Everyone deals with foul breath problems at some point in their lives. Morning breath is quite common. Unfortunately, many people experience chronic foul breath that doesn’t go away easily. Thankfully, dealing with foul mouth odors is typically easy with help from your dentist. To help you understand why you shouldn’t hesitate to seek treatment, we… Read more »
Things that Can Mean You Have TMJ Disorder
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder can have an array of symptoms. The condition mainly affects the large joints upon which your lower jaw hinges. But, the damage to these joints can cause discomfort in many forms, and in areas that aren’t obviously connected to your oral health. At Lake Forest Dental Arts in Chicago, IL, Dr…. Read more »
Straight teeth | How important is it?
Why straighten crooked teeth? Have you ever wondered why it is so important to have straight teeth? Do your choppers really need to be straight? Are truly straight teeth attractive as well as necessary? The answer is yes to all of these questions. Making everything straight offers a multitude of benefits. Dr. James Fondriest in… Read more »
Problems with your bite can cause great discomfort. Allowing those issues to linger and not addressing them in a timely fashion, can lead to additional disruptions to your health. Millions suffer from TMJ Dysfunction (temporomandibular disorder). So, for the help you need with your TMJ issues, Dr. James Fondriest of Lake Forest Dental Arts in… Read more »
Evolution of the Human Jaw
Many believe that individuals with underbites have weak jaws. Others believe that the human jaw is naturally weak in comparison to the jaws of a shark, dog, or even a cat. Although a human jaw may not appear to be as strong as the jaws of other mammals, it is quite powerful. Exactly how strong… Read more »
Cavity repair gel is being developed
Wouldn’t it be great if your dentist could put a cavity repair gel on a cavity instead of drilling your teeth. If you have succumbed to cavities, then you are familiar with the process of getting them filled. Before filling the decayed tooth, your dentist will numb the area where the restoration will be placed…. Read more »
Veneering Porcelains | Types and best uses
Porcelain veneers are a wonderful cosmetic makeover restorations that can bring beauty and strength to imperfect front teeth. Cosmetic dentist Dr. James Fondriest can create gorgeous, high quality tooth covers in various styles with different veneering porcelains to fit the needs and desires of patients. Different Types of Veneering Porcelains Porcelain veneers are thin “jackets”… Read more »
Bad Breath and Dental Bridges
Cleaning dental bridges can be cumbersome. The spaces between the pontics (or false teeth) and the gum line tend to be areas where bacteria and particles of food can gather. Because of such, a specialized flossing technique for removal is required. If those spaces are not cleaned properly, patients can experience severe bad breath or… Read more »
When was the toothbrush invented? History of the Toothbrush
Do you know when the toothbrush was invented? Did you know that teeth cleaning tools have been around for thousands of years? The oral hygiene tools of past civilizations were crude in comparison to our modern tooth brushes. Toothbrushes come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. From manual toothbrushes, to electric ones, the toothbrush… Read more »
Tooth Whitening Process | Get that white smile
Get a nice white smile by whitening your teeth Do you want a white smile? It’s safe to say that the tooth whitening process is the most popular and requested cosmetic dental procedure today. The foods and drinks we consume (especially red wine, coffee, tea, and soda), daily habits (such as smoking and the use… Read more »
Raise my gumline | Gum lift to reposition your gums
How much attention do you pay to your gums? Probably not so much. But if you or others in your family have a gummy smile, you may have wondered if there was anything that you could do. Have you ever asked your dentist, “can you raise my gumline?” Well, the answer is yes, something can… Read more »
Headache won’t go away with medicine
At the first sign of a headache, you probably reach for your preferred over the counter pain reliever or try a home remedy. What should you do if you have the headache that won’t go away with medicine? If these facial pains become chronic, you may struggle to determine why. The answer may be a… Read more »
Tooth Covers | Teeth Covers | For a beautiful smile
On television and in the movies, an ultra bright “Hollywood smile” is essential. Have you ever watched a film on Netflix only to wonder if editing created the perfect smiles? Digital movie magic can work plenty of wonders, but it cannot change smiles. Dental professionals play that role! Back in the early 1930s, a now… Read more »
Will Veneers Ruin My Teeth?
