Carlson Dentistry of Bakersfield Blog
August 24, 2022
No one ever expects a dental emergency to happen to them, but 1 in 6 Americans has one annually. Although anyone can require urgent dental care, athletes are most at risk. According to the Journal of the American Dental Association, 13% to 39% of dental emergencies are sports-related. While it’s not unusual for athletes to suffer oral health injuries, many could be prevented with a sportsguard. Here are 3 of the most common athletic dental emergencies a mouthguard can prevent.
August 4, 2022
Bridges and dentures have been used for generations because they are tried and proven methods of replacing lost teeth. However, more than 500,000 people every year are choosing a dental implant to replace both the root and crown. It has over a 95% success rate thanks to advancements in dental implant technology. Here are 3 innovations behind the most successful option to complete your smile.
July 28, 2022
Despite continual innovations in dentistry, 120 million Americans have lost at least one tooth. Traditional bridges and dentures have been used for generations to rebuild complete smiles; however, 500,000 people annually are choosing a permanent solution to replace their missing teeth. A dental implant has over a 95% success rate and is proven to last for decades with the right maintenance. As the only method of recreating both the root and crown, here are 5 factors behind the high dental implant success rate.
May 3, 2022
Your dentures have done a lot for you over the years; they’ve given your mouth a renewed chance when it comes to eating, talking, laughing and more. However, they’re not built to last forever—even if you take good care of your dentures, they’ll eventually need to be swapped out with new ones, precisely readjusted, or attached to dental implants to continue functioning properly. But how do you know when it’s time for brand new dentures? Keep reading to learn about four signs that indicate it’s time to have your dentures replaced.(more…)
April 29, 2022
What’s the first thing you notice about someone when meeting them? If you are like 37% of Americans, it’s likely their smile. Unfortunately, cosmetic imperfections can give the wrong first impression. 84% of adults say an attractive smile is important, but how do you know if yours is considered appealing? Here are 4 traits of a beautiful smile and how cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve them.
January 24, 2022
Losing a tooth is awful at any age, but it can be especially devastating to a teenager. Having an empty space in their grin might make them feel too insecure to audition for a play they want to star in, try out for a sports team, or be social in general. If your teenage son or daughter is missing a tooth, you might have considered having them get a dental implant to fill the gap. But can teenagers get dental implants? Read on to find out!(more…)
December 23, 2021
Your teeth are important for more than just biting and chewing. They are invaluable to your self-esteem. A beautiful smile radiates happiness and confidence from the inside out. However, if you’ve lost a tooth or two, you likely lost some of your shine, too. You don’t have to live with the weight of missing teeth. Dental implants are a nearly perfect replica of your real teeth, but that’s not their only benefit. Here are 5 ways dental implants will instantly reignite your confidence.
October 22, 2021
Are you tired of wearing traditional prosthetics? Accidental slippage, a lackluster bite force, and frequent adjustments can become problematic over time, leaving you wanting something more, something permanent. But is making the transition from dentures to dental implants possible? To find out, read on to learn what you need to know to ensure a seamless move to a more durable, longer-lasting, fully functional smile.(more…)
October 3, 2021
Caring for dentures requires knowing which products to use and how to properly clean and maintain your prosthetics to avoid potential damage. When meeting with your dentist to receive your new teeth, they’ll go over what you should and shouldn’t do to keep your smile lasting as long as possible. Here are three valuable tips that are designed to extend the lifespan of your teeth and keep your prosthetics looking and feeling new.(more…)
September 20, 2021
Waiting to find an emergency dentist when dealing with a severe injury can make for a more stressful situation. It is strongly recommended that you do your research ahead of time so that you know who you can turn to when accidents occur. But if you’re feeling unsure about who to choose, here are four tips to consider that will give you greater peace of mind when placing your oral health in someone else’s hands.(more…)