Month: February 2018

Why Is Sleep Apnea a Problem for Your Wellbeing?

Patients who exhibit symptoms of sleep apnea often feel the effects most during the day. Because the disorder occurs while they sleep at night, they’re often unaware of the condition. Yet, its impacts on overall quality of sleep and systemic health can become more troublesome nonetheless. If you exhibit signs of sleep apnea, then speak… Read more »

When Is Tooth Extraction Unavoidable?

By sticking to a good hygiene routine every day, which means brushing at least twice and flossing at least once, you have a good chance at preventing most dental issues. Those chances increase when you also stick to a regular schedule of dental checkup and cleaning appointments. Together, this preventive routine can help you keep… Read more »

Think You Know Gum Disease?

Gum disease is one of the most recognizable chronic dental conditions. It’s even the star of a wide variety of marketing campaigns for dental hygiene products. Yet, despite its popularity, there are many things about gum disease that you might not realize, like what it could mean for your long-term oral health or how it… Read more »

A Quick Guide to Emergency Dental Treatment

When a dental emergency strikes, saving your tooth is all about timing. While specific emergencies differ from patient to patient, most involve sudden, severe discomfort and/or damage to your tooth structure. Regardless of the nature of your emergency, addressing it as soon as possible is the best way to prevent it from becoming more severe…. Read more »

Your Crooked Teeth May Be Worse than You Know

If you can see that your teeth are crooked without your dentist having to tell you, then you might automatically assume that the most concerning thing about them is your smile’s appearance. While this is a significant concern, the more serious consequences of crooked teeth (or malocclusion) are the impacts they can have on your… Read more »

What Do You Know About Tooth Loss?

If you lose a tooth, you won’t instinctively know what to do about it. That’s largely because tooth loss isn’t a natural, inevitable thing. In fact, many cases of tooth loss could be prevented with better hygiene and preventive dentistry practices. The problem is that many people don’t know enough about tooth loss to understand… Read more »

3 Ways to Prevent (Almost) Any Dental Health Issue

Prevention is the goal of every dental treatment, not just preventive care. For instance, if you have a damaged or infected tooth, then restoring it as soon as possible is necessary to prevent your tooth from suffering more damage. Nevertheless, preventive dental care is the backbone of a lifetime of good dental health. Along with… Read more »

What Does Teeth-Grinding Have to Do with Jaw Pain?

When you have bruxism, you may not always realize just how often you grind your teeth. Therefore, you might not immediately recognize the connection between your teeth-grinding habit and the chronic pain in your jaw known as TMJ disorder. However, for many patients, bruxism and TMJ disorder are closely related. The incessant grinding can damage… Read more »

Your Smile Makeover May Be Just One Treatment Away

A smile makeover often describes a series of procedures that are tailored to address your smile’s cosmetic concerns in the most conservative and effective way possible. The treatments involved in the plan depend on your specific dental needs and preferences. Therefore, if you have several concerns with your smile’s appearance, then you might automatically believe… Read more »

2 Reasons Orthodontic Treatment Matters

Crooked teeth are among the most common cosmetic concerns that patients express about their smiles, which is one reason why orthodontic treatment matters. A straighter and more attractive smile is one that you’ll be more likely to show off proudly. However, straightening crooked teeth matters for more than just your appearance and confidence. The alignment… Read more »