TEETH CLEANING & FILLINGS
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T here are many ways to whiten your teeth, including toothpastes, over the counter gels, rinses, strips, and trays. However, to get the best and fastest results for this cosmetic dentistry procedure, make an appointment to see your doctor. Teeth whitening by dentists is the safest and most sure way to see immediate results. Some procedures are done in office and some are performed at home. Make an appointment today to see which type of teeth whitening by dentists is the best for you!
P reventative dentistry is the best way to avoid painful and expensive dental procedures. Preventative dentistry stresses home care and regular dental visits that will help to prevent tooth decay or disease. Preventive dental care, as well as home care, are important to maintain because they help to keep the teeth, gums, and body healthy throughout. Visiting your dentist every six months will also help prevent serious dental issues such as tooth decay or periodontal disease. Dental checkups and oral cancer screenings can catch things that you may have missed during your home care routine.
ridges are designed to bridge the gap between one or more missing teeth. A bridge is usually fabricated with two or more crowns fused together and cemented to adjacent teeth. Seeking a doctor for dental bridges to replace missing teeth in adults is an affordable, sound way to restore your smile.
Bridges are designed to restore the esthetics of your smile and the functionality of your mouth, allowing you to eat and speak properly. They help to maintain the shape of your face so that the cheeks do not sink in areas where teeth are missing. Bridges can help distribute biting forces more evenly by replacing missing teeth in adults. In addition, they can prevent teeth from drifting out of position.
R esearch indicates that dental implants yield better long-term results for tooth replacement. Titanium implants are surgically placed into the jaw bone, where the implant fuses with the existing natural bone in a process called osseointegration. Properly integrated implants do not slip or make embarrassing noises and are more difficult to distinguish from your natural teeth. Because they mirror tooth and root structure, implants provide stimulation for the jawbone, preventing bone loss, while their titanium composition makes them resistant to decay. These factors contribute to the long-term success of dental implants and subsequent overall oral health.
D entures are designed to replace missing teeth and can be taken out and put back into your mouth. While dentures take some getting used to, and will never feel exactly the same as one’s natural teeth, using the most up to date technology and custom materials we can make them more natural looking and feel more comfortable than ever before.
R emovable partial dentures are a less permanent method designed to replace missing teeth in adults. Partial dentures are fabricated from all resin, or a flexible lightweight plastic material. Depending upon the type of partial that is recommended, plastic clasps are used to hold it in place to adjacent teeth.
e have a treatment for those who suffer from severe TMJ pain and discomfort. This pain can last for as many as several years or just a few months. More women experience TMJ pain than men and the disorder is most often seen in people between 20 to 40 years of age. It is important to report any TMJ symptoms to your doctor.
TMJ Symptoms include:
- Pain or tenderness in the face, jaw joint area, neck and shoulders, and in or around the ear when you chew, speak, or yawn
- Limited ability to open the mouth wide
- Jaws that get “stuck” or “locked” in the open or closed mouth position
- Clicking, popping, or grating sounds in the joint when the mouth is opened or closed
- Tired feeling in the face or neck
- Difficulty chewing
- Sudden uncomfortable feeling when biting
- Swelling on the side of the face
- Headaches or neck aches
- Hearing problems
- Upper shoulder pain
- Ringing in the ears
B otox®, or botulinum toxin, is a purified protein that, when injected into the muscle will attach itself to the nerve endings of motor muscles. This attachment affects the nerve transmission to these muscles, ceasing the dynamic motion that causes wrinkles in the skin. While most Botox® injections are used to smooth the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, dental professionals have found other innovative uses for Botox in their practices. Many cosmetic doctors are now using Botox® as an adjunct therapy in TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders and bruxism cases.
D r. McCormick takes pride in assuring his patients are being treated with the safest treatment methods available. Oral health is the first step to assure overall health. Biological Dentistry takes a holistic approach to administer solutions to oral care. He provides care through preventative, integrative and biological practices. These methods reduces the “footprint” on your body as well as the earth by using the purest materials and products. When it comes to restorative treatment, Dr. McCormick takes the least invasive and most bio-friendly method possible. He practices health-driven dental care, taking all things into consideration from physical health, environmental exposures and nutrition. Let us help you start a new path to a healthy mouth!