What Can Happen If You Fail To Floss

Taking the time to carefully and thoroughly brush your teeth is vital to the ongoing health of your smile. That being said, your oral care responsibilities should consist of more than just brushing. At least once a day, you should be flossing. Even the most dedicated brushing can leave the areas between your teeth insufficiently served. When those spaces go without proper cleaning, your risk for tooth decay and gum disease increases. Make sure you floss daily. This habit, along with brushing, dieting, and regular dental checkups, can significantly improve your defense against oral health issues. (more…)

Saving Your Smile From A Serious Dental Concern

Minor dental issues can be addressed through proper restorative dental work. For instance, when your dentist spots a cavity during a routine dental exam, they can have it taken care of, and they can provide you with a discreet dental filling. Unfortunately, our smiles are vulnerable to more serious issues, which can call for more advanced treatment. If you have a serious cavity, an infection, or a tooth injury, your dentist can provide the necessary treatment to stop the problem. Without this professional treatment, these kinds of issues can lead to worrying complications, including the loss of your tooth! (more…)

Making Amazing Smile Changes With Porcelain Veneers

Cosmetic dental work is meant to create big improvements to your appearance, without making your smile appear artificial. People looking to make striking changes, or who are bothered by the presence of several flaws, can be thrilled by the way porcelain veneers can change their smile. If you have issues with discoloration, dental damage, congenital flaws, or other concerns, porcelain veneers can offer effective improvements. The procedure can typically be completed within two appointments, and can offer you a bright, great-looking smile, with improvements that can last for many years. (more…)

Make Sure You Have Routine Dental Exams Scheduled For 2018

How can you make sure your smile stays in good condition over the next year? One important step – and one that too many people fail to take – is to set up routine dental exams. Unless your circumstances dictate a different approach, you should plan to see your dentist two times a year. At each appointment, you will be provided with a professional cleaning service, which will help you protect your smile from future cavities. Your dentist will also spend time with you at each visit, and will review your smile for any possible issues that need to be addressed. (more…)

Can Periodontal Problems Lead To Tooth Sensitivity?

Why do you find yourself wincing when hot or cold items pass by certain teeth? What could be the cause of your dental sensitivity, and how long will it last? Answering specific questions about teeth sensitivity will require an appointment with your dentist, as there are several possible culprits. That being said, it is certainly possible that the problem is actually rooted in your periodontal health. If your gums have started to recede, vulnerable portions of your teeth can become exposed. This can lead to the pain or sensitivity issues you have been experiencing. While this can result due to a number of factors, recession can be a sign of a periodontal infection, something your dentist should address. (more…)

Responding To Problems Created By TMJ Dysfunction

Patients with a range of different jaw problems may be experiencing issues related to TMJ dysfunction, often referred to simply as TMJ. These problems can form for different reasons, and manifest through different symptoms. Generally speaking, if you are experiencing pains in your face, neck, and head – particularly when you bite and chew food – you may have issues with your jaw joints that need to be corrected. Your dentist can help you manage this condition, often with the use of a special oral appliance that carefully relaxes the position of your jaw. If you have related issues with teeth grinding because of TMJ dysfunction, your dentist can make sure you have beneficial treatment, to prevent damage to your teeth. (more…)

Removing Stubborn Tartar From Your Smile

Removing tartar is not something you can do with brushing flossing alone. That is not meant to imply that these actions are not helping your smile – a routine based around these actions is vital to keeping your mouth healthy. Unfortunately, when tartar is allowed to form, it will be too stubborn to remove through your typical daily care. Your hygienist is able to remove it during a professional dental cleaning. That cleaning, part of your scheduled dental exam, will improve your defense against common problems like tooth decay and gum disease. (more…)

Fixing Alignment And Spacing Issues With Invisalign

Are you ready to correct alignment and spacing flaws that have been hurting the overall quality of your smile? Many people mistakenly assume the only way to achieve orthodontic improvements is with metal braces, but you may be able to see remarkable results by undergoing treatment with Invisalign. An Invisalign treatment provides you with a sequence of clear plastic oral aligners, which make gradual changes over time to your teeth. By the end of your time undergoing an Invisalign correction, you can see a remarkable improvement in your appearance. Of course, this is not merely a cosmetic issue – uncorrected alignment flaws can play a part in lowering the quality of your oral health. (more…)

Sleeping Troubles Your Dentist Can Address

Your dentist won’t be able to help you if you find yourself tossing and turning because you decided to have a cup of coffee too late in the day. However, If you have been struggling with a snoring problem, or experiencing discomfort because of bruxism, your dentist can be just the right person to meet with. Snoring is caused by a partial blockage of your airways by soft tissue in your throat. If that blockage is serious enough to cut off your air, your body will have to awaken itself to fix the issue. This more advanced issue is known as obstructive sleep apnea, which can be seriously harmful to your oral health. Patients who suffer from bruxism grind their teeth at night, and potentially do serious damage. Your dentist can provide you with a special appliance to protect you from harm. (more…)

Can At-Home Whitening Kits Provide Real Results?

When it comes to striking improvements to the color of your teeth, you may feel that your only option is a professional whitening treatment in your dentist’s office. After all, store bought whitening agents and whitening toothpastes can leave you dissatisfied by limited improvements. What you should know is that you can actually take professional whitening agents home from your dentist’s office. Over the course of ten to fourteen days, you can administer treatments on your own time, and see remarkable results. Of course, if you are eager to have results as soon as possible, you can always set time to have your dentist perform your whitening treatment. (more…)