Those perfect smiles shown off by celebrities on the red carpet during award season are not always natural. Many have had various cosmetic and restorative treatments to fix smile issues such as misshapen teeth, stains, and gaps between teeth. Here is another secret, celebrities are not the only ones who can achieve a perfect smile…. Read more »
Posture and TMJ Disorder | Help relieve your symptoms
If your mother drove you crazy with constant demands to “sit up straight”…you should thank her. Whether Mom knew the full effect of posture or not, the truth is, bad posture can be bad for your physical and mental health. Turns out, having a straight spine and correct alignment body can even help relieve symptoms… Read more »
Advantages and disadvantages of dental plaque
Most dental patients only talk about the topic of dental plaque with their dentists. What they might not realize is that dental plaque has positive qualities, as well as downsides. If you have never considered the role that dental plaque plays in keeping teeth healthy, read on to discover some interesting facts that most individuals… Read more »
PFM Crown | What can they do?
Did something happen to your tooth that is far too severe for a dental filling? Perhaps you broke your tooth or are suffering from the effects of severe tooth decay. No matter the problem, a PFM crown is a wonderful solution to protect your remaining tooth, so you can avoid an extraction. In many cases,… Read more »
Whoopi Goldberg’s Struggle with Gum Disease
Celebrity gum disease Whoopi Goldberg has struggled with gum disease for many years. Sharing her problems has put light on a topic that many suffer from. Learning to brush your teeth is a right of passage for all children. We’re told about the importance of brushing your teeth twice a day and going to the… Read more »
Artistic Dentistry – Dental Design with an Artistic Focus
If you were to think about excellent dental care, chances are you would think it was about the science of teeth, rather than any sort of art. You would be correct in that scientific principals play a big part in caring for your teeth, oral structures and overall dental health. But there is another side… Read more »
Migraines or TMJ | Muscle pain often diagnosed as migraines
Have you wondered if your headaches are caused by migraines or TMJ? If you suffer frequent headaches, you are not alone. The World Health Organization estimates that about 50% of adults (18-65) worldwide suffer from headache disorders. Of those who reported having headaches, about 30% had migraines.1 If you frequently experience the debilitating pain and… Read more »
Broken tooth | Treatment for a fractured tooth
Symptoms of broken tooth are sometimes difficult to distinguish from symptoms of other dental health issues. For instance, like bruxism or TMJ disorder, cracked tooth syndrome causes sensitivity to extreme temperatures. For example, eating ice cream, or drinking hot coffee may produce an aching sensation in your teeth. In severe cases, breathing hot or cold… Read more »
8 Benefits of a great smile
Most people want a great smile. Have you ever been around a group of bubbly people, and suddenly you started to feel giddy, too? This could be the result of a contagious grin. In the same way that yawning can make other people yawn, smiling can make others smile. In a Harvard study covered at NPR,… Read more »
Cure your toothache | How to get rid of one
What helps a toothache when you don’t have a dentist? They usually develop when it is least expected, and when it strikes, it strikes! It may even go away for a period of time before it strikes again. What do you do to get rid of a toothache? Is there some way to relieve it on… Read more »
TMJ and tooth sensitivity | TMJ Disorder Can Make Your Teeth Sensitive
Is there a connection between TMJ and tooth sensitivity? Though TMJ or TM dysfunction centers on your jaw’s joints, one of the many symptoms it can generate is the unconscious habit of grinding your teeth. When left untreated, TMJ disorder and resulting teeth-grinding can cause your teeth to hurt as well as the components of… Read more »
Sore cheeks, temples, or teeth | Awake to cheekbone pain
elling Do you have frequent sore cheeks and temples? Some people experience cheekbone pain and tension in their facial regions after waking up. Sleep is supposed to rejuvenate your mind and body after a long day of work or school. Unfortunately, some people wake up with even more tension and pain. Headaches, dizziness, earaches, and… Read more »
Dentistry in Shakespeare’s Time
Today we’d like to pay homage to the world’s greatest poet and playwright – William Shakespeare. Sadly, Shakespeare died at the age of 52. Today, this is considered tragically young, but in the 17th century, the average male lived to age 47. Poor hygiene and inadequate medical knowledge meant that disease ran rampant, and this… Read more »
Cosmetic Dental Changes | Your options are growing every day
Have you considered having some cosmetic dental changes done to your smile? We are not asking about cosmetic facial surgery but rather about porcelain veneers, whitening, or other cosmetic dental care. One thing is certain: There are an awful lot of new advancements to get excited about! If you have tried to learn about cosmetic… Read more »
Worried about teeth whitening
Are you worried about starting teeth whitening? You may be scared off by the idea of teeth whitening, even though one of the things you’d love most in the world is to see your smile looking much brighter. When you’re tired of suffering from staining, we would like for you to come in to talk… Read more »
PFM vs porcelain crown – Which is better?
