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How Will You Customize Your Smile? Sep 6th, 2020

It’s no secret that everyday life can take a toll on your teeth. Chips, cracks, stains, and more can deteriorate teeth over time, and all that damage can take your confidence along with it. But with today’s dental technology, you don’t have to accept a less-than-perfect smile.  At Millennium Dental,...

What to Expect After a Root Canal Aug 11th, 2020

Root canals are common dental procedures designed to preserve natural teeth that have suffered infection or damage. They have a bad reputation as being painful, but the truth is that they’re no more painful than a dental filling, and they can actually stop toothaches. Beatriz Parra, DDS, and our team...

5 Brushing Habits You Should Pick Up Jul 24th, 2020

You only get one set of teeth. While teeth are naturally strong, they’re not impervious to damage, decay, and disease. Maintaining a beautiful, healthy smile requires a lifetime of dedicated care. Bacteria collect on food particles trapped between teeth as you eat throughout the day. This causes plaque buildup, which...

Here's Why You Should Avoid At-Home Whitening Products Jun 3rd, 2020

Walk down the toothpaste aisle in any store and you’ll see a plethora of products aimed at whitening teeth. From whitening trays and strips to toothpastes and rinses, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the options. But are over-the-counter whitening kits found at grocery and drug stores really your...

The Importance of Bone Grafting Procedures When You Extract Teeth Mar 6th, 2020

An estimated 120 million American adults are missing at least one tooth. And millions more have periodontitis or tooth decay that’s putting the health of their teeth, mouth, and jaw at risk.    If you have severely decayed or weakened teeth, extraction might be your best option. Having a tooth...

Are You a Good Candidate For a Smile Makeover? Feb 27th, 2020

Do you love your smile? For many people, the answer is no. If you’re bothered by discolored teeth, crooked teeth, or other issues when you look in the mirror, you might find yourself hiding your smile more often than you’re showing it off. An imperfect smile can replace feeling confident...

3 Facts You May Not Know About Invisalign Jan 27th, 2020

Who doesn’t want a Hollywood smile that makes you look and feel beautiful? But few people want to live with a mouthful of metal for years. Traditional braces once were the most popular treatment for crooked teeth. But today, we have Invisalign®, a discreet treatment that Dr. Beatriz Parra and...

Why Dental Implants Have Such a High Satisfaction Rate Dec 31st, 2019

Losing a tooth, whether it’s from tooth decay or periodontal disease, can cause a range of problems to your overall health. Over time, missing teeth that aren’t replaced may cause other teeth to shift. When this happens it causes problems with your bite and even bone loss in your jaw....

5 Reasons to Visit an Emergency Dentist Now Nov 1st, 2019

A dental emergency can strike at any time and with no warning. Perhaps a person is playing a game of touch football on Thanksgiving and a family member decides to up the ante and a tackle comes into play, accidentally knocking out two front teeth. Or maybe on vacation in...

Getting Used to Your Partial Dentures Oct 1st, 2019

Partial dentures are used to replace missing teeth. They use replacement teeth that are attached to a gum-colored acrylic base or held in place by dental implants. Wearing new partial dentures means getting used to a little bit of oral discomfort as one’s mouth adjusts to the dentures. Fortunately, the discomfort does not...

How Does a Dental Crown Protect Your Tooth? Sep 1st, 2019

A dental crown can be used to fix a wide range of dental issues. Also called caps, these are tooth-like shells that are used to encase an entire tooth. It serves multiple functions: protecting the tooth from further decay and restoring its appearance. Issues that crowns are often used to fix: Chipped,...

Can an Invisalign Dentist Fix My Gapped Teeth? Aug 15th, 2019

The Invisalign® system has changed the way some dentists and orthodontists work to repair cosmetic issues in a variety of patients. This clear tooth alignment system has allowed dental professionals to treat and correct these problems without the use of metal braces and has been especially useful in fixing gaps between...

How a Family Dentist Treats Tooth Decay Jul 1st, 2019

Many patients are not aware of the implications of tooth decay, nor how a family dentist would treat the condition. According to the National Health Institute, over 91 percent of people in the USA have experienced at least one cavity in their lifetime. How tooth decay happens Tooth decay is often used...

