Should I Be Afraid Of Root Canal Therapy?

Should I Be Afraid Of Root Canal Therapy?The short answer is no, you should not be afraid of root canal therapy. Modern technology has made it so that root canal therapy is often less painful than the toothache that you are experiencing that makes the root canal therapy necessary. While relieving your pain, root canal therapy can often save your tooth from a necessary extraction. If your dentist gives you the news that you will be needing a root canal treatment, do not fret. Take a deep breath, ask any questions that you need to, and relax.  (more…)

Is It Snoring Or Sleep Apnea?

Is It Snoring Or Sleep Apnea?In cartoons, snoring can be a comical way to signal that someone is in the middle of some deep sleep. In real life, snoring can be a signal of a serious sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). But how do you know when your snoring is just simple snoring or if it is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong? Aside from being an annoying burden on your partner or loved ones, snoring can be a signal of sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that can increase your risks of serious health complications like high blood pressure or heart disease. Your dentist can help you treat OSA, which can lower your risk of developing serious complications. Treatment can also help you and your family get the restful sleep you need.  (more…)

Problems Caused By Grinding Your Teeth

Problems Caused By Grinding Your TeethDo you grind your teeth? Maybe you notice that you wake up with headaches or a sore jaw. Perhaps you find during the day that you are clenching your jaw more often than not. Do you suffer from teeth sensitivity to cold foods? Maybe you find yourself getting a lot of cavities despite having good oral hygiene. These are some signs that you may be grinding your teeth while you sleep. Grinding your teeth is a common sleep disorder known as bruxism. It can cause numerous problems for your oral health.  (more…)

Protecting Teeth With Sealants

Protecting Teeth With SealantsHave you heard of dental sealants? If you have heard of them, do you believe them to be only for children? Dental sealants are a plastic material used to protect your teeth against harmful bacteria, plaque, and tartar. While sealants are a common tool used to protect the teeth of children, they can and are used to protect the teeth of adults, as well. Some adults have a higher risk of developing cavities; sealants can help to reduce this risk. Especially as we enter autumn and winter, seasons filled with sugary treats, it is important to think about every way you can protect the smiles of yourself and your families.  (more…)

The Importance Of Regular Dental Visits

The Importance Of Regular Dental VisitsHave you ever left the ‘check engine’ light on your car too long? Maybe it popped up, you ignored it, and then found yourself with a costly repair bill when you finally could ignore it no longer. Regular dental visits is akin to regular oil changes with your car. If you wait for the ‘check engine’ light to come on or if you wait for a toothache to happen, you have missed your opportunity to deal with something early on. Regular visits with your dentist are essential to your oral health and preventing major problems.  (more…)

Can Professional Whitening Remove Any Stain?

Can Professional Whitening Remove Any Stain?Depending on your budget, time frame, and whitening goals, a professional whitening treatment may be the best option for you. Your dentist can set you up with a custom-made kit that includes a mouth tray designed by the exact shape of your teeth and professional whitening gel. Your dentist could also whiten your teeth in one visit to the office; your teeth can get up to ten shades whiter in just one appointment. Professional whitening is a great way to get fast results safely with your dentist monitoring potential pain or sensitivity sometimes associated with whitening treatments. Unfortunately, there are certain stains that may not be removed even with a professional whitening treatment.  (more…)

Texas State Fair Opens Soon

Texas State Fair Opens SoonAlways dependable for fall in Texas is the State Fair. The State Fair of Texas was established in 1886, and has been going strong ever since. The Fair runs for 24 consecutive days, which makes it the longest-running fair in the nation, as well as one of the largest. Over the years, the Fair has continued to evolve while maintaining its original purpose of education, promoting agriculture, and community involvement through quality family-friendly entertainment. Each of the 131 years of running has come with a theme for the year’s fair. The 2017 theme is “Celebrating Texans.” (more…)

A Smile Upgrade With Porcelain Veneers

A Smile Upgrade With Porcelain VeneersPorcelain veneers have a reputation of being a cookie-cutter way to update your smile. This is based on a common misconception because porcelain veneers can be customized to suit your needs. Your perfect smile is one that makes you feel confident not one that looks like everyone else’s idea of ‘perfect.’ Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are applied directly to the front enamel of your teeth. Veneers can cover a wide variety of issues that may make you feel insecure about your smile. The veneers are designed to look like natural teeth to give you a very lifelike smile upgrade.  (more…)

4 Reasons For Cosmetic Bonding

4 Reasons For Cosmetic BondingDental bonding is a cosmetic treatment that can be minimally invasive, cost-effective, and therefore very efficient at addressing flaws in your teeth. Some flaws in a smile make you feel unique, while other flaws make you feel insecure. Your smile should make you feel confident not insecure. Minor flaws in your smile can be addressed with bonding. Dental bonding is a biocompatible composite-resin, the same material used in fillings. For cosmetic treatments, the bonding material is color-matched, applied to your tooth, shaped, and polished to give a natural tooth-like appearance. It is applied directly to the tooth and can be a long-lasting treatment.  (more…)

Sorting Through Cosmetic Dentistry Options

Sorting Through Cosmetic Dentistry OptionsCosmetic dentistry can address concerns with the appearance of your smile ranging from small flaws to large issues. If you find yourself self-conscious of your teeth or grin, you may consider cosmetic treatment. Once you start considering cosmetic treatment, you may find yourself overwhelmed with the options. Your dentist is always there to answer your questions and help you decide on the best treatment for you and your smile, but knowledge can always make you feel at ease. Let’s sort through the options to understand some different types of treatment, what they are, and why they are used. (more…)