The best time to look for a dentist is before something goes wrong. Everyone should see a dentist once a year for a cleaning and a check up. Most of us are lax in that department. So when something goes wrong – say a crown coming off – we need to find a dentist fast.
So you need to find a dentist. Where should you start looking for one? The first and best choice of a dental practice referral is to go to your family and friends to see if they have a dentist they go to whom they like. Your friends and family will give you the honest truth about their dental experiences. If your friends and family have slacked off the dental wagon or just haven’t had any pleasant experiences with dentists, it’s time to hit the phone book.
There are several questions you will want to ask a potential new dentist. Are they accepting new patients? How long have they been in business? Do they belong to any trade or business associations? Do they have an oral surgeon on staff? Do they handle orthodontics? Do they do cosmetic dentistry?
As we get older our teeth begin to stain. Coffee, soda and tea all leave surface stains that over time lead to deeper stains. There are many remedies for this. Trays with hydrogen peroxide solution can be used with an infrared light to whiten your teeth. Veneers can also be put over your regular teeth to make them look whiter and straighter.
Another option for your teeth is dental implants. Rather than just pulling a tooth and leaving the spot open, the dentist will drill a titanium screw into your jawbone at the point where the removed tooth was. After healing up, the dentist will add an adapter and put in a new tooth that many feel like it is a regular tooth. This process can be done with a whole mouthful of teeth or just supporting teeth for locking dentures in.
Now that you have your cosmetic dentist Melrose Park, make sure you see him or her once a year. One of the secrets to good general health is good oral health.
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