Bruxism is a disorder in which a patient grinds his/her teeth or clenches his/her jaw. Without treatment, the disorder can lead to serious complications, including damaged teeth and an increased risk of decay and infection. But why do we grind our teeth? How do you stop this disorder?
Last week we took a look at two of our common cosmetic treatments, bonding and whitening. But what if there was a procedure that could accomplish everything those procedures can and more? Porcelain veneers can improve the beauty of your teeth by completely transforming their appearance. Do you need veneers?
Do you have unsightly brown or yellow stains on your teeth? We understand how embarrassing stained teeth can be. To address this common esthetic concern, we offer two very unique professional whitening systems. Do you need teeth whitening? Which procedure will best address your discoloration?
We offer a number of cosmetic treatments and lifelike metal-free restorations to improve the appearance, function, and health of your smile. However, with two unique cosmetic treatments, we can address several common esthetic issues in just one visit. What is bonding and contouring? Are these procedures right for you?
What should you do when a tooth is avulsed (knocked-out) or broken? There are a few steps you can take right before seeing your dentist to ease discomfort and make the repair process easier. Fortunately, we can provide emergency care to address problems or injuries with the teeth and gums, returning your smile to optimal health and function.
There are many dental health issues that concern children, from the well know, such as tooth decay, to the less obvious, such as thumb sucking. As a parent, protecting your little one’s smile means being aware of the possible dangers and taking steps to help. Today, we’re going to look at three common dental issues in children.
Last week, we looked at how bridges can address minor tooth loss. But what if you’ve lost several teeth, or all of them? In these scenarios, you benefit from dentures, a dental prosthetic designed to address serious tooth loss and restore function and beauty to your smile. Do you have questions about dentures?
Last week, we looked at dental implants for replacing lost teeth. However, they are not the only option for restoring your missing teeth. In fact, for the loss of one or more teeth, you may benefit from a dental bridge. We offer two different options at our office. What kind of bridge of you need?
Losing a tooth, or more than one, can be embarrassing. In addition, the issue can lead to trouble communicating clearly, difficulty eating, and even lead to jaw joint problems, such as TMJ disorder or bruxism. To improve your quality of life, you need to have your missing teeth replaced. Fortunately, we can do so with dental implants. What do you know about dental implants?
According to studies from the Centers for Disease Control, half of adults over 30 suffer from some form of periodontal disease. Without treatment, gum disease can lead to major discomfort, as well as a risk of adult tooth loss. How do you prevent gum disease? With a focus on proper homecare and routine visits with the dentist, you can help protect your smile.