When it comes to oral health issues, you may know from previous experience that a tooth infection is something that can wreak havoc on your smile and something that requires immediate attention. Whether you need a root canal treatment or otherwise, the longer you neglect an infection, the more complex and widespread the side effects – such as an abscess – can become. However, you may be wondering to yourself how exactly to determine whether your tooth is infected. Allow us to help you with this seemingly tricky issue.
Do you laugh off the fact that you’re well known as a loud snorer because some people snore – and some don’t? Or, are you feeling anxious about your snoring because it has been waking your partner and interrupting your ability to make it comfortably through a full night of sleep? For immediate clarity on this topic, we suggest you keep one thing in mind: Snoring is not good for you and may be a warning sign of something more serious called sleep apnea, which will require sleep apnea treatment. Let’s see what you know and provide additional information with a brief quiz.
Many people think of beautiful teeth, when they think about smiles. However, the teeth and gums must first be in excellent health before they can serve as confidence-builders and cosmetic assets. You may already realize that you need to be brushing your teeth everyday in order to keep your smile healthy, much less attractive. But are you curious what more you could be doing to care for your smile? If so, your preventive dentist can help educate you on the importance of dental hygiene, a healthy diet and what else can be done to keep your smile healthy. (more…)
Do you sometimes wish you had worn braces as a teenager, but now you feel too embarrassed to get orthodontic treatment? Did you know that minor, cosmetic alignment issues can often be corrected with porcelain veneers, instead of orthodontia? There are many other esthetic problems that can be corrected with veneers, too, including permanent staining, disproportionately small teeth, or even jagged edges caused by wear. Perhaps best of all, cosmetic veneers provide a long-lasting way to enhance your natural smile.
If it has been years since you last needed to have a dental crown placed, or if you have never had one at all, you might have some reservations or concerns about needing one. For many years restorative dentistry, like crowns, meant noticeable metal additions to one’s smile. Fortunately modern dentistry provides more seamless alternatives in the form of porcelain crowns that can help improve both the functionality and the appearance of your smile! So if you feel you need restorative treatment, don’t delay due to concern about how it will affect the esthetics of your smile. Instead, talk to your dentist about the many benefits of dental crowns. (more…)
Did you know that your teeth are protected by the most resilient substance your body produces? Teeth are also the most-used parts of your body, and are constantly subjected to the pressures of biting and chewing.
Though strong, teeth can become weak from inadequate hygiene, or suffer structural damage from accidental trauma, and repairing them is vital to your continued good oral health. Today, we explain the process of fixing tooth fractures, and what to do if a tooth is damaged beyond saving. (more…)
If you have been experiencing sensitivity or discomfort, especially when trying to enjoy hot or cold items like coffee or ice tea, for instance, you could be struggling with a dental cavity. Cavities are incredibly common. In fact, nearly 90 percent of adults will experience them. Many kids also struggle with dental caries. Fortunately, restorative dentistry makes it possible to treat a cavity simply and quickly, in most cases. Treatment like a dental filling allows patients to enjoy their meals, and their lives, without worrying about dental discomfort!
Do you take pride in having the latest and greatest technology? Is your home theater system a source of joy, or your smart phone a reflection of your ability to keep up with the times? Having the newest technology is about more than just a status symbol. It also means taking advantage of technological improvements that can make your life easier, more efficient, and simply more fun! If you value technology, it’s important to go to a dentist who does the same. After all, advanced dental technology can help make procedures more comfortable, more precise, and even more effective. So before you schedule an appointment with just any dentist, make sure you have found one that values technology as much as you do. (more…)
Do you find yourself laughing, with friends from behind a closed-mouth grin? On dates, do you talk softly and hold a glass in front of your mouth, for fear the date will only see the imperfections in your teeth? If you are tired of feeling insecure and trying to hide your smile, it’s time to talk with a cosmetic dentist about how treatment could help you feel proud of your pearly whites! (more…)
Did you vow to take better care of yourself this year, by hitting the gym, filling your plate with more green vegetables, drinking lots of water, and getting more rest? If so, you are probably feeling much better about both your appearance and more importantly your overall health. But did you know that another great way to help care for yourself, is actually through preventive dental care? Sure, dental hygiene and regular checkups can help keep your smile looking its best. But your oral health can also impact the rest of your body. A lot more is affected by your dental care than just your smile, so this year commit to caring for your teeth and gums, as well as your body! (more…)