Month: March 2018

Tips to Reduce Your Risks of Toothaches

Toothaches are so common that many people think they’re just a routine annoyance. Usually, however, the discomfort is the result from something more serious, like a cavity or the recession of your gum tissues. While you might not immediately realize that toothaches are preventable, you may recognize that the common causes of it are, as… Read more »

Do You Need Root Canal Treatment? Here’s How to Tell

The thing about your dental health is that, even though symptoms like toothaches are common and often obvious, the reasons behind them and appropriate treatment options are not always as clear. For instance, if you have a severe toothache, you may not realize that you need root canal therapy, and hesitating could lead to the… Read more »

Did You Know You Can Prevent Tooth Loss?

Tooth loss affects a majority of adults to some degree in their lifetime, which can make it seem inevitable to many people. That assumption is even stronger for people who have family members who have already lost several or all of their teeth. However, like virtually every other chronic dental health issue, tooth loss can… Read more »

Learn Why Sleep Apnea Is a Threat

Sleep apnea is a condition that affects millions of people of all ages, yet can often remain undiagnosed for years before patients begin to suspect there’s a problem. The disorder’s most common form, known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), is often mistaken for chronic snoring, and therefore, ignored. However, the truth is that undiagnosed sleep… Read more »

Talk to Your Dentist About TMJ Disorder

There are several different factors that account for your bite’s function, and your jaw’s joints (known as TMJs) are among the most important. More formally called temporomandibular joints, your TMJs are the hinges that your lower jaw pivots and moves on. Because of their importance, and their close proximity to your dominant cranial nerves, trouble… Read more »

Easy Ways to Fix a Chipped Tooth

If your tooth has been chipped for a while now, then it may not really seem like something that needs to be addressed immediately. The problem is that any tooth damage grows worse under the pressure of your bite, and with a chipped tooth, you might notice the gradual change as the chip grows larger…. Read more »

How to Makeover a Smile that’s Missing Teeth

Smile makeovers are highly personal treatment plans that are designed to optimize the function and appearance of patients’ smiles according to their unique dental needs. For instance, if your teeth are chipped or worn, then rebuilding their structures will be an important part of your makeover. If you’re missing one or more teeth, then dental… Read more »

Why Dentures Perform Better with Dental Implants

For patients who’ve lost several or all of their teeth on one or both of their dental ridges, dentures provide an essential lifeline to restoring their bite’s function and their confidence in their smiles. For instance, consisting of highly lifelike replacement teeth, partial and full dentures fill the gaps in your smile to make things… Read more »

Dental Implant vs. Dental Bridge for Single Tooth Replacement

While tooth loss naturally poses a number of risks to your oral health, the loss of a single tooth isn’t as much of a hassle as it used to be. That’s because patients have long been able to regain the function of their bite and the confident appearance of their smiles with a lifelike prosthesis,… Read more »

Why Your Dentist May Recommend Sedation

Dental sedation has long been an important part of professional dental care, especially for patients who suffer from heightened anxiety or fear about visiting the dentist. With a wide range of customizable sedation options, dentists can help every patient receive the high-quality dental care their smiles need and deserve. Today, sedation is often recommended even… Read more »