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    Spotlight on Smile Enhancements

    Last updated 1 day 22 hours ago

    Premiere Dental Arts provides several different types of high quality dentistry, including cosmetic dentistry. If you want a smile that makes you feel more confident, know that you have plenty of options to choose from.

    Our smile enhancements include various procedures that address any kind of problem that cosmetic dentistry can fix. If your teeth are crooked or not properly aligned, our orthodontic team will take care of you. We can also use veneers to improve chipped or broken teeth. If you simply want whiter teeth, we have several different options for you as well. If you are unsure about what your smile needs, stop in for a free evaluation.

    Does a smile enhancement sound right for you? Call us at (240) 215-3510 to discuss your options. Premiere Dental Arts is a Frederick dentistry practice that specializes in cosmetic, pediatric, and family dentistry, as well as orthodontics. Visit our website or stop by and meet us so we can talk about your smile.

    What Makes for a Good Oral Hygiene Routine?

    Last updated 8 days ago

    A clean and straight smile is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it signifies a healthy mouth. However, a healthy mouth requires daily attention and maintenance. Here is an overview of a good oral hygiene routine that will keep your smile bright and healthy.

    Brush and Floss Daily

    The most important aspect of good oral hygiene comes from the daily upkeep that your teeth require. This includes brushing your teeth twice per day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing between each of your teeth every day. Be sure to brush all of your teeth as well as your gums and your tongue. Brushing your teeth is more effective when you brush at an angle against your gumline, so you can remove any remnants of food that may have gotten stuck between your teeth and gums. When flossing, remember to follow the natural curves of your teeth and work the floss beneath your gums.

    Visit the Dentist Regularly

    Even if you adhere to a strict schedule when it comes to brushing and flossing your teeth, it is still important to visit your dentist at regular intervals. When you visit your dentist, you can have your teeth inspected so that any potential problems can be addressed before they develop into health complications. Your dentist can also give you helpful tips on how to practice good oral hygiene for your specific set of teeth. Since everyone has different teeth, your dentist can identify areas of your mouth that may benefit from special attention.

    Eat Healthy

    When you brush and floss your teeth, you remove a good deal of debris left over from the meals you ate during the day. You can help improve your oral hygiene by choosing to eat food that will not leave harmful residues behind. It helps to avoid excess snacking throughout the day; instead, try to stick to a balanced diet.

    For more oral hygiene tips, contact Premiere Dental Arts. We are the Frederick area’s home for orthodontic and dentistry needs. We specialize in pediatric, family, and cosmetic dentistry. If you would like to know more about our services, visit our website or give us a call at (240) 215-3510.

    See the Treatment for an Extreme Case of Bruxism

    Last updated 14 days ago

    Bruxism occurs when you grind your teeth, which most often occurs during sleep. Unfortunately, this grinding can wear away at your teeth, resulting in discomfort as well as shorter teeth. To see an extreme case of bruxism and its treatment, watch this video.

    When bruxism goes on over a period of years, a dentist must correct the damage that is done. This can be done by removing nerves that have been damaged as well as enlarging and sealing canals. Veneers and crowns can be used to extend the length of the teeth and make them more effective while reinforcing them against the grinding associated with bruxism.

    Premiere Dental Arts provides Frederick with a variety of different types of dentistry and orthodontics. If you would like to know more about our services, visit our website or give us a call at (240) 215-3510. If you live in the area, stop by today.

    Understanding Impacted Canines

    Last updated 21 days ago

    Canine teeth are commonly referred to as “eye teeth” due to their location, but they are also called fangs or cuspids. They serve import functions within the mouth, and most notably contribute to the process of biting down. However, impacted canines suffer both aesthetically and in terms of use. Here is a quick look at impacted canines.

    What It Means

    An impacted canine is a canine tooth that has not been able to fall into place among the other teeth that are aligned in your mouth. Instead, the tooth remains higher in the gums, hovering above the other teeth. While this might be aesthetically displeasing, it is more important to note that an impacted canine tooth cannot do its job until it takes its natural place among the other teeth. This is detrimental because canine teeth assume a central role in the process of biting down, and they also close gaps within teeth and help to maintain proper alignment.

    Causes

    Impacted canines may occur for a variety of different reasons. In order for your canine tooth to correctly fall into place, there must be an open space for it to occupy. If you have extra teeth, the space that your canine tooth would occupy may be unavailable, causing the canine to impact. Similarly, your front teeth may be aligned in such a way that the rest of your teeth are overcrowded, which also reduces the space available for your canine tooth to occupy.

    Treatment

    Since every set of teeth is different, it is important to see a dentist and discuss the available options for treatment; the type of treatment that is appropriate also depends on the reason the tooth is impacted. In the case of canine impaction that is due to overcrowding or extra teeth, treatment often involves tooth extraction.

    If you would like to know more about impacted canines, call Premiere Dental Arts at (240) 215-3510. We offer cosmetic, family, and pediatric dentistry services in Frederick, MD and the surrounding areas. We are also happy to take care of your orthodontic needs. For more information about our practice, stop by and see us or visit our website.

    Get to Know Dr. John W. Kershner!

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Dr. John W. Kershner is part of the Premiere Dental Arts’ team of outstanding dentists. Read on for a brief introduction to one of our wisest and most enthusiastic dentists, Dr. John W. Kershner, DDS.

    Dr. Kershner’s long career began when he graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in California. He then studied orthodontics at the United States Dental Institute of Orthodontics and Orthopedics, adding to his repertoire of dentistry skills. In 1992, Dr. Kershner established a dental clinic in Russia, and he continues to travel there to offer his expertise in his spare time. He is a member of various dental associations, including the American Dental Association and the Frederick County Dental Society. When he is not working as a dentist, he spends his time camping and spending time with his grandchildren.

    Stop by Premiere Dental Arts to meet Dr. John W. Kershner in person. We provide the Frederick area with pediatric and family dentistry as well as orthodontics. For more information about our dentistry practice, visit our website, stoop by our office, or call us at (240) 215-3510.

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