Which Dental Services Are Essential?

Keeping your teeth safe and healthy is a full-time responsibility. To prevent tooth decay and infection, you need to take daily steps to clean your teeth. As part of your regular routine, you also need to visit your dentist for treatment. However, due to the pandemic, you need to be much more careful about when and why you leave the house. You don’t want to jeopardize one aspect of your health in the name of another. So, which dental services are essential? Which appointments should you make time for, and which ones can wait? (more…)

Could a Veneer Fix Your Cracked Tooth?

When your tooth exhibits any type of tooth damage, it’s important to treat it and restore your tooth as soon as possible. Otherwise, your tooth could experience even more severe damage, leading to a need for more extensive treatment. However, in addition to stopping the crack or break in your tooth from getting worse, restoring your tooth should also focus on helping you preserve the healthy, undamaged natural structure that remains. For this purpose, we often recommend utilizing custom-designed porcelain veneers to fix teeth with cracks that aren’t too severe, rather than placing a dental crown over the entire tooth structure. (more…)

Good Reasons Not to Ignore Bruxism

Some people who know what bruxism means, but haven’t been diagnosed with it, might worry if they catch themselves grinding their teeth once in a while. Yet, people who do have bruxism, but have never heard of it, might not consider their occasional teeth-grinding habit a problem, even if they do it frequently. This is one reason why addressing bruxism isn’t always simple; knowing that you have it isn’t as straight-forward as knowing you have tooth decay or gum disease. However, if you do catch yourself grinding your teeth consistently, you shouldn’t ignore the problem, but should speak to your dentist about it as soon as possible. (more…)

How Should You Deal with Gingivitis?

Until you develop an oral health concern, keeping your smile healthy with good hygiene can sometimes seem like a mundane practice. Because of this, little things that you might notice during your routine might be easy to overlook or miss altogether. This is often the case with the development of gingivitis, which can affect a majority of people at some point in their lives. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease, which can lead to significant harm to your oral health tissues and structures, raising your risks of losing one or more teeth. The best way to treat gingivitis is to do so early, which is why attentive dental hygiene and routine preventive care are essential to protecting your smile from it. (more…)

How Dental Implants Completely Rejuvenate Your Smile

When you experience tooth loss, almost everything changes. Your smile looks different, your bite feels different, and the future of your smile and oral health may not seem as bright as before. Fortunately, tooth loss doesn’t have to have lifelong negative impacts for your oral health. With a custom restoration that’s supported by one or more dental implant posts, you can replace all of your lost tooth structure (including the roots) to more successfully rebuild your smile. (more…)

Why Losing One or More Teeth Is a Serious Problem

Many people recognize the fact that losing one or more teeth poses a problem for their oral health beyond the appearance of their smiles. However, not everyone recognizes the extent of that problem, or how it can continue to impact their smiles and oral health long after the loss. Today, we explain why losing one or more teeth can become such a serious problem, and how we may be able to help you address it by rebuilding your smile with a custom-designed dental prosthesis. (more…)

Why Your Dentist Might Recommend Tooth Extraction

When you visit your dentist to solve a problem with your tooth, your expectation may be to save the tooth with the right custom restorative treatment. While this is usually the case, not every tooth can be saved with restorative treatment. If the damage, decay, or other problem that affects your tooth is severe enough, it may be preferable to extract the tooth and replace it. Today, we examine why your dentist might recommend tooth extraction, including what it can accomplish and how it can pave the way for fully restoring your smile and oral health. (more…)

Why Dental Crowns Are Often Best for Fixing Teeth

Despite their incredible resilience, your healthy, natural teeth aren’t invincible. They can become damaged to varying degrees, and for many different reasons, and the damage they sustain can have long-lasting consequences on their health and integrity. Fortunately, you have multiple options for restoring a damaged tooth according to the severity of the damage. In many cases, especially when the fracture or break in your tooth is severe, a dental crown is often the best option for fixing the tooth. With lifelike dental materials and highly precise dental technology, today’s dental crowns can also provide more cosmetically appealing results for your tooth’s restoration. (more…)

Understanding Your Need for Root Canal Treatment

Although the tooth decay that root canal treatment is designed to addressed is one of the most common chronic oral health concerns, not many people who experience tooth decay need root canal treatment. In most cases, the condition can be addressed conservatively with a tooth-colored filling before the decay becomes so severe. However, the need for root canal treatment can be a serious concern when it does arise, and it’s important to understand how the treatment can save your tooth in the long run. (more…)

All the Things a Tooth Filling Can Do

In general, tooth fillings aren’t a new concept in restorative dentistry. Cavities, which are the most common dental concern for patients of all ages, have been a problem for as long as we’ve had teeth. Cleaning and filling the cavity has always been the most effective way to treat it. However, today’s tooth fillings have evolved significantly in several different ways, and are designed to not just treat a cavity, but do more for your tooth’s long-term health, integrity, and appearance than you might expect. (more…)