Unless you’ve dealt with receiving a dental crown before, you may not yet be familiar with PFM crowns. Good news: It might sound mysterious but we can explain very quickly. PFM simply stands for porcelain-fused-to-metal. This is a dental crown built on a metal base with a layer of porcelain baked over it. It’s like… Read more »
Recovering from Periodontal Disease
Can I have a nice smile again after recovery from periodontal disease ? Once you recover from periodontal disease and have your oral health fully managed, you may ask yourself: Is there anything you can do to make your smile look the way it used to look? Dealing with significant damage may cause you to… Read more »
Unique dental problems? | You should seek a second opinion
Do you have unique dental problems? You know that seeking care for a whiter smile is common, so you would never think twice about approaching us to discuss cosmetic care options. However, when your smile concerns don’t seem to fall into a category you consider to be common, you may feel like it’s something you… Read more »
Implants can improve a bridge or denture
The good thing about modern fixed bridges and dentures is that they can be crafted to mimic healthy, natural teeth so well that they often remain unnoticeable when in place. However, despite their highly lifelike appearance and ability to fully restore your bite function, custom designed dental bridges and dentures still lack a few important… Read more »
Reasons for a Gum Lift
You have heard multiple times that a gum lift can help with a “gummy smile.” However, you’re not convinced that this is your problem. As a result, you don’t really know if coming in to talk with us is going to be the best idea or not. First, let us remind you that it’s always… Read more »
Smile Discolorations | Address Discolorations in your Smile
Have you decided to address smile discolorations by picking up an over the counter whitening product from your local pharmacy? You may be underwhelmed by your results. Store bought products offer minor improvement. They can help you remove some tooth discolorations on the surface of your enamel. You may feel bothered if the stains that discolor teeth… Read more »
Why Work With A World-Class Ceramist?
When you think about the restoration or cosmetic treatment you’re going to receive, you probably don’t spend a whole lot of time thinking about who’s crafting it or where it is coming from. However, you may certainly dedicate some brain power to hoping it’s a good fit, that it looks beautiful, and that it’s everything… Read more »
Cosmetic dental treatments | Get an exceptional smile
Enjoy durable and natural looking cosmetic dental treatments While there are a number of cosmetic dental treatment options available, porcelain veneers remain one of the most popular, year after year, because of how many imperfections they can help to address. Veneers can be used to help hide variations in the size or shape of the teeth,… Read more »
Porcelain smile improvements that are natural
When you come for the esthetic improvement to your smile (and you need more than whitening), you will likely be the recipient of porcelain cosmetic work. These smile improvements would be either some type of veneer or crown. The finished result with look amazing, beautiful, natural, and will likely check off every box on your… Read more »
Can I change the shape of my teeth?
There are many ways to modify or change the shapes of teeth in your smile. Many individuals worry that their teeth are too short, too long, too wide, too narrow, or just oddly shaped. Fortunately, treatments in cosmetic dentistry can address this issue and help you achieve the smile you desire. In this article, we’ll explore:… Read more »
What is a Cosmetic Dentist?
What is a cosmetic dentist? A doctor that focuses on cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve your smile. More attention is directed at creating a positive change to your teeth and to your smile. Most of the public thinks of teeth whitening or bonding, but most cosmetic dentists in Chicago will provide many smile improvement treatments…. Read more »
What is an Implant?
You may find yourself quickly agreeing with others in conversation that of course, dental implants are the best for replacing missing teeth! However, you then realize that while you feel fully on board with this idea because you’ve heard about them so frequently (and always in the best light), you don’t really know what they… Read more »
Enamel erosion causes teeth to be yellow
When your front teeth are yellow no matter how much you brush, it may be that you have lost your tooth enamel. Enamel erosion or abrasion is the thinning out of the outer coating over your teeth. The average tooth has about 2 millimeters of enamel on the chewing surfaces and 1.5 mm on the… Read more »
Esthetic restorative care for your smile
Worried that you could be in need of esthetic restorative care? If so, what is causing you the most concern? Is it what your dental restoration will look like once completed, or what it will feel like? Many people, especially those who haven’t had restorative work completed in a long time, worry about how they… Read more »
Do you have a jagged smile?
