Month: February 2016

Do You Want To Quit Grinding Your Teeth?

While grinding or clenching your teeth (bruxism) can become a habit during the day, in most cases it occurs when you’re asleep. For this reason, those who suffer from the condition are typically unaware of its happening. If you sleep with someone, they may hear you grinding throughout the night – but, more often, bruxism… Read more »

Dental Fillings: Silver Vs. Composite-Resin

You may be familiar with dental fillings to help restore teeth that have suffered from cavities – but they can also help with cracks, fractures, or any other surface damage. In some cases, patients who have uneven surfaces may benefit from a dental filling to help smooth out the surface for more efficient biting and… Read more »

Do You Suffer From Bad Breath?

Do you find yourself embarrassed to talk because you’re afraid your breath smells bad? You’re not alone – many people suffer from chronic bad breath. Often times, it’s caused from an excess amount of bacteria in your mouth – whether it’s on your tongue, gum tissue, or teeth. With severe bad breath, it may be… Read more »

How Your Diet Affects Your Oral Health

While everyone knows that the foods you consume regularly are what fuel your body, what many people don’t realize that these foods can drastically affect your oral health as well. Without the proper nutrients, you can become more susceptible to infection as it gets harder for your body to ward off the bacteria. Most foods… Read more »

When Do You Need Root Canal Therapy?

It can be difficult to know the severity of your dental condition based off of the symptoms or pain that you’re experiencing. If you have a toothache or sensitivity, it could be a sign of a cavity or tooth decay. However, a cavity can usually be treated with a dental filling – so when do… Read more »

Top Advantages Of Dental Implants

No matter how you’ve lost your tooth, whether it be to gum disease, tooth decay, injury, etc. – it can be a traumatic experience. Dental implants, one of the leading restorative options, are becoming increasingly popular among patients – and for good reason, too, as they have quite an extensive list of advantages! Unlike other… Read more »

A Healthy Smile Could Mean a Healthier Heart!

Since February is American Heart Month, we’d like to take a moment to discuss an aspect of your cardiovascular health that you may not be aware of—its relationship to the state of your oral health. Although you may not naturally think that they are connected, the mechanisms that result in gum disease are similar to… Read more »

5 Reasons Your Tooth May Be Extracted

Often times, when patients think of tooth extraction the first thing that comes to mind is wisdom teeth – or third molars. Unfortunately, your wisdom teeth aren’t the only teeth that may need to be removed. However, extraction is typically only recommended when your dentist believes they cannot save your tooth (especially in cases of… Read more »