Shelburne Village Dentistry Blog

Toothache Trauma: What If It Just Goes Away?

April 4, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — shelburnedent @ 6:24 pm
Woman with brown hair in a tan shirt holding two hands to her jaw in pain

Imagine this scenario: you have a severe toothache that occurs suddenly or gradually gets worse over time, so you contact your dentist for an emergency appointment. Then, despite all the previous discomfort, the throbbing miraculously clears up. It’d be easy to assume that because the pain went away there’s no longer an issue.

Unfortunately, dental issues don’t usually resolve themselves so your oral health could still be at risk. Continue reading to learn more about why you might have experienced this and what it means for your dental well-being!


Teeth Whitening or Veneers: Which Option Is Ideal for You?

February 22, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — shelburnedent @ 10:32 am
A woman comparing the shades of her teeth

As it turns out, cosmetic dentistry has two great ways to treat tooth stains. The first is teeth whitening – a service that can greatly brighten your grin. Meanwhile, the second choice is a set of porcelain veneers. These facts can present a dilemma: how do you decide between the two options? Well, your local Shelburne dentist is here to answer that question. Read on to learn whether you should get teeth whitening or veneers to lighten your grin.


November is TMJ Awareness Month: Get the Relief You Need!

November 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — shelburnedent @ 5:02 pm
pointing at the TMJ joint on a model of a skull

It’s estimated that over 10 million Americans are struggling with symptoms of TMJ disorder, which is a condition known to impact the function and comfort of your jaw joints and surrounding muscles. Fortunately, if you’re experiencing signs of this condition, even if you feel helpless, there are treatment options and professionals you can go to in order to help ease your discomfort and reclaim your life. In honor of November being TMJ Awareness Month, take the time to learn more about TMJ disorder and how to find relief.


Why Does a Dentist Take X-rays?

August 31, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — shelburnedent @ 11:12 am
A dentist pointing to a patient’s dental X-rays

If you get dental checkups, most of their steps should make sense to you. A dentist looks at your teeth to find problems and cleans your smile to prevent new ones. Still, you may wonder why dentists take X-rays of your mouth. Many link this imaging work to broken bones instead of teeth. Well, there’s a good reason for this step. Your Shelburne dental practice will even explain it. Here’s a summary of dental X-rays, their types, and why to get them yearly.


Why You Shouldn’t Skip a Dental Cleaning

July 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — shelburnedent @ 9:12 am
Patient talking to a dentist

Let’s be honest—nobody really likes leaving the house when they don’t have to. Sometimes, the only thing that feels better than making plans is canceling them last minute. If you have a dental checkup coming up, you might be tempted to skip your appointment. After all, what could happen?

As it turns out, there are quite a few reasons why regular dental cleanings are important. Here are a few things that you need to consider.