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Does Tooth Loss Really Hurt Your Mouth?

Some people think of tooth loss as something that’s not really a big deal. They believe that if they lose their teeth, they simply get dentures and keep on going. However, things really are not that simple, because tooth loss can have serious repercussions. Here at Williams Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we care very much about the health and happiness of our patients. We want you to be informed when it comes to matters that affect your oral health. To this end, we have put together a few facts about tooth loss to help you see that yes, tooth loss really does matter. How Tooth Loss Hurts Your...

Faster Healing Following a Dental Extraction

Healing following a dental extraction is often a slow process. It takes time, and a lot of attention to detail to make sure it happens properly. If you have recently had a dental extraction, you likely know what we’re talking about. Here at Williams Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we want to help you with healing following a dental extraction. Here are some things you can do to speed up your healing. Increase the Speed of Healing Following a Dental Extraction Faster Healing Following a Dental Extraction When you have a tooth extracted, you need to take care of the extraction site. This means keeping...

Reasons You May Need to Have a Tooth Extracted

Getting a tooth extracted isn’t much fun. Yet, sometimes it is far better than the alternative. Sometimes an extraction is simply necessary. Here are some of the common reasons you may need to have a tooth extracted. Severe Damage Can Cause You to Need to Have a Tooth Extracted If your tooth has been damaged—whether due to trauma or decay—we will do our best to save it and repair the damage. However, sometimes the tooth is just too far gone. Rather than leave the remains in your mouth to cause other problems, we will extract it and begin to explore replacement options. Advanced Gum Disease Here...

When Dental Implants Are the Best Option for Missing Teeth

Dental implants are essentially permanently-affixed false teeth. Properly fashioned and installed dental implants consist of a ceramic “tooth” that is affixed to a metal “root” fused to the jaw bone. Although dental implants can be more expensive than other options—and although they take longer to install—they are sometimes the best option for replacing missing teeth. Dental Implants: The Next Best Thing to Real Teeth If you need to replace one or more teeth, and you want the result to look, feel, and operate exactly like your natural teeth, dental implants are the best option. They...

3 Most Common Cosmetic Dental Procedures

Williams Family Dentistry also does cosmetic dental procedures. Many of them are requested by clients that come in. They can provide them with multiple benefits. If you’re considering a cosmetic dental procedure, here is some information on them. They’re the three most common out there, but those that are well worth it.   Most Common Cosmetic Dental Procedures Woman’s Mouth One of the biggest cosmetic dental procedure that is done are implants. Instead of going with dentures or partials, the patient may want something more permanent. This is when a tooth implant can be put into the...

Benefits of Keeping Your Gums Healthy

Williams Family Dentistry knows that keeping your gums healthy is key to great oral health. With the proper cleaning, care and commitment, you can have better teeth. However, the gums are an area that should never be neglected when it comes to the oral hygiene that you have.   Keeping Your Gums Healthy There are many benefits to keeping your gums healthy. One of the biggest is that they hold your teeth in place. When the gums become infected or have a condition, they will not hold your teeth well. This could lead to loose or missing teeth. This could also lead to further problems down the...

Should You Be Wearing a Nighttime Mouth Guard?

Have you ever woken up in the morning, only to have a sore jaw? That is more common than you may think. It happens when you clench or grind your teeth in your sleep. You wake up in the morning, and not only do your teeth sometimes ache, but your jaw, and often the jaw joint (the TMJ) are quite sore. When this happens, you will likely be recommended to wear a nighttime mouth guard to help protect your teeth. Benefits of Wearing a Nighttime Mouth Guard When you wear a nighttime mouth guard, you allow your mouth to rest like it should in your sleep. It helps to protect your teeth from involuntary...

Could Your Smile Benefit from You Using a Straw?

Teeth stains are unsightly, and commonly cause a person to lose confidence in themselves. They smile less, because they do not want to face the embarrassment that comes with people seeing the stains. When that happens, it can lead to struggles both personally and professionally. Did you know that something as simple as a straw can help your confidence by allowing your teeth to avoid staining? It’s true! Benefits of Using a Straw to Drink Through When you drink through a straw, the enamel of your teeth has the opportunity to come into less contact with what you are drinking. This means that the...

What is Root Canal Treatment, It’s Symptoms & Benefits?

Root canal therapy, also referred to as endodontic therapy, involves removal of nerve chamber of a tooth or the bacteria infection within the pulp. You may require Root canal treatment in a wide range of dental conditions including deep tooth decay, trauma, or even chipping to tooth. It helps in eliminating the root cause of pain and makes the tooth usable. There are many benefits of Root canal treatment. Most importantly, it helps in preserving your tooth. We at Williams Family Dentistry provide root canal therapy within the comfortable and safe setting of our dental office. We have well-qualified...

4 Advantages of Choosing Invisalign Clear Braces

When you have straight teeth, they not only look pleasing when you smile, they also help improve your oral health. Invisalign Clear Braces are comfortable and more effective in keeping your teeth straight. There are many advantages of choosing these sophisticated braces over the traditional options. We at Williams Family Dentistry provide comprehensive dental solutions, including Invisalign clear braces in a highly professional and comfortable setting. Here are the 4 most important reasons why you should consider having these braces. 1. Invisalign Has A Shorter Treatment Span Invisalign can straighten...