Tylan Creek Family Dentistry Blog

This Is the Secret to Avoiding a Root Canal…

October 15, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 7:01 pm
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Root canal. Separately, the words have little meaning. Together, however, they have the power to strike fear in the hearts of children and adults alike. If this sounds all too familiar, then you likely want to do everything in your power to avoid needing one. Fortunately, you can! Keep reading to learn how properly utilizing your dental insurance coverage can help prevent you from needing root canal therapy.


Tooth Stains: Types, Causes, and How to Get Rid of Them

August 27, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 7:28 pm
close up of young woman smiling

While flipping through old photos, you might’ve noticed just how much the color of your smile has changed over the years. Tooth discoloration and staining on your teeth are completely normal occurrences that can happen for several reasons. Do you feel self-conscious of your grin? Don’t worry – most stains are easily treatable and preventable! Read along as we discuss the different types of tooth stains, their causes, and how your dentist can eliminate them.


My Veneer Fell Off! What Should I Do?

August 19, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 2:39 pm
young man with worried look

During your lunch break, you’re happily munching away at your meal when suddenly, you feel something loose in your mouth. Oh no – your veneer fell off! Your first instinct might be to panic, but don’t worry, these things happen more often than you think. Although the circumstance is certainly unsettling, it’s not dire and doesn’t constitute a dental emergency. But do you know what to do? If not, continue reading for a step-by-step on how to navigate the situation.


6 Things Your Dentist Never Puts in Their Mouth

August 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 1:32 pm
person biting their fingernails

Everyone knows the importance of brushing and flossing, but did you know that taking good care of your teeth requires more than that? To keep them safe, you must also be mindful of the things you put in your mouth. Each year, dentists see multiple patients with a dental emergency because they were biting down on the wrong object. Read on to learn six things you should avoid putting in your mouth to maintain a healthy smile.


A White Smile Doesn’t Always Mean a Healthy Smile – Here’s Why

July 31, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 5:42 pm
young woman smiling and pointing to her white teeth

Nowadays, it seems like most people will do anything to achieve a beautiful, bright smile. Studies that it can significantly improve your quality of life by making you feel happier and more confident. However, while white teeth may certainly look great, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re healthy teeth. Here’s what you should know about the color of your smile.


What to Expect During Your Dental Implant Consultation

July 29, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 4:25 pm
dentist discussing with patient during dental implant consultation

Dental implants are considered today’s gold standard of tooth replacement. They’re the perfect solution for missing teeth, restoring a smile that looks, feels, and acts just like your old one! But before you can start your journey, a dental implant consultation with your dentist is necessary to ensure you’re a good candidate. Here’s what to expect during your initial visit.


Should I See an Emergency Dentist for Facial Swelling?

July 12, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 3:24 pm
woman with facial swelling holding face

Everyone knows to see a dentist when they’re having problems with their teeth and gums – but what if you’re having issues that involve your face? It may be surprising, but your dentist is the best person to see for facial discomfort as it could signal worrisome oral health issues. If your mouth or face is swollen, that’s a strong indication that you should seek immediate dental attention. Read on as we discuss why you should see your emergency dentist for facial swelling and what you can expect during your visit.


Why Should I Pursue Dental Implants This Summer?

June 8, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 3:18 pm
a group of older individuals showing off their new dental implants in Simpsonville

For someone experiencing tooth loss, dental implants can be a dream come true. Their permanency, functionality, longevity, and ability to enhance aesthetics and boost confidence make them a far superior tooth replacement solution. Not to mention, they can prevent bone deterioration, allowing you to maintain a more youthful appearance no matter your age. If you’ve put off starting treatment because of a busy schedule or continued uncertainty, it’s time to take charge of your oral health and discover the many advantages of moving forward with treatment this summer. In this article, you will discover 3 reasons why these next few months are a great opportunity for you to renew your smile and prepare for a lifetime of better oral and overall health.


Lost a Dental Crown? Here’s What to Do

April 26, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 1:24 pm
person holding a lost dental crown on their finger

Today’s dental crowns are more durable than ever before. If you take good care of them, they can last for more than a decade! That said, it’s possible for a crown to come loose or fall off long before then, especially if you eat a lot of sticky or crunchy foods. Although a lost dental crown isn’t as urgent of a dental emergency as knocking out a tooth, you should still contact your dentist. Here are some tips for dealing with this potentially stressful situation.  


Is a Broken Denture a Dental Emergency?

March 16, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — tylancreekteam @ 9:55 pm
A broken denture resting on a table

When you or a family member has a knocked-out tooth or severe tooth pain, it’s quite clear that it’s considered to be a dental emergency and warrants a call to a dentist. However, what do you do when you have a broken denture? At first glance, it may not seem like a big deal. However, the opposite couldn’t be truer. To learn what you should do next and what you should avoid, keep reading!

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