Month: October 2017

2 Reasons to Worry About Snoring

Despite the fact that it might unceasingly annoy your sleeping partner, you might not consider your snoring habit something to worry about. After all, you’re still sleeping soundly, and perhaps the noise isn’t that loud, anyway. However, patients who snore may be at a much higher risk for certain systemic issues than they realize. In… Read more »

What’s the Best Way to Treat a Cracked Tooth?

There are worse things that can happen to a tooth than it being cracked. For instance, it could be broken, or completely knocked out of its socket. However, if you don’t treat your cracked tooth as soon as possible, then it will get worse and require extensive restoration. In severe cases, it might even be… Read more »

Why Your Dentist Really Wants You to Try Invisalign®

If you’re an older teen or adult and have misaligned teeth, then you may have heard of Invisalign® clear aligners, the alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment. Made of clear acrylic, the aligners replace the brackets and wires of orthodontic braces, allowing you to straighten your teeth comfortably and confidently. Since they’re removable, the clear aligners… Read more »

Why You Might Need Root Canal Treatment

Not everyone will have to go through root canal treatment in their lives, especially if they keep up with excellent hygiene and regular preventive dental visits. However, not everyone can prevent the need for root canal treatment, either. While it is often necessary to treat tooth decay that has been ignored for too long, root… Read more »

Did You Know This About Gum Disease?

You’ve probably heard of it before, but did you know that, when left unchecked, gum disease is the number one cause of adult tooth loss in America? As devastating as tooth loss may be, it is not the only destruction that it gum disease can cause. By understanding gum disease and how it develops, you… Read more »

A Few Questions About Wisdom Teeth

Your last four molars, called third molars or wisdom teeth, often find little room to grow, and can cause a host of problems as they struggle to make room for themselves. If you’ve ever needed a wisdom tooth extracted, then you may be familiar with the discomfort that wisdom teeth often generate. Today, we answer… Read more »

Do You Grind Your Teeth? Don’t Ignore It

If you grind your teeth when you’re stressed or angry, then it isn’t really a condition. If you do it as a nervous tic, then it may be considered a habit. However, if you grind your teeth constantly and often unconsciously, such as when you’re asleep, then it’s likely indicative of bruxism—a dental condition that… Read more »

See Your Dentist if You Have Trouble Sleeping

Snoring and sleep apnea are similar, but they are not the same. Snoring is often a symptom of sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder, and can deprive you of necessary rest even when you believe you are sleeping soundly through the night. In fact, because snoring is characteristic of sleep apnea, the disorder can be… Read more »

Why Your Dentist Suggests a Dental Implant

After you lose a tooth, your first step should be to visit your dentist as soon as possible to gauge the loss’ impact on your smile and determine the best replacement option. In most cases, that option is a lifelike dental crown supported by a dental implant post. A dental crown is a custom-designed replica… Read more »

3 Ways a Dental Crown Can Fix Your Smile

Custom dental crowns are among the longest standing restorative dentistry options. They are also among the most versatile options and are able to address a wide variety of cosmetic, structural, and functional dental issues. A dental crown, or cap, is a replica of your tooth’s crown (its top portion) and can be placed over the… Read more »