7 Dental Home Remedies

7 Home Remedies for Dental Issues

DF2 Cosmetic Dentistry, Prevention & Wellness, Routine Dentistry

Maintaining your oral health requires both strong home care habits and regular dental hygiene appointments for professional preventive care.

In non-emergency situations, a home remedy may serve you well – particularly as an interim solution until you can see your dentist.

1. Knocked-out or broken tooth

Whoops, you’ve had an embarrassing face plant. Worse yet, you broke — or lost — your front tooth when your face hit the floor. Losing a tooth is an undeniable emergency, but there are some interim steps you can take to minimize the damage.

Home remedy (interim)
If it’s a baby tooth,…

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Look How We’ve Grown!

DF2 About Us, Cosmetic Dentistry, Prevention & Wellness

It’s been a long process, but we are happy to announce that our new space is nearly ready for you!

If over the past eight months, you’ve experienced … our parking lot overrun with construction vehicles, dusty entrance, plastic divider curtains, less-than-peaceful background noise – or any other construction-related impacts … we sincerely thank you for your patience.

Our new addition includes:

  • Three new rooms for routine hygiene appointments
  • Two new operatories for treatment
  • Private offices for consultation discussions
  • Expanded reception area and waiting room
  • Brand-new state of the art equipment
  • Bright,…

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A Transformative Dental Case Study

DF2 Cosmetic Dentistry

Patients present to our practice with accumulated years of dental changes and issues. In our practice, we first seek to understand the baseline conditions that led to a patient’s current oral health. Next we proceed with steps to mitigate and/or reverse those conditions, to both establish a long term functional system that is functionally sound, and also to improve the patient’s esthetic appearance.

For this patient, there were several underlying issues we were required to navigate. Utilizing orthodontic aligners, targeted bonding, our KOR bleaching system, and a combination of crowns and veneers, we were able to achieve the dramatic transformation shown below:

Step 1: Assessing the patient’s baseline condition

The first step for this patient was to recognize the baseline conditions that led up to that patient’s current dental circumstances….

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Social Distancing is for People NOT Your Teeth

DF2 Cosmetic Dentistry, Routine Dentistry

Kids aren’t the only ones to lose teeth. Adults can suffer tooth loss for various reasons, including trauma/accidents, gum disease, tooth decay and bruxism (grinding), as well as severely misaligned teeth. A lost tooth isn’t just bad for your smile, it is bad for your overall oral health. Losing one tooth actually makes it more likely that you’ll eventually lose more teeth … because the empty space results in increased reliance on the surrounding teeth, which can lead to fracture from overuse. You’re also more likely to develop infections with the newly empty space in your gums.

If you find yourself with a new space in your mouth,…

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Invisalign Case Study

DF2 Cosmetic Dentistry

In situations with spacing issues between the teeth, there are typically two alternatives for treatment. The spaces can be closed orthodontically or with some type of restorative material, such as bonding, veneers or crowns. Frequently, a combination of these treatment modalities is needed to reach an ideal end-result.

Before: The situation

At a routine cleaning, the patient mentioned that he was unhappy with the spacing present between his upper front teeth. He didn’t like how his smile looked and wanted to know what could be done.

Clinical Assessment

The spacing present in this patient was too large to close using restorative material alone – the teeth would end up looking too wide and disproportioned….

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