Category: Patient Education

Time For A New Toothbrush

The new year is a great time to replace your old toothbrush if you haven’t done it in a while. The American Dental Association recommends that you replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months. This of course, depends on how you take care of your toothbrush, how often you use it, and how vigorously… Read more »

Too Good To Be True? NOT

If you’ve thought about dental veneers but decided against them due to cost or the extent of their preparation, you may get the same results you desire but with a different dental procedure. Dental bonding can perform many of the same fixes as dental veneers without removing any tooth structure, and with only a single… Read more »

Answers to Questions About Invisalign® Clear Braces

Traditional metal braces are a bitter-sweet procedure for young adults who require orthodontic treatment. At the end of the treatment, the patient can enjoy a straighter, more appealing smile. However, the metal brackets and wires that traditional braces consist of are obvious and can make the wearer self-conscious about his/her appearance for the duration of… Read more »

How To Stop Grinding Your Teeth

Grinding or clenching your teeth – a condition known as bruxism – can put a lot of strain on your muscles around your jaw and face. Often times, patients will complain of a “tired” feeling in their jaw without realizing they’ve been putting additional strain on their muscles. This can happen for two reasons; teeth… Read more »

Do You Know About Bruxism?

Bruxism, the grinding or clenching of your teeth, can occur whether you are awake or not. However, for those that have sleep bruxism; you may be wondering why your head or your jaw hurts – but because you unconsciously grind or clench or teeth in your sleep it’s hard to realize on your own what’s… Read more »

Do You Have Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a condition where your airways become blocked, obstructing your sleep until you can wake up to get oxygen. If you’ve been snoring excessively lately, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. This condition is diagnosed by a sleep study that will track your oxygen levels, heart rate, and other body movements while… Read more »

How Gum Disease Causes Tooth Loss

When good dental hygiene and recommended, routine dental care are implemented correctly, the goal is to prevent issues from forming and preserve your healthy, natural teeth. Still, tooth loss happens for a variety of reasons, and while accidents account for many of them, the majority of tooth loss cases could have been prevented. Though it doesn’t… Read more »

Don’t Can It, Canal It

Root canals have gotten a bad rap over the years. Many people would rather just get their tooth pulled than to get a root canal. If you don’t need your tooth pulled, however, you should always try to save it. It is important to keep as much of the natural tooth structure in place when… Read more »

The Bridge That Is Not A Game

If you were to lose only one tooth would you have it replaced? Many people look at one tooth without much importance. If it’s a molar and not noticeable it’s tempting to ignore the empty space, but no empty space in your mouth should be ignored. Not only can a missing tooth or teeth affect… Read more »

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are a common restorative dental treatment in the United States. You probably know someone who has a dental crown, or you may have one yourself. A dental crown is used to save a tooth that is excessively damaged or decayed. By having a crown placed you are able to retain the healthy tooth… Read more »