Dental Essentials Blog

Why Teeth Whitening and Cavities Are a Dangerous Combination

December 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — myrhdentist @ 9:31 pm
patient undergoing teeth whitening

In the year 2020, a staggering 37 million Americans employed tooth whiteners to enhance their smiles. While these products prove beneficial in eliminating teeth stains and imparting a healthy radiance to your smile, their incorrect use can lead to more harm than good. Understanding the potential risks to your teeth and the significance of consulting with your dentist before proceeding is crucial in ensuring the proper use of teeth whitening products.

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Teeth Whitening Woes: 3 Reasons to See Your Dentist First

November 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — myrhdentist @ 6:55 pm
Man with dark hair having in-office teeth whitening procedure

Many people with darkened teeth feel so self-conscious about the state of their smile that it impacts their daily lives. No one wants to feel unworthy or anxious about how others perceive them every time they open their mouths, after all. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry can help! Teeth whitening is a simple and effective way to enhance your grin after years’ worth of consuming foods and beverages that have left them looking discolored. It’s easy to find commercially available products that claim to lighten your pearly whites but using them can sometimes be risky to your oral health. Keep reading to learn 3 reasons why!

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Can Store-Bought Teeth Whitening Products Be Dangerous?

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — myrhdentist @ 12:46 am
Smile full of white teeth

People have sought to make their smiles whiter for thousands of years, and today they can find more teeth whitening options than they ever could before. A quick trip to the store or pharmacy might lead you to find a plethora of products that claim to give users a whiter smile, but can they deliver? Here’s what you should know about these store-bought solutions and why you’re better off getting a teeth whitening treatment from a dental professional.

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3 Reasons You Need a Healthy Mouth Before Cosmetic Dentistry

September 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — myrhdentist @ 6:04 pm
Woman with light brown hair sitting in dental chair smiling at the dentist who is holding cleaning instruments near her mouth

If you’re unhappy with aesthetic imperfections in your teeth, you’re not alone! Cosmetic dentistry has been helping patients achieve their ideal smiles for decades. If you have a stained, cracked, or crooked tooth, all you have to do is call the dentist for a consultation! Before they proceed with any cosmetic treatments, they’ll need to address any existing oral health concerns. Though the wait can be frustrating, it’s important that your mouth is free of potential problems before other changes are made. Keep reading to learn 3 reasons why!

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Why Are My Lower Dentures Loose?

August 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — myrhdentist @ 3:15 pm
Set of dentures sitting on a reflective gray surface

Eating and speaking are especially challenging if you have missing teeth, and dentures are a popular solution for addressing this. Not only do they help you perform daily tasks, but they do it while simultaneously restoring the appearance of your smile!

Though they come with many benefits, it’s frustrating when your dentures come loose. Lower dentures are often particularly troublesome. Keep reading to learn more about what might be causing them to become dislodged and what you can do about it.

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Should You Choose a Male or Female Dentist?

July 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — myrhdentist @ 6:23 pm
female dentist smiling while holding drill

When it comes to dental care, patients have a plethora of options available to them. One aspect that’s gaining attention in recent times is the patient’s preference for a female dentist. While gender should not be the sole factor in choosing a healthcare professional, it’s essential to dive into the reasons patients might lean towards female dentists and understand why, ultimately, the quality of care provided should be the decisive factor.

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Do You Still Need a Root Canal if Your Tooth Pain Stops?

June 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — myrhdentist @ 4:17 am
person wondering if they still need root canal

A severe toothache can arise from various causes, and one of them is a tooth infection. This happens when bacteria penetrate the tooth and reach its pulp, often stemming from an untreated cavity. To eliminate the infection and salvage the tooth, root canal therapy becomes necessary. While pain is a typical symptom of a tooth infection, there are instances where it may seemingly vanish unexpectedly. Continue reading as we explore what this means and why root canal therapy remains essential despite the temporary relief from pain.

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How a Toothache Can Become Life-Threatening

May 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — myrhdentist @ 9:00 pm
someone holding their cheek and wincing

Obviously, toothaches aren’t any fun. If your tooth hurts, it can take the joy out of eating, make speaking difficult, and even make it hard to sleep.

And yet, some people still believe that they can just ignore a toothache until it goes away. Unfortunately, the fact is that oral infection will only get worse if you do nothing, and can even potentially put you in the hospital. If you’re wondering how that is and what to look out for, here’s why toothaches constitute a dental emergency and why it warrants immediate attention.

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Can You Get Cavities On Your Veneers?

April 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — myrhdentist @ 5:46 am
before and after veneer treatment

Veneers are incredibly powerful. In as little as two appointments, your dentist can give you a smile that’s completely transformed from what it was before. As fantastic as they are, it can be easy to feel like they make your teeth completely invincible.

You might even wonder whether your new smile is immune to any kind of tooth decay, especially if you’ve had to deal with any of it in the past. If you want to know more about the relationship between veneers and tooth decay, here’s a guide that may help you.

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4 Reasons Dental Implants Are Worth the Investment into Your Smile!

March 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — myrhdentist @ 12:40 pm
a dental implant over a stack of money

If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be considering a few different tooth loss solutions. If so, you have probably come across one of the most reliable and popular options: dental implants. Considered the gold standard of tooth replacements by most dentists, they offer incomparable stability, longevity, and natural-looking results. However, you may have discovered they are more of a financial investment than other tooth replacements and may be tempted to go with them to save a few bucks. Before you decide, read on to learn four reasons why dental implants are worth the investment into your smile!

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