Month: November 2015

Providing Patient Comfort

Many people will not hesitate to visit their dentist. Unfortunately, there are others who let anxiety keep them from seeing a dentist, even if they are in pain. If you experience dental anxiety, you should know that there are resources available that can help you have a more relaxed experience. Technology like digital radiography and… Read more »

Alternatives To Teeth Bleaching

The teeth whitening solutions available from your dentist can work wonders on your teeth. These whitening treatments use bleaching agents, which can attack stains that sit under the surface of your teeth (over-the-counter whitening agents are only intended to treat surface stains). However, if you have tooth discoloration that is less responsive to bleaching, you… Read more »

Tooth Loss Is More Than Just A Cosmetic Problem

Children have the tooth fairy to look forward to, but you would be hard-pressed to find an adult who is excited to lose a tooth. That unsightly absence can mar your smile, and undermine your confidence. Tooth loss can also complicate the way a person chews, and speaks. A missing tooth leaves the surrounding teeth… Read more »

How Routine Dental Visits Go Beyond Teeth Cleaning

The cleaning you receive from your hygienist during a routine dental checkup is majorly beneficial to your oral health, but routine visits involve more than just a cleaning. A checkup gives your dentist an opportunity to examine your overall oral health, and identify problems before you notice symptoms. A routine checkup also allows your dentist… Read more »

What Porcelain Veneers Can Do For You

Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic procedure that can overhaul your smile. If you are considering porcelain veneers, you should talk to your dentist to get more information on what they are, and how they can help you. It is important to understand that porcelain veneers are a permanent treatment. Depending on what you wish… Read more »

What Are Composite Fillings?

A cavity erodes the surface of your tooth. If you develop a cavity, your dentist will remove the damaged part of the tooth, and will replace the lost material with a filling. Composite fillings are a special resin that is inserted directly into the opened areas of a tooth, and visually replicates the surface of… Read more »

Understanding Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition where soft tissue in the back of the throat obstructs a person’s airways during sleep, with episodes of air loss that last ten seconds or more. It is a serious medical condition that is estimated to affect more than 10 million people in America. A person’s risk increases… Read more »

Know the Signs of Bruxism and TMD

Bruxism is the term used when patients habitually clench their jaw and grind their teeth. Because this often happens during sleep, it can occur even if you don’t realize it is happening. Bruxism can cause headaches, tooth sensitivity, and problems with your jaw. Bruxism can even lead to temporomandibular disorders (TMD), which can produce a… Read more »