Have a toothache?

Man with toothache

Do you have a toothache? Given their role in everything from processing your food to enunciating your words, your teeth go through a lot every day. Though they’re the covered in the most resilient substance your body produces (enamel), your teeth are not indestructible. If you haven’t already, then you may have to deal with… Read more »

Worrisome Truths About Gum Disease

truth about gum disease

Even if you aren’t currently undergoing treatment to control gum disease, it might still be an impending threat to your oral health. As one of the most frequently-experienced dental issues, gum disease can affect nearly anyone at some point in their lives. Without proper care and maintenance, and a healthy understanding of its causes and… Read more »

Teeth Whitening Problems and Considerations

Teeth Whitening Problems

The only thing better than enjoying bleached teeth is figuring out how to keep them bright. Since your teeth will remain vulnerable to staining over time, the goal is to prevent discoloration from occurring. How to do this, you wonder? Teeth whitening is not without it’s problems and considerations. Old restorations, tooth sensitivity, deep stains… Read more »

How Do You Fix A Cavity?

How To Fix A Cavity

Tooth decay impacts patients of all ages and will require restorative treatment. Otherwise, serious complications can arise, such as dental infections or abscesses. Fortunately, we can provide an artistic and cosmetic approach to restorative treatment. We can fix a cavity using lifelike fillings and crowns. Cavities are one of the most common dental problems on… Read more »

Is Your Smile Showing Signs of Gingivitis?

Is Your Smile Showing Signs of Gingivitis?

Many people know that overly sensitive or deeply stained teeth can be warning signs of dental cavities. Yet people rarely know the early indicators of gingivitis, the first stage of a dangerous and chronic condition called periodontal disease, or gum disease as most people have heard it called. Gum disease involves inflamed gum tissue, which… Read more »

Ready to Like Your Smile More? Talk to Your Dentist

Ready to Like Your Smile More? Talk to Your Dentist

Are you tired of feeling insecure about your smile, due to cosmetic concerns such as deep staining or inconsistencies in the shape or size of your teeth? What about discomfort? Have you begun experiencing increased sensitivity recently, due to an undiagnosed dental issue? If so, don’t keep postponing getting answers, and potential help. Instead, schedule… Read more »

Look Your Best and Brightest with Porcelain Veneers

Look Your Best and Brightest with Porcelain Veneers

Do you have a special event coming up, soon? Whether you’re going to be a bridesmaid in your friend’s wedding or graduating from college, don’t go into such a momentous occasion feeling insecure about your smile. Instead, talk to your cosmetic dentist about how porcelain veneers could help address your smile’s imperfections, and leave you feeling… Read more »

Want to Avoid Gum Disease? Here’s What You Need to Know

Want to Avoid Gum Disease? Here’s What You Need to Know

Sure, most people think about their teeth when they think about their smiles. But the teeth would be nothing without healthy gum tissue holding them in place. Unfortunately, gum disease is a common condition, one that is estimated to impact millions of Americans. Unaddressed, gum disease can lead to tooth loss, and may contribute to… Read more »

Want to Avoid Gum Disease? Take Care of Your Whole Smile

Want to Avoid Gum Disease? Take Care of Your Whole Smile

do you consciously do things to avoid gum disease? No one wants to discover that they’re suffering from advanced gum disease, which is called periodontitis. Untreated this chronic condition can lead to loss of teeth, and may even heighten risk of developing other health problems throughout the body, due to the gums’ connection to the… Read more »

Have You Suffered from Tooth Loss?

Have You Suffered from Tooth Loss?

When was the last time you sat down to enjoy a meal, without fear that your denture would shift about uncomfortably as you tried to chew? What about smiling? Does it feel like ages since you actually smiled confidently, without feeling concerned that your friends or family would fixate on your incomplete smile? If so,… Read more »

Can Your Family Do More to Protect Your Teeth? Part Two

Can Your Family Do More to Protect Your Teeth? Part Two

Keeping one’s smile healthy is important for a number of reasons. Good oral health is essential to maintaining a beautiful smile. More importantly, it can help prevent discomfort and eventually pain, as well as the need for an extraction. A healthy smile is also important for maintaining proper nutrition, and avoiding complications that can be… Read more »

