Our Dental Blog2022-01-15T21:18:34+00:00

Fix An Asymmetrical Face By Repairing Your Smile

Scientists have long studied attraction to find out what the majority of people find most appealing and why. They have found that there are a large number of factors at play, from body shape to hormone levels, and even the way a person dresses. Studies have also found that the symmetry of one’s face can affect how attractive they appear to others. Symmetry describes when parts of your body are like mirror images of one another. Studies have found that humans prefer faces that are more symmetrical. What is an Asymmetrical Face? When you look at someone’s [...]

By |February 1st, 2021|Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on Fix An Asymmetrical Face By Repairing Your Smile

Cosmetic Dentistry is Best For Giving Me Straight Teeth

As the new year begins, you might be thinking about improvements you want to make in your life like getting a new job, moving to a new city, or even making changes to your appearance. If it’s the latter, one way you can improve your appearance is by straightening your teeth. If your teeth look crooked, gapped, crowded, or misaligned, cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve your goal of a straighter smile. But which treatment is best to get the job done? Take a look at three different . Straighter Teeth With Porcelain Veneers If the only [...]

By |January 6th, 2021|Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry, Porcelain Veneers|0 Comments

Do Lumineers Really Last 20 Years?

If you look at the advertising for no-prep porcelain veneers, called Lumineers by manufacturer Cerinate, you come across a number of claims. The manufacturer claims that they look as good (or better) than , don’t require modification of your teeth, , and last more than 20 years. This last claim looks especially appealing when responsible dentists will tell you that the lifetime for most porcelain veneers is about 10 years. But will Lumineers actually really last 20 years? Not likely. What Are Lumineers? Lumineers are a relatively recent innovation in {{{{link id='265' text='cosmetic dentistry' esc_html='false'}}}}. They’re also [...]

By |November 30th, 2020|Categories: Porcelain Veneers|Comments Off on Do Lumineers Really Last 20 Years?

November is TMJ Awareness Month

It’s not just the middle of fall or the start to the holiday season, it’s also TMJ Awareness Month! As your dentists and TMJ experts, at Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics, we feel it’s our duty to educate our patients about Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. This includes its symptoms, causes, treatment options, and what happens if you ignore it. If you don’t know much about TMJ, keep reading so you can learn. What is TMJ Disorder? Your jaw works like a door. It contains a hinge that allows it to open and close. The temporomandibular joint works like a [...]

By |November 3rd, 2020|Categories: TMJ Treatment|0 Comments

No Single Best Way to Clean Between Teeth

You know the standard advice that you should floss every day as well as brush twice a day as part of a good oral hygiene routine. But you’ve probably also heard that there is little evidence to support the benefits of flossing your teeth. Now a new study is trying to clear up the confusion by evaluating nearly 2000 studies to figure out what the evidence tells us about cleaning between your teeth. Because of the number of disparate results, they couldn’t recommend a single method for cleaning between teeth as being better than the others. Instead, they recommend [...]

By |October 5th, 2020|Categories: Oral Health|Comments Off on No Single Best Way to Clean Between Teeth

Study: Water Helps Strengthen Our Teeth

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, dental problems plague numerous Americans, with nearly 50 percent of the U.S. population suffering from gum disease and 20 percent living with at least one untreated cavity. That said, according to a recent study, things might be a lot worse if it weren't for our water. Measurable Benefits of Fluoride in Water New research suggests that{{{{link id='1050' text=' fluoridated drinking water helps ward off tooth decay in adults'}}}}. Appearing in the Journal of Dental Research, the study appeared to debunk popular opinion which assumed that fluoridated water only offered dental benefits [...]

By |September 30th, 2020|Categories: Oral Health|Comments Off on Study: Water Helps Strengthen Our Teeth

Is TMJ the Link Between Stress and Tinnitus?

People who experience tinnitus often experience multiple psychological effects. Depression is common for people who have the condition, and many people feel experience anxiety as a result of their hearing problems. Tinnitus can be very stressful. But other times, it’s the stress that leads to tinnitus. Around half of tinnitus sufferers say their tinnitus worsens during periods of high stress. This could actually be a good sign. When stress triggers tinnitus, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) could be the root cause of ringing in the ears. TMJ is treatable–and TMJ treatment can reduce or eliminate associated tinnitus. [...]

By |September 21st, 2020|Categories: TMJ Treatment|Comments Off on Is TMJ the Link Between Stress and Tinnitus?

Does Fluoride Really Strengthen Teeth?

Numerous studies have demonstrated that fluoride helps protect our teeth from decay; however, new research appears to suggest that we may have been misinformed about this beneficial compound. So what does the water in Spokane tell us about the benefits? Does it Really Make Teeth Stronger? For decades, scientists and health professionals believed that fluoride provided cavity protection by re-mineralizing tooth enamel. Recently, however, modern studies have found that fluoride lacks the ability to penetrate deep enough to make that sort of impact. These new revelations left scientists scratching their heads; after all, countless studies have shown increased tooth [...]

By |September 18th, 2020|Categories: Oral Health|Comments Off on Does Fluoride Really Strengthen Teeth?

Unhappy Hiding Your Smile with a Mask? Consider Cosmetic Dentistry

For most people, wearing a mask is a new and unwelcome development of the pandemic. Though most people recognize the benefits to themselves and their community of mask wearing, it’s still a nuisance and a discomfort.  But there are some people who find that the mask requirement actually makes them happy. These are people who are unhappy to show their smile. Anything that made them open their mouth made them insecure, and who would often cover their mouths anyway. Now, though, with the mask requirement, they feel a level of confidence and freedom to participate normally in social situations. They [...]

By |September 8th, 2020|Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry|0 Comments

We Can’t All Be Shakespeare: Dentistry in the Elizabethan Era

Many people avoid going to the dentist if they can help it. What they don’t think of is that dentistry has come a long way from when it first started and has even helped to increase the average life expectancy. Back in Shakespeare’s day, dental care was often more damaging to dental health than beneficial. Dental Care in the 16th & 17th Centuries In the 1500s and 1600s, dental hygiene was as sporadic and risky as bathing. Dental research at the time was limited, and the importance of was not well understood. The first toothbrushes were not [...]

By |August 25th, 2020|Categories: Dental Facts|Comments Off on We Can’t All Be Shakespeare: Dentistry in the Elizabethan Era
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