The first step to resolving an issue is to acknowledge that there is one. But with obstructive sleep apnea, patients often spend years not knowing that anything is wrong, and the collective effects on their health can be overwhelming by the time they seek treatment. Yet, the problem is that patients don’t often recognize the… Read more »
Month: May 2016
You Need Root Canal Therapy – True or False?
For many patients, the thought of needing root canal therapy isn’t exactly a pleasant one. But if you’ve been told that you do, then procrastinating may make your condition worse. The truth is that root canal therapy is vital to saving teeth that have become severely infected, or that have been damaged enough to expose… Read more »
Enamel – How Teeth Protect Themselves
It’s the second-most resilient substance on earth, next to diamonds, and yet all that is needed to compromise your tooth enamel is neglect. Despite its incredible strength when healthy, tooth enamel is constantly under attack by bacteria and food particles in your mouth. As your teeth’s main line of defense against infection and damage, protecting… Read more »
What Makes Dental Plaque Dangerous?
The uncomfortable feeling of plaque building and sticking to your teeth should prompt you to brush your teeth often. However, the most disturbing thing about dental plaque isn’t how it feels, but rather what it hides—specifically, over 600 different kinds of oral bacteria. A few of these strains are particularly worrisome because they can produce… Read more »
The Cosmetic Smile Quiz!
There are few feelings that can compare to having pride in your smile. As you show it, and see your smile reflected in the smiles of those around you, your own self confidence can grow, which can make you even more proud of your smile. However, if you’re unhappy with your smile’s appearance, then we… Read more »
Dentures (and Partials) Made Just for You
Aside from the embarrassment of missing teeth, the gaps left by lost teeth can negatively affect the function of your mouth. Biting, chewing, and speaking clearly can become difficult as your tooth alignment is altered, and serious oral health issues can often follow. For instance, the teeth that remain will naturally shift in an attempt… Read more »
Do You Really Need Tooth Extraction?
While the goal of keeping your smile clean and healthy is, in large part, to preserve all of your natural teeth, there may come a time when you have to contemplate tooth extraction. For many patients, the thought of losing the tooth can be daunting. However, in some cases, it may be the best option… Read more »
How Do You Avoid Tooth Decay?
At some point, nearly all of us will experience the discomfort of a cavity. However, you may be surprised to learn how big an impact preventive dentistry can have in avoiding them. With the right steps, you can help avoid tooth decay and protect your smile from oral health complications.
Causes of Tooth Loss
Tooth loss can mean something different to everyone. For those who still retain all of their teeth, it may seem like an obscure concept. For those who’ve lost a single tooth, it may seem important to replace them, but not so much an emergency. Yet, for those who have lost a significant amount of teeth,… Read more »