Which Is Better — Clear Aligners Or Porcelain Veneers?

We are thankful to live in a time where you can improve any imperfections in your smile that make you unhappy. If you are self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth or you are looking to restore their function, we offer a number of cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments that can bring about any change you may need. While each treatment is unique and different, there are certain treatments that can provide similar results. Two treatments that we want to compare today are porcelain veneers and clear aligners. Read on to learn more.

Sedation Dentistry Can Help Your Dental Nerves And Anxiety

Are you due for an oral hygiene examination or need to schedule a recommended treatment, but you have been delaying due to nerves or anxiety? If you feel nervous or have anxiety about visiting the dentist or receiving treatment, you are not alone. At Pollard Dental, we see patients every day who express that they are feeling nervous. Your feelings become a problem when they keep you from receiving dental treatment.

Smile Bright!

Do you want to upgrade your smile before an upcoming event? The spring and summer are popular times for special events like weddings, graduations, vacations, reunions, and more. We have the perfect treatment that will have you ready to smile brightly for your upcoming event: teeth whitening. This treatment can improve years of staining on the teeth in just a short time. Read on to learn more about this popular cosmetic treatment and the importance of choosing professional whitening.

Foods To Eat And Avoid For Healthy Teeth And Gums

Making every effort to support healthy teeth and gums is crucial. At Pollard Dental, we do all we can to help our patients achieve this by performing routine oral hygiene examinations and dental treatments as necessary. It is important for patients to do their part as well: cleaning their teeth at home and making wise food choices. Your diet plays a large part in the state of your oral health. We want to share some healthy food and beverage options that promote excellent oral health.

Does Thumbsucking And Pacifier Use Harm Teeth?

Do you have an infant, child, or young one in your life who uses a pacifier or sucks their thumb? Both are common self-soothing techniques and help teach infants about the environment around them. As infants grow into toddlers, using a pacifier or sucking their thumb becomes a coping mechanism when the child feels anxious or overwhelmed by a situation. At a certain age, pacifier use and thumbsucking become problems for teeth and oral health.

Do You Have A Cavity?

We are passionate about our patients visiting our office for routine hygiene examinations and cleanings. We recommend that most patients visit our office every six months; however, some people may need to come more often due to existing oral health conditions. During these visits, we not only clean the teeth, but we also look for problems with your teeth and gums. One common problem that affects patients young and old alike is cavities. You are certainly familiar with the term “cavity”, but do you really understand what it means and how it is caused? Read on to learn more about cavities and what can happen if they are not treated.

When To Replace Your Toothbrush And Other Oral Health Tips

We often mention the importance of receiving routine dental care in our office. However, today, we want to share the importance of caring for your teeth in your own home. We see our patients so infrequently during the year, which leaves the majority of their dental care in their own hands. Caring for your teeth properly helps prevent decay and other problems with your oral health. Here are some helpful tips to help ensure optimal oral health:

Getting To Know Root Canal Therapy

One of the reasons we suggest a patient visit our office immediately after we recommend treatment is so their condition doesn’t worsen and require us to perform a more in-depth treatment. We want to do all we can to save your natural teeth. The last treatment we can provide to patients before a tooth extraction is needed is a root canal. Read on to learn more about this treatment and why it’s not as bad as you may imagine.