<![CDATA[The Wisdom of Dentistry - Blog]]>Thu, 04 Feb 2016 03:01:22 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[What to Expect When Getting Dental Veneers]]>Thu, 04 Feb 2016 10:49:59 GMThttp://the-wisdom-of-dentistry.weebly.com/blog/what-to-expect-when-getting-dental-veneers
Many individuals experience a great deal of trepidation when planning for any unfamiliar dental procedure. Many of those procedures, however, offer a number of necessary benefits. Dental veneers, for example, can be both cosmetic and beneficial to individuals with chipped teeth or other problems. Understanding what to expect before you get dental veneers in Cary can make that appointment much easier.

What to Expect: The Initial Visit
Veneers can’t be applied in a single visit. At the first visit, your dentist will:

  • File down a thin coating of enamel to prepare for the veneers
  • Take an impression of your teeth to have the veneers made
  • Set another appointment for 1-2 weeks in the future

Consult with your dentist about whether or not anesthetic will be used for this appointment. In some cases, it may not be required. In others, or if your teeth are particularly sensitive, a local anesthetic may be necessary.
What to Expect: Applying the Veneers

At your next visit, the veneers will be applied. You can expect your dentist to:

  • Apply a local anesthetic if necessary (again, some won’t need it)
  • Clean your teeth
  • Roughen the surface of the tooth or teeth
  • Apply the veneer
  • Use UV light to quickly harden the cement
  • Schedule a follow-up visit if needed

Following application of your veneers, you may experience some tooth sensitivity. This sensitivity should wear off quickly to leave you with a brighter, more even smile. Visit this website to find a cosmetic dentist in Cary.

<![CDATA[ What dentists should know about the Virtual Dental Home ]]>Sun, 08 Nov 2015 07:55:04 GMThttp://the-wisdom-of-dentistry.weebly.com/blog/-what-dentists-should-know-about-the-virtual-dental-homeIn recent months, several policyholders have called the TDIC Advice line asking about the virtual dental home (VDH) model and the risks……read more
<![CDATA[ Make Your Luster Last ]]>Sun, 08 Nov 2015 07:53:37 GMThttp://the-wisdom-of-dentistry.weebly.com/blog/-make-your-luster-last
Don’t let your teeth lose their luster as you age! Avoid substances like coffee and nicotine, which will stain your teeth. Try homemade remedies like baking soda to brighten up your smile. Say cheese!
<![CDATA[What You Can Expect From A Qualified Cosmetic Dentist]]>Sun, 08 Nov 2015 07:49:25 GMThttp://the-wisdom-of-dentistry.weebly.com/blog/what-you-can-expect-from-a-qualified-cosmetic-dentist
Are you considering going to see a qualified cosmetic dentist? Maybe you’ve made the leap and already scheduled the appointment. Here are a few things you can expect from your cosmetic dentist.

Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are similar to fillings, but they last longer and typically look better. Sometimes they’re called indirect fillings. Both inlays and onlays are created in a laboratory. They are then fitted into your mouth, and bonded to your existing teeth, by your cosmetic dentist.

Composite Bonding

Composite bonding can be performed on chipped, broken, and decayed teeth. This is a procedure in which a composite material is attached to your tooth, sculpted into shape, and then hardened in a technique involving high-intensity light. The result is an entirely natural-looking smile.

Dental Veneers

Veneers are porcelain or composite laminates that can be attached to the surface of a tooth. This procedure is used to correct chips, cracks, and severe discoloration. They may also be used to cover gaps between teeth.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening are the most common treatment undertaken by cosmetic dentists. Teeth change color as people grow older, becoming more yellow. Teeth also get stained by coffee, nicotine, and various foods. Most people want their teeth to appear shiny and white, and seeing a cosmetic dentist can return your smile to its original freshness. Visit this website to find services for teeth whitening in Cary.

<![CDATA[Beautiful Faces]]>Thu, 05 Nov 2015 11:07:04 GMThttp://the-wisdom-of-dentistry.weebly.com/blog/beautiful-faces
A beautiful smile means a beautiful face. This lovely woman’s pearly-white teeth make her an inspiration for anyone who wants to brighten up their own smile.
<![CDATA[ Three Reasons Kids are Afraid of the Dentist ]]>Thu, 05 Nov 2015 10:54:53 GMThttp://the-wisdom-of-dentistry.weebly.com/blog/-three-reasons-kids-are-afraid-of-the-dentist
Countless studies have found that the vast majority of children are afraid of the dentist. Many parents can attest to the truth of those studies. But what, exactly, are children afraid of, when they go to the dentist? What, in particular, causes their uncontrollable fear and anxiety? Read on to find out.

Being in an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar people.

