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Should I Get Bonding, Veneers, or Implants? May 9th, 2021

If you’re concerned about the look of your teeth, you may want to consider cosmetic or restorative dentistry. A few popular options include bonding, veneers, and implants.  While all three of these treatments can effectively improve your teeth, they do so in different ways and invite different benefits. And because...

Help! My Teeth are Yellow Apr 7th, 2021

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. And the more confident you feel about your teeth, the more likely you’ll be to show off your pearly whites.  But if your teeth have started to appear more yellow than white, that confidence can dwindle. Thankfully, there...

Nervous About Going to the Dentist? Sedation Dentistry Has You Covered Mar 1st, 2021

If an upcoming dental visit has you worried, you’re far from alone. Up to 20% of people in the US, or one in every five, experience some amount of dental anxiety. Thankfully, there’s a lot you can do to ease your nerves while getting the care you need. Sedation dentistry...

Recognizing the Early Signs of Gum Disease Feb 1st, 2021

Nearly 50% of adults ages 30 to 65 have a form of gum disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And from age 65 on, that number increases to over 70%. As common as gum disease is, there’s also good news. When gum disease is addressed early...

The Perils of Teeth Grinding and How We Can Help Jan 7th, 2021

Teeth grinding can be tough to treat because it often occurs subconsciously. How can you stop something you aren’t doing on purpose? That’s where dental professionals can help. Research has shown that up to nearly 50% of children grind their teeth at night, according to the National Sleep Foundation. And...

Dazzle This Holiday Season With White, Bright Teeth Dec 1st, 2020

Along with festive meals, lights, and decorations, the holidays bring a plethora of something else, too: photo-taking. Whether you want to feel more confident smiling through holiday celebrations or to shine brighter in photographic keepsakes or social media posts, teeth whitening can be the answer for a bright, holiday-ready smile....

Adjusting to Invisalign: Minimizing Discomfort and Forming Good Habits Nov 5th, 2020

It’s no surprise that Invisalign has become such a popular means of straightening teeth. The virtually invisible plastic aligners gradually correct common problems such as gaps, an overbite, tooth crowding, and crooked teeth. And because they’re removable, you’ll have an easier time keeping your teeth clean.  At Swinney Dental, located...

5 Ways to Make Toothbrushing Fun for Kids Oct 5th, 2020

Healthy tooth brushing habits are a habit you can encourage in your child that will benefit them for life. If brushing feels like a daunting chore, though, they’ll be less likely to embrace or stick to it. Adding some fun to the mix provides a powerful means of benefiting your...

Why You Shouldn't Ignore a Cracked or Missing Crown Sep 8th, 2020

Dental crowns are pretty incredible innovations. The devices can essentially give you a “new tooth,” or at least the appearance and function of one after the original tooth has been severely damaged due to factors such as gum disease or decay. Once a crown is cracked or falls out, however,...

How Veneers Can Rejuvenate Your Smile Aug 17th, 2020

Have you ever noticed a Hollywood smile on TV and wished you had similar pearly whites? Veneers can provide such an option. The thin shells of porcelain look just like healthy, natural teeth and provide a range of additional benefits, from correcting imperfections to giving you a more youthful look....

When Should I Consider a Root Canal? Jul 15th, 2020

Some 25 million root canals are performed each year, according to the American Association of Endodontists, making them one of the most common endodontic procedures. While they aren’t generally a treatment people eagerly anticipate, it’s important to know that root canals aren’t painful. In addition, they tend to bring about...

Sleep Apnea: It's Not Just Snoring Jun 10th, 2020

Loud snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea, but there’s a lot more to the disorder. You can even have sleep apnea without much noticeable snoring. Similarly, snoring loudly doesn’t necessarily mean you have it. For these reasons, seeking proper diagnosis and care is very important. Once you’re diagnosed...

Learn Here if You're a Candidate For Invisalign! May 14th, 2020

If you want straighter, better-aligned teeth without the hassle of metal braces, you could be a candidate for Invisalign®. The clear orthotic devices are barely noticeable, and you remove them before brushing your teeth or eating. Most people won’t know you’re wearing them. Best of all, they address most of...

Keeping Your Teeth Healthy During Covid-19 Apr 27th, 2020

Your dental health needs are an important aspect of your overall wellness, and this includes during the COVID-19 pandemic. This may also be a good time to make sure you have good oral hygiene habits in place. While these habits won’t guard against the virus, they can help lower your...

Why Preventive Dental Care is Such an Important Part of Caring for Your Teeth Mar 6th, 2020

If tooth pain, dental surgery, and tooth loss rank high on your “no thank you” list, look no further than preventive dental care. Staying on top of your dental health can go a long way toward ensuring your long-term well-being.   At Swinney Dental, our experienced team of dentists provides...

Adjusting to Life With Dentures Feb 11th, 2020

If you’re missing several or more of your teeth, dentures offer several benefits, from improved chewing and speech capabilities to a smile you feel more confident about. Dentures can also help if you need to have teeth removed due to damage or decay. They look like natural teeth and, thanks...

Everything You Need to Know About Dental Implants Jan 3rd, 2020

If you’re missing a tooth or two, or even more, you have a range of options to fill the gaps. The option that comes closest to a natural tooth is a dental implant, but there are differences that set implants apart from your natural teeth.  From what you need to...

Non-Cosmetic Reasons to Consider Veneers Dec 9th, 2019

Dental veneers are one of the easiest and most effective ways to transform your smile. They can cover up imperfect teeth, chips, and stains, to give you a picture-perfect smile for years to come.  Veneers are thin shells made from porcelain, or resin composite, that your dentist bonds to the...