Achieving A Symmetrical Smile Without Braces

Who doesn’t want a beautiful, symmetrical smile? When you feel good about the state of your smile, you’re more likely to show it off, and that leads to increased confidence. You may not realize how easy it can be to give yourself an even, ideal smile. You don’t necessarily need braces to create a perfectly symmetrical smile. Porcelain dental veneers can recreate the same effect without the lengthy treatment timetable. Most people are candidates for veneers, so before you give up on your perfect smile, it’s time to explore this option. (more…)

Dental Crowns Will Repair Your Smile and Ability to Eat

A fear of what the dentist might find keeps many patients away, when in fact, avoiding the dentist is the worst thing they could do. Do you suffer from tooth pain? Do you know that bacteria have caused damage to your teeth? Then making a dentist appointment right away is the best thing you can do for your teeth. Your dentist has access to restorative treatments that can repair your smile, and your ability to use your teeth. Dental crowns fit over damaged teeth to restore their appearance and their function. (more…)

Is Teeth Staining an Oral Health Issue?

You may notice over time that the bright shade of your teeth has begun to fade. This is often due to staining in your dental enamel. The enamel is an important part of your tooth, as it protects the sensitive inner pulp of your tooth. Wear in your enamel is usually the result of bacteria, and it leads to cavities. So, is the staining you notice on your teeth a product of bacteria? Probably not. If you see a dark spot on your tooth, this may be a cavity forming. However, the general yellowing or staining of teeth isn’t necessarily an oral health issue. Staining of the enamel happens over time. (more…)

Don’t Limit Yourself After Tooth Loss

As an adult, tooth loss can be scary and uncomfortable. Your teeth are precious assets, and losing one can be frustrating, in addition to all of the trauma that accompanies tooth loss. Once you lose a tooth, you may think that you’ll be forced to live a compromised life, working around your complication. However, you don’t have to limit yourself after losing a tooth. There are tooth replacement options that can help you manage your tooth loss, and effectively restore your bite and smile to its original state. It’s simply a matter of taking action and reaching out to your dentist. (more…)

Avoid Root Canals by Treating Cavities Right Away

The phrase “root canal” can be scary for many people. It conjures anxiety and images of swollen jaws. What exactly is a root canal though? Technically, the procedure is known as “root canal therapy” because it is a treatment to remove infection from your root canals. Your root canals are pathways that connect the blood vessels and nerves in your teeth and gums to the other oral tissues in your mouth. When infection spreads to your root canals, it can then spread to other areas in your mouth. To avoid the need for root canal therapy, you should treat your cavities right away. (more…)

It’s Dental Assistant Recognition Week

A dental practice relies on a versatile staff to run smoothly. While your dentist has years of experience and technical knowledge, a team of dental assistants and hygienists make it possible for everyone to receive quality care. This week is Dental Assistant Recognition Week! This is a chance to acknowledge the great and valuable work that dental assistants do for their practices. We want to give a special thank you to the dental assistant team at Michael Flynn Dentistry. You allow us to provide top-of-the-line care to the citizens of West Allis! (more…)

Does Every Cavity Require a Filling?

Cavities are the most common oral health issue that affects adults and children. Nearly everyone experiences a cavity at some point in their life. Cavities are created by bacteria producing acid on the surface of your teeth. As bacteria grow and multiply, they produce more acid. This acid wears away your enamel and eventually leaves a hole behind — a cavity. To repair this cavity, your dentist will most often administer a dental filling, but does that mean that every cavity requires a filling? (more…)

Protecting Your Teeth Is as Easy as Following a Routine

When you fall behind in your oral health care, it can be easy to feel lost. If you’re suffering from cavities, it takes time and treatment to get rid of bacterial infection. However, if you want to stay out in front of oral health issues, it can be as easy as following a routine. Whether it’s your home care routine, or making routine visits to the dentist’s office, consistent care is key. When you stick to your routine, you’ll remove bacteria from teeth and prevent cavities from developing. It’s all about committing to a routine. (more…)

Replace Your Missing Tooth and Start Smiling Again

It’s easy to feel self conscious about your smile when you’re missing one or many teeth. Missing teeth cause gaps in your smile, and you may not feel as inclined to share it with the world. This can hold you back in professional and social settings alike. If you’re tired of hiding your smile, it’s time to replace your missing tooth and start smiling again. Dental prosthetic options like a dental implant allow you to do just that. Dental implants are strong, reliable, and recreate the appearance of your original tooth. (more…)

Are You In Love with Your Smile?

Valentine’s Day is almost here, which means love is in the air! Whether or not you have a special someone in your life, everyone deserves to love their smile. A bright, beautiful smile helps you stand out in a room, and feel confident interacting with others. So, do you love your smile? If not, don’t lose hope — cosmetic dentistry provides plenty of solutions. If you need to combat surface stains, uneven teeth, or the damage left by tooth decay, talk to your dentist. There is a cosmetic dentistry solution waiting for you. (more…)