Month: March 2016

What Is Bonding?

Tooth bonding is typically recommended for restoring a tooth that has small imperfections – whether it be decay, chips, shape, discoloration, etc. While there are other restoration options for these instances – like dental crowns, veneers, or even fillings – dental bonding is a cost-effective and minimally invasive approach to repairing minor damages. Using composite-resin,… Read more »

Restoring Your Teeth With Dental Implants

If you’re missing a tooth or facing an extraction, you may be thinking about restoring your teeth with dental implants – they have become an increasingly popular choice for tooth restoration (for good reason, too). There are several benefits to replacing your lost teeth with an implant (over other options); from strength and function to… Read more »

What's Causing Your Jaw Pain?

If you’ve ever woken up with a sudden onset of pain in your jaw, you’re probably wondering where it came from. Unless you experienced a facial injury the night before, it’s likely temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. TMD is caused from an issue with your jaw joint (the temporomandibular joint), which connects the jawbone to… Read more »

How Often Do You Floss?

While you may brush your teeth twice each day – are you really flossing as often as you’re supposed to? The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends flossing your teeth at least one time every day. For some reason, people often struggle to floss this regularly, although it’s a vital part of your oral hygiene. Without… Read more »

Stop Snoring: Seek Sleep Apnea Treament

Are you sick of hearing your partner complain about how loud you snore? You may have tried every nose strip you could find at your local pharmacy, but somehow – you’re still keeping the whole house awake! How is this possible? Your snoring could be stemming from something other than congestion. In fact, if it’s… Read more »

How Dental Crowns Can Restore Your Teeth

There are many factors that can damage your teeth – whether it be infections, injuries, or even habits such as grinding or clenching your teeth. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to perform normal daily tasks (such as chewing and speaking) when your teeth are damaged.  Depending on the condition of your tooth, your dentist may… Read more »

Should You Get An Electric Toothbrush?

In order to avoid dental infections like tooth decay and gum disease, you must practice preventive dentistry; excellent oral hygiene, visiting your dentist, and maintaining a healthy diet. Your oral hygiene depends on how (and how often) you brush and floss your teeth at home every day. While you may be used to using a… Read more »

The Importance Of Toddler Toothbrushing

Your oral health can decline well before you even know how to take care of your teeth. It’s up to us as parents to protect our child’s oral health, just as our parents did for us. Getting your toddler to brush their teeth – even when doing it for them – can sometimes seem nearly… Read more »

Fight The Fatigue: Diagnosing Sleep Apnea

You can probably guess why sleep disorders often go undiagnosed – or are misdiagnosed, in many cases. Unless you sleep next to someone, you may be completely unaware of the symptoms occurring throughout your sleep cycle. Unfortunately, the symptoms you are aware of during the day are generally broad and can point to other conditions (like… Read more »