Pearl Dental Associates Blog
February 10, 2020
Many people wonder whether or not it’s possible to make their teeth stronger and more resilient to the effects of harmful oral bacteria. Even though your mouth often feels like a completely separate entity from the rest of your body, it can benefit from the same vitamins and minerals that the rest of your body can. You know that calcium strengthens bones, but did you also know that it can help protect your teeth too? Read on to learn how calcium can fortify your enamel and what other vitamins and minerals can benefit your mouth. (more…)
January 17, 2020
Cavities are pesky oral health problems that impact most people at least once in their lifetime. Whether they’re caused by poor dental hygiene or a sugary diet, when left untreated, cavities can advance into more serious issues, including tooth infections. That’s why your dentist in Holbrook recommends routine thorough checkups and cleanings every six months, so if a cavity does arise, they’re able to quickly fill the area and protect your tooth from additional damage. After your filling is placed, you can make it last longer by taking special preventive measures and caring for it. Here are three tips your dentist offers to extend the lifespan of your cavity filling. (more…)
January 10, 2020
Nobody gives you a guide that lets you know what’s considered “normal” for children’s oral development, which is why it’s always a good idea to consult a dentist if you’re concerned. Your children’s dentist in Holbrook can help guide you through the process of when certain teeth will grow in, the best time for orthodontic intervention if it’s necessary, and how you can begin caring for their mouth before their first tooth has even appeared. Read on to learn important information about your child’s health, such as how you can manage teething habits and when you can expect their first teeth to appear. (more…)
December 2, 2019
After taking a bite out of your favorite snack, did you notice that your dental crown felt loose? This situation can send you into a panic, because it signals that there’s a problem with your restoration. If it’s not addressed in a timely manner, it could put your tooth at risk of experiencing additional damage. Although dental crowns in Holbrook are made to have a long lifespan, they’re not built to last forever. Here are some steps you should take if you notice that your restoration is loose.
November 23, 2019
For as long as you can remember, you’ve had little white spots on some of your front teeth. Previous dentists have told you that they were harmless, and it was a purely aesthetic problem. You want to get those spots fixed in time for the holidays, so that family members don’t take pictures of your stained teeth. Unfortunately, it can be hard to choose the right dentist for the job. That’s why we’ve written this post with four tips to choose the best cosmetic dentist in Holbrook.
October 23, 2019
Getting dental implants to replace your missing teeth can change your life for the better, but you’ll have to adjust to them first. You might experience some mild pain or discomfort in the days following the procedure, as you would while recovering from any surgery; this is, of course, normal, but how will you know if it’s a sign of something more serious? Here’s what you need to know about monitoring and controlling your dental implant pain.
September 24, 2019
Braces aren’t the only solution for a straighter smile anymore. Over six million people have used Invisalign to correct crooked teeth, overbite and other orthodontic issues. But what’s it really like to live with clear aligners? Before you sign up for the treatment, take the time to learn the answers to these 6 common questions about what to expect with Invisalign.
July 23, 2019
Maybe you didn’t take great care of your teeth when you were younger. You’re starting to pay for it now as one or more of your teeth have needed to be extracted. These missing teeth have really been a blow to your self-esteem, because now you have unsightly gaps in your smile. You’ve heard about filling these gaps with dental implants, but are you really a candidate for them if the rest of your teeth are in bad condition? Read on to find out whether implants could still be an option for you.
July 18, 2019
Once you’re not a kid anymore, your teeth should no longer be wiggling. This includes dental implants. Although it’s rare for an implant to become loose, it’s a serious problem that can have consequences if left untreated. Let’s talk about what makes a dental implant loose, what signs to watch out for, and how your dentist can treat a loose implant.
June 19, 2019
Life with missing teeth can be challenging; you’re limited in what you can eat, you have trouble speaking clearly, and you’re reluctant to smile in front of people you don’t know. Dental implants can be an excellent way to fill in those gaps, but you might worry: how long will they last? Here’s what you need to know about the life expectancy of your new teeth – and how you can help extend it!