Without preventive care and routine homecare, your gums can become inflamed and more likely to develop gum disease. While very common, periodontal disease does pose a number of risks for the stability of your smile. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help prevent the onset of the disease.
Posts Categorized: General Dentistry
Last week, we took a look at the importance of dental cleanings. Every six months you also need another kind of visit, a dental exam. Why do we need checkups? With a routine exam, the dentist can help you enjoy a healthier smile and safeguard you against decay and other oral health concerns.
Do you ever notice a crackling or popping sensation in your jaw? Why does your jaw pop? A popping jaw is often related to the onset of TMJ disorder, also known as TMD. A widespread jaw joint disorder, TMD can lead to serious complications without treatment. We can help restore the health and comfort of… Read more »
When you schedule your appointment for a dental checkup, do you know what to expect from your upcoming experience? Or, do you simply know that this is something you have to do and that it is in some way related to maintaining a healthy smile? Because twice-annual checkups are so important, we encourage you to… Read more »
How do you celebrate Thanksgiving? If you plan on gathering with friends and family then you’re most likely looking forward to a big meal. While feasting and visiting, be sure to be aware of how sugary foods and drinks can endanger the health of your smile. You can take steps to protect your smile this… Read more »
You may have heard the word “composite” before – it’s what we use in both bonding and fillings. This synthetic resin material is moldable. We can even match its color to your surrounding tooth or teeth. Thanks to composite, we offer dental bonding to repair minor aesthetic damage that disrupts the beauty and uniformity of… Read more »
While good dental hygiene can help you prevent the most common dental health issues, like tooth decay and gum disease, other conditions might not be as simple to prevent. In some instances, you might be endangering your teeth without even realizing it, especially if you experience bruxism (consistently grinding your teeth). If you catch yourself… Read more »
Were you always warned by your parents about sugar and cavities? Would they talk about how eating too much candy could rot your teeth, especially if you didn’t brush your teeth before going to bed? Those slightly vague warnings may have been effective as a child, but as an adult, you might be more interested… Read more »
When you’re thirsty, nothing quenches your thirst like a nice, tall, cold glass of freshly squeezed spinach juice. Okay, maybe this sounds like a drink that only Popeye could love. However, if you are jumping on the trendy juicing train, throwing some handfuls of spinach in with your apples, carrots, and other fruits and veggies… Read more »
Oral surgery can include minor matters or more serious dental troubles. Common procedures that may inhibit your ability to eat and speak for at least a short while range from fillings to dental implants. Extracting teeth is necessary when a wisdom tooth is impacted or partially erupted, a tooth has “died” due to trauma, or… Read more »