Take a look at the lovely city of Clawson were we are located on 14 mile and Main street. We want to give a big thank you to Orest for his great testimonial taken with our very own Dr. Craig Wernette. If you are having trouble with your teeth, make sure to reach out to us by either contacting us on our website https://www.lifetimedental-clawson.com or giving us a call at (248) 588-6565!
A dental crown acts as a cover for your tooth. Crowns support and stabilize a damaged tooth and generate a healthy smile.
The materials that make up a crown mimic the texture and color of the tooth and can enhance your smile without the need for an implant or denture. A standard lifespan for a dental crown is around 15 years, making it a great long-term solution for your smile.
Preparing and placing the crown can take a few visits to our office, but our team will walk you through the process during your consultation. Our team will take x-rays of the tooth and take impressions before placing a temporary crown.
Once the crown is ready, we will use a local anesthetic to numb the mouth and place the permanent crown on the tooth.
You may experience discomfort or sensitivity for a short time after the crown is placed.
Continue regular dental hygiene and dental visits to ensure your crown stays in place and protects your tooth.
How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?
How often do you replace your toothbrush? It is a common misconception that toothbrushes last a very long time and don’t need to be replaced frequently. However, it would be best to treat your toothbrush like you treat food, beauty products, and other household items that have an expiration date.
When Do I Change My Toothbrush?
After each use of your toothbrush, the bristles on the brush break down more and more over time. When bristles become weaker, they become less effective in removing plaque from your gums and teeth. The ADA (American Dental Association) states that three months is the average lifespan; once it hits the 3-month mark, you should probably replace it with a new one.
However, weak bristles aren’t the only reason to replace your toothbrush. When you are sick, your toothbrush can gather your germs and bacteria and hold them for a very long time. This is especially important during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Fungi and bacteria can grow on your toothbrush, and if you see any dark color changes, it can even be a sign of mold.
Purchasing New Dental Products
When it is time to replace your toothbrush, give your dentist a call and ask them which product you should be buying based on the state of your dental health. You can purchase a soft bristle brush that will be easier on your teeth and gums or a hard bristle brush that focuses on removing all plaque from your teeth. Don’t forget to include floss and mouthwash to get the freshest breath.
If you have more questions about your dental health or need dental advice, give the experts a call at Lifetime Dental Excellence at 248-588-6565.
How often should I visit the dentist?
Going to the dentist’s office may not be the most exciting activity globally, but it is essential to the health of your mouth and overall. It is recommended to go to the dentist twice a year, but it may be better for you to visit more than twice per year, depending on your oral health.
Benefits of a routine checkup
- We look at more than just your teeth, we check your gums, tongue, surrounding tissue, and mouth interior for any signs of gum disease or tooth decay.
- Find your cavities when they are fresh and stop them before they start to hurt.
- Detect the early sign of oral cancer.
- By avoiding appointments, you only risk your health.
Don’t let your anxiety build because you won’t make a dental appointment. Call us today to achieve dental excellence for a lifetime at 248-588-6565.
Get Your Teeth Cleaned After The Long Weekend
We hope that everyone had a great Labor Day weekend, and we want to remind everyone to make sure to have your dental appointment every 6 months to keep up with your general hygiene and healthy smile. Seeing that this weekend was filled with many grill-outs and get-togethers, we want to remind everyone that good nutrition plays a role in overall health and oral health. The food and drinks you select play a significant role in the general health of your teeth and gums. So if you did not watch what you ate or drank this past weekend, make sure you visit us today!
The Best Dentists Ever!
The team at Lifetime Dental Excellence wants to express our gratitude on National Dentist’s Day to be able to work with the absolute best dentists! Our dentists are skilled, caring and compassionate. We are fortunate to be able to work daily with these incredible professionals. Enjoy your special day!