Impacted Teeth Require Action

If you have an impacted tooth, you know that the pain can be unbearable. An impacted tooth produces high levels of pain and sensitivity because it needs to be addressed. In other words, your body is telling you that something isn’t right – even if you can’t see it. At Grateful Dental, we offer extractions…

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Tooth Brushing Rules Your Kids Need to Know

The average child only sees their dentist two days out of the year. This leaves their dental care in the hands of their parents for the remaining 363 days. While you may not be brushing your child’s teeth for them anymore, there are still some rules you need to teach them regarding this critical oral…

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Gum Disease: The Threat Doesn’t Always Stay in Your Mouth

When thinking about your smile health, how much consideration do you give your gums? While it is common for your teeth to get all the attention, your gums should never be ignored. After all, your gums are the support system of your smile and the foundation of your oral health. When the gums get infected…

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Are Your Prepared to Handle Your Family’s Dental Emergency?

As a leader in your household, you’ve probably got a plan for unexpected emergencies such as a fire, medical injury or home intruder. But what about a dental-related emergency? Would you know what to do if your child suffered a broken tooth, a knocked-out tooth or a soft tissue injury? Simply taking your child to…

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Everything You Need to Know About Dental Veneers

You’ve probably heard of dental veneers as one of the most sought-after treatments in cosmetic dentistry. In fact, many of the celebrity smiles you admire from Hollywood have been artfully crafted with a set of cosmetic dental veneers. Whether you hate your front tooth gap or don’t want to wear braces to fix a slightly…

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When Bad Breath Persists

No one is immune to bad breath. Regardless of your age, gender or ethnicity, you’re likely to experience foul breath odor on occasion. While morning breath and garlic breath are harmless and nearly unavoidable, if your bad breath becomes an ongoing problem, it may be time to talk to your dentist. When stinky breath happens…

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Three Ways to Fix a Damaged Tooth

Your teeth are designed to last a lifetime. Unfortunately, even patients who never miss a day of brushing or skip their dental checkups can suffer harm to their smile. While teeth can break or deteriorate from severe decay or disease, accidental injuries are a common means of tooth damage. Whether you bit down on something…

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Recovering After Oral Surgery

At Grateful Dental, we work hard to provide the highest level of care while you are here in our office. However, we realize that certain dental procedures will require recovery and care at home. To ensure our patients understand what to expect and are equipped with ways to expedite their dental healing, here are some…

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Why Are Dental Implants Considered the Gold Standard?

If you’ve lost a permanent tooth and asked about replacing it, you were probably told that dental implants are your best solution. In fact, dental implants have been considered the “gold standard” solution for restorative dentistry (teeth replacement) for many years. While you may cringe at the upfront cost of dental implants, you’ll be happy…

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What is the Ideal Age to Get Veneers?

Dental veneers are one of the best ways to improve your smile appearance. Not only can veneers address a wide range of cosmetic concerns, but the procedure is painless and offers instant results. You may be surprised at how many celebrity smiles are created with porcelain veneers. The good news is that the same cosmetic…

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