Is a Sensitive Tooth the Same as a Toothache?

When it comes to your dental health, most things occur in different stages. For instance, what eventually becomes a severely aching tooth could start off as a tooth that just seems a little bit sensitive. In many cases, dental discomfort becomes severe because patients often ignore or choose to endure minor irritations, like tooth sensitivity,… Read more »

Why a Cavity Might Be More Serious

You hear the term “cavities” so often that, eventually, the weight of the word can lose some of its gravity. However, if you develop one, then the seriousness of what a cavity is and what it means for the future of your oral health can suddenly become much clearer. A cavity, which describes a hole… Read more »

What Is a Dental Crown?

Modern dental restorations are designed specifically to mimic the size, shape, appearance, and function of healthy, natural teeth. For instance, when the top part of a tooth, or crown, is damaged or decayed, then a tooth cap or dental crown can be fashioned to completely cover and protect it. A dental crown is designed according… Read more »

Are You Missing Something in Your Hygiene Routine?

The good thing about dental hygiene these days is that keeping your smile healthy is simpler than it’s ever been. For instance, brushing your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristle toothbrush and fluoride-enhanced toothpaste, along with flossing every day with tooth-friendly floss, can be enough to keep plaque from clinging to your teeth. However,… Read more »

Why Are Your Teeth Stained?

You take good care of your teeth by brushing them at least twice a day and flossing at least once. You even diligently attend your routine checkup and cleaning appointments twice every year. So, when teeth stains appear, you may wonder why, and what they could mean for the state of your oral health. Fortunately,… Read more »

Is Tooth Extraction Necessary? Find Out with a Second Opinion

When you’re faced with substantial dental treatment, such as tooth extraction, you may wonder if it’s really the best treatment or if an alternative option may be better for your oral health. At our office, providing expert second opinions is one of the many things that sets us apart, and for patients facing tooth extraction,… Read more »

Answering Questions About Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are one of the most versatile cosmetic dentistry options today. Made from lifelike, customized dental porcelain, veneers are made to completely makeover one or more teeth with minimal or no changes to your healthy, natural tooth structure. Veneers are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth, gives them the ability to correct multiple… Read more »

An Artistic Approach to Dental Care

There are different forms of dental treatment that address the many different concerns you may have with your dental health. For instance, general dentistry helps you keep your teeth and gums healthy; restorative dentistry helps you repair damaged or infected tooth structure; and cosmetic dentistry can address esthetic issues that affect your smile’s appearance. However,… Read more »

Can Your Dentist Help Put A Stop To Your Chronic Headaches?

Experiencing frequent headaches can be frustrating, inconvenient, and – of course – uncomfortable. One reason some patients will experience regular discomfort is because of TMJ disorder. When you have issues with your jaw joints, the discomfort can reach your neck, your face, and your head. If you grind your teeth as a result of TMJ… Read more »

Receiving A Second Opinion Concerning Dental Work

Second opinion dental appointments can help in many circumstances. Seeking out the input of an expert in cosmetic dental work can help you develop a clearer picture of how you can enjoy remarkable smile improvements. You can also seek another qualified perspective if there is some uncertainty on how to proceed to address a situation…. Read more »

How to Keep Bad Breath Away

Are you afraid to stand to close to people when you speak for fear that they may smell your breath? Have you tried every dental hygiene product on the market, but still can’t get rid of it? While everyone deals with bad breath once in a while, the cases that don’t go away are usually… Read more »

Signs That You Need to Visit the Dentist

The trouble with most dental health issues is that, unlike a small cut or the common cold, problems with your oral health don’t typically resolve themselves. Dental diseases are usually progressive, and protecting your oral health depends on prompt action to halt the disease and repair any dental damage. When trouble does occur, many patients… Read more »

Why Wisdom Teeth Are Still a Thing

By the time many people reach their late teens and early twenties, they’ve already begun to grow their last four molars, commonly known as wisdom teeth. Unlike the other 28 permanent teeth, wisdom teeth are frequently extracted because there’s little room for them to erupt on the dental ridge. Their penchant for causing trouble and… Read more »

Erasing Embarrassing Teeth Stains

Have your teeth lost their characteristic shine and glimmer? Are they marred by visible staining that detracts from your smile’s natural beauty? It’s okay; it happens to nearly everyone at some point in their lives. Unlike cavities or gum disease, teeth stains occur even if you successfully keep your teeth clean and disease-free. Also unlike… Read more »

Why Some People Chronically Grind Their Teeth

grind your teeth

You may not realize it as you occasionally grind your teeth together, but the habit of doing so could be a potentially serious dental issue. Most people clench their jaws and grit their teeth when under extreme pressure or physical strain, or when experiencing a strong negative emotion, like anger. However, many people chronically grind… Read more »

What Nature’s Teeth Can Teach Us

Did you know that, besides diamonds, the enamel around your teeth is the most resilient, naturally-occurring substance on earth? This may surprise people who already know that tooth enamel is also as brittle as glass. Its unique construction has spurred NASA scientists to study its molecular formation as inspiration for the next wave of air… Read more »

A Close Look at TMJ Disorder

Many patients endure for years under the constant hindrance of chronic aches and pains. Often, unsuccessful diagnosis and treatment can add stress to the discomfort. Many people are surprised to learn that headaches, earaches, neck soreness, and shoulder pains (among many others) are the result of a jaw dysfunction known as TMJ disorder. Though the… Read more »

Worrisome Truths 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 »

Think You Want Veneers? Schedule A Consultation!

