Teeth can be chipped, cracked, or broken off due to a number of reasons. Broken, chipped, or cracked teeth can alter your bite and prevent you from chewing properly. If you have a broken tooth, Dr. Grant can restore your smile so that it looks and functions properly with dental bonding, dental crowns, or porcelain veneers.
Dr. Grant and his hygienist will perform oral cancer screenings at every hygiene appointment in our office. Early detection and treatment are crucial for successful treatment. If you experience a cut, sore, lump or bump in your mouth and it takes longer than 10 days to resolve you should schedule and appointment immediately to have Dr. Grant evaluate that lesion. Here are some additional tips and warning signs.
Having crooked teeth can be a huge burden. Not only will crooked teeth affect your bite and, but they can also make you feel ashamed of your smile. Dr. Grant can use Invisalign, porcelain veneers, or dental bonding to correct your crooked teeth so that you can be proud of your smile.
If when you eat or drink your teeth are sensitive it may be sign that you have decaying teeth or cavities. Decayed teeth can lead to tooth loss and periodontal (gum) disease. If you are suffering from decaying teeth, schedule an appointment with Dr. Grant; you can have your teeth repaired with dental crowns, white fillings, dental bonding, dental implants, or oral surgery.
Discolored Teeth Whitening the color of your smile ca
n give you a huge boost in self-confidence! Teeth can become darker or stained over time from foods, drinks, tobacco products, or other staining agents. Dr. Grant can whiten your smile with Opalescnce Boost, or, if the stains cannot be lightened, with porcelain veneers or dental bonding.
Having gaps in your smile can cause a number of different problems. Typically most individuals are concerned about esthetic or your appearance, but gaps can cause problems with the way you bite which can lead to painful teeth or jaw muscles. Dr. Grant can correct gaps in your smile with treatments like Invisalign or smile makeover solutions like porcelain veneers or dental bonding.
Do your gums bleed when you floss? If you answered yes and your gums are red an inflamed it could be a sign of periodontal disease. Extra gum tissue or bleeding gums might be a source of self-consciousness or embarrassment. Dr. Grant can correct your smile if you are unhappy about the amount of gum tissue that shows, or if your gums are suffering from periodontal disease.
Misshaped teeth can cause you to be self-conscious about your smile, as well as disrupt your bite. If you have misshapen teeth, contact Dr. Grant to have them fixed. Dr. Grant can use dental crowns, porcelain veneers, or dental bonding to correct your tooth problems.
Piercing, like tattooing, is just one of today’s popular forms of #body art and self-expression. Piercing may seem daring, cool and totally safe because some celebrities use piercing to flaunt their particular style or attitude. But piercing the tongue, lips, cheeks or uvula (the tiny tissue that hangs at the back of the throat) is not as safe as some would have you believe. That’s because the mouth’s moist environment—home to huge amounts of breeding bacteria—is an ideal place for infection. An oral piercing can interfere with speech, chewing or swallowing.