Why Do Some Wisdom Teeth Need Extraction?

why do some wisdom teeth need to be extractedDid you know that many healthy human mouths grow 32 teeth, rather than 28? The last four, known as the third molars, usually begin to erupt between the ages of 17 and 25, which is often referred to as the “age of wisdom.” Though your third molars may seem like a rite of passage into your adult years, wisdom teeth often prove more trouble than a mere symbol. Today, we explore common problems with the growth of wisdom teeth, and why they must often be extracted to preserve your good oral health. (more…)

Could Cosmetic Dentistry Give You the Confidence You Need?

Could Cosmetic Dentistry Fix Your Smile?Do you shy away from time with friends, because of insecurities in your smile? Are you scared to sit down with your boss, to talk about a promotion, because of imperfections with your teeth? When you feel embarrassed by noticeable flaws with your smile, it can be hard to enjoy what should be fun or promising activities, like these. In fact, it’s hard to weigh just how drastically and comprehensively a person’s smile can impact his or her self-esteem and well-being. Few parts of a person’s look have a more significant influence on how he perceives himself, than his smile. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry offers many effective and fast ways to treat imperfections, so that patients can begin to feel proud of their pearly whites, and that can help them feel more confident in every aspect of life. (more…)

Is a Dental Crown the Answer?

Do You Need Restoration? A Dental Crown Can HelpMany people think of dental crowns as large metal additions to the smile, ones that are easily noticed and sometimes uncomfortable. Others may believe a crown is primarily used to cap a tooth after a cavity. But crowns are actually far more versatile, and often more esthetically-pleasing than many people think! That’s because modern dental crowns come in a variety of materials designed to fit every smile’s unique needs, both cosmetically and functionally. So if your smile is in need of restorative treatment, here are some key facts to keep in mind, when selecting a dental crown. (more…)

Want a Healthier, More Beautiful Smile? Dental Fillings Might Be the Answer

A Healthier More Beautiful Smile through Restorative TreatmentDid that tiny piece of your coworker’s birthday cake at the office leave you grimacing in pain? Has it been months since you were able to enjoy a scoop of your favorite ice cream? Does cold water or hot coffee cause you discomfort? If so, you could be suffering from a cavity. Cavities are an incredibly common dental problem. Fortunately, they are also easily addressed, in most cases. In fact, modern dental fillings now offer effective and esthetically-pleasing ways to address dental decay, and restore both the smile’s beauty and function! (more…)

Get Photo Ready with Porcelain Veneers!

Celebrate This Year with Porcelain VeneersThe start of spring means showers, flowers, and also a number of special events will be here before you know it. From graduations to weddings, family reunions to vacation adventures, warmer weather means more occasions to smile! Get ready for all those priceless photo ops with porcelain veneers. Veneers can help make sure your smile is ready for a closeup, and that you’ll look back on all those wonderful memories, and the resulting photographs, proud of the pearly whites on display! (more…)

Wish You Could Sleep Better? It May Be Time to See Your Dentist

Tired? Ask Your Dentist About Bruxism TreatmentDoes it feel like you wake up exhausted, no matter how much sleep you get? Do you feel yourself becoming irritated, for seemingly no reason, or having excruciating headaches while trying to work? These may seem like unrelated symptoms, but they are all potential warning signs that you could be suffering from a sleep disorder or an issue like bruxism. Bruxism is the technical term for nighttime teeth grinding, and while it may sound like a purely dental issue, it can actually have far-reaching repercussions on your overall health. So, if you’ve noticed your sleep seeming inadequate lately, or just feel more fatigued than you used to, without a clear indication why, it’s time to talk to your dentist about whether it could be caused by bruxism, and the surprisingly simple ways the dentist might actually be able to help. (more…)

Coping with Tooth Loss? Know Your Prosthetic Dentistry Options

Cope with Tooth Loss Through Prosthetic DentistryLosing a tooth as an adult is nothing like the experience you likely had losing your baby teeth as a child. Children are often elated to lose their teeth, because it feels like a rite of passage, not to mention an excuse for the Tooth Fairy to show up. But as an adult, losing teeth can be embarrassing, frustrating, and in many cases, have negative effects on a person’s oral health. Fortunately, modern dentistry provides a number of prosthetic options for completing smiles, so that you can get back to life as it was before the tooth loss, and what could be better than that? (more…)

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