A common misconception about dentures is that it’s for only older adults. You can lose your tooth at any age due to weak gums and bones, injuries, poor dental hygiene, or illness. However, that doesn’t mean you have to live your life without teeth. Most dentists don’t want to perform a grueling dental procedure on…

Dental implants are small screw-like dental prosthetics made of titanium and placed in a patient’s jawbone, under the gumline, to replace a missing tooth root. It is a restorative treatment that preserves your bone structure and mastication. Dental implants have tons of benefits. They look very natural and function like a normal tooth, allowing you…

Dr. Layne graduated Magna Cum Laude as a biology major from West Virginia University. He then attended West Virginia University School of Dentistry where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2008. Dr. Layne has received advanced training in many aspects of cosmetics and functional esthetics and devotes himself to continuing education. He enjoys…

Dental crowns are a type of dental restoration, which includes placing a dental cap on a tooth. Dental crowns are needed when a tooth is decayed and/or damaged by cavities. Getting a dental crown is straightforward but there are the occasional myths. Here is a crackdown on the top six myths concerning dental crowns. Myth…

Who needs dental inlays or onlays? If you are suffering from a damaged or decayed tooth, choosing the right restorative dental procedure is crucial. There are many ways dentist use for restoring teeth, such as dental fillings, dental crowns, and dental inlays and onlays. Dental Inlays & Onlays Explained A dental inlay is a dental…

Before understanding what tooth-colored fillings are, you need to understand the concept of a tooth filling. A dental filling is a periodontal procedure where a broken or decayed tooth is restored using filling materials. Your dentist will clean the affected area and apply the filling onto the cleaned/disinfected cavity. The filler acts as a shield…

Many people can confuse regular cleaning with deep dental cleaning because of the similar names but both have different functions. Regular cleaning is a routine check-up at your dentist’s clinic; it is a part of preventive dentistry. Preventive dentistry is the practice of keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Deep cleaning is a procedure that…

If you are thinking of whitening your teeth, then you should speak with a dentist. Why? Well, have you read the latest home remedies? They’re not the best solutions. You can use the baking soda teeth whitening method because it consists of peroxide that can whiten teeth. The problem, though, is it doesn’t remove tough…

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