Posts for: February, 2013
We speak Spanish! Evelyn Quiroz, Park Crossing Dentistry Receptionist, is multi-talented and one of her many talents is that she is bi-lingual. Our Spanish speaking patients really enjoy communicating with ease about their dental needs and appointments. Hats off to Evelyn!
Dental fillings replace tooth structure and restore a tooth that has been damaged by decay back to its normal shape and function.
Over time the seal between the tooth and the filling can break down, causing food debris and bacteria to seep down under the filling and cause more decay. If the decay is treated early, replacing the filling is adequate. If not, it can lead to a crown and even a root canal. The biggest mistake one can make is waiting to do something about a broken or unsealed filling until it is painful. Doing this could make the treatment more involved and often times much more expensive.
Regular dental exams and x-rays help to identify the condition of existing fillings so small problems can be fixed before they become major issues.
Most patients want Invisalign to straighten their teeth for aesthetic reasons. However, what most patients do not know is that Invisalign helps with a healthier mouth. Gums may be affected by over-crowding and cause periodontal disease symptoms. Straightening your teeth helps place the teeth in proper alignment so that brushing and flossing are easier. In addition, straighter teeth help prevent decay and bad breath. Imagine crowded teeth that may overlap and food gets trapped daily in those areas. This causes rapid decay if the patient is not diligent in brushing and flossing those areas.