When people think of trends in cosmetic dentistry, they only think mainstream. They know about teeth whitening and veneers that actors use to replace tooth gaps. They don’t realize that hundreds of other trends are being used and developed by dentists every day. Look at a few advancements that have improved the face of cosmetic dentistry recently. More Focus on Cosmetic Treatments Dentistry in general is focusing more on cosmetic

Since its creation in 1984, 3D printing has come a long ways in terms of complexity and usability. And now the technology is making its way into dentistry, welcoming in a new era of 3D printed teeth for cosmetic purposes. This innovations is looking to create teeth that appear natural and, in some cases, even prevent tooth decay and gum disease. This new innovation is not quite ready to hit the

Amalgam is the name of a dental cavity filling material. It was once widely used in dental offices across the country. More recently, safer filling materials have been developed. Amalgam is a mixture of several metals. It contains about half mercury. Other metals commonly included are silver and tin. Amalgam compound fillings are sometimes called silver fillings, although they are never made of pure silver. Amalgam fillings pose a possible

Even if you’re careful about your oral health, you may be making some mistakes. There’s more to dental hygiene than simply brushing and flossing daily, and many people have habits that harm their teeth. Here are six of the most common dental hygiene mistakes: 1. Brushing Too Hard Gentle pressure is all you need to remove plaque and bacteria from your teeth. Aggressive brushing is one of the most common

When it comes to dental health, it’s always a good thing when positive habits are developed early in life. One of the simplest and most effective ways to keep teeth and gums healthy is to properly brush, at least, twice a day. But, as any parent knows, it’s not always easy to get kids excited about brushing. Luckily, there are ways to make brushing fun for kids and less stressful