Why don’t I feel my gum problems

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 »

Relief from TMJ

Relief from TMJ

Are you looking for relief from your TMJs? Your temporomandibular joints, or TMJs, are the joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull, and they are the most used joints in your entire body. To operate properly with minimal impact on your teeth and jaw, your smile should be evenly balanced. This allows your… Read more »

Fixing a Cracked Tooth

Fixing a cracked tooth

When you crack a tooth, it usually hurts enough to make visiting your dentist an obvious priority. However, not all cracked teeth are immediately painful, and if you neglect to fix one, it can quickly become even more severely damaged. The good news is that, if you maintain a regular schedule of checkups and cleanings,… 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 »

Fixing the imperfections in your smile

Hiding imperfections in your smile

Do you have many imperfections in your smile? 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… Read more »

Gum problems? Here’s What You Need to Know

Avoid Gum problems

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 problems are a common condition, one that is estimated to impact millions of Americans. Unaddressed, gum problems can lead to tooth loss, and may contribute to… Read more »

So you lost a tooth

I lost a tooth

Can you remember how excited you felt the first time you lost a tooth as a child? You may have been so anxious to do so, in fact, that you actually hurried the process along. Unfortunately, as an adult, the emotions that accompany tooth loss are rarely pleasant. They tend to involve embarrassment, frustration, and… Read more »

How long do dental implants last?

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 »

Protect Your Teeth

Protect your teeth

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 »

How to prevent cavities

How to prevent cavities

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 »

Common oral and dental problems in older people

Oral and dental problems in older people

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 »

Chewing after getting dental implants

chewing after dental implants

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 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 »

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 modern 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 »

Using implants to hold a denture

Using implants to hold a denture

Have you considered using implants to hold a denture? 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… Read more »

How often should I get dental check up?

How often get dental check up?

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 »

TMJ disorder

Patient with tmj disorder

TMJ disorder is a collective term that could include a large number of different problems. What they all have in common, however, is that they affect your jaw joints’ ability to function properly, which can lead to a host of chronic aches, pains, and jaw muscle issues. Because TMJ disorder can vary from patient to… Read more »

Have you recently had a tooth extracted?

Tooth Loss Can Be Addressed Quickly, Securely

Did you just have a tooth extracted? 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 while chewing, misalignment of remaining teeth,… 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 »

Halitosis

Halitosis

Do you occasionally have halitosis? Do you frequently catch yourself having to do a sniff test, to see if your breath smells bad? Most people want to have minty fresh breath, but not all realize that bad breath could be much more than just a superficial problem. Chronic halitosis could actually be a warning sign… Read more »

Dog dental care

dog dental care

Does your best friend walk on four legs and answer to the name of Fido, or Fred? In other words, is your dog the light of your life and your very best pal? Many pet parents go to great lengths to help keep their pups, really their furry family members, healthy. From buying organic dog… 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

Porcelain veneers are worth it

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 »

What is the downside of dental implants?

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

Questions About 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 »

Toothbrush care

Toothbrush care

For the most part, common dental issues can be prevented with proper, consistent use of your toothbrush. Yet, the state of your toothbrush can determine how effective it is at cleaning and protecting your teeth. Learn proper toothbrush care. If you don’t care for it well, your toothbrush may cause more harm than good to… Read more »

Feel Your Best by Fighting That Canker Sore

Ouch! Most Canker Sores Can Be Treated at Home

You have worked hard to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile, through regular dental care and even professional teeth whitening! Unfortunately you don’t feel like showing it off much, when you have a canker sore. Many children and adults alike, struggle with canker sores. But knowing they are common won’t make you feel any better…. Read more »

Preventing Plaque | Limiting mouth bacteria

Preventing Plaque for Pearly White Teeth

From preventing unsightly yellow marks from appearing on the teeth, to avoiding dental problems like cavities and gum disease, there are almost countless reasons to try to avoid plaque buildup. But many people don’t realize some of the simplest preventive steps they can take to keeping their teeth and gums healthy and plaque-free. If you… Read more »

Build Smile confidence with Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers for a Great Smile

As you enter the holiday season, are you feeling a bit insecure about showing off your smile? Holiday parties and family get-togethers are great for catching up with one’s friends and family. Unfortunately, this quality time together can also heighten insecurities about one’s teeth. Fortunately, noticeable imperfections, such as deep staining, discoloration, or disproportionate teeth,… Read more »

Replacing lost teeth

Replacing lost teeth

Unfortunately adult tooth loss affects many Americans, and it can cause problems for not only a person’s confidence, but also for his or her ability to speak and chew comfortably. Luckily, there are a number of ways a dentist can help complete a smile after tooth loss, each with benefits and some drawbacks. Understanding each… Read more »

Cosmetic Bonding Could Solve Smile Woes

cosmetic tooth bonding

Are you unhappy with your smile, but you’ve put off seeing your dentist because you think improving your teeth is either unaffordable, or will take too long to see results? Did you know that cosmetic tooth bonding can be a quick way to resolve many issues, such as chipped, stained or disproportionally small teeth? Through… Read more »

What Happens if I Don’t Floss?

Maintaining gum health

For many people flossing is at the very bottom of their priority list. It can seem cumbersome, and many see it as unnecessary. “If I’m brushing my teeth, what’s the big deal about flossing?” Unfortunately, while brushing is a good start, it can still leave behind plaque and bacteria. Dentists don’t just recommend, but strongly… Read more »