Is It Common for Caps and Crowns to Be Loose?

Dental crowns are a popular restorative dental treatment. They are tooth shaped caps that sit over the top of damaged, broken, or severely decayed teeth. Crowns are different than veneers because they completely cover the affected tooth inside. Sometimes, a dental crown becomes loose. In most cases, this occurs because... Read more »

Is Having Missing Bottom Teeth Harmful or Unhealthy?

Missing bottom teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile and overall appearance. They are also quite harmful and can lead to serious problems in the future. Believe it or not, research has shown that tooth loss may eventually lead to heart disease, diabetes, and kidney disease. There are... Read more »

Is Having an Overbite Unhealthy?

If your lower and upper jaws and/or teeth are not aligned and your upper front teeth cover your lower front teeth, you may have an overbite. Although overbites are typically caused by genetics, they may also occur if your jaw has not formed properly. If you used to suck your... Read more »

Is Glo Better Than Zoom Professional Teeth Whitening?

Professional teeth whitening is more popular today than ever before. Adults from all walks of life are interested in achieving brighter smiles that improve their self-confidence and help them feel their very best. If you’ve researched professional teeth whitening, you have likely heard of two of the most common options:... Read more »

Is BioClear Better Than Invisalign?

At Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we take great pride in offering our patients the latest treatments and technologies. That’s why, we recently became certified in BioClear, a non-invasive, cosmetic treatment that can resolve a variety of issues including: Black triangles Poorly shaped teeth Gaps in a smile BioClear veneers... Read more »

Is a Vegan or Vegetarian Diet Good for My Teeth?

There are a variety of reasons you may decide to follow a vegan or vegetarian diet. You may do so because of personal preferences, religious beliefs, or health issues. Regardless of why you decide to become a vegan or vegetarian, it’s important to understand how these types of diets may... Read more »

Invisalign for Overbite and Underbite

Invisalign clear aligners can resolve many issues, including overbites and underbites. If you have an overbite or underbite, Invisalign may help you achieve straighter teeth and greater self-confidence. Let’s take a closer look at how Invisalign works on overbites and underbites. Overbites Also known as deeb bites, overbites occur when... Read more »

Invisalign During Pregnancy – Pros and Cons

Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional metal braces. This method of straightening teeth is discreet and convenient. If you are currently pregnant or planning on getting pregnant, you may be wondering whether Invisalign is a safe option. As long as all x-rays and scans are completed before conception, Invisalign... Read more »

If I Bite My Tongue and it Bleeds, Will It Heal?

Most people experience tongue bleeding every once in a while. Your tongue may bleed because you bit it, have braces, dentures, crowns, or broken teeth, have undergone radiation therapy, or eaten sharp foods. Here at Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, some patients ask us whether their tongue will heal if... Read more »

If a Tooth Feels Loose, Does This Mean It Needs to Be Pulled?

The most common cause of loose teeth in adults is trauma from gum disease. However, loose teeth may also arise as a result of unconsciously grinding or clenching your teeth or injury to the mouth or facial area after falling or getting hit during a sporting event. If you experience... Read more »