What’s the Deal with Wisdom Teeth?

The human body can be very mysterious. What is that thing that hangs down in the back of our mouth and what is it for? Why is there a ridge between our nose and mouth? Why are our ears such a peculiar shape? One mystery which, for many people, can be a problem, concerns wisdom teeth. What are they for and why do they have such a pretentious name?

Coffee’s Assault on Your Teeth

If you’re like many Americans, your day doesn’t start until you’ve had your first cup of coffee. Because you love your morning coffee, and we don’t want to start out on a negative note, here are some good things to note about coffee:

Making Healthy, Natural Toothpaste at Home

As today’s buying trends move toward clean labeling and holistic consumerism, there’s a growing concern about unwitting exposure to toxins and chemicals. Many products contain a long list of chemical ingredients, few of which are familiar to the average consumer.

Using Dental Benefits Before the Year’s End

Most dental insurance plans have a maximum dollar amount they will pay per calendar year. The maximum insurance payout can range from several hundred to several thousand dollars. As December 31 approaches, dental patients should be certain they do not have unused insurance benefits, which do not roll-over into the new year.

Twenty-Five Years of Making a Difference

This year marks Dr. Robert Brei’s silver anniversary as a practicing dentist in Tucson. After graduating with honors and receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Loyola School of Dentistry in Chicago, Dr. Brei opened an office in Tucson 25 years ago. He now performs both cosmetic and routine dental procedures, including full-mouth dental reconstruction, dental implants, dental veneers, and smile makeovers.

Dentist Extraordinaire: Dr. Karley Schneider

Dr. Karley Schneider, D.M.D., is latest addition to the Dr. Brei team for cosmetic and family dentistry. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our practice, along with a passion for creating beautiful smiles and caring for patients.

Taking Care of Your Dental Implants

Dental implants provide a durable and natural looking way to replace missing teeth. With the proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime. If your Tucson dentist has suggested these implants to replace one or more of your missing teeth, use the following guide to figure out how to care for them:

How Dental Implants Can Benefit You

People who are missing even one tooth no longer have the full function of their mouths. If you are missing one or more teeth, keep reading to find out how dental implants can offer you the ideal functional and aesthetic solution to replace your missing teeth.

The Uses and Types of Dental Crowns

The dentist can use dental crowns to solve a wide range of oral issues that could affect the aesthetic appeal or the function of your bite. These crowns are custom-made to fit perfectly over a tooth to enhance strength and aesthetic appeal. Keep reading to learn more about the different kinds of crowns and how they are used.