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How Long Do Veneers Last? Your Dentist in Lafayette Can Answer

April 14, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Terry Batliner @ 9:03 pm

A woman smiling.So, you’ve just gotten a new set of porcelain veneers. You can’t believe how flawless they turned out and can’t wait to show off your new smile to your friends and family. Since it’s the weekend, you’ve decided to celebrate with a nice bottle of red wine you’ve been waiting to try. As you go to twist the corkscrew into the bottle, you hesitate. Before you left, your dentist in Lafayette told you about certain foods you needed to avoid to make your veneers last as long as possible.

Today, we’ll be discussing the best ways to protect your veneers from damage and discoloration.


Your Dentist in Westminster Explains How to Be a Good Tooth Fairy

April 5, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Terry Batliner @ 7:06 pm

A sleeping child.It’s exciting when your child loses their first baby tooth. Depending on what they already know, they could be excited that the tooth fairy is about to visit. Alternatively, you may get to tell your child about the tooth fairy for the first time. But like many other aspects of parenting, no one told you how to properly introduce this character to your child as they undergo a natural part of growing up. That’s why your dentist in Westminster wanted to provide a quick and easy guide to follow before the fateful night.

After reading his post, you’ll know exactly what to do every time a child rushes to you with a baby tooth in hand.


Don’t Fear the Root Canal! Your Dentist in Westminster Explains Why

March 13, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Terry Batliner @ 7:54 pm

A woman and dentist discussing treatment.Many people have a poor perception of root canals because it’s typically associated with pain or discomfort. However, the reality is that your dentist in Westminster takes many precautions to make your root canal treatment as comfortable as they can. People don’t realize that it’s not the treatment itself that causes pain, but rather the post-procedure that involves some soreness.

Regardless, the alternative is to allow your tooth to go untreated. Not only will this guarantee pain in the future, but you’ll be putting your gum tissue and remaining teeth at risk. To avoid these complications, take a moment to learn what to expect during and after a root canal procedure.


Bad Teeth? Your Dentist in Lafayette Says Dental Implants Can Work

March 6, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Terry Batliner @ 7:09 pm

An illustration of dental implants.Do you let out a big sigh every time you look at your smile in the mirror? Do you think that dental implants are simply out of the question because of the poor condition your teeth are in? Here’s the thing. Just because your teeth aren’t in the best shape doesn’t mean you should give up on getting dental implants. In fact, most people can still get dental implants regardless of how bad their tooth are in their current state.

When it comes to being a suitable dental implant candidate, there are more important factors to consider. Your dentist in Lafayette breaks down what they are.


Tooth Knocked Out? Your Dentist in Westminster Says Milk Can Save It

February 22, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Terry Batliner @ 10:40 pm

A person holding a knock-out tooth.It’s a beautiful day and you’re taking your child out for their first day of rollerblading. You’ve purchased all the necessary protection for them: kneepads, a helmet, elbow pads, truly the works. Unfortunately, when your child hits a pebble in the driveway, you realize there was one piece of gear they could have used: a mouthguard. Now they’re front tooth is knocked out.

Does this situation sound familiar? If so, you should keep these tips in mind from your dentist in Westminster. It can mean the difference between saving your child’s tooth and having to pay for partial dentures or crowns to save their smile.


Your Dentist in Lafayette Says You Should Replace Missing Teeth

February 14, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Terry Batliner @ 9:54 pm

A man thinking.If you’re missing teeth, you’re probably aware of the added burdens that accompany it. For example, you’re forced to eat softer foods because chewing is much more difficult. If you planned on getting dentures, you may want to read this post from your dentist in Lafayette. While dentures can make eating foods a bit easier, it won’t address the long-term effects missing teeth cause. This includes bone recession and facial deformation.

You might be asking, “What are these conditions? Why should I be worried about them?” If you want the best solution to make eating easier, you’ll want to consider dental implants over other restorative methods. Currently, they’re the only solution to these issues, which we’ll be discussing in a moment.


Why You Should Consider Porcelain Veneers in Boulder Over Composite

February 7, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Terry Batliner @ 8:16 pm

Porcelain veneers compared to imperfect teeth.Over the years, you’ve grown tired of the imperfections in your smile. If you just had a few adjustments made, you could have the smile you used to have. That snowboarding accident that chipped your teeth didn’t do it any favors and your teeth aren’t responding to the over-the-counter whitening treatments you purchased. Luckily, porcelain veneers in Boulder can provide the smile you’ve been looking for.

When comparing veneers, you might notice composite veneers to be slightly cheaper than their porcelain counterpart. Before choosing them, you’ll want to compare them to porcelain veneers first. They have many benefits that composite veneers just can’t match.


The History of Dental Implants from Your Dentist in Lafayette

January 18, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Terry Batliner @ 9:15 pm

Dental implants.It might be a surprise, but dental implants have been in development for a very long time. It’s fascinating to observe how determined human beings can be, and when it comes to medical science, there’s no exception. We truly need to give credit where credit is due when it comes to the technology of dental implants.

Your dentist in Lafayette is so impressed by their rich history, they’ve started writing about them for patients! Today, we’ll be discussing the origins of dental implants and how we got to this point.


Your Dentist in Westminster Knows Why Teeth Get Sensitive

January 15, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Terry Batliner @ 10:12 pm

A man with tooth pain.

After spending time playing in the snow with your family, you just want to get inside and relax by the fire. After heating up some soup you made in bulk last week and getting everyone served, you plop in your favorite chair and get ready to enjoy some warm goodness. As you go to eat a spoonful of soup, you feel a sharp pain in your tooth. You wonder, “Why does this happen every time I try to eat hot or cold foods?”

If this sounds like you, your teeth may have become sensitive over time. Luckily, your dentist in Westminster knows plenty about tooth sensitivity and what causes it to occur.


Learn How Tooth Stains Occur with Your Cosmetic Dentist in Boulder

January 11, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Terry Batliner @ 8:07 pm

 Yellow teeth vs. Whitened teeth.After leaving the Italian restaurant, you start heading home, thinking of your soft, comfortable bed. After arriving home, you walk into your bathroom and start getting ready for bed. You put toothpaste on your brush and start reaching for your mouth, but then you stop short. You notice some discoloration on the surface of your teeth. “How did that get there?” You wonder.

When drinking certain beverages, your teeth can absorb stains that remain hours after you finish consuming them. Furthermore, certain conditions can also change the appearance of your smile. If you’re wondering how his happens, your cosmetic dentist in Boulder is ready to make it clear before your next appointment.


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