What Are Dental Sealants and What Do They Do?

Protecting your child’s teeth is a priority, and sometimes, you could use a little help. It takes time for your children to learn how to adequately brush their teeth. It can be difficult for your little one to reach all of the surfaces of their teeth, especially as new teeth continue to pop up. Your dentist can provide you with preventive care measures to help keep your child’s teeth safe as they grow and mature. Dental sealants are one of these preventive measures. Sealants can be used to protect the surfaces of difficult-to-reach teeth from bacteria. (more…)

Update the Way You Brush and Floss Your Teeth

It’s a good idea to check in with yourself about your oral health care routine every so often. When you do the same thing again and again without really thinking about it, you start to lose the impact of the treatment. Brushing and flossing are the basic home care practices that everyone should perform to care for their teeth. Now is the perfect time to check in on this routine. How are you brushing and flossing? Could you be doing a better job? Answering these questions can improve the long-term condition of your teeth. (more…)

How Severe Is Your Tooth’s Infection?

Severe illnesses require serious treatment, and make no mistake, tooth decay is an illness. Bacteria aggregate and infect your tooth, causing a cavity over time. However, bacteria won’t stop on the surface of your tooth. They will work their way deeper into the pulp of your tooth, and eventually into your tooth’s roots. The root canals of your tooth serve as a transportation system between other oral tissues. These roots can become infected, and they can spread that infection. If your tooth’s infection is severe, you’ll likely need root canal therapy. (more…)

Exploring Solutions for Bruxism and TMJ

When you think of the services that your dentist provides, you probably imagine checkups and cleanings. Maybe you need the occasional cavity filling or restorative treatment. However, your dentist can help with more than just damaged teeth. Your dentist is an oral health specialist, so when you experience an issue like jaw pain, you should talk to your dentist. Conditions like bruxism and temporomandibular joint disorders can wear down your teeth and cause you pain. Your dentist can provide solutions for these conditions. (more…)

Finding General and Preventive Dental Care for Your Child

From the time your child is born they receive medical attention, so it’s easy to develop a schedule for regularly visiting the doctor. Establishing when your child should visit the dentist on the other hand, may not be as clear. Your child should have their first dental appointment shortly after their first tooth erupts, or around their first birthday. Once you have teeth, you need to start caring for them. Children’s dental visits present an opportunity for a dental professional to administer both general and preventive care for your little one’s teeth. (more…)

How Can You Correct for Misshapen Teeth?

Cosmetic dentistry allows for all kinds of innovative solutions to help you improve the appearance of your teeth. You’re probably already familiar with many of the options. Teeth whitening is one of the most common treatments that people seek, to help remove pesky stains. Braces and aligners can help straighten your teeth to give you an even smile. However, what can you do about misshapen or differently sized teeth? Cosmetic dentistry has the answer. You may not be familiar with the procedures, but bonding and contouring can correct for misshapen teeth. (more…)

Will Dentures Give You the Relief You Need?

Since you only receive one set of adult teeth for the duration of your life, it’s important to protect those teeth. However, time and lifestyle habits can wear those teeth down. Many adults and elderly individuals experience tooth loss later in life. If you have extensive tooth loss, this can drastically affect your quality of life. You may have to change the types of food you eat. You may not feel comfortable even smiling around others. If you’ve suffered through extensive tooth loss, it’s time for a solution. Dentures can give you the relief that you need. (more…)

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