Thomas R. Lambert DMD, MAGD does everything it can to help make your trip to the dentist one that is a great experience. Part of the way Thomas R. Lambert DMD, MAGD does that is by making it easy to pay for services.
If you’ve tried over-the-counter teeth whitening kits, you may have been underwhelmed by the results. That’s because professional-strength teeth whitening is only available to dentists. Dr. Lambert can use KöR teeth whitening at our Bethlehem, PA dental office. With this system, your teeth will get many shades lighter. Finally, you’ll have a bright, healthy-looking smile.
Your natural teeth have roots that extend into your jawbone. Whenever you chew, pressure travels down that root to stimulate your bone tissue. This keeps the tissue healthy. When you’ve lost a tooth, you’ve lost that pressure. Dental implants include its own root. Once in place, pressure will stimulate your jawbone again, helping to keep it healthy and strong.
When you need a full arch of teeth replaced, you can get removable dentures. However, these can sometimes slide around or fall out unexpectedly. All-on-4 dental implants correct this problem. They use four implanted roots placed at a patented angle for increased stability. Your replacement teeth are then connected to the implants. With All-on-4 implants, you can still replace a full arch of teeth. It’s just that your replacement teeth will remain in your mouth.
Brushing your teeth is vital to good dental health, so it makes sense that picking the right toothbrush is important as well. Pick a toothbrush that is the right size that fits your mouth. If your mouth is small, then pick a short toothbrush. If you have a larger mouth, pick a longer one. That said, the head of the toothbrush should always be small. This allows you to brush hard-to-reach areas such as your back molars that much easier.
When it comes to how hard the bristles should be, it’s best to go with one with a softer option. Hard bristles can actually damage your teeth or gums, whereas soft bristles are strong enough to gently but thoroughly remove debris from your teeth.
In general, children should probably start visiting a dentist around age two, but this depends on their individual development. Some might have to start earlier, while others can wait a few months later. Perhaps the most important thing is to help your children have a positive experience on their first visit. That’s why we offer free “well baby” checks as well as free preschool exams complete with tours of our office. By making sure dental visits are regular, stress-free experiences, you are setting the stage for great dental health for your children.
There are many signs of gum disease, including gums that are red, swollen, or tender. But one of the most common signs is gingivitis. This is when bacteria-laden plaque built up around your teeth starts to inflame your gums, leading to a small amount of bleeding during brushing. If you can see blood when you spit out the toothpaste, you could have gum disease.
If left untreated, gum disease can lead to bad breath, infected gums, loose teeth, and even bone deterioration. In extreme cases, your teeth can even fall out. That’s why it’s so important to have regular cleanings and exams. By spotting gum disease early, we can help you avoid such problems and have a healthy smile.
Because everyone’s life is different, there is no 100% correct answer for how often you should visit our office. Some people are very meticulous about brushing, flossing, and watching what they eat, whereas others let such things slide from time to time. That said, most people need a cleaning and exam every six months. When you come in for your first appointment, our team will work with you to create a long-term dental health plan that will help indicate how often you should visit.