If you have a damaged or decayed tooth, chances are your dentist has recommended that you get crowns put over your tooth (or teeth) to protect them. Dental crowns are also used atop dental implants in order for them to have the shape of a tooth. What are the benefits of dental crowns? There are… Read more »
Month: November 2015
Enjoy a Healthy Holiday with Preventive Dental Tips
Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to enjoy your favorite foods with your family and friends. Unfortunately, all the feasting can sometimes take a toll on your teeth. Too many sweets, in particular, can wreak havoc on an otherwise healthy smile. Fortunately if you’d like to start the new year with great teeth and gums, there… Read more »
Can Fillings Harm Your Mouth?
A tooth filling helps to protect cavities that have formed in your teeth due to bacteria and decay. Fillings help to prevent the bacteria from causing further decay around your mouth. Dentists are able to use several different types of material in order to achieve this – gold, porcelain, composite resin, and amalgam are all… Read more »
Sparkle and Shine with Cosmetic Dentistry
Want to do more than deck the halls this holiday season? Want to make it so that your smile shines as bright as the prettiest lights or the largest star? If so, cosmetic dentistry can certainly help. By helping to hide imperfections and improve the overall appearance of your smile, a cosmetic dentist can help… Read more »
What Is Preventive Dentistry?
In short, preventive dentistry is caring for your teeth in order to keep them healthy. This is why your dentist recommends you get biannual cleanings and checkups to make sure your gums and teeth are at their healthiest throughout the year. Preventive dentistry is avoiding decay, tooth loss, gum disease, enamel wear, cavities – the… Read more »
Do You Suffer From Tooth Sensitivity?
When the enamel on your teeth is worn down, your teeth can be sensitive to extreme temperatures and to eating or drinking. This happens because the enamel protects these tiny tubes that go through the dentin (the layer beneath the enamel). The exposure of these tubes to cold air, extreme temperatures, or even your touch,… Read more »
How Can You Treat Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which you often awake because your airway is blocked. Sometimes treating sleep apnea is a simple answer – a lifestyle change. However, other times it can involve sleeping with certain devices in order to maintain your oxygen. Sleep apnea can be difficult to diagnose because sometimes symptoms can… Read more »
What Is Bruxism?
Bruxism is a condition where you grind or clench your teeth whether you’re awake or asleep. However, if you do have sleep Bruxism, you’re more likely to have sleep apnea – a sleeping disorder where your sleep is interrupted from pauses in your breathing. If you are experiencing frequent pain in your jaw, it could… Read more »