Why You Should Tell Your Dentist if You Snore

If you snore too much and decided to seek treatment for it, would you know who to turn to? Many people don’t think to talk to their dentists about their snoring habit. However, your dentist may be the most qualified one to help you stop, and to address the underlying sleep disorder that it may indicate. Quite often, snoring and its associated disorder, sleep apnea, are caused an abnormality in your mouth and/or throat tissues, which partially or completely obstructs your airway while you sleep. In many cases, we can help patients address their condition and prevent airway obstruction with the help of a custom-made sleep appliance. (more…)

3 Thing Advanced Dental Technology Makes A Lot Easier

Some things can’t be automated or delegated technology, like properly caring for your smile. However, the dental health field has always been a showcase of contemporary technology. These days, there are several different innovations that vastly improve the quality of most diagnostic services and treatment options. From offering clearer, more detailed images of your teeth and oral structures, to more accurately diagnosing bite problems or crafting lifelike restorations, technology makes caring for your smile easier. It also reduces the amount of time you spend in the chair and enhances the results of your treatment. (more…)

What You Might Not Realize About Dental Implants

There are many reasons why people lost teeth. Whether from accidental trauma, severe dental disease, or some other reason, the fact that one or more teeth are missing can mean several different things for your smile. The goal of replacing your lost teeth is to rebuild your smile and prevent the consequences of tooth from growing more severe. For many patients, the most effective and biocompatible way to do that is with the help of one or more dental implant posts. (more…)

The Link Between Eating Habits and Oral Health

Besides filling out your smile and playing a huge role in its appearance, your teeth also serve several important functions, like processing your food every time you eat. Because of their role, your teeth can be highly influenced by the content of what you eat. For better or worse, your diet and eating habits can be a significant aspect of your overall oral health care. Today, we examine a few of those habits and how they can affect your immediate and long-term oral health. (more…)

3 Aspects of Your Oral Health that Gum Disease Threatens

If you’ve never been diagnosed with gum disease, then the threat that it can pose can seem distant and not very immediately concerning. However, just because you haven’t been diagnosed doesn’t mean it isn’t a threat, especially if it’s been a while since you’ve attended a professional dental examination. Unfortunately, many people fail to realize that they have gum disease for that very reason, and by the time they are diagnosed, it has already affected several different aspects of their oral health. (more…)

A Few Conservative Ways to Improve Your Smile

A healthy and disease-free smile is something you should be proud of, but if your smile’s appearance isn’t as optimal as its health, then it can still negatively impact your confidence. Cosmetic dentistry involves several highly customizable solutions to improving your smile’s appearance, often with a focus on keeping your treatment plan as minimally invasive as possible. If your teeth are stained, chipped, misshapen, slightly uneven, or more, then learn how the right cosmetic dental procedure can help create the smile you want. (more…)

How to Properly Deal with a Cracked Tooth

There are a lot of reasons why a tooth could crack, and in some cases, it might not hurt immediately enough for you to notice. However, even if you don’t realize it, the damage to your tooth can become an increasingly bigger threat to your oral health the longer it’s left untreated. Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer a cracked tooth for long. With timely restorative treatment, your dentist can fix your tooth, alleviate the discomfort of its fracture, and restore its health and structural integrity. (more…)

The Less Visible Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Dealing with cavities isn’t necessarily tricky, but it can mean different things depending on several specific factors. For example, you can prevent cavities from ever developing with consistently good hygiene and preventive care. Or, you can detect and treat one before it even becomes obvious by detecting it early with advanced DIAGNOdent imaging. If a cavity develops and has time to grow more serious, then you may be able to stop it and restore your tooth with a tooth-colored filling. Using customizable composite resin that blends in discreetly with your tooth, we can create a filling that not only offers a more esthetic restoration, but also benefits your oral health in several other important ways. (more…)

What Actually Causes TMJ Disorder?

When you practice consistently good hygiene and keep up with regular preventive dental visits, you have a very good chance of preventing some of the most common dental health concerns. Things like tooth decay, gum disease, and chronic bad breath can all stem from excessive plaque and tartar buildup. However, not every challenge that your smile faces can be controlled with good hygiene. For example, if your jaw’s joints can’t operate properly – a condition known as TMJ disorder – then you may require more than just a dental checkup and cleaning to resolve it. (more…)

Teeth-Whitening: Professional vs. OTC Treatments

Few good things could be said about teeth stains, but one of the most important ones is that they can often be erased quickly and conveniently with teeth-whitening treatment. Because common teeth stains are often cosmetic and don’t pose a threat to your oral health, you can even find multiple over-the-counter (OTC) products that promise to effectively whiten your teeth. Such options are tempting given their convenience; however, even if your teeth stains are minor, treating them professionally is almost always the best option. (more…)