Healthy Root Canals Are Crucial for Oral Health

You may only know the phrase “root canal” as it pertains to root canal therapy — the restorative dentistry procedure. Root canal therapy gets a reputation for being one of the more painful treatments, with a longer recovery time. Modern dental technology actually reduces much of the discomfort associated with this procedure, but it is a serious matter. Root canal therapy cleans bacterial infection out of your root canals. Since root canals transport nutrients to and from the jaw, maintaining healthy root canals is crucial for your overall oral health. (more…)

What Does Bruxism Mean for Your Health?

You may not be familiar with the term “bruxism,” but you’ve definitely heard of this condition. Bruxism is an unconscious grinding of the teeth. This condition affects patients while they sleep, and can cause premature wear of the teeth. However, that’s not the only negative that comes with teeth grinding. You may experience a number of health problems if you suffer from bruxism. What makes the condition so difficult to deal with is the fact that you may not even realize that you’re suffering from bruxism, since the condition affects you while you’re asleep. (more…)

Is it Important to Fix Baby Teeth Cavities?

Everyone remembers the first time they discover a loose tooth as a child. For some, it’s an exciting experience, and for others, it’s definitely strange. Losing that first set of teeth is part of growing up, but does it mean that these baby teeth are less important than your adult teeth? If your child’s baby teeth were to have cavities, would it even be worth fixing them? Absolutely, and for a couple of reasons. Cavities are the first sign that things might be going awry with your oral health, and they can indicate the need for additional treatment. Further, childhood cavity development can signal future health risks. (more…)

Does Your Smile Need Just a Touch Up?

Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that aims to eliminate imperfections from the appearance of your teeth and give you a smile that inspires confidence. The idea of cosmetic dentistry can scare some patients off because they worry the procedures involved will be invasive or time-consuming. However, there are many cosmetic dentistry treatments that can be completed in just one office visit, or on your own schedule at home. Often times, your smile doesn’t need too much help to look its very best. You may just need a touch up. (more…)

The Capabilities and Limitations of Prosthetic Dentistry

Prosthetic dentistry is an incredible field that seeks to restore the appearance and function of teeth to individuals who have suffered tooth loss. While many people have their wisdom teeth removed, and everyone loses a set of teeth as children, there are lots of situations where tooth loss is a real problem. As an adult, you can suffer tooth loss because of bacterial decay, or because of physical accidents. In either case, you want to get your teeth back. Prosthetic dentistry makes this a possibility. In today’s blog, we discuss the capabilities and limits of prosthetic dentistry. (more…)

Is Teeth Whitening Worth the Effort?

Everyone wants a bright, beautiful smile. Depending on what you read or hear, you may know of dozens of ways to try to achieve just that. There are all kinds of tips and tricks for teeth whitening. There are also over-the-counter products that you can use to whiten your teeth at home. How can you decide which product is right for you? How can you be sure that you’re not going to be disappointed and annoyed at the end of the process? You want to be sure that teeth whitening is worth the effort and the cost before you start. Your dentist is here to help. (more…)

Rebuild Your Smile with Dental Implants

A damaged smile isn’t the end of the road. While a replacement tooth may not grow in to replace a missing tooth, you do have prosthetic dentistry options to rebuild your smile. No one deserves to go through life hiding their teeth from the world. You should be able to smile with confidence. Dental implants make that a possibility after tooth loss. These dental prosthetics have changed what it means to rebuild a smile. Dental implants provide a long-term replacement that looks and feels like a natural tooth. It’s time to explore this option for yourself. (more…)

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