Keelan Dental Logo

What to Ask Your Dentist About Teeth-Whitening

Modern dental treatments are usually so effective at addressing common dental issues that, with proper care and maintenance afterward, patients often never have to deal with the same issue again. Professional teeth-whitening is just as effective, but the stains that they erase can often come back over time. Fortunately, teeth-whitening is also one of the most convenient cosmetic treatment options, making it easier for you to touchup when your smile when stains reappear. If you’re considering teeth-whitening, then ask your dentist if it’s the right option for you during your next routine visit. (more…)

All the Things TMJ Disorder Is Connected To

TMJ disorder is a common jaw dysfunction that affects the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) that control your jaw’s movement. Yet, while the dysfunction occurs in your jaw joints, the symptoms of TMJ disorder are more numerous and diverse than most other dental health issues. That’s because it aggravates the dominant nerve group in your craniofacial structures, known as the trigeminal nerve. Because the symptoms are so diverse, many patients don’t realize that they have TMJ disorder until they’ve properly diagnosed. To help you know if you have TMJ disorder, we examine a few things the disorder is commonly connected to. (more…)

The Most Important Benefits of Dental Implants

Losing one or more teeth presents a crossroad for your oral health. If you ignore your lost teeth, then their absence can continue affecting the health and integrity of your smile. However, by replacing them, you can avoid many of these consequences and regain your bite’s proper function. If you choose to replace your lost teeth, then your prosthetic choice can also affect your long-term oral health. For instance, only dental implants can replace your missing teeth roots, which can help you avoid some of the more serious, long-term effects of tooth loss. (more…)

Why Tooth Fillings Matter

Tooth decay is the name of the tooth infection that causes cavities, and it’s the most common dental health issue among children and adults alike. Because it’s so common, the fillings that are often used to treat cavities are also among the most commonly performed dental treatments. Today’s tooth fillings are therefore designed to restore teeth quickly, conveniently, and effectively. They’re also designed to improve the appearance of your cavity-stricken tooth and provide better long-term benefits compared to metal fillings. (more…)

Why Invisalign® Might Be a Good Idea

Depending on the severity of your tooth misalignment (or malocclusion), they may significantly affect your smile’s appearance. Because of this, many older teen and adult patients choose to straighten their teeth out of a desire to improve their smiles. With Invisalign® clear aligners, you can achieve the straighter and more attractive smile that you desire without worrying about how traditional braces might affect your appearance. To find out if Invisalign® is a good idea, speak with your dentist about the benefits of choosing clear aligners over traditional braces. (more…)

What to Remember About Dental Cleaanings

In most cases, professional dental treatment is only recommended as necessary and tailored to meet each patient’s unique needs. However, professional dental cleanings are one procedure that everyone needs on a routine basis. Like brushing and flossing your teeth at home, professional dental cleanings focus on removing harmful oral bacteria from your teeth and gums. Otherwise, they’d linger long enough to compromise your healthy tooth structure and gum tissues. Today, we examine the importance of preventive dental cleanings, and why you shouldn’t skip a single appointment on your schedule. (more…)

The Secret to Curing a Toothache

For many people, part of their lifetime dental health education includes simple remedies for toothaches. When home remedies don’t work, people may turn instead to over-the-counter medications and pain relievers, which are more successful at providing temporary relief. To cure a toothache, however, you may need more than just a remedy or pain reliever. Toothaches can be caused by a variety of reasons, and when one develops, the secret to curing it is to find what’s causing it and address the problem with personalized dental care. (more…)

Did You Know There Are Different Types of Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are popular for several reasons. They can address a variety of dental health concerns, and they’ve been a vital part of cosmetic and restorative dentistry for hundreds of years. However, while they may be well-known, many patients don’t realize that there are different types of crowns, each one designed to address each patient’s unique needs. From different materials to different shapes and sizes, your dentist can help you choose the best solution for you among the variety of different dental crowns available today. (more…)

A New Life for Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers

A smile you can be proud of isn’t something that should be out of reach. Even when it seems like smile improvement might be complicated, many patients are pleasantly surprised to find that it isn’t—especially with the help of porcelain veneers. Giving your smile a new life can be simplified with custom-designed veneers, which are made to completely revamp the visible surfaces of one or more teeth. If you have several cosmetic issues to improve but don’t want to undergo complex cosmetic treatment, then porcelain veneers could be the answer you’re looking for. (more…)

Helping Children Prevent Cavities

Like adults, children’s dentistry focuses mostly on prevention. Even teaching them to brush and floss their teeth every day and to visit the dentist on a regular basis is aimed at helping them avoid serious dental issues, such as cavities. In fact, cavities are among the most prevalent concern for children, and in addition to general prevention, many of our children’s dentistry treatments are designed specifically to prevent them. With help from their parents and their caring, compassionate dentists, children have an excellent chance at preventing cavities and preserving the health of their smiles. (more…)