Eating With Partial Dentures and What to Avoid Jun 13th, 2019

Partial dentures are used to replace missing teeth when you still have most of your natural teeth. Even though the dentures help restore your smile, they can take time to get used to, especially when it comes to eating. Eating with partial dentures and what to avoid Exercise patience Eating with partial...

5 Benefits of Dental Bridges May 1st, 2019

Dental bridges can be an effective solution for patients with missing teeth. The gap left by the lost tooth can make eating and speaking harder than usual. A dental bridge replaces the lost tooth with a prosthetic crown, anchoring it with healthy teeth on either side of the gap. In this...

What is the Difference Between Teeth Whitening and Teeth Bleaching? Apr 30th, 2019

If you have yellow teeth, stains on your teeth or are not happy about the appearance of your teeth, getting a teeth whitening or bleaching treatment is a great way to restore them to their original appearance. However, you should find out more about the procedures before deciding on which is best...

What You Should Know About Implant-Supported Dentures Apr 1st, 2019

Implant-supported dentures are a great way to enjoy the many benefits associated with implants without having to hand over an arm and a leg. Talk to a dentist, and they will tell you that implants are the best replacement for a lost natural tooth. Why choose implant-supported dentures? Implants go way...

Side Effects of Teeth Grinding Mar 27th, 2019

Do you want some more information on the side effects of teeth grinding? If you suffer from teeth grinding, also known as teeth clenching and bruxism, then you need to learn more about the harmful effects of this condition. It is especially true if you think you are now starting to...

Teeth Straightening Procedures From a Dentist Mar 21st, 2019

Looking for some information on the types of teeth straightening procedures your dentist can provide you with? Whether you are looking into your teeth straightening options because you want to experience better oral health or because you want to improve the way you look when you smile, understanding your choices is going...

5 Tips to Get and Keep Bright White Teeth Feb 1st, 2019

Having bright white teeth sure requires some work, but it does not have to be a difficult and highly involved process. The first thing to do in order to get and maintain white teeth that brighten your smile is to adopt certain habits that are easy enough to fit into your daily...

The Beginner's Guide to Invisalign Jan 30th, 2019

With the growing popularity of Invisalign, most at least have heard of it by now. Over one million people throughout the world have experienced the clear aligner system to gain a straighter smile, and dentists are proud to present Invisalign to qualifying patients. Let's look at some of the basics first...

Best Ways To Straighten Teeth Jan 5th, 2019

Teeth straightening is a great way to get the smile you have always wanted, yet the process is not always fast. Nowadays, there are better ways to straighten the teeth. These new processes are called accelerated orthodontics, which is forms of treatments aimed at achieving regular orthodontic treatment at a faster...

What Are 5 Common Dental Procedures? Jan 2nd, 2019

Want more information on today’s common dental procedures? If so, you are most likely dealing with a dental issue and are wondering what treatments are available to address it. Firstly, good for you for taking the initiative to find out more about today’s dental services. The more you can understand about what is...

Things to Look for When Picking a Toothbrush and Toothpaste Dec 31st, 2018

Picking a toothbrush and toothpaste is your first line of defense when it comes to keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Brushing at least twice a day is one of the most important things a person can do to keep tooth decay and gum disease at bay. Of course, brushing becomes even...

What Type of Cosmetic Dentistry is Right for You? Dec 15th, 2018

Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished your teeth were a little whiter? Maybe you have always had a gap in your teeth or something just was not right that you wanted to fix. Cosmetic dentistry offers a number of oral care procedures to improve the position, shape, size and color...

Most Common TMJ Treatments Nov 12th, 2018

TMJ – temporomandibular joint disorder – can be excruciating to live with. It can lead to pain in your jawbone and the muscles that control your jaw. The temporomandibular joint serves as a pair of sliding hinges that connect your jaw to your skull on both sides. Problems with either lead...

What Is An Impacted Tooth? Nov 3rd, 2018

What is an impacted tooth? We get this question from time to time as people suffer from tooth or jaw pain. Sometimes, this pain is the result of an impacted tooth that does not grow in properly. An impacted tooth can grow in sideways, not fully break through the gums or comes in crooked to...

Invisalign® Braces: Facts About the Process Oct 15th, 2018

If you want a beautiful smile, then Invisalign® braces can be an excellent option for achieving this goal. There are many benefits to straightening your teeth with Invisalign®, but the most popular benefit is the fact that the aligners are completely clear. When straightening your teeth, it will be difficult for anyone...