Diagnose Your Unexplained Jaw Pain

There are plenty of parts of your body that you don’t really think about until you experience a problem. Your jaw is definitely one of those parts. Jaw pain can make it difficult to smile, talk, and eat. Those are some of life’s best activities! There can be many different causes for jaw pain. If you suffered a physical accident, it may take a few days for your jaw pain to wear off. If you’re experiencing chronic jaw pain that you can’t explain, the issue may be related to a subconscious issue or a joint problem. In either case, your dentist can help you diagnose and treat the problem. (more…)

Childhood Cavities Can Have a Lasting Impact

From the time your children first develop teeth, you need to start caring for them. Any tooth in the mouth can be susceptible to bacterial growth and cavities. That’s why you should be brushing your child’s teeth and teaching them how to do so as they get older. Preventing tooth decay is the best way to give your children a bright oral health future. If your child develops cavities when they’re young, this can have a lasting impact on them in the future. In today’s blog, we explore why early childhood oral healthcare is so important, and what you can do to help your child. (more…)

How Often Do You Think About Your Smile?

You show off your smile during life’s best moments — when you’re happy and laughing. You want to experience those moments of joy without reservation. If you’re someone who is constantly thinking about their smile — because of yellowing or misshapen teeth — you may not be getting the most out of life. You don’t want to feel self conscious in social situations, you want to feel comfortable. Having a beautiful smile that you don’t have to think about helps you feel better. If you are constantly worried about the state of your smile, it’s time to explore cosmetic dentistry options. (more…)

Find Your Replacement Teeth Now

Tooth loss isn’t something you plan for as an adult. Losing a natural tooth is never an ideal outcome. The experience can be painful and humiliating. Even if you take proper care of your teeth, you can still fall victim to an accident that knocks out or breaks one or more of your teeth. Then comes the aftermath. Missing teeth may cause you to feel self conscious about your appearance. Dental prosthetics can replace your missing teeth with life-like substitutes. Dental bridges, dental implants, and dentures can all rebuild your smile and allow you to feel comfortable again. (more…)

How Do Whitening Trays Work?

If you want a brighter smile, you may consider using a teeth whitening treatment. There are over-the-counter options like whitening strips and whitening toothpaste, but the most effective way to whiten your teeth is with professional treatment. Your dentist can help you achieve whitening results that work for you. Most commonly, your dentist will set you up with a take-home whitening kit. These take-home kits use whitening trays to hold a bleaching agent that removes stains from your teeth. In today’s blog, we cover how, exactly, these teeth whitening trays work. (more…)

Dental Implants Can Support Dentures

If you have extensive tooth loss throughout your mouth, individual dental implants may not be a viable option for recovery. While dental implants are sturdy and stable, your jaw can typically only support so many implants, and the cost of this treatment can get high. Dentures are a more common option for replacing many of the teeth on a dental ridge. The drawback with dentures is typically that they are less stable, come with messy adhesive, and don’t provide the same bite power as your natural teeth. Dental implants can actually be used in conjunction with dentures to create a more stable prosthetic. (more…)

Are Your Kids Comfortable at the Dentist?

Patient comfort is a crucial part of the care that you receive during your visits to the dentist’s office. Of course you want quality care and expertise, but patient comfort creates a positive experience, and the value of a positive experience can’t be overstated. This is especially true for younger patients. The experience that your child has at the dentist can affect how they perceive dental visits as adults, and how they take care of their own teeth throughout their lives. Choosing the right dentist for your children can have a long-lasting, positive impact. (more…)

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