Oral Health Quiz: Dental Damage Prevention

Building your perfect smile includes being aware of what risks may be present, as they could be damaging your smile. Even the best of smiles can suffer from oral accidents or injuries if you are not careful. To enhance your smile, look for ways to eliminate risk factors or minimize the effects on your teeth as much as possible. Take... read more »

Repairing a Chipped Tooth to Prevent a Cavity

The tooth enamel that covers your teeth is comprised of microscopic crystals that are densely packed to provide the necessary strength to bite and grind your foods. Despite the durability of the enamel is, habits such as grinding your teeth and chewing pencils or receiving a hard blow to the face can create a chip in the tooth enamel. If... read more »

Oral Health Superstardom: Healthy Foods to Eat

Eating right is a cornerstone of optimal health. If you wish to strengthen your smile for many decades to come, dietary selections are going to play a significant role in the formation of strong teeth and gums. In order to keep your tooth enamel going strong, you should also avoid unhealthy sweets and treats that can slowly damage it. Alternatively,... read more »

Are Your Wisdom Teeth a Hazard?

Wisdom teeth are the third molars in your smile that are now vestigial and no longer benefit a modern mouth. Most patients have four wisdom teeth that rest deep in their gums behind their other molars, and these teeth typically begin to emerge at some point during late adolescence to early adulthood. If your wisdom teeth can’t erupt properly, they... read more »

Dental Implant Placement in Three Steps

While there is an extended process of placing a dental implant, it’s not as complex as you may have thought. Our dental team at First Dental of Bluffton can help you become more knowledgeable of what to expect from receiving a dental implant. We have provided a breakdown of the dental implant process and organized it into three steps: Step... read more »

Dentistry Year-in-Review: Bruxism

Have you ever heard of bruxism? Sleep bruxism is a sleeping condition in which you struggle with grinding your teeth at night. However, bruxism cans also occur unconsciously while you are awake as well. If you are grinding your teeth at night, or if you frequently make loud noises, you may be suffering from bruxism. To find out if you... read more »

Discover Your Smile with Dental Damage Prevention

  Did you know that dental damage is a leading cause of oral accidents and injuries? Even though your teeth are protected by a strong layer of tooth enamel, they are no match for blunt trauma from a single blow to the face. A single blow is enough to knock out multiple teeth and forever disrupt your smile. Thus, it... read more »

A Toothache Might Be Related to an Untreated Cavity

When a cavity develops on one of your teeth it can cause mild discomfort and increasing sensitivity. Without timely professional treatment from a dentist the bacterial presence of tooth decay can start to infiltrate the deep core of the tooth. As the problems worsen, you might notice building pressure and pain developing in the nearby gums. This could be a... read more »

What Can Dental Veneers Do For Your Smile?

Have you ever longed for a white, stunning smile like you see on the faces of your favorite celebrities? If so, you may be able to achieve your dream smile with dental veneers, one of your many options for cosmetic dentistry. Dental veneers are very popular due to their efficient uses and many benefits: – Each dental veneer is made... read more »

Holiday Tooth Health

The holidays are busy times, and they are just around the corner. Make sure you are following these principles to ensure a happy and tooth-healthy holiday season. Brush: Brush your teeth twice a day, for two minutes each time. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush, and replace it every 3-4 months. If your family hasn’t replaced toothbrushes in a while, try buying... read more »