X-rays play an important part in all parts of the medical field, including dentistry. They let your dentist take a look at what is going on beneath the surface so it’s easier to spot problems before they develop into something major. But do you really need dental x-rays to maintain good oral health, and are there any risks involved with x-rays? Your dentist in Dublin is here to explain what you should know about this diagnostic tool.
Distinctive Smiles of Dublin Blog
October 9, 2017
October 5, 2017
Paying for dental care is a significant factor in many families’ budgets. Dental insurance helps to make preventive and necessary restorative treatments more affordable — and, depending on your plan, you may be eligible for up to $1,500 worth of care from your dentist in Dublin if you are insured. Most dental insurance plans are set on an annual calendar, however, and they won’t roll over to 2018. That means any unused benefits are at risk of expiring when the clock strikes 12 on New Year’s Eve!
September 30, 2017
We’re learning more about the strong link between oral and overall health every single year — and the need for regular dental care is more apparent than ever. Dental insurance can help pay for things like gum disease treatment, and having it makes six month checkups and cleanings absolutely free. But do you really understand the ins and outs of your insurance plan? Most people don’t. Your dentist in Dublin wants to change that. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about dental insurance!
When you think about keeping your smile healthy, you may only think about your teeth. But what about your gums, which hold those pearly whites in place? Maintaining positive periodontal (gum) health is important for enjoying a clean, beautiful smile for life. And what you eat plays a big role in how healthy your gums are. Keep reading to learn how you can tweak your diet for better periodontal health — your dentist in Dublin has some ideas!
Even as technology makes our lives easier and easier, a lot of things are still best the old fashioned way — like a nice slice of homemade pie, for one. But when it comes to your toothbrush, forgoing tradition and upgrading to an electric toothbrush may be best for your oral health. Most electric toothbrushes have a self-timer to make sure you clean for two minutes, and they also reduce the risk that you’ll injure your sensitive gum tissue while reducing your risk of cavities and gum disease.
August 31, 2017
Teeth aren’t something most people think much about — until they’ve lost them. After tooth loss, suddenly all you can think about is whether or not your denture is going to fall out when you laugh, if a gap is showing when you smile, or how you’ll eat a big steak for dinner.
August 22, 2017
It goes without saying that no one wants to get a root canal — but if you need one, it’s the only way to rescue your tooth from extraction. And while tooth replacement has gotten better, there’s no perfect substitution for your natural tooth.
July 6, 2017
The American Dental Association recommends that everyone over the age of two sees their dentist twice a year for a preventive appointment. However, for some, even a routine cleaning and checkup can be extremely challenging due to dental fears and anxieties. This involves more than just sweaty palms. If visiting the dentist is just too overwhelming, you often delay your appointments, placing your oral health at risk. At Distinctive Smiles of Dublin, we understand that you may have unique needs when it comes to your comfort level. To help you relax, we offer sedation dentistry in Dublin to conquer your fears.
June 30, 2017
The symptoms of nighttime teeth grinding are difficult to miss, but all too often ignored — like headaches, tooth sensitivity, and weak or worn down teeth. Unfortunately, many people don’t seek treatment for the condition we also call bruxism simply because they don’t realize there is an effective solution in sight. But relief is on the way when you visit your dentist in Dublin, Dr. Eric Buck or Dr. Hannah Burton. They and the team at Distinctive Smiles treat nighttime teeth grinding with custom fitted nightguards.
At Distinctive Smiles of Dublin, our goal for all of our patients is right there in our name: a one-of-a-kind, distinctive smile that no one can forget. If you’re not completely satisfied with the appearance of your front teeth, we can help with porcelain veneers in Dublin. These thin porcelain coverings remake the appearance of teeth affected by any number of imperfections, like chips, cracks, gaps, stains… and the list goes on.