In certain cases, keeping your smile healthy means not preserving a tooth, but removing it entirely. While this may seem counterproductive, often the oral health concerns impacting a tooth mean your oral health depends on the immediate removal of a tooth. What should you know about dental extractions? Is the process comfortable?
Last week, we discussed how a dental filling can be used to treat tooth decay. In addition to dental fillings, we also offer a more substantial restoration known as a dental crown. What does placing a crown involve? What damage or oral health concerns can we address using one?
Last week, we discussed how an aching tooth could be a warning sign of a cavity. Should you develop tooth decay, how can we fix the issue? With a composite dental filling, we can provide a lifelike solution in a single visit. How does a filling repair the tooth? What can we expect from this procedure?
When a toothache forms, you may notice a persistent pain in your tooth. This could be caused by a number of different issues, some of which can subside shortly. However, other aches may require the attention of your dentist. When should you see the dentist for a toothache?
Many people seem confused by this question. How could you not be brushing your teeth correctly? However, often people aren’t aware that without proper cleaning, your teeth can still develop cavities or gingivitis. How do you know if you’re brushing your teeth correctly?
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.
You’ve probably heard your dentist recommend a regular dental cleaning. This procedure is essential for protecting your smile against everything from gingivitis to gum disease. However, many people assume proper brushing and flossing is enough to properly safeguard your smile. In reality, you need cleanings to keep your smile healthy.
Have you ever noticed a popping or clicking sensation in your jaw? What may initially seem like an annoying quirk could actually be an indicator of a serious oral health concern. TMJ disorder, also referred to as TMD, impacts our jaw joints and can lead to a higher risk of major oral health complications unless treated.
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?