Month: February 2015

A More Thorough Understanding of Bruxism

Your teeth can become damaged in several ways, from accidental trauma to a cavity (or hole) caused by tooth decay. Sometimes, however, your teeth can damage themselves, particularly when you grind them together excessively. Also known as bruxism, consistent grinding can slowly but surely weaken your teeth, making them more susceptible to cracks, fractures, and… Read more »

The Cavity-Prevention Checklist

In dentistry, a cavity is an informal but appropriate term that describes a hole in your tooth, which is typically the result of the spread of tooth decay. Preventing tooth decay with good hygiene and dental care is the best way to avoid cavity development. However, cavity-prevention may still be possible in the earliest stages… Read more »

Restorative Dentistry vs. Your Cracked Tooth

Despite how bad it sounds, some people may not even realize that they have a cracked tooth. If the damage is minor, your tooth might not hurt or grow sensitive until the damage grows worse. During a routine examination, we may be able to detect minor cracks and other structural damage before they become a… Read more »

Good Reasons to Choose Invisalign® Clear Braces

Even though the condition seems to affect children more often than it does adults, the truth is that malocclusion (the state of crooked teeth) is more of a problem for adults than you might realize. For children, crooked teeth can cause increasingly worse problems as their oral structures continue to grow. As an adult, it… Read more »

Why is Preventive Dentistry Important?

In most instances regarding your health, prevention is the best medicine, and your oral health is no exception. Generally, preventive dentistry includes your routine dental checkups and cleanings, as well as your dental hygiene routine at home and any other measures taken to protect your dental health before problems arise. The importance of preventive dentistry,… Read more »

What is Preventive Dentistry?

In the world of dentistry, treatment is categorized into several divisions. For instance, treatments that address your smile’s appearance, like teeth-whitening, are considered cosmetic dentistry. Likewise, restoring a tooth’s health, such as with a tooth-filling, is more often considered restorative dentistry. Preventive dentistry, then, is the art of preventing issues from affecting your teeth and gums… Read more »

Would You Consider a Toothache a Dental Emergency?

A toothache means something different to everyone, and can range from a dull, vague annoyance to a sharp, jarring, throbbing pain that can ruin your entire day. Sometimes, a toothache may not be anything serious—at least, not at the moment. Usually, however, a toothache means that your tooth’s defenses have been compromised and its sensitive,… Read more »

Tips for National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, sponsored by the American Dental Association (ADA) and ADA Foundation. While your child’s dental health should always be a top priority, the observance allows us to point special attention to its importance. To help you better care for your children’s teeth, and teach your children to do the… Read more »

Things About Modern Tooth Fillings

Dental fillings are perhaps the most common restorations placed in adult teeth, and chances are, you or someone you know has one. They are used to treat cavities, which are holes that form in teeth due to the spread of tooth decay, and until relatively recently, fillings have been largely comprised of metal amalgam. Today,… Read more »

How Professional Teeth Whitening Works

Because of its quick and relatively easy application, and because teeth stains are so common, teeth whitening is the most common cosmetic dental procedure. It’s also a popular product line at your local grocery store and pharmacy, consisting of almost countless over-the-counter (OTC) teeth whitening and bleaching products. While an OTC product might not prove… Read more »