At your semiannual checkup, you may receive a diagnosis of a cavity. This is an area where your enamel has been significantly lost to the point where your underlying dentin material is exposed. Dentin is much more porous (and softer) than your enamel, which means that harmful bacteria can start to take hold within the tooth. In order to protect your smile, a dental filling is a helpful tool to restore the protection and keep you safe from soft tissue infection.
Here at Cedar West Dental in Richfield, MN, we proudly offer our patients advanced composite resin fillings that match the shade of your natural tooth. This way, you can continue to smile with confidence, keeping your restorative procedure to yourself. With composite fillings, you can renew your dental defenses, so speak with a trusted oral health professional about your needs. We are here to help you to find a lasting repair for any cavities! (more…)
Have you recently injured a tooth? If so, the speedy repair of your damage can make all the difference in the lasting sturdiness of your smile. The outside surface of your teeth is composed of a material known as enamel, which is the hardest surface in your body. While this is a naturally durable form of tissue, it is not impervious to harm, as injury or infection can cause lasting damage that puts your mouth at risk.
One of the available tools you have at your disposal is time, so if you have noticed a change in the strength of your enamel, schedule a time with a trusted provider at Cedar West Dental in Richfield, MN. When you catch your diagnoses early, you have more options available for your repair. For minor chips and cracks, we offer dental bonding and contouring to renew your enamel before the damage can reach deeper into your tooth. If you require a more extensive repair, talk with our team about how dental crowns can help you to chew with a reinvigorated sense of smile confidence! (more…)
As the weather starts to warm up, you might use this as a time to prepare for an active social life. Alongside an increase in temperatures, spring brings with it a sense of renewal that can spur us to make positive changes in our lives. For this reason, this time is a popular one for speedy cosmetic touchups, as people want to look their best in photographs during graduations and weddings. Here in Richfield, MN, it seems like winter always lasts too long, so take the time now to prepare for those warmer days!
At Cedar West Dental, we invite you to stop in for your semiannual checkup as a start to your oral health journey. Patients of all ages should be into the office once every six months, and even more frequently for some patients. Speak with your provider to set your schedule and stick to it! The right maintenance can make all the difference in your ongoing care for your smile. (more…)
A broken or cracked tooth can happen to us all. Even with dedicated brushing and flossing, some things are out of our control. When you experience a break, be sure to speak with a qualified dental professional as soon as possible. The options in the repair of your natural tooth are great within the first day, so it is important to reach out to a provider as soon as you safely can.
At Cedar Dental in Richfield, MN, we are here for the lasting wellbeing of your smile. Your enamel serves multiple purposes, starting with its ability to block bacteria from taking hold in the more vulnerable tissue beneath the surface. If an infection reaches the nerve in your tooth, you could experience a serious toothache. There are available options in the repair of your natural smile, so take the time for a visit in order to bring back the protection that you have lost. Injuries can happen to us all, so it is important to know your next steps!
Your overnight teeth grinding can lead to serious wear of your teeth. This condition is known as bruxism, and if you receive a diagnosis of this sleep disorder, do not simply brush it off. Bruxism can cause significant erosion of your enamel, which is the outer surface of the tooth. This hard material gives you the ability to chew and also provides the appearance of your smile.
Grinding overnight can lead to issues with your appearance that can affect your daily life. Speak with the team at Cedar West Dental in Richfield, MN about how dental bonding can help you to restore your enamel after bruxism damage. Enamel erosion can cause noticeable changes in your smile. This process uses a composite resin to make your teeth appear fuller with material that blends in with the rest of your smile. Care for your underlying condition as well with an oral appliance to prevent your teeth from colliding during sleep! (more…)
When you are younger, there are many different changes to the mouth that require constant supervision. As you grow further into adulthood, things can feel as if they settle down a bit. It is still vital to keep routine appointments for cleanings and examinations every six months. The examination allows your dental professional to take stock of your current health needs and to give you advice on how to best care for your smile going forward.
Consistent professional cleaning is also vital to the lasting integrity of your oral health. Plaque accumulates on the surface of the enamel as a result of bacterial growth. If this material is not adequately removed through brushing and flossing, it hardens into a substance known as tartar. You require the assistance of a professional in the office to remove this harmful matter. Leave the office at Cedar West Dental in Richfield, MN with a safer smile that can help you to feel cleaner. Protect your smile for years to come with beneficial professional maintenance! (more…)
From time to time, teeth can become compromised. This can happen as a result of physical trauma such as a car accident or a trip down the stairs. Even biting down on something that is too hard can lead to a chip or a crack. Everyday life can lead to broken teeth even with the best of oral health maintenance.
Bacterial infection can also require the need for the surgical removal of the soft tissue within the tooth. This process is known as a root canal. While it is helpful at relieving pain and eliminating infection, it results in the removal of a significant amount of your natural tooth material. A dental crown is placed atop in order to reinforce your remaining healthy structure. If you have broken or cracked a tooth, come see Cedar West Dental in Richfield, MN for a long-lasting dental crown to restore functionality to your bite. All while blending in with your existing teeth! (more…)