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The Importance Of Visiting A Dentist During Pregnancy

Hello, my name is Karla Madison and this is my blog about the importance of dental care during pregnancy. When I was pregnant with my second child, my gums would bleed when I brushed my teeth. I went to my dentist and he told me that I had pregnancy gingivitis. He also informed me that this is a common condition for pregnant women because their hormones are changing during pregnancy. I followed the instructions of my dentist and my gums stopped bleeding and were healthy again. I also started doing research about the importance of dental care during pregnancy. If you're pregnant, you should read this blog to learn why it's so important to keep up with dental care while pregnant. This blog will give you the information you need so that you can have healthy teeth and gums during your pregnancy.




The Importance Of Visiting A Dentist During Pregnancy

3 Options For Fixing A Broken Tooth

by Rose Hale

Did you unexpectedly break one of your teeth? You may have bitten too hard on a bone, or experienced some sort of trauma that caused the tooth to break. Thanks to the world of cosmetic dentistry, there are actually a few ways to fix a tooth that is broken. Be aware of the following three techniques so that you can decide which one will work best for you. 

Dental Crowns

Your dentist may recommend a crown when there is a significant portion of the tooth that was broken off. This is because a crown requires that a portion of the tooth is removed so that the crown can be placed on top of it. The crown will act as a cap that is placed on the remaining portion of the tooth, and it will look and feel like a real tooth.

You'll get to decide kind of material the dental crown will be made out of, with metal and porcelain being two possible options. 

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a simple process that uses a special resin to fill in the missing part of the tooth. The resin material will be matched to the existing color of the tooth so that it blends in seamlessly. This procedure is ideal for situations where there is not a large chunk of the tooth missing, and it can even be performed in a single day. Bonding is a very affordable dental procedure, but the results may not last forever. The bonding material has a chance of breaking down over time, which can cause that broken tooth to come back with even more damage. You may be able to use bonding again in the future, or it may require a different procedure. 

Dental Veneers

Veneers work great in situations where you have a small chip in a tooth that causes it to not look perfect anymore. The process works by shaving down a portion of the enamel on the front surface of the tooth and then attaching a porcelain shell to it. The veneer will cover up all of the flaws of the tooth, even though they still exist behind the shell. A porcelain veneer is going to look great when it comes to fixing your tooth, and the shell is going to resist discoloration over the years. 

Not sure about which procedure will work best for your tooth? Reach out to your cosmetic dentist for a consultation.