you have a leak? We can answer some questions for you. Dental Fillings and Dental LeaksWhen you have a cavity, you must get the cavity taken out, and the hole created by your cavity filled. In general, your mouth will be numbed, a small drill will be used to take out the cavity and any damaged tissue, and then the hole left will be filled with a filling to seal and protect the tooth. Depending on how big the cavity is, and where it is located, this procedure can take mere minutes. Sometimes, fillings leak. Fillings are said to be leaking when the filling does not fit up snugly against the tooth. This is really important, because if the filling doesn't fit against the tooth, food particles, bacteria and saliva can get in between the filling and the tooth. Over time, dental leaks can lead to further decay of the tooth, which can make the tooth sensitive to heat or cold and can cause pain. It doesn't matter whether you have an amalgam or a composite filling, both can leak. In fact, over time, any filling has the potential to leak. As you age, older fillings may have to be replaced, because they wear out over time, especially fillings that were done 30 or 40 years ago. If you have questions about your fillings, why not give us a call? We can make you an appointment to come in and talk to us about getting your fillings checked....

Tips for Caring for New Veneers
Posted on 5/25/2019 by Water's Edge Dental
If you make an investment in your smile with porcelain veneers, you'll want them to last for as long as possible. Caring for your new veneers properly can help to extend their life, and if you follow these tips, you'll enjoy a beautiful smile for many years to come. Make Dental Hygiene a PriorityJust because you have veneers doesn't mean that you no longer need to care for your teeth. You still need to brush at least twice a day using a non-abrasive toothpaste. Floss daily to remove debris and plaque caught between the teeth, and consider adding an antiseptic mouthwash to your dental hygiene routine. Avoid Teeth StainingJust like your natural teeth, your veneers can stain. Smoking is a major source of staining, but even drinking and eating dark-colored foods and beverages can contribute to stains. Soda, coffee, red wine, berries, and soy sauce are all problematic. Avoiding these activities can keep your veneers white and bright for as long as possible. Treat BruxismIf you clench and grind your teeth, especially at night, you'll want to treat this habit. For many people, this involves wearing a custom night guard when you sleep. The guard will protect your teeth and veneers from damage related to pressure from grinding. If you play sports, you should also consider a mouth guard to protect your smile during these activities. Watch What You Chew Veneers are strong, but they aren't indestructible. They can still chip and break if you chew on especially hard food items. You should take care to avoid chewing on hard items like ice, fingernails, and pens, and don't use your teeth as tools to open packages. Do you have questions about veneers and how to care for them? Are you interested in veneers and want to know if you might be a candidate? If any of these scenarios sound like you, please give our office a call for more information....

Things to Avoid if You Have Veneers
Posted on 5/15/2019 by Water's Edge Dental
Veneers are a beautiful addition to have that makes your smile stand out even more than it already does. They are a thin piece of porcelain that sits over the top of the teeth and provides them with a different shade of color, a different shape or an entirely different look. People get them for many reasons. There are specific things to avoid if you have veneers, especially if you have temporary veneers, as they can break off and cause problems. Things to Stay Away From With VeneersRegardless if you have temporary or regular veneers, it is important that you stay away from some items that might cause them harm. Anything that is extremely hard to bite into. Apples can even cause a problem. If you want apples, cutting them up can provide an easier way to chew them without worrying about them breaking the veneers off. Steak can also be extremely tricky to chew with veneers. Sticky foods, not just hard ones, can also cause problems to the teeth, while potato chips can wedge under them and cause further issues. It is important that you follow our directions regarding the care of the veneers. They can last for a long time with the right care. They are a great way to fix many dental issues that a person has from discoloration to broken teeth or even gaps that are unsightly. Find out if they are the right procedure for you to have done depending on the specific issue that you're experiencing. Our professionals can give you more information. If you're considering veneers, speak with our dental professionals regarding the ins and outs of having them. You want to make sure you're making the most of your smile and the right decision to get them. Call us today to schedule an appointment....

All Posts:

How Can a Dental Filling Leak?
Tips for Caring for New Veneers
Things to Avoid if You Have Veneers
Dangers Associated with a Boring Oral Hygiene Routine
Cracked Teeth Have Several Restorative Options
Should Adults Ask About Dental Sealants, Too?
Reasons Your Teeth May Hurt When You Get Up In the Morning
Tips for Better Oral Hygiene You Can Begin Today
How Ice Harms Your Teeth
Is Alcohol Based Mouthwash Good for Your Mouth?
How to Relax Before We See You to Avoid Dental Anxiety
What to Expect Following an Injury to Your Tooth
What to Do When You Notice Loose Teeth
Is An Over The Counter Mouth Guard Better Than A Custom One?
How to Relax Before We See You to Avoid Dental Anxiety
Tips for Better Oral Hygiene You Can Begin Today
Times When You May Need a Soft Tissue Graft
We Want You to Share Your Fears with Us So We Can Help
We Can Help with Restorative Dentistry
Why You Never Want to Skip Past Dental Insurance Because of Expensive Premiums
Why You May Want to Start Oil Pulling
Managing Acid Reflux Can Help Your Oral Health
Does Vaping Cause Oral Health Problems?
Why a Toothache May Start Off as Sinus Pain
What You Should Have in a Dental Emergency Kit
Why Your Teeth Need You to Drink Lots of Water
Why Do You Need to Come See Us Every Six Months?
Why Gums Often Bleed in Pregnant Women
What Swelling In Your Mouth Could Mean
How to Change Up Your Brushing Routine to Make It Less Routine
How Does Nitrous Oxide Help Relieve Dental Anxiety?
Why Do So Many People Fear Root Canals?
What to Do if a Dental Veneer Ever Chips or Breaks Off
Your Dentist is Not Going to Shame You for Coming In After Years of Missed Treatments
Your Dentist Can Help You Give Up Nicotine
Who to Ask for Help From If You Need Assistance Flossing Better
Bleaching Your Teeth Too Often Can Leave Them in Peril
What Scuba Diving Can Do to Harm Your Oral Health
What Orange Lipstick Does to the Appearance of Your Teeth?
Your Tongue May Be the Harbor of Your Bad Breath
Tips for Finding the Perfect Toothbrush
Things to Chew That Will Freshen Your Breath
Protecting Your Teeth and Gums While Pregnant
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