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Dental Filling Protips: Learn About Your Restoration’s Longevity

May 6, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — regiondentalcare @ 3:38 pm
Woman brushing her teeth in front of mirror

You recently got a dental filling. But you were so focused on the treatment and aftercare instructions that you forgot to ask about one tiny detail. How long should you expect your filling to last? After all, you’re pretty sure it’s not made of something like stainless steel. Now that you’re thinking about it, how will you know when it’s time to replace it?

We’ve got the answers to those questions right here. And for a little bonus content, we’ll look at ways you can ensure your dental filling lasts for as long as possible. Just keep reading for some protips.


Why You Should See Your Dentist Before Your Summer Vacation

April 30, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — regiondentalcare @ 2:37 am

Smiling woman sitting outdoorsYour kids are out of school for the summer, and you have some vacation days saved, which means it’s the perfect time to pack up the family to head out of town. While you finalize your travel plans, don’t forget to schedule a dental appointment before you leave. 1 in 6 Americans will experience a dental emergency every year. Although there’s never a good time for one to happen, if you have an oral health emergency while you’re traveling, it can quickly ruin your vacation. Here’s how a quick trip to your dentist before you leave can lessen your risk of a dental emergency while you’re away.


The Philosophy of Flossing Well

March 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — regiondentalcare @ 8:36 am
Picture of someone flossing

So much of adulthood is actually doing the things that people know they ought to be doing anyway. As you get older, you might start your taxes closer to January 1st, clean dishes as you use them– all the things that fall under the category of “responsibility.”

Flossing is another example of something people know that they need to do but rarely prioritize the way they should. If you need a little bit more motivation, here’s what you should know about why flossing is so important to your oral health.


Lighter Lessons: A History of Teeth Whitening

February 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — regiondentalcare @ 4:51 pm
Nose to chin view of a woman with smile half whitened

If your teeth have been darkened by years of consuming foods and beverages that stain, you’re not alone. Although many over-the-counter products claim that they can lighten your teeth, they often include abrasive bleaching agents that wear down your enamel and result in tooth sensitivity. Fortunately, your dentist can provide professional-grade whitening treatments that get better results without causing the same discomfort.

Today, your dentist can brighten your teeth by several shades in a single hour-long visit but that hasn’t always been the case! People have struggled with stained teeth for centuries. Keep reading to learn more about the fascinating history of this cosmetic cure!


Filling Dental Spaces: How to Fix a Gap Between Front Teeth

December 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — regiondentalcare @ 5:54 pm
A closeup of a gap between front teeth

When you think of smile flaws, you likely imagine tooth stains or cracked teeth. However, those aren’t the only sorts around. It’s also possible to have a gap between your front teeth. Should that happen, your grin will look uneven and skewed. Luckily, cosmetic dentistry can fill these nasty spaces. Your local La Porte dentist will even explain how. So, read on to learn about diastemas, what causes them, and their dental solutions.


How to Avoid Red Wine Stains This Holiday Season

November 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — regiondentalcare @ 11:38 pm

Glass of red wine on rustic tableRed wine is a staple on many holiday tables. If you enjoy a glass or two during seasonal gatherings, it can leave a lasting mark on your dental health. Although red wine offers some health benefits, it can affect your tooth enamel. If you’ve ever spilled red wine on a shirt or rug, you know it is almost impossible to remove the stain. You don’t have to stick with water to safeguard your smile from discoloration. Here’s how to protect your pearly whites when drinking wine.


3 Ways to Take Advantage of Your Dental Insurance Before Year’s End

October 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — regiondentalcare @ 5:48 am
Dental insurance form on a table

The end of the year is fast approaching—as fast as it seems like it may have gone, 2023 will soon be over, and 2024 is knocking on the door. If you have dental insurance, that means that you only have a few more months to make use of your coverage before it resets.

It’s estimated that people leave over 100 billion dollars’ worth of insurance coverage on the table every year. If you want to get all the coverage you’re paying for, here are a few tips to help you do that.


What Are the Different Kinds of Tooth Stains and How Can I Get Rid of Them?

September 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — regiondentalcare @ 10:33 pm
Woman has questioning expression

Everyone likes a clean, white smile, but teeth can stain for a variety of reasons. Food and drink choices, oral hygiene, and medication can cause discoloration on or beneath the surface of a tooth, and different stains may respond more favorably to different treatments. Here’s what you need to know about the different types of tooth stains and what your dentist can do to remove them.


Can Discolored Teeth Run in My Family?

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — regiondentalcare @ 9:16 pm
Woman has questioning expression

Your smile should be something you can feel confident about, but some people deal with stubborn dental discoloration, leading some of them to spend a great deal of effort hiding their teeth. While discoloration can result from things like smoking, poor oral hygiene, or frequently drinking coffee, colas, or red wine, it can also be caused by genetic factors. Here are some hereditary reasons that one’s teeth might be not quite white and what cosmetic dentistry can do to whiten them.


Just What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

July 27, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — regiondentalcare @ 4:25 pm
A dentist assessing his patient for cosmetic dentistry

Over time, you’ve likely attended many dentist visits. That’s only natural – you should get dental checkups and cleanings twice a year! Still, perhaps you don’t know the basics of cosmetic dentistry. Maybe your smile hasn’t needed aesthetic work before now. Even so, learning about this particular dental field isn’t hard. Your local La Porte dentist can happily give you the scoop. To that end, here’s a summary of cosmetic dentistry and some of the treatments it contains.

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