A Few Tips to Help Your Kids Brush and Floss Let’s be honest – it’s not always easy to get kids to brush and floss their teeth, much less to do it correctly. But with the new school year starting, school Read more…
Chipping a tooth normally isn’t the worst thing that can happen to your smile – unless of course it’s a really big chip or break. But in most cases, if the chip or crack is small, your teeth can be repaired with dental tooth bonding. Dental bonding is a procedure used to correct dental gaps, chips, small cracks and a variety of cosmetic dental problems.
Fix the Chip with Dental Tooth Bonding
Dental tooth bonding involves applying a tooth-colored resin material to the tooth, and then hardening that resin with a special light. This light activates the resin to bond to the tooth, restoring and correcting your smile.
Tooth bonding is appropriate for a variety of conditions:
School is just about out and summertime activities are set to begin. That means a lot of play and fun for kids of all ages. However, for some, that play can often lead to injury and the increased chance of chipping a tooth.
Your son or daughter has chipped a tooth. What should you do? The first step is to see if you can find the broken piece. Often, chip fragments can be bonded back onto the tooth. Of course the tooth should be evaluated and repaired as soon as possible. Short of life threatening injuries (more…)
Judith Ann Jones, DDS, a spokeswoman for elder care at the American Dental Association, notes that people over age 50 are keeping their teeth longer than ever before. That’s good news for many people!
However, Dr. Jones also urges caution. As you age, it is common to see dental problems arise. You’ll want to maintain your regular dental visits and follow these dental care tips, especially if you’re aged 50 or older.