You may have many ways of describing your jagged smile, none of which include the terms “uniform” or “symmetrical.” Instead, you think of it as uneven, up-and-down, and more, as a result of teeth of varying lengths that don’t lend themselves to beautiful consistency. While you may assume you’re stuck with the jagged smile nature… Read more »
Do you have tobacco stains? Ever wonder what smoking does to your oral health? Tobacco products can leave you with many different oral health concerns. Your use of cigarettes or chewing tobacco can leave you at a higher risk for gum disease, and you face a heightened risk for oral cancer. When it comes to… Read more »
Does your Dentist Listen To Patients?
Are you tired of doctors that don’t listen to patients? Does your dentist listen to you? When you want to make changes to your smile, you may have a clear vision for what you want to see after your work is completed. Our office recognizes the value of seeing cosmetic care as a collaborative experience…. Read more »
Sodas and cosmetic dentistry
Do sodas and other acidic beverages affect cosmetic dentistry? After you receive cosmetic dental work, you can feel excited to share your improved smile with everyone. People who make esthetic improvements to their teeth can feel a boost in their confidence levels, and that confidence can have personal and professional benefits. Even if you elect… Read more »
Losing Teeth: Addressing Tooth Loss
Losing teeth certainly affects the appearance of a smile. But most importantly, tooth loss can be detrimental to oral health and function. Prompt treatment is necessary to avoid the issues that can arise from losing teeth. A dental implant is a modern approach to prosthetic care. This treatment helps those with tooth loss regain their… Read more »
How does a smile change with age?
While you can certainly limit the effects of aging by keeping up with a healthy diet and lifestyle, smile changes with age are inevitable over time. With that said, should you assume that your teeth will become less bright, and look less healthy, over time? Your smile can certainly be affected over the years if… Read more »
The Connection Between TMJ And Tooth Loss
If you have obvious gaps in your smile because of tooth loss, you may feel embarrassed, and worry that people make negative associations based on your condition. The cosmetic component of tooth loss is certainly important, but it is only one aspect that can merit concern. If you have lost teeth, there are oral health… Read more »
Are tooth stains causing your smile discoloration?
If your teeth seem to lack that crisp, white color you wish you could show off, you may assume that your problems stem from stains. Coffee, tea, tobacco products, red wine, and many foods can certainly pose a problem if you are worried about discoloration. Poor oral care can also contribute to your troubles. With… Read more »
Planning Major Dentistry
When patients are ready to make real improvements to their smile and dental health, they can explore how cosmetic dentistry and prosthodontic makeover work can help. When planning major dentistry, search for a well trained and experienced dentist that can provide you with a treatment experience that leads to a healthy smile. For many patients,… Read more »
Fully Recovering From TMJ Troubles
Do you frequently find yourself struggling with discomfort along your jaw, or even pain when chewing? If so, have you considered that it could be related to temporamandibular joint dysfunction, or as it is more commonly called, TMJ? Jaw problems can lead to recurring pains that impact your daily life, as well as limitations to your dental… Read more »
Excess gum tissue exposure in your smile
Do you have excess gum tissue? Your smile is such an important feature, and one you should strive to keep in the best possible condition. Issues with tooth stains, damage, poor alignment or tooth development can affect your smile. With that said, some patients face problems with their smile because of their gums, not their… Read more »
Do missing teeth leave you with an incomplete smile?
Are you missing one or more teeth and looking for the best way to restore your smile? If so, you may wonder which restorative dentistry treatment is best to restore the function and beauty of your smile. While each treatment can provide you with a beautiful smile, they each have pros and cons. Today we… Read more »
Getting another opinion before important dental work
Are you planing important cosmetic dental work? Does your dentist listen to you? Do you need to get another opinion to confirm a dentist recommendation? Have you thought about getting another opinion first? Because modern dental treatments can do so much for a person’s smile, you can count on the right procedure to transform the… Read more »
Life Like Crowns
Do you need a teeth makeover? Cavities create urgent problems for teeth, and should be dealt with as soon as possible. With prompt care, it is possible to minimize the damage caused by decay. Unfortunately, many people will not realize they have a problem until they need more substantial care. While dental crowns are effective… Read more »
9 best cosmetic dental treatments
What are the 9 best cosmetic dental treatments available to patients today? The tooth whitening process is a fast easy way to a brighter smile. Repair chipped and discolored teeth in an instant with dental bonding and enamel shaping. Repair tooth decay and improve your smile by replacing silver fillings with newer white fillings. Dental veneers… Read more »
Better Oral Hygiene Advice
It’s no secret that prevention is the best dental medicine, and most people realize that their daily hygiene routine is the cornerstone of that prevention. However, many people also lack in certain areas of their hygiene routine, and that can leave their smiles vulnerable to chronic issues like tooth decay and gum disease. Therefore, such… Read more »
At home teeth whitening
When you visit a store, you’ll likely see a number of products offering at home teeth whitening. However, in order to receive dramatic results that last, you should see the dentist for a professional solution. We can provide at-home teeth whitening that can brighten your smile by multiple shades. Have you considered completing a teeth… Read more »
TMJ Headaches linked to tooth grinding
Did you know that almost half of all headaches are really TMJ headaches? If you have chronic headaches, this can have a negative impact on your overall quality of life. Instead of living with the discomfort or trying to get through it with over-the-counter pain relievers, why not seek out the root cause? Often, persistent… Read more »
Chipped tooth | What is the best way to fix it?
