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Hill Avenue Dental Blog

How Your Diet Will Change with Veneers

August 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 8:47 pm
person with porcelain veneers smiling

Veneers, those tailor-made, ultra-thin shells securely affixed to the fronts of your teeth, perform magic when it comes to elevating your dental aesthetics. They adeptly reshape, resize, recolor, and realign your teeth, yielding a radiant, authentically appealing smile. If you’ve recently had veneers applied, you may be curious about the role certain foods play in maintaining their durability and appearance. To safeguard the enduring radiance of your fresh smile, continue reading as we explore the foods to abstain from and those that can contribute to the preservation of your dazzling grin.


How Coffee and Dental Health Are Connected

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 11:27 pm
person holding cup of coffee

Coffee is an incredibly popular beverage, enjoyed by people throughout the day, whether it’s in the morning, evening, or somewhere in between. For many, it serves as a wake-up call in the morning, while others rely on it to power through work or school. Regardless of your reason for savoring this delightful brew, National Coffee Day offers an ideal occasion to celebrate it. To ensure you can relish the day while keeping your dental health in mind, continue reading to explore the connection between coffee and your oral well-being.


How Long Does It Take to Get a CEREC Dental Crown?

July 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 9:34 pm
CEREC chairside milling machine making a crown

A dental crown is a personalized cap resembling a natural tooth, used to cover and restore a damaged or decayed tooth, enhancing its shape, size, strength, and appearance. The traditional dental crown procedure typically involves crafting the crown at an off-site laboratory, a process that often spans several weeks. This can pose inconveniences for patients who must juggle work commitments and adjust their schedules. But here’s the good news: CEREC crowns offer an expedited and efficient alternative. Leveraging advanced dental technology, your dentist can complete the entire crown procedure in just one visit. Now, you might be wondering, how long will this appointment take? Continue reading to find out!


5 Signs You Might Need a Dental Filling

July 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 10:33 am
Young woman laying in dental chair smiling up at dentist

Even if you maintain a good oral hygiene routine, you can still be susceptible to tooth decay. In fact, cavities are one of the most common oral health issues. If left untreated, cavities can lead to more serious dental trouble. So, if you think you have a cavity, go visit your dentist! They might recommend a filling to prevent further damage and revitalize your smile. Here are 5 signs that you might need a dental filling.


Why Do I Feel Sensitivity in My Dental Implants?

June 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 12:43 am

Woman with tooth sensitivityDental implants are the most reliable method of treating tooth loss, with over a 95% success rate. They are proven to last for 30 years or longer with the right aftercare, like brushing and flossing. As the only treatment to replace both the root and the crown, a dental implant closely looks and feels like a real tooth. If you develop sensitivity near the implant, it may not be too concerning because it’s a common issue with natural teeth. However, it can be a symptom of a serious problem that can lead to dental implant failure. Here’s what you need to know to safeguard your investment.


The Secret to a Beach-Ready Smile

June 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 2:31 am

Young woman with beautiful teeth at beachIf you are embarrassed by the way your teeth look, don’t spend another summer feeling less than your best. You can say goodbye to discoloration, chips, gaps, and other aesthetic flaws in as few as 2 appointments with porcelain veneers. You can enjoy dramatic, lasting results using a minimally invasive solution. Here’s how veneers can get your smile beach-ready for summer.


5 Things to Expect at a Dental Checkup If You Haven’t Seen Your Dentist in a While

May 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 9:54 pm
Close-up of instruments used during a dental checkup

It’s been years since you last walked into a dentist’s office. Recently, you’ve decided to change that for the sake of your oral health, so you scheduled a checkup. But since it has been so long since your last visit, you’re not sure what will happen. To help ensure you’re prepared for your dental appointment, here are 5 things you can expect.


Brighten Your Summer with Dental Implants!

April 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 2:14 pm
a man smiling during summer with dental implants

Summertime is a special time of the year. From memory-making vacations to family reunions, there are so many picture-perfect moments. However, if you feel self-conscious about your smile due to missing teeth, it can make you shy away from cameras or even freely interacting with others. The good news is there is no better time than now to restore your teeth with dental implants. Read on to learn why the summer is a wonderful time to brighten your smile with them.


4 Reasons to Get Your Smile Checked Before Summer Vacation!

March 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 9:14 pm
a family with beautiful smiles enjoying their summer vacation

Are you and your family getting ready for some summertime fun? Whether you are planning a trip to the beach or going to visit a “must-see” destination, there are many special memories to be made on vacation. As you are getting everything in order, you can also include a visit to the dentist. Here are four reasons why a dental checkup before your vacation is a great idea!


Want a Bright Smile for a Special Event? Here’s Your Best Timeline

February 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 5:56 am
a couple smiling brightly for their wedding

Getting ready for a special event is always exciting. Whether it’s a wedding, a family reunion, or even a big job interview, you want to be sure to look your best. While it’s natural to begin thinking about purchasing an amazing outfit or having your hair styled, it’s important to not forget about your pearly whites! Having a radiant, bright smile with professional teeth whitening makes your face light up and boosts your confidence. However, it’s important to plan accordingly so your luminous teeth will be ready in time. Here’s what to know about whitening your teeth for your big day!

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