Staying on top of your oral health can improve more than just your confidence, it helps to improve your overall health. Read through these articles for information about keeping your mouth in top condition. If you’re looking for a great new dental care environment, turn to Village Green Dental Center. Make an appointment with one of our dentists today by calling (630) 851-0710.
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If you have cosmetic concerns about your smile, porcelain veneers and Lumineers are two options that could give you more confidence. Both of these procedures are effective and usually well tolerated by patients. Which option is the best one for you? Only your cosmetic dentist can tell you for sure. Here’s what you need to know about these treatments in order make an educated decision:
What are Porcelain Veeners and Lumineers?
Porcelain veneers and Lumineers are both thin coverings that a dentist places over your teeth to correct imperfections and improve the color. During either treatment, your cosmetic dentist will select the color and shape of the veneer that best matches your other teeth. Both of these options offer natural results that will last for many years with proper maintenance.
What are the Major Differences?
One difference is the material; porcelain veneers are made of porcelain, while Lumineers are made of a composite resin material. The other main difference is in how they are applied. To bind porcelain veneers to your teeth, your dentist needs to roughen your tooth surface so that the cement will stick. This process also creates space for the veneer. With Lumineers, the tooth does not need to be prepped in this way—in fact, no alterations are necessary.
Which is the Best Choice?
Choosing between porcelain veneers and Lumineers depends on your dental health and treatment goals. Porcelain veneers are thicker, so they’re best for covering tooth gaps, big cracks, broken teeth, and severely stained teeth. Lumineers are ideal if your cosmetic issues are slight. Lumineers are also a good choice if you wish to have your veneers removed some day.
If you want to learn more about veneers and other cosmetic dentistry options, let Village Green Dental Center help. We offer a range of cosmetic dentistry treatments that will make you want to smile more often. Visit our website for more information or make your appointment today by calling (630) 851-0710.
This video discusses the best and worst snacks for your teeth. To keep your teeth healthy, skip the sugary and starchy snacks that create an acidic environment in your mouth, these snacks will encourage the growth of bacteria that cause decay. Instead, boost your dental health with yogurt, cheese, almonds, and crunchy veggies.
For the sake of your dental health, you should choose your snacks very carefully. The choices you make when you reach for a quick bite could play a major role in the development of tooth decay and the weakening of your tooth enamel.
Regular dental check-ups are crucial no matter how you snack. Make an appointment for a cleaning at Village Green Dental Center today by calling (630) 445-0121.
A toothbrush may look simple, but when it comes to dental health, it is a dentist’s favorite tool. In order to get the most out of brushing, you need the right brush and the right technique. Though your dentist is the best source for tips on selecting the perfect toothbrush for your needs, here are some guidelines to keep in mind as you buy and use your next brush:
Choosing a Toothbrush
When it comes to buying a toothbrush, spend less time worrying about whether it is manual or electric and more time worrying about the size, bristle texture, and ease of use. Dentists like soft-bristled brushes, as hard bristles can irritate the gums and heighten tooth sensitivity. Consider the size of your mouth when you pick your brush, opt for a small brush if you have a small mouth and a bigger one if your mouth is large. Make sure you can comfortably use the toothbrush. If you have problems like arthritis that makes gripping difficult, an electric toothbrush may be easier. Ask your dentist for more advice if you have conditions that impact your ability to use a toothbrush. Also, be sure that whatever brush you select has the American Dental Association seal of approval on the packaging.
When brushing your teeth, start by placing the brush where the tooth meets the gum and angle it downward. Use a gentle, circular motion to scrub all sides of your teeth. After covering all of your teeth, brush your tongue, the roof of your mouth, and the insides of your cheeks. Repeat the brushing process at least twice a day. Be sure to start with a clean toothbrush and rinse your brush after each use. If you feel like you’re not cleaning your teeth well enough, ask your dentist to demonstrate the technique for you.
At Village Green Dental Center, our dentists are always ready to answer your questions about oral hygiene. You’re never too old to learn the proper brushing and flossing technique. Call us at (630) 851-0710 to make an appointment.