Month: November 2014

Reap the Benefits of Tooth Colored Fillings

Cavities are the most commonly diagnosed oral health problem in modern dentistry. Fortunately, fillings are an acceptable treatment for people of all ages. Tooth colored fillings are quickly gaining popularity over their metal counterparts for many reasons. They provide a more natural appearance and can promote an overall better sense of self-esteem. If you already… Read more »

Interesting Facts About TMJ Disorder

Have you ever woken up with a headache or complained that your jaw hurts throughout the day? Or maybe you have noticed chronic tension in your neck and shoulders, and cannot seem to find relief. These symptoms can often be manifestations of a TMJ disorder, or a dysfunction of your temporomandibular joints. Without treatment, these… Read more »

Get To Know Invisalign Clear Braces: Take Our Quiz!

Orthodontic braces can be extremely helpful in improving your smile and overall self-esteem. Unfortunately, many people do not experience these improvements with traditional metal braces until their treatment is completed, because they often feel self-conscious about the metal brackets and wires impeding their smile. Thankfully, Invisalign clear braces have been designed in such a way… Read more »

Can Crooked Teeth Give You A Headache?

Unexplained headaches can be more than just a a pain in the neck, and may actually be a good reason to see your dentist. Many chronic headache sufferers are unaware that they may actually be experiencing “dental headaches” as a result of crooked teeth, aka malocclusion. Teeth that do not line up properly put you… Read more »

Bruxism Q&A

Grinding your teeth can become a difficult habit to break. Often, bruxism remains undiagnosed until you notice serious symptoms, causing pain and discomfort. Fortunately, many cases do not need treatment and will subside on their own. However, some severe cases of bruxism may be associated with TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder. If you suspect you… Read more »

Healthy Food Choices Can Benefit Your Oral Health

Your diet plays a huge role in your overall health. Good oral health starts with a balanced diet, which helps to maintain the strength of your teeth and keep tooth decay at bay. By eating nutrient dense food, instead of unhealthy options, your mouth will be better equipped to combat harmful, acid producing bacteria that… Read more »

The Importance of Preventive Dental Care

Caring for one’s teeth and gums to keep them in a healthy state is the practice of preventive dentistry. Preventive care helps you avoid gum disease, worn enamel, tooth decay and more. There are many types of preventive care, but the most important is what you can do at home. Brushing twice daily with fluoride… Read more »

Understanding Dental Crown Basics

Dental crowns are one of the most common forms of restorative dentistry. There are several different types of crowns to choose from, based on your specific needs. Many options are natural-looking and impressively long-lasting. Crowns are not only used to replace damaged teeth, but also to create a better appearance. If you choose to have… Read more »

FAQ: Treating a Toothache

Toothaches are no laughing matter. They can be minor, or severe enough to affect your whole day. Many people suffer through oral pain because they are unaware of how to properly treat a toothache. If the pain is severe, do not postpone visiting your dentist. In some cases, toothaches can be safely treated at home… Read more »

The Ins and Outs of Cavity Prevention

Dental cavities are one of the most common oral health problems treated across the world today. Cavities are caused by tooth decay, also known as dental caries. Tooth decay is a process that begins with acids that are produced by oral bacteria, which eat away the protective layer of your tooth, called enamel. If left… Read more »