Month: July 2016

3 Ways to Prevent Cavities

It’s no secret that cavities are a common threat to children’s smiles, but did you know that they also affect a large majority of adults in at least one of their permanent teeth? Of all the issues that can threaten your dental health, tooth decay and cavities are among the most common, but they’re also… Read more »

Dental Implants – The Solution to Loose Dentures

In addition to the benefits of replacing lost teeth, dentures also have a few drawbacks that can affect the future of your dental care. For instance, after a while, dentures can lose the firm grip that they were once designed for, making them uncomfortable and difficult to bite and chew with. The good news is… Read more »

Benefits of Root Canal Treatment Over Tooth Extraction

Root canal treatment, like all forms of dentistry, has advanced rapidly over the last few decades. What once seemed like a daunting procedure is now relatively simple, and can be completed in a single visit with minimal discomfort. Still, many people have reservations about root canals, and may wonder if just extracting the tooth is… Read more »

Did You Know…About Crooked Teeth?

Crooked teeth commonly affect children, and orthodontic treatment is often recommended for younger patient to correct them. But as adults, crooked teeth can be equally worrisome, and patients who’ve never dealt with crooked teeth before might feel overwhelmed at the prospect of correcting them with braces. There are several things that you should know about… Read more »

Should I Try OTC Teeth-Whitening?

With the wide availability of over-the-counter (OTC) teeth-whitening products, it can be tempting to purchase one (or several) in lieu of visiting your dentist to brighten your smile. However, the reason OTC whiteners are so widely available is the same reason why they typically don’t produce results – because they contain significantly lower concentrations of… Read more »

The Daily Grind: 3 Facts to Know About Bruxism

While it may look like an unfamiliar word, bruxism is just the medical term for grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw. Of course, most people have to do this in some form to eat everyday, but it becomes a medical issue when you begin to clench or grind your teeth unconsciously. Even so, as… Read more »

What is TMJ Disorder?

TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, the joint that connects your jaw to the top part of your skull. It’s a complicated piece of your anatomy, which pairs a sliding motion with a hinging motion when it moves. When the cartilage in that joint wears out or breaks down for any reason, you can experience pain… Read more »

3 Questions Answered About Dental Crowns

Certainly it’s not anyone’s favorite reason to go to the dentist, but a dental crown on one of your precious pearlies can save you a lot of trouble in the future. One way to relax about your prospects on the dental front is to inform yourself. Asking questions about dental crowns can help you to… Read more »

When Would You Need an Ultrasonic Deep Cleaning?

If you’re the type of person who has trouble keeping up with two daily brushings, flossing, and your twice-annual dental check up, you may have developed tartar and plaque in your mouth. You can remove plaque easily enough at home, but tartar is harder and requires a professional hand to remove. If that tartar builds… Read more »

Are You Keeping Your Mouth Healthy?

You may think that you’re following all the right steps to keep your mouth healthy, but don’t be so quick to be sure. If you haven’t checked in on your preventive dentistry techniques lately, it’s possible that no one has taught you how to do it properly since you were a child. Even if you… Read more »