If you begin researching porcelain veneers, you will most likely discover that you fall in love with the beautiful finish they provide. You will be amazed at how natural they look. You may even discover that you would love to consider veneers for your own smile, particularly if you’re experiencing a variety of esthetic problems… Read more »

Cosmetic Dentistry: 3 Compelling Reasons To Use It

Do you love the way your smile looks? 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… Read more »

Bothersome Rumors About Bridges

There are a lot of bothersome rumors out there about nearly anything you’re interested in learning more about. Rest assured, if it’s a big decision, then you are certain to come across some confusing information! When it comes to dental bridges and your smile, we would like to ensure you get all of the information… Read more »

How Do You 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 cavities using lifelike fillings and crowns.

Quiz: How Do Veneers Transform Smiles?

We have an array of cosmetic treatments to help patients enjoy brighter and more attractive smiles. Many of them are designed to address one issue, such as teeth whitening, while some can actually correct a number of different concerns. With veneers, we can transform smiles by addressing multiple cosmetic issues.

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 »

Could You Need TMJ Treatment?

Could You Need TMJ Treatment?

Do you frequently wake up with headaches, or struggle with jaw pain throughout the day? Does yawning create a great deal of pain? Hear a popping noise in your ear when you open your mouth? These are all symptoms often brought about a condition known simply as TMJ, a disorder of the Temporomandibular Joint, 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 »

Do I Really Need to Be Flossing Everyday?

Do I Really Need to Be Flossing Everyday?

Brushing your teeth twice a day is an important way to prevent dental cavities. Unfortunately, brushing alone is usually not sufficient for keeping tartar buildup at bay. That is why dentists so strongly urge patients to floss daily, as well. Flossing can help to remove the bacteria and food particles that can lodge between teeth,… Read more »

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

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

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 bloodstream. Fortunately, caring for your gums properly can help… 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 »

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

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

No parent wants to find out that his or her children are suffering from pesky dental cavities. They can be uncomfortable or downright painful, and left unaddressed they can lead to painful tooth infections or even the need for extraction. Unfortunately, nearly 1/3 of school-aged children in America will struggle with dental decay, like cavities…. Read more »

Does Your Smile Need Care As You Age?

Does Your Smile Need Care As You Age?

Now that you’ve celebrated several birthdays, are you wondering if you should actually be doing more to help protect your smile? Perhaps you are more concerned by obvious signs of aging, that are causing your smile to look older than you are, and certainly much older than you feel. Fortunately, restorative dental treatment like crowns,… Read more »

Have You Considered Upgrading to a Dental Implant?

Have You Considered Upgrading to a Dental Implant?

Did you lose a tooth, or have one extracted several years ago? If so, you may have opted for a denture to help complete your smile after the loss. Dentures represent a fast and affordable solution for coping with tooth loss. That said, over several years, many patients can find that even once well-fitting dentures… 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 »

Get A Bright White Smile For Summer

Get A Bright White Smile For Summer

More sun in the summer makes everything brighter. Your teeth should be no exception. A whiter smile can be the fastest and most impactful way to refresh your appearance. When you look refreshed, you might feel refreshed. While some minimal stains or discoloration may be able to be slightly lightened by an over-the-counter whitening solution,… Read more »

Dentistry is an Art Too!

What Is Artistic Dentistry?

Artistic dentistry When you are happy and proud of your smile, it shines through. When you feel self-conscious of your smile, the lack of confidence can be evident. Your smile makes up a big part of your appearance. Because your smile makes up a big part of your appearance, you want it to retain it’s uniqueness… Read more »

A Second Opinion Can Be Reassuring

second opinion reassuring

Dental care can be confusing especially if a diagnosis comes with an extensive and expensive plan for treatment. Your dentist has the best intentions, but sometimes a second opinion can be valuable. All dentists come from a variety of background with different experience and training. A second opinion can offer different treatment options, so that… Read more »

Are You Flossing Every Day?

are you flossing 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 »

Protect Your Oral Health With These Simple Tips: Part Two

Protect Your Oral Health With These Simple Tips: Part Two

As someone interested in keeping your smile healthy, you may have already taken several steps to help prevent dental cavities and other oral health threats. But, do you still wonder if there is more you could be doing to keep your smile healthy? While daily hygiene is a good start to keeping the smile healthy,… Read more »

Are You Ready for a Complete Smile Makeover?

Are You Ready for a Complete Smile Makeover?

Do you ever find yourself shying away from taking photographs with your family, or even going out with friends, all because of imperfections in your smile? Does showing your teeth at all make you feel self-conscious and uncomfortable? It can be difficult to feel confident when there are tooth imperfections like staining, gaps, or sharp… Read more »

Are Dental Crowns Always Made of Metal?

Are Dental Crowns Always Made of Metal?

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 »