Posts for: December, 2020
Missing teeth create gaps that can be unsightly and embarrassing. They can also irritate the mouth, unease in your bite while increasing mental and emotional distress. At Anderson Dental, our dentist may recommend a dental bridge to restore your smile, ability to speak and chew, as well as prevent remaining teeth from shifting out of place. These cosmetic restorations will not only benefit your appearance, but they'll give your oral health an additional boost. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Jon Anderson, Dr. Brad Anderson, or Dr. Breding in our Fargo, ND, office today to get started.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge comes in different types. At Anderson Dental, our dentist will determine the kind that's best for your particular situation after performing an oral examination and taking X-rays. A dental bridge is a fixed artificial tooth that's supported by two crowns on each side to bridge the gap between one or more missing teeth. It's also considered an alternative to dental implants.
Benefits of a Dental Bridge
One or multiple teeth can devastate self-esteem and make you self-conscious about how others perceive you. One of the benefits of a dental bridge is that the procedure is non-surgical and involves minimal recovery time. They can also last a long time with proper at-home care and annual cleanings in our Fargo, ND, office. A dental bridge is also safe, comfortable, and has a durable reputation. Another advantage is that they prevent further oral problems from developing.
If you're tired of frowning, missing out on your favorite foods, and looking for a solution, consider treatment. You may be a candidate for a dental bridge, and Dr. Jon Anderson or Dr. Brad Anderson will confirm this during your initial visit.
For more information about other services provided at Anderson Dental, visit our website or call (701) 232-1368 for an appointment in our Fargo, ND, office.
Your dentists in Fargo, North Dakota can help you keep your teeth white
Did you know you can do a lot at home to keep your smile white? It’s true! In fact, just a few simple tricks and tips can help you keep your smile looking white, bright, and beautiful. Your dentist can help too. Dr. Jon Anderson and Dr. Brad Anderson at Anderson Dental in Fargo, North Dakota offer professional teeth whitening treatments, so you can enjoy a white smile.
One of the main culprits of stains on your teeth is tobacco use. Whether it’s smoking cigarettes, pipes, or cigars, or even chewing tobacco, using tobacco products will lead to a dark, stained smile. The best advice is to quit using tobacco products. They are hard on your teeth and deadly to your body.
Next, try limiting your intake of coffee, tea, and red wine. If you continue to drink these beverages, try to brush your teeth afterward to limit the amount of pigment left on your teeth. You can also switch to white wine instead of red. At the very least, try to rinse your mouth out after drinking these beverages to limit the stains left behind. You can also try drinking through a straw, to keep the liquid off of your teeth.
Highly pigmented foods can also cause stains on your teeth. Healthy foods like blueberries and blackberries can make your teeth dark. Tomato sauce is another food that can cause yellowish stains on your teeth. Again, try to brush or at least rinse your mouth out after eating foods with a high amount of pigment.
It's natural to get stains on your teeth. It’s also natural for your smile to look yellow as you get older. That’s because as you age, your enamel becomes thinner, allowing you to see the layer underneath, called dentin. This dentin layer is naturally yellow, so the more dentin you can see, the yellower your teeth will look.
Your dentist can help you regain your white smile with professional teeth whitening treatment. At Anderson Dental, they offer two highly effective methods to whiten your teeth:
- An in-office treatment, which is the quickest way to a bright smile, because it takes only about an hour.
- A take-home treatment, which is a kit containing everything you need to whiten at home.
To find out more about professional teeth whitening and other cosmetic dentistry services, call Dr. Jon Anderson and Dr. Brad Anderson of Anderson Dental in Fargo, North Dakota at (701) 232-1368. Call now, and get started on a beautiful white smile today!