Being in strange surroundings can make anyone feel anxious. Add to that the strange rituals that go on in a dentist’s office (a stranger putting their hands in your mouth), and it’s a wonder that any children are not afraid of the dentist.

Loud noises and sharp tools.

Most children are sensitive to sounds and to what they see. The sound of a drill can be frightening, as can the sight of rows of sharp tools lined up on a tray.

A painful past experience.

If your child had a tooth pulled during a previous visit to the dentist, they might remember the discomfort they felt during that experience. Any experience of pain or discomfort can lead to anticipation of another painful experience.

Many children are afraid of the dentist, but just remember that all children can get over those fears. Visit kids dentist in Cary to learn more.

<![CDATA[Give Kids A Smile]]>Tue, 13 Oct 2015 09:37:03 GMThttp://the-wisdom-of-dentistry.weebly.com/blog/-give-kids-a-smileThe ADA Foundation’s Give Kids A Smile program is the annual centerpiece of National Children’s Dental Health….read more
<![CDATA[Schedule Your Teeth Cleaning]]>Tue, 13 Oct 2015 09:31:36 GMThttp://the-wisdom-of-dentistry.weebly.com/blog/schedule-your-teeth-cleaning
Getting your teeth cleaned is never fun. But with the right dentist, it can be easy, comfortable, and painless. Don’t put off cleaning your teeth any longer!
<![CDATA[These Three Things Stain Your Teeth]]>Tue, 13 Oct 2015 09:26:14 GMThttp://the-wisdom-of-dentistry.weebly.com/blog/these-three-things-stain-your-teeth
Enjoying your morning cup of coffee may help you get going for the day, but it may also be staining your teeth. Because the outer layers of teeth are very porous, many of the things we enjoy can leave unsightly stains on our teeth. Read on to discover three things that stain your teeth.


That cup of Joe, especially darker roasts, can leave stains on the outside of your teeth where they are most permeable. You can try drinking lighter roasts, or add some milk or creamer to help dilute black coffee and its stain-causing power.

Tea can also stain teeth due to the tannins it contains. Just like coffee, the darker the tea, the more likely to stain. Try drinking lighter-colored tea options, or consume herbal teas, which are less likely to cause stains.

Enjoying a nice glass of wine with your dinner can be a special treat, but it isn’t a treat for your teeth. The acidic enzymes in wine can cause stains and also wear away the enamel on your teeth. Try swishing with water after each sip of wine to help avoid stains.

You can keep a toothbrush in your purse or at your desk and clean your teeth each time you eat or drink something that may stain your teeth. You can also visit this website to learn more about items that stain your teeth, and to find out how to get those stains removed by a family dentist in Santa Cruz today.

<![CDATA[ Four Things To Do Before a Teeth Whitening ]]>Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:19:49 GMThttp://the-wisdom-of-dentistry.weebly.com/blog/-four-things-to-do-before-a-teeth-whiteningHaving white teeth is something that is very coveted in this day and age. While many things in your daily life can cause staining and discoloration of your teeth, you are fortunate that you live in a time when there are a variety of teeth whitening options available.

The best option is going to a dentist to have it done as this will be the quickest and most effective option. However, even when you go to a dentist, the procedure results can vary. You actually play a role in how well the procedure works. With that in mind, there are some things that you need to do before you get your teeth whitened.

You want to be sure that you properly clean your teeth before you go to your appointment. This means carefully brushing your teeth. Plaque can reduce the effectiveness of a treatment, so you have to be sure the surfaces of you teeth are perfectly clean and plaque free. In addition, you want to floss your teeth to remove all food particles and anything else that could be stuck between your teeth so the whitening agents can get to every surface of every tooth.

In the few weeks leading up to your teeth whitening procedure, you will want to start using a toothpaste for sensitive teeth. Whitening products can increase or even cause tooth sensitivity. So, by using a toothpaste for sensitive teeth will help get your teeth in the right shape to hopefully prevent problems.

Make sure that you are using a soft bristled tooth brush in the weeks leading up to your appointment, too. You want to make sure your gums are healthy and not inflamed or irritated because the whitening products can also cause gum irritation issues. If they are healthy and in good shape, you will greatly reduce the changes of this occurring.

Finally, make sure that you eat something before you go to your appointment (and of course don’t forget to brush and floss afterwards). Eating something will help you get through the session without hunger pains bothering you. Additionally, it will help you avoid running to the nearest drive through for a tooth staining soda after your appointment, which will just undermine all the hard work that was done to get your teeth pearly white.

Preparing for your teeth whitening appointment will help to ensure that you get the best possible results with the least amount of discomfort. It will also enable you to fully enjoy your new bright teeth. Visit this website to learn more about a dentist clinic in Raleigh.