Do you have a chipped tooth? The chipping or cracking of a tooth can cause a permanent change to the way you look when you smile. Dental injuries can be so frustrating because teeth fail to heal from harm, and because that harm can have such a big impact on your overall appearance. A skilled… Read more »
Want a new tooth? Options for replacement
Are you missing something in your smile? Do you want a new tooth? We can replace missing teeth with removable dentures or even dental bridges, but over time your jawbone could continue to break down. Fortunately, we have an advanced treatment option that can help preserve your jawbone tissue. How do dental implants preserve your… Read more »
Best ways of preventing gingivitis
Preventing gingivitis is similar to preventing most other dental issues. Keep your teeth and gums clean with regularly good hygiene and preventive dental care, and you can avoid allowing oral bacteria enough time to infect your gums. However, while gum disease is highly preventable, it only takes one small mistake for oral bacteria to infect… Read more »
Bonding offers simple cosmetic improvements
You may have more options for improving your smile’s appearance than you realize, and in many cases, those options are as minimally invasive as they are effective. For instance, with bonding, your dentist can successfully improve a number of different smile issues without having to permanently change your tooth structure. Today, we take a look… Read more »
Dental Cavity Treatment in Different Stages
Like any dental issue, the best way to protect your smile from a dental cavity is to prevent it from forming. With great hygiene, regular dental care, and close attention, you can do so easily. The reason why prevention is best is because once a cavity forms, it doesn’t stop progressing until you address it…. Read more »
Strong teeth | How to Keep Enamel Strong
Your teeth are the most used parts of your body. Therefore, they need to be strong in order to accomplish their duties without being worn down or damaged. They also need to remain strong enough to repel harmful oral bacteria and food particles that could lead to tooth decay. Today, we take a look at what… Read more »
Fix your smile with porcelain tooth covers
Do you know how easy it is to fix your smile? Patients who want to improve their smiles often worry and get overwhelmed when there are several cosmetic issues to be addressed. Fortunately, most patients are surprised that they can enjoy a more attractive smile with just a single procedure – porcelain veneers. Recently, we… Read more »
Why do I need a root canal?
Restorative dental treatments are typically designed with three main goals in mind – to stop the damage or decay from progressing, restore your bite’s function, and preserve as much healthy tooth structure as possible. In most cases, all three can be achieved with a minimally invasive, custom-designed treatment such as tooth filling. However, in more… Read more »
Do You Constantly Grind Your Teeth?
