What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the appearance of teeth that show when you smile and talk. If you have ever felt self-conscious about your smile, it?s time to schedule an appointment with your dentist. Dr. Strickland DDS can help you explore your options for cosmetic dentistry so you can start smiling with confidence.
Avoiding Time in the Dentist Chair
There are many people who don't like the dentist and yet, take such little care of their oral health that they end up having to make frequent trips to the dentist to repair damage to their teeth.
So the very thing they fear becomes something that is now part of their life — for a very long time. Since teeth ...
The Benefits of Regular Dental Visits
Visiting your dentist regularly and having your teeth professionally cleaned makes a drastic difference in your overall health. A clean mouth not only reduces cavities, but also can greatly improve the health of your entire body. Healthy teeth allow you to eat the food you need, while also reducing the amount of harmful bacteria you swallow.
Three Signs You Need Dental Implants
Anyone missing a tooth or several teeth is a strong candidate for dental implants, which can offer a permanent solution to the problems of tooth decay and missing teeth — as well as provide structural support for the entire mouth. Most importantly — you will be able to chew your food normally, rega...
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Most of us consider smiling, talking and eating to be simple tasks. However, when you have missing, cracked or gapped teeth, these simple everyday things become embarrassing, frustrating and burdensome. Thankfully, modern cosmetic dentistry can help. Porcelain Veneers provide you with an effective option for rejuvenating your smile and ...
Can Brushing Your Teeth Ward Off Heart Disease?
We all know what to do — and what not to do — to prevent heart disease. Don't overeat salty or fatty foods. Get exercise and rest. Eat your vegetables. Take medications to prevent worsening of an existing condition.
In addition, your dentist will tell you that heart disease can also be managed if you remember one very important part of...
How Invisalign Compares to Traditional Braces
At first glance, Invisalign and traditional metal braces seem similar — for the same cost, they both provide you with a stunning smile. However, a closer inspection reveals several key differences that most dentists would call significant benefits.
Unlike braces, Invisalign allows you to eat all of the same fo...
Look Younger with Dental Implants
Who doesn't want to look younger — or better? Some people, surprisingly, may shy away from improving their appearance. In a world obsessed with looks, sometimes it is thought to be superficial to even consider cosmetic and beautification programs. You may feel the same way about altering your teeth. When your dentist installs dental implant...
Dental Implant Frequently Asked Questions
Many people have questions about dental implants. Am I a good candidate? Is it painful? What are the costs? The following information on dental implants will help you answer some of these questions.
What are dental implants?...
5 Ways You Can Avoid Gum Disease
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 47.2% of Americans age 30 and older have advanced gum disease. While gingivitis only affects the gums, ...
Differences Between Tooth Crowns and Fillings
While dental crowns and fillings are both used to restore teeth, our Rockford dentist at Scott Strickland DDS may decide that one is more appropriate for your smile. We understand that our patients want to feel informed when seeking dent...
Common Dental Emergencies
No one wants to think about needing to visit an emergency dentist. However, it’s important you know what to do if you have a dental emergency. The sooner you seek treatment for a broken or knocked out tooth, the better yo...
How to Treat Advanced Gum Disease
About half of Americans over age 30 have advanced gum disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When ...
Why Should I Get a Dental Bridge
If you have missing teeth, our Rockford dentist at Scott Strickland DDS may recommend you get a dental bridge. Over time, the spaces in your smile can cause your other teeth to move toward the open space or even cause jaw deterioration. On a day-to-day basis, gaps i...
Why You May Need Wisdom Teeth Removal
Did you know that approximately 85% of Americans have their wisdom teeth pulled? Wisdom teeth are the third molars that emerge between the ages of 16 and 20. When a Rockford dentist at Scott Strickland DDS sees that your wisdom teeth are going to cause issues for the rest of your smile, they may recommend ...