Replacing your Front Teeth

Even with a few teeth missing, a person could still afford to function (eat and speak) as he/she did so previously with a complete set, although with some minor adjustments as to where the biting force will be applied or where the chewing side of the mouth will now be. Most often, it is only when the missing tooth is located in the front teeth arch that the patient becomes motivated to go to the ...

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The Three Stages of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, while common, can be easily prevented by sticking to brushing and flossing your teeth daily and by visiting your Kennewick dentist regularly. To have a better idea about gum disease, and how you could prevent it from happening to you, we’ve prepared a short primer on how it develops. A thorough understanding of gum disease will allow you to better understand the importance ...

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Switching Worn-Out Gold and Amalgam Fillings with Porcelain Fillings

Cavities are treated by your dentist by removing the decayed areas of your tooth and then replacing the missing portion with dental filling. Back in the day, dental fillings were often made from amalgam metal and gold because of their strength, which allows them to withstand the strong biting forces generated by teeth. But they do come with several disadvantages, one of which is that their color ...

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Restore a Damaged Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

Not all of us grow up to have a perfect smile. As we age, our teeth may start to discolor due to the food and drinks that we consume. We may get into an accident that can chip or even knock out a tooth. And of course, our teeth will experience cavities and tooth decay in the long run. With all of these problems that could ruin our teeth and confidence, it’s great to know that you could still ...

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Top Five Reasons Why You Should Get Veneers

The purpose of cosmetic dentistry is to restore your damaged teeth. One of the most common treatments preferred by most patients is dental veneers. Veneers are custom-made thin shells that are attached to the front teeth to improve your appearance. If you’re not yet familiar with this, here are top five things you should know about the wafer-thin shells. Solves a variety of dental ...

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The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that is primarily concerned with the aesthetic aspect of the teeth. Though there are some cosmetic dental procedures that improve the functionality of the teeth to a certain extent, they have the main goal of making your smile look more attractive. There is a high demand for cosmetic dentistry, which feeds a profitable industry. This is because the ...

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Mini Dental Implants and Your Options

Ever heard of mini dental implants? Maybe not, since they're a fairly new technology that replaces missing teeth. Dental implants, and their mini counterparts, are a good alternative to dentures for people who are only missing a few teeth, or for those who want a more realistic-looking option that's also easier to take care of it. Let's look at the pros and cons of each dental ...

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The Right Way to Improve Your Smile

If having a fit and sexy body requires a strict adherence to your diet plan and hours of cardio work-out and strength training at your neighborhood gym, then having a perfect set of teeth and a beautiful smile also takes discipline and commitment. Having white, sparkling teeth may be the first thing that other people will notice about your improved smile. But nothing says beautiful teeth more ...

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Preventive Dental Care For Your Kids

Children and teens live an active lifestyle. Their activities, which can limit or affect their food choices, can also have a huge impact on their oral health. Daily oral health habits like brushing and flossing should be observed to keep their teeth and gums healthy. Apart from this, they need preventive dental care to protect their pearly whites. This is where your children would need the help ...

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Prevention and Treatment of Gum Disease

Perhaps you always hear the old saying that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This is very applicable when it comes to your oral health. Lack of dental care may lead to gum disease. Seek professional advice if you experience any signs like red and swollen gums, gum bleeding, bad breath, and loose teeth. Kennewick WA dentist Dr. Walter G. Hadley will help you prevent and ...

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