Want to Protect Your Gum Tissue? Periodontal Care Is Important

Want to Protect Your Gum Tissue? Periodontal Care Is Important

Teeth are often what people notice first, when they see your smile. They may even be what gets most of your attention, when it comes to oral care. Unfortunately, this could be why studies indicate that millions of Americans could be struggling with gum disease, many unknowingly. Gum disease is a chronic condition that will… Read more »

Are You Ready to Complete Your Smile Securely? Part Two

Are You Ready to Complete Your Smile Securely? Part Two

After losing a tooth, or even several, were you happy to get a denture to complete your smile once again? Dentures are fast and affordable ways of coping with tooth loss. However, if you have recently grown concerned about your current dental prostheses, like a denture, it could be due to changes in your smile… Read more »

Are You Ready to Complete Your Smile Securely? Part One

Are You Ready to Complete Your Smile Securely? Part One

If you have suffered from adult tooth loss, then you know all too well how frustrating that can be. From the shock of first losing a tooth, or even finding out that one must be extracted, to the embarrassment showing your teeth when your smile is incomplete and the frustration you can experience when trying… Read more »

What Could Happen If I Never See the Dentist?

What Could Happen If I Never See the Dentist?

Ever wondered how important regular preventive appointments actually are? In other words, have you ever felt tempted to skip out on routine preventive visits with your general dentist? If so, there are many compelling reasons to reconsider. General dental appointments are key to maintaining a healthy smile, particularly as one ages. From cavities to gum… Read more »

Are You Flossing Every Day?

floss every day

  Most people have gotten their brushing routine down. They brush in the morning and before they go to bed. Some even brush after every meal. But the majority of people are still not regular flossers. Using an interdental cleaner, such as floss, is an absolutely essential part of a good oral hygiene routine. Brushing without… Read more »

Enjoy a Beautiful Smile and the Confidence That Comes with It

Enjoy a Beautiful Smile and the Confidence That Comes with It

When was the last time you actually posed proudly for a photograph, showing your whole smile? If you have been avoiding showing your teeth, because of noticeable imperfections like staining, inconsistencies or even minor gaps, it is time to talk to your dentist about how cosmetic treatment could help to improve the look of your… Read more »

Diet and dental health

Diet and dental health

Many people don’t understand the connection between diet and dental health. If you have spent much time in a dental chair, receiving restorative treatment to address dental cavities or other preventable problems, then you may have already taken some steps to take better care of your oral health. For instance, you might have added flossing… Read more »

Are Dental Crowns Always Made of Metal?

modern dental crowns

Do you worry that you may soon need restorative dentistry? More specifically, are you concerned that dental restorations must always be made of metal? For many years, patients that required dental work had no choice but to settle for smiles that were marred by obvious and sometimes uncomfortable metal restorations. Fortunately, that is no longer… Read more »

Are You Ready for a More Secure Dental Prostheses?

Are You Ready for a More Secure Dental Prostheses? Part Two

Dental bridges and dentures are popular forms of dental prostheses, because they represent relatively fast and affordable ways to complete the smile after tooth loss. Unfortunately, many patients find that dentures can shift annoyingly, and often uncomfortably, during meals. Fortunately, dental implants are a more secure way to address tooth loss, one that can inspire… Read more »

Can You Do More to Prevent Cavities? Part One

Can You Do More to Prevent Cavities? Part One

Did you struggle with several dental problems last year that required restorative dentistry to address? For instance, were you diagnosed with several cavities that required dental fillings? Cavities are incredibly common, both for children and adults. Fortunately, they are preventable. Through a mix of healthy habits and routine professional care, you really can protect your teeth from… Read more »

Is Your Smile Overdue for Dental Care?

Is Your Smile Overdue for Dental Care?

Do you want to prevent ongoing oral health threats, the kind that could leave you suffering from discomfort and even downright pain? Want to enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile for years to come? If so, regular dental care is absolutely essential. Cleanings help to remove tartar buildup, which could otherwise cause cavities. Seeking restorative… Read more »

Tooth whitening

Tooth Whitening?

