Category: Patient Information

Do You Know the Truth About Dental Implants? Some people hail dental implants as nothing short of a miracle. But others could tell you horror stories about their surgical procedure. A Google search quickly reveals that differing opinions abound on the Internet. How can you find out the truth about implants? Here we sort out…

Do You Really Need a Root Canal? Most people dread root canals because they’ve only heard of their supposedly painful reputation.  But a root canal isn’t the terrible process many think it is. Endodontic therapy is just as routine as getting a regular dental filling. People just assume root canals are uncomfortable because they’re necessary…

Why You Should Choose an Implant vs. Dentures A partial denture is a frame that supports a false tooth over the open space in your smile, left behind by missing or extracted teeth. Dental implants are a more comprehensive solution, replacing both a tooth and its root.  Understanding the advantages to each treatment is essential…

Conquer Your Fear of the Dentist! Dentistry isn’t about just fixing broken teeth – it’s mainly about preventing painful and costly problems before they happen. But fear and anxiety could be holding you back from getting the dental care you need. So how can you get over your fear of dental offices and dentists? Here…

At What Age Is Your Child Ready for Cosmetic Dentistry? Nothing warms your heart quite like seeing your kid smile with confidence. But if your child avoids smiling out of shame, even happy occasions can be tinged with sadness. If your son or daughter isn’t happy with his or her smile, what can be done…

4 Mistakes You Probably Make When You Brush   If you haven’t been paying much attention to your brushing routine before, now is the time to start. These common and easy-to-make mistakes could be turning your healthy toothbrushing habit against you. Using Too Much Toothpaste This one is not likely to cause you severe dental…

5 Ways You Could Be Losing Enamel Right Now You know enamel is important. It protects your teeth from cavities and gives your teeth that pearly white hue. But enamel is not a tissue that can naturally regenerate. It is made up of minerals, and once it wears thin, you can encounter a whole host…

Are Your Gums Putting You at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease?   It’s easy to take your gums for granted. They’re just the pink skin that serves as a backdrop for the whitest teeth you can get, right? But your gingival tissues play a bigger role than you may realize. Why Your Gums Matter Gum tissue…

Are Veneers the Right Choice for Your Smile?   At Shoreline Dental Care, we get a lot of patients who ask whether getting veneers is a good choice for their personal smile goals. You may have heard a lot about dental veneers. Are they right for you? To find out, you’ll need a little more…

Is your child a mouth-breather? Most parents make the mistake of assuming this is a natural trait of kids. Mouth-breathing is actually not normal unless your child has a cold or allergies. If your kid has a habit of breathing through his or her mouth instead of their nose, this could be a sign there…