Bruxism, or the constant grinding of your teeth, can be a serious problem when you allow it to continue for too long. It’s true that your teeth and jaws were meant to clench and grind without sustaining damage. But, when there’s no food between them, the intense bite pressure can significantly wear down and damage… Read more »
Treat Cavities before problems arise
At some point in your life, you may be faced with treating cavities by your dentist. As a product of tooth decay, which results from harmful oral bacteria, cavities are holes in your teeth that continue to grow larger until your dentist treats them. The good news is that, despite being one of the most… Read more »
Professional teeth whitening
If you’ve ever tried an over the-counter teeth whitening product, then you might already recognize that the biggest benefit of professional treatment is that it works. Unlike OTC options, professional teeth whitening is comprised of highly potent but safe whitening gel that effectively breaks up stains while brightening your teeth. In addition to better results,… Read more »
Replacement teeth choices
There are many types of replacement teeth, which one is perfect for you? Like all dental restorations, a dental bridge is tailored to your unique needs and preferences. The highly lifelike dental prosthesis is made to replace a lost tooth in a way that restores your smile’s appearance and your bite’s function without being obvious…. Read more »
Cosmetic Dentistry in Chicago -High end options
If you are not a dentist and you aren’t really familiar with any of the treatments, jargon, or clinical details associated with dentistry, then you may feel at a loss. You know that you would really love a better smile but trying to explain what it is that you dislike about your smile or the… Read more »
Address Tooth Loss
What happens to your mouth if you don’t address tooth loss? The most obvious effects of tooth loss are the way the missing teeth affect your smile’s appearance. Though less obvious, your bite’s function also suffers due to the imbalance. In most cases, a custom-designed bridge, partial, or complete denture can easily address those concerns…. Read more »
Bruxism Treatment | Your management options
Do you wake up with jaw or facial pain or suffer from frequent headaches? Does your jaw pop or click when you open your mouth? Has nighttime grinding worn your enamel down or caused damage? If you said yes to any of these, you and your oral health might benefit from bruxism treatment. While not… Read more »
Do you need to take a tooth out?
Like all dental treatments, tooth extraction is typically a customized procedure that your dentist only recommends when absolutely necessary. Because the treatment involves removing a tooth, however, it can be more complex than other procedures, and in many cases, require further treatment to restore and preserve the rest of your smile. Today, we examine a… Read more »
Most Common Causes of TMJ Disorder?
Temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMJ disorder, is more common than you may realize. However, many patients who experience it don’t realize that their chronic jaw pain (and other related symptoms) is caused by the disorder. Therefore, they don’t realize that an examination from their dentist could be their best option for finding relief… Read more »
Pretty Crowns will give you the smile you want
The fastest way to repair a broken smile is to get pretty crowns. Whether you have broken, crooked, or missing teeth, pretty crowns can address each of these issues. They work great on top of implants. There are any equally important benefits to restoring a damaged, decayed, or severely blemished tooth with a custom-designed porcelain… Read more »
What Do I Do if My Tooth Is Broken?
In many dental emergencies, the situation involves trauma to one or more of your teeth. The severity of the damage depends on the emergency, and in severe cases, your tooth may have a large piece broken off of it. Unlike a cosmetic chip in your tooth, having a significant portion of its crown break can… Read more »
A root canal is needed
If your dentist tells you that you need root canal treatment, then you may not immediately think that it’s something to celebrate. After all, the goal of continuous hygiene and dental care is supposed to be to help you avoid serious dental issues and the need for extensive treatment to address them. However, if your… Read more »
Can I Get Dental Implants with Gum Disease?
Can I get dental implants with gum disease? The good thing about dental implants is that most patients who’ve lost one or more teeth qualify for them. Therefore, more patients can enjoy the many benefits they offer, such as more lifelike replacement teeth and a healthier, stronger jawbone. However, there are a few circumstances that… Read more »
The principles behind many of today’s most advanced dental treatments haven’t changed much over the years. The materials, technology, and techniques have just become significantly more advanced. For instance, when it comes to treating cavities, tooth fillings have long been the best way to save teeth. Today, however, the materials used to fill cavities and… Read more »
Can Veneers Really Straighten Crooked Teeth?
There are many different issues that custom designed porcelain veneers can address, but not many patients realize that they can straighten crooked teeth. The beauty of porcelain veneers is that they can completely reinvent the appearance of your teeth by replacing the blemished tooth structure on their front surfaces. This means the highly lifelike shells… Read more »
Teeth wearing down | Losing enamel from grinding
Teeth wearing done due to nighttime grinding, chronic bruxism Are your teeth are wearing down? Bruxism, clenching or gnashing of teeth is common to everyone. Although everyone has some wear, the amount of structural loss varies dramatically. Tooth-on-tooth contact and the subsequent loss of tooth structure or volume is called attrition. Tooth attrition can occur… Read more »
Bleeding Gums – It Is More Serious than You Might Think
Some dental health issues are only obvious once you know you have them. Until then, the symptoms may not seem serious, especially if they don’t include pain in and around a tooth. For instance, if you notice a small amount of blood mixed in with your saliva when you brush and floss your teeth, you… Read more »
Benefits of Dental Implants | Best tooth replacements
For patients who’ve suffered tooth loss, there are many benefits to dental implants. Dentists often recommend replacing lost teeth with an appropriate number of these titanium posts or fixtures. One of the most significant reasons why is because implant posts are the only way to replace the roots of your lost teeth, which used to… Read more »
How Tooth Bonding Works
Part of the beauty of modern cosmetic tooth bonding is its simplicity. The procedure involves simply bonding tooth-colored composite resin to a specific area of your tooth, then shaping, hardening, and polishing it to match your tooth’s natural appearance. Cosmetic tooth bonding works by concealing or rebuilding blemished tooth structure, but its simplicity is only… Read more »
Confident smile | Do you have one?
