Category Archives: Dental News

Is It Implant-Supported Crown or Fixed Dental Bridge?

Thinking What To PickIf you are missing a tooth, there are many factors to consider when creating a treatment plan to replace your tooth. There are two approaches, either an implant-supported crown or fixed dental bridge, which both offer reasonable solutions for patients.

Fixed Dental Bridge

A fixed bridge is constructed with crowns covering the teeth on both sides of the space, with single-unit prostheses in-between called a Continue reading

Let’s Talk About Dental Crowns

A crown is a dental cap that is put on a damaged tooth to help restoring its size, shape and strength, covering the entire visible part of the tooth.

 

There are many reasons for getting a dental crown:

  • It restores a tooth that is already broken or worn out;
  • Helps to shield a tooth from decay or cracking;
  • It helps to anchor a dental bridge;
  • It hides discolored or misplaced teeth;
  • It hides dental implants;
  • It acts as a protective cap in case the tooth had a root canal treatment.

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Chronic Severe Headaches and Its Dental Treatment

chronic-headacheChronic severe headaches are an affliction that affects one in eight Americans. Most headaches stem from muscle tension. Many tension headaches can be related to your bite and your dentist might be able to help ease that tension and pain.

How teeth are related to chronic headaches
Grinding and clenching are associated with muscle tension and eventual pain. When you grind or clench your teeth, you place Continue reading

Eating Disorders Can Affect Teeth

eating-disordersThere are a lot of repercussions to the teeth in the mouth of a person battling eating disorders. Such negative effects could include the loss of teeth, gum problems and erosion of the enamel on the tongue side of the teeth due to the acids involved in bulimia. In addition, people with eating disorders lack nutrients that can result in osteoporosis, weakening of the bones in the jaw that support the teeth and this may lead to tooth loss. More so, many individuals with such disorders suffer from bleeding gums, burning of the tongue and dry mouth due to decreased salivary flow and swollen glands.

A dentist’s intervention should take place to treat any damaged teeth. Professional help is received when the dentist knows the Continue reading

How Teeth Are Related To Chronic Headaches?

chronic headachesChronic severe headaches are an affliction that affects one in eight Americans. Most headaches stem from muscle tension. Many tension headaches can be related to your bite and your dentist might be able to help ease that tension and pain.

How teeth are related to chronic headaches
Grinding and clenching are associated with muscle tension and eventual pain. When you grind or clench your teeth, you place Continue reading

Does Eating Disorders Affect Teeth?

eeating disordersThere are a lot of repercussions to the teeth in the mouth of a person battling eating disorders. Such negative effects could include the loss of teeth, gum problems and erosion of the enamel on the tongue side of the teeth due to the acids involved in bulimia. In addition, people with eating disorders lack nutrients that can result in osteoporosis, weakening of the bones in the jaw that support the teeth and this may lead to tooth loss. More so, many individuals with such disorders suffer from bleeding gums, burning of the tongue and dry mouth due to decreased salivary flow and swollen glands.

A dentist’s intervention should take place to treat any damaged teeth. Professional help is received when the dentist knows the Continue reading

Preventing Teeth From Grinding

teeth grindingFor all we know, the basics of taking care of our teeth is combined with brushing and flossing, avoiding hard foods, and staying away from lots of acid to keep tooth enamel strong. One of the biggest issues many of us have that we do not even notice is grinding. Teeth grinding can ruin your teeth, and lots of people do it in their sleep without knowing!

 

What is Bruxism?

Bruxism is another common name for teeth grinding. Besides becoming extremely painful, if left untreated for too long it can lead to more serious issues. A few signs that can diagnose bruxism include headaches, waking up with chips in your teeth, or jaw pain. There is no immediate known cause for bruxism but things like anxiety and stress may increase your chances of suffering from this nighttime ailment. Certain medications that affect dopaminergic systems, or SSRIs, can also cause you to grind your teeth at night.

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Ways to Improve Your Bad Breath

improve bad breathOne of the most nerve wrecking dental concerns experienced by our patients is chronic bad breath. It is a problem that affects millions of people. Patients who feel that they have persistent bad breath want effective solutions, and quickly.

If you believe that you might suffer from bad breath or would just like to avoid this condition in the future is it most important to understand the underlying causes. Chronic bad breath, which is also known as halitosis, can be completely avoided or corrected in most dental patients. Continue reading

Composite Fillings

composite fillingsOne of the most common dental conditions is tooth decay. Dental fillings are the most popular restorative dentistry procedures performed in our office every year. Patients of all ages are subject to tooth decay. The good news is that unattractive metal amalgam fillings are a thing of the past.

Amalgam fillings were the only option for repairing tooth decay years ago. Amalgam fillings could not adjust themselves to changes in temperatures and other conditions, they would move and eventually break within teeth over a number of months or years. This caused the fillings to fall out, or even worse, for teeth to crack. Continue reading

Create a Straighter Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry

straighter smileOur dental office provides cosmetic dentistry services to help create a smile to be proud of. We want to partner with you to increase your confidence in smile and yourself. Misaligned or crooked teeth can hinder your confidence and create insecurities. The truth is that you are perfect just the way you are, but we want you to feel that way at all times. We are here to help.

Crooked Teeth
Crooked teeth can be results of hereditary or nutritional issues but it can also be due to incorrect jaw development, thumb sucking during teeth development, teeth crowding or other persistent gentle pressure. Even consistent tongue pressure on the teeth over a long period of time has been said to cause crooked teeth. Whatever the cause, crooked teeth can cause pain, make it difficult to eat and be more difficult to clean. Continue reading