Month: October 2015

How Root Canal Therapy Can Save Your Tooth

Root canal therapy is a treatment that targets the soft nerve tissue inside of each tooth. That soft tissue (also called “pulp tissue”) can be affected by a number of issues, like advanced cavities, a chipped or cracked tooth, or even damage to a tooth that leaves no visible issues. Root canal therapy can be… Read more »

Plaque, Tartar, Bacteria, and Dental Cleanings

Your teeth begin to accumulate a sticky film of plaque immediately after you brush and floss them. The more time passes, the thicker the film becomes until you can see and feel the plaque on your teeth. If you don’t clean them again soon, then plaque can quickly calcify (harden) into tartar, and it will… Read more »

A Brief Introduction to Dental Sedation

Dental sedation isn’t always a routine part of dental treatment, but for patients who experience dental fear and anxiety, it can help them receive the general dental care that they need. For others, dental sedation can help them stay relaxed for longer periods of time in the dentist’s chair, making extensive or complex treatment more… Read more »

3 Diet Tweaks for a Healthier Smile

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that a person’s diet can have a big impact on their oral health. After all, there was a big reason your mother used to warn you that eating too much candy would rot your teeth. Unfortunately, in today’s fast-paced world where convenience and prepackaged foods have taken… Read more »

What to Look for in a Family Dentist

Family dentistry isn’t a dental specialty, like orthodontics or endodontics. Instead, family dentistry is a kind of practice philosophy, ones that’s inclusive of patients of all ages (thus, the entire family!). Having a family dentist as your primary dentist is particularly convenient because it means that you, your children, and even your parents will receive… Read more »

Questions About Obstructive Sleep Apnea

If you or your partner snores excessively, then your peace and quiet might not be the only thing affected. Snoring can restrict the flow of air to your brain and body, and in some cases, it’s an indication of a more serious sleep disorder, known as obstructive sleep apnea. Like snoring, the disorder involves oral… Read more »

Top 3 Ways to Prevent Gum Disease

If you have persistent bad breath that won’t go away even when you chew on breath mints or rinse with mouthwash or if you’ve noticed that your gums bleed or your spit looks pink when you brush your teeth, you may be one of the millions of Americans living with gingivitis or gum disease. According… Read more »

Do You Have Questions About Sedation?

Do you feel anxious about seeing the dentist? If you have a fear of seeing the dentist then you are not be receiving the care you need to keep your smile healthy and attractive. Fortunately, we can help you enter a calm and relaxed state with sedation dentistry. Do you have questions about sedation dentistry?