Category Archives: Oral Health

Are You More Prone To Cavities?

Lady showing her teeth cavitiesTooth decay causes oral health problems like dental cavities, and it affects most Americans to some degree. Oral bacteria grow on top of teeth and coat them. Acids released by these bacteria are directly responsible for decay as the acids bore into the teeth. Tooth decay can cause painful sensitivity to things like heat, cold and sugar, and more severe cases lead to constant pain, infections and even tooth loss. However, minor damage usually goes unnoticed as pain only occurs once a cavity has formed.

Causes Of Cavities:

• Genetics Or Biology
Some people are lucky enough to have super-strong enamel, robust immune systems and ample salivary proteins to kill off disease-causing bacteria. Continue reading

Visiting And Having Dental Exams For Adult

Lady having dental checkupYour regular dental exams are an important part of your general dentistry hygiene and are instrumental in helping you maintain good oral health. From the moment our first tooth erupts, good oral care is vital. It helps keep your teeth and gums healthy, prevents problems that can lead to tooth loss, and helps you hold on to your natural teeth.

Common Adult Dental Concerns
Teeth are meant to last a lifetime. But, the only way to ensure they stay healthy and strong is to have routine dental exams and other thorough cleanings. Plaque, tartar, and bacterial build-up can leave your smile at risk for major complications. You may not experience any problems soon, but at some point you will, and therapy may be painful, not to mention costly. Continue reading

What Is Full Mouth Restoration?

Full Mouth RestorationFull Mouth Restoration and Reconstruction recreates each tooth within the mouth to get your beautiful smile up and running again. It is not merely a cosmetic procedure. Full mouth restoration also involves neuromuscular procedures designed to improve the structure of your entire mouth by creating symmetry between the upper and lower jaws, successfully eliminates a number of pain-causing symptoms.

Why Get Full Mouth Restoration And Reconstruction?
Broken, missing or worn down teeth not only create insecurity and a lack of confidence in both the people that have them and the people Continue reading

Basic Procedure for Dental Implants

Dental ProcedureDental implants are by far the best solution for replacing missing teeth. Unlike many procedures, the process of placing dental implants takes time, but the results are permanent.

There are three steps involved in the dental implant procedure:

Placement of the implant – This involves a small surgical procedure in which the dental implant or implants are placed into the bone. 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

Bring out the Best in Your Smile

best smileMany of us are considering how we can make life better as we look forward to a new year ahead of us. Our resolutions may include things like creating healthy habits that will promote more energy and weight loss. Some may choose to expand their skills in their career. Our dental team is here to help you make the most of your smile this year, and every year to come! Dental care in our office means more than the occasional routine visit, it means working with an experienced dentist who has the passion and the knowledge for supporting attractive, healthy smiles.

Restorative Dentistry
We all know that at the heart of a beautiful smile are healthy teeth and gums. Dental issues can be painful, keeping you from enjoying the moment, whether you have an important job to do or want to enjoy a sweet treat. If your teeth or gums are suffering, then so are you. Restorative dental care is the solution. Our office provides a wide range of care to our patients, all in a friendly environment in which peace of mind and comfort are prioritized. Continue reading

5 Tips for Keeping Your Mouth Healthy Between Cleanings

mouth healthyRegular dental cleanings are imperative to maintaining oral health. But it is what you do at home in between your dental cleanings that really makes a difference in the strength and health of your teeth and gums. Follow our dental tips below to keep your oral health on track.

Refine Your Brushing Technique
You might be brushing your teeth twice a day, but are you doing it the right way? The proper way of brushing is to hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle as you make contact with your teeth and gums. Brush lightly in an up-and-down motion, focusing on the front and back of each tooth and along the gum line. You should be brushing for a total of two minutes! Continue reading

Common Dental Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

dental symptomsWe all know the importance of scheduling our routine six-month dental checkups, but some dental ailments warrant immediate attention. Our dental practice offers services for all dental health concerns. Below are a few symptoms you should never ignore.

Tooth Pain Or Sensitivity
If you notice irritation when your teeth are exposed to hot and cold or sugar, you are experiencing sensitivity. Sensitive gums or teeth can result from a variety of ailments including root exposure, gum recession, a cavity, a cracked, chipped or damaged tooth,tooth grinding or clenching and more. Sensitive teeth can be one of the first signs of a problem and the best time to treat any issues are before significant damage occurs. Continue reading

5 Signs That You Could Benefit from a Night Guard

night guardWhen we grind our teeth, this bad habit can cause our teeth to age quickly and cause jaw problems. Teeth grinding can also cause teeth to fracture and can deteriorate the appearance of our smile. Millions of Americans suffer from a teeth grinding habit. Our dental practice offers night guards, so that you can enjoy a healthy and comfortable smile. Below are five signs you may benefit from a night guard.

Morning Headaches Or Migraines
Headaches, migraines, facial muscles, sore shoulders, head muscles, and ringing in your ears all indicate a teeth grinding habit. Patients who seek treatment with a night guard often enjoy a dramatic reduction of symptoms. Continue reading

Your Oral Health and Overall Wellbeing

overall wellbeingIn dentistry, your smile is the window to your overall health. That is why it is imperative to brush your teeth twice daily with toothpaste and floss each night before bed as well as visiting our practice for regular professional teeth cleanings. You can develop periodontal disease if you do not take these necessary steps to remove plaque from your teeth and gums. Periodontal disease has a serious impact on your overall wellbeing.

Diabetes
There is a link between gum disease and diabetes. Diabetics are more likely to develop periodontal disease. Individuals who suffer from diabetes have a suppressed immune system that makes them more prone to infection. If your diabetes symptoms are not under control, you are at a higher risk for developing periodontal disease and facing more serious side effects. Periodontal disease can lead to missing teeth and red, bleeding gums. Always inform your dentist of any health changes, such as diabetes. Continue reading