Month: April 2016

Can Bruxism Damage Your Teeth?

Teeth grinding or clenching – medically referred to as bruxism – can be damaging to your teeth in severe cases. Although many children grind their teeth at one point or another, they typically grow out of it. But, when adults begin grinding their teeth, it’s likely due to an outside factor such as; stress, anxiety,… Read more »

Top 3 Ways To Avoid Gum Disease

Gum disease, like other medical conditions, has many stages of severity. In the beginning, it’s known as gingivitis and typically presents with inflamed or bleeding gum tissue. However, once it progresses, your symptoms will likely become more severe with time. The good news is that the infection is entirely preventable! And, even if you’re unable… Read more »

Do You Need A Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are often used to restore teeth – whether by themselves, or in conjunction with another restoration method. These ‘caps’ (as they were commonly called in the past) fit snugly over your damaged tooth to create a seamless and natural-looking smile, while also protecting your tooth. There are many reasons you may need a… Read more »

Is TMJ Disorder Causing You Trouble?

You know you should see your dentist if your tooth gives you problems, or if you want to improve your smile, but did you know that your dentist may also be able to help treat soreness and pain in your jaw and face? Your temporomandibular joints, or TMJs, are the large joints in front of… Read more »

Quiz: When Should You Visit Your Emergency Dentist?

A toothache is undoubtedly painful, but is it always a reason to rush to your emergency dentist? Probably not – but it can certainly be difficult to differentiate between a dental emergency and a non-emergent dental concern. If left untreated, a dental emergency could progress and cause many other health complications, so they should be… Read more »

Are Root Canals Necessary?

You may have heard of root canal treatments before, and likely not in a good way. Unfortunately, root canals are the most feared dental procedure – but they shouldn’t be! Contrary to popular belief, your tooth will probably hurt more before the treatment than during (or after). But, are root canals necessary? If your tooth… Read more »

Will You Need A Filling?

When it comes to toothaches, they could mean a number of different things. It could be as simple as increased sinus pressure, but it could also be as complicated as an infected tooth. How do you know if you’ll need a filling or not? Well, your dentist is the only one who can really make… Read more »

Is It Time For Your Child To See The Dentist?

Scheduling your own dentist appointments is fairly easy, but many parents aren’t sure when it’s time for their child to see the dentist. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), your child should see their dentist around age 1 or within 6 months of their first tooth erupting. Don’t panic if you have a toddler… Read more »

Has Your Gingival Tissue Become An Issue?

Are you unhappy with your smile? Is it because your teeth look too small? Is there more pink than white? Is your gingival tissue overtaking your smile? Some people have what is referred to as a “gummy” smile. That means they have excess gingival tissue (gum tissue). A gummy smile can make your teeth look… Read more »