Have Questions About Teeth-Whitening? Ask Your Dentist

When you consistently stick to a good hygiene routine and schedule of dental visits, you have an excellent chance at avoiding the most common dental health issues. However, teeth stains aren’t always one of those issues. Even when your teeth are healthy, various stains can gradually develop on their surfaces over the years. Fortunately, such teeth stains aren’t usually a threat to your oral health, either, and erasing them doesn’t have to require complicated dental treatment. With professional teeth-whitening, you can rid your smile of embarrassing stains and brighten your teeth quickly, effectively, and with optimal convenience. (more…)

3 Things Your Smile Makeover Might Include

The point of a smile makeover is to optimize every aspect of your smile’s health and appearance. Because everyone’s smile is unique, every smile makeover must therefore be customized to address each patient’s specific needs and preferences. For instance, if your only concern is stained teeth, than your makeover may only require professional teeth-whitening. However, if you also have multiple other issues to correct, then your dentist can design a treatment plan that minimizes the amount of dental work you need while maximizing your makeover’s end results. (more…)

Why Taking Care of Dental Implants Is Easy

The reassuring thing about tooth loss is that, with the help of modern dental prosthetics, you can still enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile for the rest of your life afterward. For instance, with one or more dental implants, you can replace any number of lost teeth without needing extra support from clasps, adhesives, or modified healthy teeth. Besides making your replacement teeth look and feel more lifelike than ever, the ability to mimic the root-and-crown structures of your natural teeth also makes taking care of your new smile simpler than ever. (more…)

A Few More Benefits of Dental Sedation

Dental sedation has long been a safe and effective solution for helping fearful patients overcome their dental phobia and anxiety. The ability to relax even when you’re most anxious is often vital to receiving necessary dental care. However, even patients who don’t fear their dentist can still benefit greatly from the use of dental sedation. Today, we take a look at a few of those benefits, and how sedation might make your treatment easier even in the absence of dental fear. (more…)

Got a Bad Breath Problem? Here’s What You Should Know

The most concerning thing about your persistent bad breath may be the fact that it could be a source of endless embarrassment. However, what’s even more worrisome is that, if your bad breath persists, then there may be a serious problem with your oral health that will only grow worse over time. Today, we examine the real problem with chronic bad breath, and what you should know about dealing with it for good. (more…)

Does Your Bite Feel Off? Ask About Bite Equilibration

When people think of occlusion, or bite balance, they often think of crooked teeth. After all, malocclusion frequently describes teeth that have grown out of proper alignment to varying degrees. However, your bite’s balance relies on more than just your tooth alignment, and bite equilibration is often the most effective way of ensuring that this balance remains equal on all sides of your bite.  Because everyone’s bite is different, the process of restoring the harmony to yours may require a variety of treatment options that differ from everyone else’s. (more…)

Addressing the Problems of Tooth Loss

Of the many things that can affect your dental health, tooth loss is often considered the worst-case scenario, and for many good reasons. When you lose a tooth, the loss is permanent, and so are the continuing effects that the loss has on the rest of your oral health. While there are several ways to replace missing teeth according to your unique circumstances, dental implants are often the best way to address tooth loss and its many different consequences. (more…)

How Your Headaches Might Be Dental Related

Headaches are one of those things that happen to everyone, and we often don’t think to wonder why. Like all aches and pains, headaches have reasons behind them, such as overactive muscles and nerves, or restricted oxygen intake. Even more surprising, many patients can experience chronic, increasingly word headaches that are directly related to their dental health – particularly, their jaw joints (or TMJs). Today, we examine the role that your TMJs often play in chronic headaches, and how your dentist can help you find relief by treating your specific TMJ disorder. (more…)

True or False Questions About Snoring

You might not consider snoring a dental health issue, but the truth is that many cases of it involve some form of abnormality with your mouth and/or throat tissues. Therefore, your oral health expert may be your best chance at finding a solution to stop snoring. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize this, and so they may go years suffering from their snoring before finally seeking appropriate treatment. Today, we test your knowledge of your snoring habit with a few true or false questions. (more…)

How Permanent Teeth Become Crooked

To many people, orthodontic treatment makes sense for children. Their teeth can often become misaligned as they develop, and that misalignment can grow worse if not corrected as soon as possible. Yet, many people are surprised when their teeth become crooked long after they’ve fully developed. For adults, permanent teeth can become crooked for a wide variety of reasons, many of which indicate an equally serious underlying problem. When it does occur, orthodontic treatment may be an important part of your treatment plan for restoring your good oral health. (more…)