Martinez Dentistry Blog
5 Questions to Ask Your Cosmetic Dentist
February 8, 2023
If you didn’t win the genetic jackpot, a beautiful smile is within your reach. Whether from poor oral hygiene, trauma, or nature, cosmetic dentistry can turn the smile of your dreams into reality, but first, you’re going to need to find a dentist. You’ll find many options, but don’t trust your teeth to just anyone. Here are 5 questions to ask during your cosmetic consultation to ensure you’re choosing the best dentist.
Treating Different Types of Tooth Stains
January 19, 2023
Teeth come in a variety of shades and tones naturally. Not to mention, it’s normal for them to change color over the years for various reasons. However, an attractive smile is attributed to youth, happiness, success, and confidence. If you’re embarrassed by stains or discoloration, you’ve probably tried a few OTC products but didn’t achieve the results you wanted. OTC kits don’t contain professional-grade whitening agents and not all stains will respond to them. Stop throwing money down the drain. Here’s how to treat the most common types of tooth stains.
Why Toothpicks are Actually Bad for Your Smile
December 16, 2022
When there’s a troublesome piece of food stuck in your smile, your first thought might be to use a toothpick to get it out. But while this might seem like a good idea on paper, the truth is that most emergency dentists recommend against using toothpicks to clean the teeth. Why is this, and what can you do instead to get rid of food debris in your grin? Here are the facts you need to keep your teeth and gums safe.(more…)
5 Qualities of a Good Dental Implant Candidate
November 23, 2022
500,000 people per year are ditching traditional tooth replacement methods for the next best thing to real teeth. A dental implant is unlike any other treatment because it replaces both the root and the crown. With over a 95% success rate, it is an excellent investment in your oral health and quality of life, but is it right for you? Here are 5 qualities of a good dental implant candidate.
4 Facts About Veneers You Should Know
November 9, 2022
Porcelain veneers are durable, thin shells that cover the front part of a person’s teeth. They reflect the light in the same way as your natural pearly whites and are color-matched so they blend in seamlessly. Veneers can be used to address a range of cosmetic issues, which makes them one of the most popular cosmetic treatments. If you’re thinking about getting veneers, there are several things that you should know first. Continue reading to learn four facts about veneers that you should know before you undergo this treatment.(more…)
What is the Lifespan of Dental Implants?
October 20, 2022
When it comes to restoring smiles, dental implants work pretty well. In fact, these replacement teeth are known for their realistic looks and function! Still, these facts don’t mean implants last forever; even the best restorations wear out over time. That said, you may be asking yourself, “Just how long do dental implants last?” Well, your Indianapolis dentist can answer that and other questions. Here’s a summary of dental implants’ lifespan, how they save you money, and how best to care for them.(more…)
How to Floss with Dental Implants
September 15, 2022
While dental implants can’t get cavities the way your natural teeth can, you still need to keep them as clean as possible. If any bacteria build up around the implant posts, they could cause gum disease that puts your new tooth at risk for failure. To protect your dental implants, you need to practice excellent oral hygiene daily – and that includes flossing. The following post explores the importance of flossing dental implants as well as tips for doing it properly.(more…)
Which Type of Toothpaste Is Right for You?
August 22, 2022
Like most people, you understand that brushing with toothpaste is important for maintaining healthy teeth. But with the nearly endless variety of toothpastes at your local pharmacy, how can you be sure that you’re using the right one? While no singular type of toothpaste is a perfect fit for everyone, some kinds are better at meeting your unique needs. Read on as your dentist in Indianapolis discusses the most common types of toothpaste so that you can make the best decision for your smile!(more…)
What Are Interesting Facts About Dental Implants?
August 4, 2022
Once upon a time, bamboo pegs were used to replace missing teeth in ancient China. Good grief! Dental implants sure have come a long way. These days, patients can opt for safe, natural-looking alternatives to replace everything from a single tooth to an entire arch of them. However, despite their popularity, there is still a lot of misinformation out there. With that in mind, here are some notable facts about dental implants in Indianapolis.(more…)
Can Dental Implants Discolor?
June 24, 2022
A dental implant is unlike any other tooth replacement method because it recreates both the root and crown. A titanium post is placed into the jawbone to mimic a root while an abutment connects a custom-made restoration to the implant. Although it will closely look and feel like a real tooth, it isn’t vulnerable to stains like your natural smile. However, dental implants can still discolor if you aren’t careful. Here’s how you can keep your investment looking its best.