Category Archives: Dental News

How Teeth Are Related To Chronic Headaches?

Chronic 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?

There 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

For 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

One 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

One 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

Our 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

A New Smile Can Improve Your Life

smileSmile makeovers have become one of the most popular services in cosmetic dentistry today, and for good reason. A smile makeover can almost instantly improve the way you look and consequently how you feel about your appearance. Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you, but if it leaves you feeling embarrassed and self conscious, you are less likely to present a positive, confident appearance to the world. A smile makeover can dramatically improve your appearance and with it your life in general.

You Will Look Your Best
A smile makeover can help you get the beautiful, happy smile you deserve. Regardless of your current situation, we can combine any number of cosmetic services in order to help you see the results you want. Our goal for your smile makeover is simple, help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Continue reading

Dental X-Rays Are Vital to Your Dental Care

Zahnarzt bespricht Röntgenbild mit PatientinX-rays are an extremely important part of your dental evaluation, and they are vital to proper diagnosis and prevention of disease. The kinds of x-rays needed are based upon your age, your medical history, a thorough examination of the mouth, a TMJ evaluation, and an examination of the health of your gums.

Panorex
A panorex x-ray shows a broad view of the jaw, teeth, sinuses, nasal area and TMJ. It shows problems such as impacted teeth, bone abnormalities, cysts, infections and fractures.

Bite Wings
Bite wings x-rays show the upper and lower back teeth. These x-rays are used primarily to check for decay between the teeth. They also show bone loss when periodontal disease or a dental infection is present. Most frequently a bite wing is taken on each side of the mouth. Continue reading

The Dangers of Poor Fitting Dentures

old woman concern thinking on a white backgroundDentures should be comfortable and not cause pain. If you have pain, that is a signal it is time for a checkup. Dentures that sit snugly on the gums and do not slide are usually comfortable. It is when poor fitting dentures or old dentures rub against gums, leading to soreness and swelling, that problems arise.

Problems Commonly Caused By Loose Dentures
Do not put off seeing your dentist when your dentures become loose and rub against your gums. Loose fitting dentures not only cause discomfort, but can make you susceptible to infection. Problems caused by poor fitting dentures include: Continue reading

iTero Dental Scanning Technology

male doctor or dentist looking at x-rayIn the past, you may have experienced a dental treatment that required the dentist to take an impression of your teeth, a slow, messy process. The iTero digital scanner not only eliminates that process for most procedures, but also it produces a high quality, 3D scan of your teeth. This phenomenal machine takes digital images of your teeth and translates them into a model using CAD/CAM technology, enhancing your comfort, as well as your overall experience. Continue reading