5 Nutrients To Support Your Oral Health You know the saying, “You are what you eat”, and what you eat provides your body with what it needs to fight bacteria and infections, at the same time improving its performance, keeping it strong and healthy. Your diet is the main source of your body’s supply of…
Did you know that enamel is the hardest substance in your body? In fact, it is actually harder than steel, but can break much more easily. It is a translucent shell on the outside of your teeth that helps protect teeth from daily wear and tear, but it can still be prone to chips and cracks. Unfortunately, enamel has no living cells and cannot be replaced after it is damaged, which is why it’s important to protect teeth from enamel erosion.
We like to remind patients that they deserve to have a beautiful smile at any age. Whether their teeth have been damaged from an injury, decay or aging, there are ways we can improve their appearance and restore your smile. Read more to find out what we can do for you.
Whether you sustained tooth loss due to an injury, decay or aging, a dental bridge is one way to restore your smile both in appearance and function. As the name implies, it bridges the gap left by missing teeth. The prosthetic gives you functional and aesthetic benefits by bringing back and improving your ability to bite, chew, and speak, as well as restoring your smile by replacing the missing tooth or teeth.
If you or your family member are being treated with orthodontics or for temporomandibular disorder (TMD), we may have suggested the use of an oral appliance as part of your treatment. Once braces come off, a retainer is usually worn to keep the new position of teeth in place. For some TMD patients, we recommend the use of a night guard to relieve symptoms. For some of our younger patients who play sports, they might even be wearing a mouth guard to protect their teeth during games. Oral appliances such as these play an important part in maintaining and protecting oral health. Here’s how you can care for them:
Braces… some people can’t wait to get them and some can’t wait to take them off, but despite any negative feelings regarding the aesthetics of some types of braces, their effectiveness is undeniable. The functionality and beauty of teeth depends on a number of factors. While some people have teeth that are suitably aligned and won’t need intervention, many will need correction at some point in their life.
Times like these make us realize what is truly important, and although we always make our patients a top priority, we want you to know we’ve been thinking of you and your families and hope you are all doing well.
If you’ve found yourself looking in the mirror or zooming in on your smile in photos to check your teeth for a defect that only you can see, teeth contouring and reshaping could be for you. Dental reshaping is a cosmetic technique for fixing minor imperfections like irregularly shaped teeth, slight overlap, excessively pointy cuspids and tiny chips.
Spring is in the air! This time of year, people are inspired to refresh their wardrobes or spruce up their homes. Our patients can also enjoy a dental treatment that delivers a subtle but impactful change to their smile. It will not only improve the appearance of your teeth, but will give you a confidence boost, as well. Read on to learn more about this transformative procedure.
While cosmetic procedures like Botox and dermal fillers are not traditionally associated with dentists, at Dental Solutions of Mississippi we provide these cosmetic services to complement our patients’ beautiful smiles. Now more mainstream than ever, people recognize that certain aesthetic procedures can subtly erase wrinkles, smooth out laugh lines and give you an overall fresher appearance without making you look like you’ve had work done.