Does 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…)
Losing 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…)
With spring right around the corner, you may already be dreaming of warmer weather and all the lovely outfits you’ll soon be able to don. In fact, you may already be searching the back of your closet for beloved favorites like white jeans and crisp white button-downs, perfect for afternoon picnics and weekend getaways. But those style staples aren’t the only whites that are hot every spring. White smiles are the perfect accessory as springtime begins, so make sure your smile is ready with professional whitening. (more…)
Valentine’s Day is a great time to remind your family how much you love them, and also to remind them how much you love chocolate. But did you know that February marks another holiday that is also a great opportunity to show your family you care? This month is National Children’s Dental Month, a chance to teach children about the importance of dental care, and to brush up on your own dental knowledge as well. That way you can teach your kids the best ways to care for their smiles, setting them up to enjoy a lifetime of great oral health! (more…)
You have spent years honing your personal style, and carefully keeping up with trends. That is why your friends call you polished and stylish. Yet you still feel insecure because of one thing, outdated dental work. Metal amalgam fillings and crowns can stick out from an otherwise beautiful smile like last year’s “It bag.” Fortunately modern dentistry provides patients a chance to update their look, by replacing outdated or even failing dental restorations with more esthetically pleasing, and often more comfortable, alternatives. So if you want to look your absolute best, before you look to overhaul your closet make sure your smile is the best it could be, by talking to your restorative dentist about what improvements could be made.
Have you always been bothered by little gaps between a few of your teeth, but you haven’t wanted to go through long orthodontic treatment just to fix such minor esthetic issues? Maybe you’ve noticed the edges of your teeth look worn after many years of subconscious tooth grinding. Even if some of your teeth are noticeably disproportional or even misshapen, did you know that cosmetic bonding and contouring could help? Both are cosmetic treatments, which can help address a number of concerns both quickly and affordably, making them incredible ways to enhance your smile. If you want this year to be one filled with more confidence, and less concerns, consider the ways your cosmetic dentist could help, especially through the fast and effective option of cosmetic bonding and contouring. (more…)
Most people think of addressing problems with the teeth, when they’re unhappy with their smiles. But sometimes the teeth aren’t the problem at all. In many cases, particularly as people age, the teeth may begin to appear disproportionally small or misshapen due to excessive gum tissue, which has hidden portions of the tooth. This can lead to an asymmetrical gumline that can cause the entire smile to seem small or misshapen. Fortunately, gum contouring provides an effective way to address that issue, and to improve the overall appearance of the smile. (more…)
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