Are you accepting new patients?
Yes, Village Walk Family Dental continues to grow and accept new patients. Walk-ins and emergencies are also welcome. Call us to schedule your appointment.
Should you choose an electrical or manual toothbrush?
A good, old-fashioned manual toothbrush has proven to be the right tool for the job – but the electric toothbrush has become more popular. To decide which toothbrush will work best for you, electric or manual, consider ease of use, cost and brushing technique.
The design of a manual toothbrush is the perfect shape and length, and it’s easy for most people to use. But for those who lack the ability to move the toothbrush correctly, an electric toothbrush can help.
When it comes to cost, a manual toothbrush is still the most inexpensive. An electric toothbrush is more expensive, but there is a wide variety available, ranging from $20 to $200.
A toothbrush that is the right size and shape for your mouth will allow you to reach all the way to your back teeth. This allows you to be able to reach those awkward angles at the back of your mouth more easily.
Whichever brush you choose, be cautious that you’re brushing correctly to prevent damaging your gums and wearing away the tooth enamel. Ask your dentist to show you proper brushing techniques.
What are dental implants and what does the procedure involve?
Dental Implants are part of a tooth replacement treatment. They are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. These implants are metal posts or frames, usually made of titanium, that are surgically placed under your gums. They then fuse to the bone of your jaw and act as roots. Replacement teeth, called crowns and made of porcelain, are then attached to the implant They will fit securely to your gums because they are held in place by bone, allowing them to look and function just like natural teeth.
Once the implants are in place, your dentist will typically wait a few months to proceed with crowns – temporary appliances are available for you to wear while you wait. Give us a call today to set up an appointment to find out if dental implants are right for you.