Virginia beach Cosmetic and Neuromuscular Dentistry Blog - Dr. Michael Folck

Friday, October 30, 2015

When To Consider Getting Porcelain Veneers

Your teeth break down as they age, collecting chips, cracks, and other structural flaws. Porcelain veneers are a good way to correct the damage when it becomes too noticeable or begins affecting your quality of life. Dr. Michael P. Folck, DDS has a great deal of experience with veneers, and can work with you to find the right fit for your dental needs.
But how do you know that veneers are the right solution for your dental needs? A tooth that is cracking or breaking may be better suited for a new tooth crown than a dental veneer. To be sure you get the right cosmetic dentistry treatment, it’s important to find a dentist you trust to give you good advice.
Porcelain veneers can be used to:

  • Correct gaps in the teeth
  • Improve the surface of cracked or chipped teeth
  • Revitalize teeth that are worn down
  • Cover prominent teeth staining
  • Correct minor tooth misalignments                                      

With decades of experience in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Folck knows how to use porcelain veneers to make your smile brighter and straighter than ever before. Whether you need to cover stained or cracked teeth, replace your old veneers, or correct small orthodontic imperfections, Dr. Folck is up to the task.
Don’t wait to fix chips and cracks in your teeth. Let a professional help you as soon as possible! To set up an appointment at Dr. Folck’s Norfolk dental office today, call (877) 206-3444.

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Monday, October 26, 2015

What’s Causing Your Headaches?

If you suffer from frequent shooting pains in your head and neck, it’s natural to wonder what the cause of your headaches could be. While there could be a number of dietary or environmental factors that affect the frequency of your headaches, often undiagnosed medical conditions are to blame. One of the most common such conditions is temporomandibular disorder, or TMD.
TMD comes from a misalignment in the jaw. You may have TMD if:

  • You get frequent migraine headaches
  • You experience frequent bouts of neck pain
  • Your jaw clicks, pops, or feels misaligned
  • You grind your teeth in your sleep
  • Your teeth look more worn than they should
  • Your teeth start to loosen

If any of these happen to you, it could be that a visit to the dentist could solve your headache problem. People don’t often think of the dentist as a place for headache cures, but if the source of your pain seems to be TMD, Dr. Michael Folck can help you feel better with a variety of devices and dental procedures.
If you have been having trouble with frequent, painful migraine headaches and want to get some relief, schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael Folck today by calling (877) 206-3444. Dr. Folck serves patients in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and the surrounding communities.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Tooth Crown Process

Teeth are strong, but not invincible. If you suffer a blunt-force trauma to your mouth, there's a good chance one or more of your teeth could chip or break, causing you a great deal of pain and damaging the effectiveness of your bite. Often the best way to fix a chipped, cracked, or broken tooth is by using tooth crowns.

Other uses for tooth crowns include:

·         Covering teeth that have been weakened by decay
·         Covering teeth that don't look good
·         Covering dental implants
·         Anchoring dental bridges
·         Holding together a fragmented tooth

Our tooth crowns are made from porcelain and are placed over the remnants of a severely cracked or broken tooth. Before attaching the crown, Dr. Folck will want to take a close look at the cracked tooth to make sure there are no serious injuries to the inside of your mouth, and to reshape the tooth to prepare it for crown placement. Dr. Folck will then take an impression of the broken tooth and the teeth around it. This will be used to make your crown.

On your second visit, Dr. Folck will take the completed tooth crown and affix it to the broken tooth. This is a process that requires the cosmetic dentist use the utmost care and skill. Fortunately, Dr. Folck is your best option for Norfolk cosmetic dentistry, and he will ensure everything goes well.

To set up your appointment with Dr. Folck today, give our Norfolk offices a call at (877) 206-3444. We also serve patients in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and the communities around them.

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Reach Maximum Potential with Pure Power Mouthguards

The alignment of our jaws and teeth changes a lot about our physiological state. Tension in the neck and jaw muscles can partially restrict the flow of air to the lungs, or even cause your neck and spine to suffer unnecessary stress. Fortunately, many of these issues can be mitigated thanks to the power of the Pure Power Mouthguard!

If you play sports with lots of incidental or purposeful contact, you should get a mouthguard to protect your teeth and keep them in optimal position. You should especially consider a Pure Power Mouthguard if you are suffering from:

·         Persistent  pain in your jaw
·         Back or neck pains
·         Problems recovering from cardio workouts
·         Stressed or painful upper-body muscles
·         Problems with balance

These problems will probably not be entirely solved by a mouth guard, and you should definitely seek medical attention for them outside of getting a mouth guard. But a Pure Power Mouthguard can help alleviate some of the underlying orthodontic problems that may be helping to exacerbate these problems, and give you a more positive athletic experience.

If you want to learn more about the Pure Power Mouthguard or solving alignment issues with your jaw, contact Dr. Michael Folck by calling (877) 206-3444. Dr. Folck serves patients in Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Virgina Beach.

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