Lancaster Family Smiles Blog
What is Implant Reconstruction?
February 25, 2023
One of the most common dental procedures we perform in the clinic! If you’ve lost a tooth from decay, age, or even injury, dental implant reconstruction is where we use implants to restore the lost tooth. Not only will this resemble your teeth and restore your smile, but it will ensure you can chew properly again!(more…)
4 Reasons Why Getting Root Canal Therapy IS Good News!
February 24, 2023
If you have recently been told by your emergency dentist that you need root canal therapy, you may have thought that was the worst possible news to receive. While you never want your tooth to get to the point of severe decay, getting root canal therapy is the best route if it does. Sometimes a cavity can go further into the dental pulp—the center of a tooth. When it does, your dentist must remove the infection and keep it from spreading to the root and other parts of your body. By getting root canal therapy, you can return to a whole and healthy smile as soon as possible. Here are four reasons why receiving this treatment truly is good news!(more…)
Do You Have a Constant Bad Taste in Your Mouth?
February 8, 2023
Your tongue allows you to experience the wonderful world of taste. While sweet and savory tastes are savored, bitter and sour ones are not as enjoyable. Although unpleasant tastes may linger a bit after eating certain foods, what if they don’t go away, even after brushing or rinsing with mouthwash? Or what if a bad taste in your mouth appears suddenly? These could be signs of a serious issue. Read on to learn some possible causes of the bad taste in your mouth and what you can do to solve it.(more…)
The Best Way to Clean Your Dental Implants
January 27, 2023
Looking to replace missing teeth? Dental implants are a healthy and hugely popular option to get your teeth looking the best they have in years, but in order to keep them looking like this it requires a little bit of attention. Like with anything, consistency is key – so first and foremost we need to be focussing on our cleaning routine.(more…)
4 Ways to Prevent Dental Emergencies
January 16, 2023
You may not have heard the term dental emergency before, but you probably have a good idea of what it means: toothaches, broken dentures, chipped teeth, and other oral health issues that are either painful or require immediate attention.
One of the most important aspects of oral health is preventing these problems from happening. If you want to know how to do that, here are a couple of things you can do to lower your risk for dental emergencies.(more…)
Are Dental Implants Worth Their Price?
January 6, 2023
If you know about dental implants, you likely don’t question their effectiveness. After all, these prosthetic teeth have a success rate of over 95%! That said, you may doubt whether implants are worth their high price. Perhaps you think you’re better off with dentures, or you want to preserve an already-tight budget. Whatever the case, your Lancaster dentist can settle the question. Here, then, is a summary of why implant cost is justified, given the treatment’s benefits and cost-saving ability.(more…)
What is the Lifespan of Dental Fillings?
January 4, 2023
You likely feel happy if you’ve just gotten dental fillings. After all, your former cavities or tooth decay aren’t a problem anymore! That said, keep in mind that fillings don’t last forever; their lifespan is limited. When the time comes, then, you’ll need to know the signs they need replacement. Fortunately, your Lancaster dentist can give you some helpful pointers. Here’s a summary of how long fillings should last, how to tell when to replace them, and how best to care for them.(more…)
Are Dental Bridges Removable?
December 29, 2022
Missing some of your teeth? These can be replaced with a dental bridge. These are a permanent alternative to dentures and for this reason they are not removable.
What to Do If You Have a Loose Tooth as an Adult
December 21, 2022
It’s normal to have a loose tooth every so often when you’re a child, but when you’re an adult, it’s always a serious emergency. Permanent teeth are not supposed to come loose; if they do, it’s usually due to an injury or gum disease. If you don’t want to lose the tooth altogether, you need to act quickly. Here are 5 steps you should follow if you ever have a loose tooth.(more…)
5 Reasons to Consider Clear Braces
November 29, 2022
“Brace face” is enough to deter any kid from taking their smile seriously – let alone being an adult seeking orthodontic treatment! It’s totally fair why you wouldn’t want traditional metal braces as an adult: you’re at a different stage in your professional life and it’s understandable why cosmetics and physical appearance impact such decisions. You sit in big board meetings and you may be forced to present in front of a lot of people. You may even have upcoming occasions or life events where your smile will be captured forever.