How to Finally Fix Your Gummy Smile

If certain areas of your gum tissue covers more of your tooth structure than it does in other areas, then your entire smile can seem as though something’s off with its appearance. Besides throwing your smile off, however, a gummy smile can affect your oral health in several other ways. The uneven gum line can make it easier for dangerous oral bacteria to hide, which lead to serious complications for your oral health in the future. Fortunately, you can improve your smile’s appearance and avoid such heightened risks by correcting your gum line with laser contouring. (more…)

How Tooth Bonding Transforms Your Smile

When your smile is affected by one or more cosmetic blemishes, the desire to improve its appearance is natural. However, rather than immediately opting for the most popular or comprehensive smile improvement, your dentist will help you choose the treatment that best fits your cosmetic needs. For instance, tooth bonding is a minimally invasive cosmetic enhancement that can be recommended for a variety of different smile blemishes. In addition to effectively restoring your tooth’s full and healthy appearance, bonding can also help you avoid having to alter a significant amount of your tooth structure. (more…)

What’s the Value in Professional Teeth-Whitening?

The good thing about modern dental care is that most common issues, including cavities and gum disease, can be largely prevented. However, there are still some things that will always occur even when you take excellent care of your smile, such as stains appearing on the surfaces of your teeth. Typically, such stains result from the accumulation tartar and exposure to foods and beverages. Over time, such things can affect the appearance of your tooth enamel. Fortunately, you can erase common stains and restore your smile’s brilliance conveniently and effectively with customized professional teeth-whitening. (more…)

How Many Treatments Does It Take to Makeover Your Smile?

There are many different things that can impact your smile’s appearance, which is why cosmetic dentistry includes a wide variety of treatment options to address each one. When several such issues occur at the same time, though, your treatment plan has to balance improving your smile’s appearance with minimizing the amount of treatment that you have to undergo. To determine exactly which treatments would best makeover your smile, your dentist will consult with you personally after a careful examination to determine what kinds of improvements are necessary. (more…)

How Much Do You Know About Dental Implants?

Dental implants have become so popular these days that you’ve likely heard about their benefits already, especially if you’ve lost teeth and are looking for a suitable replacement. However, there are many benefits to dental implants that aren’t talked about as often, or that patients don’t realize are directly connected to their long-term oral health. Today, we take a closer look at dental implants and the most important things you should know about them. (more…)

Dental Treatments that Often Involve Sedation

When anxiety and fear make it difficult for patients to visit the dentist, receiving the care they need often requires the help of dental sedation. Using one or a combination of types of sedation, the dentist can help them relax and relieve their anxiety throughout the course of their visit. However, you don’t have to experience dental phobia to benefit from sedation. In fact, several common procedures can be made much more comfortable and successful with the right, customized dental sedation option. (more…)

A Few Advantages of Laser Dental Treatment

Implementing advanced technology into common dental procedures and treatments has helped improved dental health care in several different ways. For instance, digital and 3D imaging makes it easier to see the earliest signs of dental issues and address them before any serious damage occurs. It also helps your dentist design and perform a variety of procedures with increased precision. Likewise, the use of an advanced, specially calibrated laser can help us accomplish highly lifelike results in a more comfortable and minimally invasive manner, which can provide several important advantages. (more…)

Things Sleep Apnea Makes Harder

As a sleep disorder that’s marked by chronic snoring, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can be loud. However, patients who suffer from it often don’t realize it, typically mistaking their condition for nothing more than chronic snoring. That’s because patients aren’t conscious during an apnea episode, when their airway becomes clogged and they stop breathing. The repetition of such episodes leads to increasingly loud snoring and can make it impossible for your body to rest. Therefore, sleep apnea makes it harder for your body to continue functioning properly, and the effects can become increasingly more prevalent as time passes. (more…)

Signs that Your Jaw Joints Aren’t Working Right

There are many forms of dental discomfort and many different reasons for each one. For instance, if your tooth hurts, it might be damaged, or it might have developed a tooth infection. If you develop pain in your jaw, however, then the most likely reason is that something is inhibiting its proper function. Jaw dysfunction, known as TMJ disorder, can affect the joints and muscles that control your jaw movement. If they aren’t working right, then discomfort will be just one of the many signs. (more…)

2 Good Reasons to Think About Root Canal Treatment

There are several reasons why root canal treatment might become your best restorative treatment option. The procedure addresses tooth infection that has reached the internal pulp chamber of your tooth. It can help you find relief from increasingly more severe tooth pain, as well as save what remains of your tooth from being lost to further infection. Today, we examine why root canal treatment is such a necessary procedure, and why you shouldn’t wait too long if your dentist says it’s necessary. (more…)