Do you frequently find yourself staring in the mirror, wondering when your smile started to look so deeply stained, or if there is anything that can be done about it? In fact, have you already tried several over-the-counter products you have seen advertised on TV, only to be disappointed that you’re still embarrassed by grey… Read more »

Tooth Loss Can Be Addressed Quickly, Securely

Tooth Loss Can Be Addressed Quickly, Securely

Did you lose a tooth in 2016, or have to schedule an extraction? If so, you may be suffering from a variety of emotions, such as insecurity, frustration or even embarrassment about the incomplete smile you are now facing. Sadly, over time, incomplete smiles can begin to create additional problems, such as discomfort or inefficiency… Read more »

Does Your Smile Need Dental Treatment?

Is It Time for Dental Treatment?

When was the last time you visited the dentist for a cleaning? Was your only phone attached to a wall? Were postage stamps still being sold for less than a quarter? Many adults postpone regular preventive visits, either because of anxiety about seeing the dentist, or simply because their smiles seem “healthy enough”. Sadly, over… Read more »

Are You Suffering from TMJ?

Suffering from TMJ Pain?

50% of the american population is suffering from some manifestation of TMJ. Do you wake up in the morning with discomfort in your jaw? Do you suffer from frequent headaches? What about ear popping? Has chewing become difficult, because of tightness as you open your mouth? Did you know these are all common warning signs… Read more »

Smile Proudly, Again, with a Dental Prostheses

Smile Proudly with a Dental Prostheses

Are you embarrassed because of adult tooth loss? In fact, have you spent a great deal of time trying to hide your smile, when amongst friends and family, because of your incomplete smile? Tooth loss is exciting for many children. After all, it represents a rite of passage, and often a visit from the Tooth… Read more »

Dry Mouth Syndrome

Dry Mouth Syndrome

Have you been suffering from dry mouth recently? Do you frequently find yourself struggling with bad breath? Tooth discomfort and bleeding gums are easily recognized as symptoms of dental problems like cavities and gum disease. But did you know that there are many other warning signs that could be telling you that your smile is… Read more »

Developing cavities

developing cavities

Are you worried developing cavities? In particular, are you concerned about the health of your smile? Nearly 90 percent of adults develop cavities, and many school-aged children deal with them, as well. Fortunately, it is possible to prevent cavities. It just requires a combination of diligent hygiene and professional preventive care, as well as other… Read more »

Porcelain Veneers Are Worth the Investment

Could Veneers Be Right for You?

Have you been considering a consultation with your dentist about finally addressing your teeth’s imperfections through the use of porcelain veneers, but postponed that appointment because of concern about the cost? While it is true that veneers are one of the more costly investments, where cosmetic dentistry is concerned, they do have a number of… Read more »

Two Types of Seamless Smile Restorations

Two Forms of Seamless Smile Restoration

Have you grown concerned that you could be struggling with an undiagnosed dental problem? If so, have you delayed visiting the dentist to determine the cause of your sensitivity or other discomfort, because you are worried what the solution might mean for your smile. If you have outdated metal fillings or crowns, you might think… Read more »

Which Is Better for You, Porcelain Veneers or Cosmetic Bonding?

Which Is Right for Your Smile?

Do you often find yourself dreaming of a brighter or more beautiful smile? Do you frequently wish your teeth looked better, or that you had a different smile altogether? If so, you may have considered cosmetic dentistry in the past, but hesitated because you were unsure what the best way to go about improving your… Read more »

Compelling Reasons to Complete Your Smile After Tooth Loss

Compelling Reasons to Complete Your Smile

Tooth loss can be a troubling experience for adults. Not only can an incomplete smile make it more difficult to chew comfortably, but it can create insecurity while smiling, as well. Over time, though, the side effects brought on my booth loss can be even more bothersome. That is because tooth loss can cause remaining… Read more »

Questions About Veneers

Answering questions about porcelain veneers

We understand how important a beautiful smile can be. We want our patients to enjoy attractive smiles that boost confidence and reflect good oral health. With one restoration, porcelain veneers, we can completely alter the appearance of a tooth, addressing multiple cosmetic concerns. Do you have questions about veneers? What Is a Porcelain Veneer? A… Read more »

Gum Contouring

Gum Contouringr

As you age, a lot can change. From your hair color to your hearing, big and little changes can begin to impact your life. Sadly, your smile is not immune to the effects of aging. In fact, excessive gum tissue is a common complaint of senior dental patients. Fortunately, much like other cosmetic concerns, it… Read more »