Why Your Teeth Shift as You Age

March 14, 2024 | Carmel

Teeth are more than just the pearly whites we flash in our best selfies; they’re the core of our oral health and sometimes reflect our overall well-being. One common concern for many of our patients is the slight shift they may notice in their teeth over the years. This subtle yet significant change can lead to various complications, from aesthetic concerns to functional issues. As dental care experts, it’s vital we help you understand why your teeth move with age, how to prevent undesirable shifts, and why proactive dental care with David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is non-negotiable.

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Top 5 Most Complicated Dental Procedures Explained

January 11, 2024 | Carmel

Dental procedures can range from simple to complex, and some of them may require a particular level of expertise in the dental field. Not all dentists have the training, skill, or knowledge to perform more complicated cosmetic dentistry procedures, which is why you might need to see several specialists. But here at David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we’ve been on the leading edge of providing full, comprehensive dental care to our patients. And sometimes, that means tackling some of the most complicated dental procedures. But what exactly are those? Allow us to explain/

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Dental Implants: What They Are Made Of?

November 27, 2023 | Carmel

Dental implants have become a popular and effective solution for those who have lost teeth due to injury, tooth decay, or other reasons. They offer an alternative to bridges and dentures, providing a stable, long-lasting, and natural-looking solution to restore your smile. But have you ever wondered what dental implants are made of? Here at David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we use only the best materials to ensure you leave with the smile you’ve always wanted. So, let’s discuss some of the different materials implants are made of and how each one is used during your procedure.

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Understanding the Role of Botox in Treating TMJ Disorders

July 19, 2023 | Botox

Pain in the joints and muscles around the jaw can significantly affect your quality of life. This pain, often referred to as TMJ disorder, can be caused by various factors, including stress, injury, misaligned teeth, or arthritis. It’s usually accompanied by frequent migraines, sore or tight jaws, and ear pain or ringing. In some severe cases, TMJ disorder can cause limited mouth movement and even clicking or popping sounds. While traditional treatments such as jaw exercises, splints, and medication may alleviate the pain temporarily, Botox has emerged as a promising treatment option for TMJ. At David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we work with patients all the time to relieve their jaw or facial pain and discomfort using Botox. So, if you think this course of action might be right for you, let’s help you better understand the role of botox in treating TMJ disorders.

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Top 5 Most Complicated Dental Procedures

May 10, 2023 | Carmel

Dental issues can be a real pain in the gums, and sometimes simple procedures are not enough to solve the problem. From implants to root canals, there are various complicated dental procedures that we perform here at David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry to alleviate oral health issues. If you have ever been through one of these complicated procedures, or if you are about to undergo one, you must be wondering what makes the procedures so complex. Well, if that’s the case, then you’ve come to the right place. Let’s dive into why these are the top 5 most complicated dental procedures.

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What You Need to Know About Dental Implants

March 9, 2023 | Carmel

Not every mouth rehabilitation is treated the same. That’s because not every patient is the same, and not every reason for rehabilitation is the same. Here, at David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we approach every patient and every case like it’s unique because it is! So, when our patients start asking about dental implants, suggesting they need or want them, we like to take that time to offer some guidance and education. Dental implants are the most popular and successful way to replace missing teeth, but what exactly is an implant? Most importantly, what are they made of, and why would we recommend them? We’re here to explain just that.

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What is Cosmetic Tooth Reshaping?

January 17, 2023 | Carmel

Your smile says everything about you! It’s how your personality radiates and is often the first thing people notice about you. So, when your smile isn’t what you want it to be, cosmetic dental care from David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry has your solution. Whether you are interested in making a subtle change or need a more extensive dental procedure, cosmetic tooth reshaping may be just what you’re looking for! Cosmetic tooth reshaping is a pain-free, quick and non-invasive way to make your smile look better without using braces, veneers, or other dental appliances. Let’s explore this process and how it can help improve your smile.

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Full-Mouth Rehabilitation: What to Expect

September 9, 2022 | Carmel

Full-mouth rehabilitation is a process that can help restore the function and beauty of your smile. This process can involve many different treatments, such as braces, dental implants, and veneers, to name a few. By letting David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry restore your smile, you’ll not only feel more confident, but you’ll also be able to chew and speak properly. So, let’s explore this process and what you should expect.

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5 Scenarios that Lead to Tooth Extraction

March 11, 2022 | Carmel

Your permanent teeth should stay in your head, and the team at David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry do everything in our power to keep it that way. However, sometimes scenarios arise when an adult tooth extraction is the only option. In most cases, an extraction is our last resort to correct your dental concern. Here is a list of five of the most common situations we run into.

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Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right for You?

January 14, 2022 | Carmel

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. But life happens, and sometimes your smile turns into one you don’t love or recognize anymore. Thankfully, you’ve got the team at David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in your corner. We care about all of our patients, and giving people the smiles they love is what brings us joy every day. One of the best ways we do that is through our cosmetic dentistry services. While some of these procedures are perfect for anyone, others have very specific use cases. So, let’s take a look at some of your cosmetic options and if they’re right for you.

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