General Dentistry

Veneers Vs. Invisalign: Which Is Best For You?

If there is anything you don’t like about your smile, be it teeth that are misaligned, discolored, or have wide gaps between them, or any other issues for that matter, here’s a variety of ways to enhance your smile. Among the several tooth restoration options available, veneers and Invisalign have been top choices for many patients. Both veneers and Invisalign can […]

The Many Types Of Sedation Dentistry

There are many reasons to choose sedation dentistry. Perhaps anxiety is an issue, or your teeth are extremely sensitive. You may have a low pain threshold, an easily triggered gag reflex, or need a lot of work done in one visit. If you think sedation dentistry might be right for you, this procedure is something we are happy to discuss […]

Healthy Summer Foods

It’s summer—that wonderful time of year when fresh and delicious produce abounds. the doctor will tell you that your teeth, gums, and tissues all rely on an appropriate mix of vitamins and minerals to maintain good oral health no matter what time of year. In previous studies, nutrients in fruits and vegetables such as dietary fiber, potassium, and antioxidants have […]

Memorial Day: Parades, Remembrance, And The Unofficial Start Of Summer!

“The purpose of all war is peace.” – Saint Augustine Fire truck sirens, baton twirlers, marching bands covering patriotic tunes, colorful floats, costumes, and millions of red, white, and blue American flags being waved in the air on a beautiful day in late May, that is what Memorial Day is all about. It is a federal holiday celebrated with town […]

Troubles With Cementum? Prevent ‘Em!

Our teeth are a lot more complicated than they look. Beneath that shiny white surface is an entire system of different cell tissues working together to keep each tooth vital and healthy. Enamel, the protective exterior of the crown (the visible part of the tooth), is the strongest substance in the body and the first line of defense against damage […]

What Makes A Cosmetic Dentist Different?

A cosmetic dentist is a dental professional who focuses on the appearance of your smile. They use a variety of techniques to improve the aesthetics of your teeth, gums and bite. Cosmetic dentistry can be used to treat a wide range of concerns, from stained or discolored teeth, to misshapen or crooked teeth. While all dentists are trained in the […]

How Missing Teeth Can Affect Your Health

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, an estimated three out of four Americans suffer from gum disease. In milder cases, the disease is called gingivitis. More severe cases are called periodontitis. Despite the prevalence of periodontal disease (and it is very common), only three percent of people who suffer from periodontal disease get treatment for it. Gum disease has been linked […]

Three Valuable Dental Treatments

In our office, we customize treatment for every patient. Amid all of the fillings, crowns, and veneers, we find there are three treatments that are most valuable when offering our patients options: dental implants, bite guards, and teeth whitening. Dental implants are a great tool for those who have lost teeth from trauma, genetic predetermination, decay, or fracture. Technology and […]

Good Nutrition Leads To Healthy Mouths

At Southshore Dental, we know the most common oral health diseases are tooth decay and periodontal disease (or gum disease), and both are among the easiest to prevent. One of the most common ways we recommend to boost your oral health is by improving your diet, because you (and your mouth) truly are what you eat. A healthy diet can […]