Do you have a confident smile? If not, what is the particular problem (or set of problems) plaguing your grin? While it’s easy to overlook, the way you feel about how your smile looks is actually more significant than you think. Learn more about the ways cosmetic dentistry can be extremely beneficial to you and… Read more »
The Keys to Preventing Tartar
The cornerstone of excellent dental hygiene and a lifetime of healthy smiles is the successful prevention of the buildup of tartar. The biofilms, which notoriously cling to your teeth and gums every day, are the harbors for all types of oral bacteria—specifically, the harmful ones that lead to things like tooth decay and gum disease…. Read more »
Dental Crown Problems
Today’s dentistry is an art form. In addition to ensuring your good oral health and bite function, modern restorations also help preserve your natural tooth structure prevent further issues from developing. For instance, dental crowns, which are often crafted from highly lifelike dental porcelain, can be fashioned according to precise measurements of your tooth. A… Read more »
How to Clean Dental Implants – Care for Implants
Dental issues may be common, but for the most part, preserving your healthy, natural teeth is often as simple as sticking to good hygiene and visiting your dentist regularly. This goes for you care of implants also. As dental issues develop, however, that process can become more complicated, especially if you have a restoration placed… Read more »
Tooth colored fillings that match perfectly
Tooth colored fillings are popular because, as they’re name suggests, they blend in with teeth to remain completely discreet. Cavities are the most common dental health issue. Most patients appreciate being able to deal with them without having to deal with the metal appearance of traditional fillings. However, the benefits of bonding teeth go beyond… Read more »
How Can I Avoid A Root Canal?
Do you want to avoid a root canal for your entire life? Sounds like a dumb question but so many people get them. Cavities are common, but because they cause teeth to ache, most patients seek treatment for them in their mild to moderate stages. With a tooth-colored filling, patients can restore their teeth and… Read more »
Visible Signs of Gum Disease – Diagnosis
Most patients understand that they need a dentist to diagnose and make recommendations for gum issues. Having said that, it is good to have an idea of what the visible signs of gum disease. Gum disease is the second most common dental health issue for adults in the U.S. It isn’t because the disease is… Read more »
Improve my smile
Wanting to improve your smile’s appearance is one thing, but knowing how to do it is another. For instance, you might think that addressing your multiple cosmetic concerns would be a complicated process. However, with porcelain veneers, patients can often enjoy complete smile makeovers with only a single procedure. If you’re considering veneers to improve… Read more »
Are you a teeth grinder?
You may have heard of bruxism, but if you don’t realize how often you grind your teeth, then you might not think it’s something you should worry about. However, for many patients, there’s more to their teeth grinding habit than they realize, and if they ignore it, they could be exposed to a host of… Read more »
Dental Emergency Recommendations
The good news about modern preventive dental care is that you can largely avoid the most common and destructive dental health issues, like cavities and gum disease. However, even the most advanced dental care can’t always help you prevent an emergency situation. If your tooth is significantly damaged, compromised, or knocked out of its socket,… Read more »
Hazards of bruxism
Do you understand the hazards of bruxism? It’s easy to ignore the fact that you’re grinding your teeth when you’re stressed or angry. It’s just as easy to miss it when you experience bruxism, which describes consistently grinding your teeth. The trouble with ignoring bruxism is that the persistent friction and grinding can make your… Read more »
Better Dental Hygiene
It’s no secret that good hygiene is the key to a lifetime of good dental health. However, despite a lifetime’s worth of experience, many of us don’t do as good of a job at keeping our smile’s healthy as we should. Today, we examine a few of the commonly overlooked tenants of a good hygiene… Read more »
How To Avoid Cavities?
Are you doing everything you can do to avoid dental cavities? Over the years, have you been diagnosed with more cavities than you’d care to admit? In fact, when you look at your smile, does it seem like there are more fillings than healthy strong teeth? If so, you may have set out to spend… Read more »