How to Stop Snoring When You Have Sleep Apnea

When you have a chronic snoring problem, it’s probably a good idea to seek a solution to help you stop. At minimum, it will help your sleeping partner sleep more soundly each night, even if you don’t notice your snoring habit. At worst, however, your snoring might not be just a typical snoring habit. It could indicate a more profound sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. Today, we examine how snoring and sleep apnea are connected, and why you’ll need professional treatment to address your snoring habit if sleep apnea is the cause of it. (more…)

The Biggest Problems with Having Bruxism

On the surface, the biggest problems with bruxism is the chronic teeth-grinding that it consists of. Over time, the constant pressure and friction can lead to a wide range of immediate and long-term concerns with your health and integrity of your teeth. However, the longer it continues, the more complex the problems of bruxism can become, and in severe cases, recovering from it could require more extensive treatment than you expect. (more…)

Why Your Replacement Teeth Should Have Dental Implants

Replacing lost teeth is about a lot more than making your sure your smile looks whole again. While that is an important goal, an even more important one is restoring your good oral health and bite function, which can be significantly diminished when you experience the loss of one or more teeth. Today, we examine how dental implants are able to improve the quality of your replacement tooth or teeth, and what that improvement means for your long-term oral health and bite function. (more…)

Extracting and Replacing a Compromised Tooth

Before dental health care reached the advanced state that patients enjoy today, there weren’t always many options for saving a tooth once it became compromised. In many cases, tooth extraction was the only way to avoid the potentially serious consequences of many common types of tooth problems. Today, however, tooth extraction is only recommended as a last resort treatment option, when a tooth can’t be saved with advanced restorative dental treatment. Thanks to advanced tooth replacement options, extracting a tooth can also have less of a negative impact on your oral health, if it does become necessary. (more…)

Can a Dental Crown Lower Your Chances of Tooth Loss?

Dental crowns have long been a popular solution for fixing teeth that are damaged or compromised. Today, more modern, lifelike dental crowns are also well-known for their ability to improve the appearance of teeth, due to their highly customizable materials (such as porcelain). With an ability to more precisely restore and improve teeth when they’ve become compromised, a custom-designed dental crown can be the key to lowering your chances of tooth loss by restoring and protecting the tooth. (more…)

When Root Canal Treatment Is the Right Solution

The process of treating your root canals is most commonly recommended when tooth decay reaches its severe stage. The infection known as tooth decay is the result of harmful oral bacteria overwhelming your tooth structure, and if it reaches your root canal, then the problem can become a significant one. However, having a severely infected tooth pulp and root canal aren’t the only reasons why you may need root canal treatment. Today, we look at a few other times when it may be the right solution for protecting the long-term health and integrity of your tooth. (more…)

How Modern Tooth Fillings Have Advanced

The most frequent need to visit the dentist is for routine checkups and cleanings, which are designed to help you prevent most dental concerns from developing. However, when a problem does develop, it’s most often tooth decay, which is the condition that causes a cavity to form. Because of this, tooth fillings are one of the more frequent dental treatments besides preventive dental appointments. Today, modern dental fillings have advanced in several important ways than the restorations that many people may still be used to. (more…)

3 Ways Veneers Could Be What Your Smile Needs

Porcelain veneers have become increasingly more popular over the years as a solution for addressing multiple types of cosmetic smile concerns. This is for several different reasons, such as their ability to correct these concerns at the same time, helping many patients minimize their smile improvement plans. However, the benefits that come with improving your smile with one or more veneers can include more than what you can see. With their more conservative nature, veneers may also be exactly what your smile needs to improve its future health and integrity. (more…)

What Bonding and Contouring Teeth Mean

Improving the appearance of your smile can sometimes seem complicated, depending on the specific concerns that you want to address. For example, if your smile is marred by issues that affect your tooth structure, it might seem like improving them can require altering a significant amount of your tooth structure. However, with cosmetic tooth bonding and contouring, addressing a variety of smile concerns can be more convenient and less invasive than many people expect. Today, we examine what that could mean for your smile, both in terms of your treatment and your results for your overall oral health. (more…)

What’s Better About Invisalign® Aligners?

When you need to straighten crooked teeth, there’s a lot to consider. The impact of your tooth misalignment can be more significant than you realize at first, but the implications of wearing metal braces may also be less attractive than you wish. For many patients who want to straighten their teeth discreetly, we can often recommend Invisalign® clear aligners. Designed to address a wide range of tooth alignment problems, Invisalign® clear aligners can offer a more discreet and enhanced experience when it comes to straightening crooked teeth and improving your smile’s appearance and bite function. (more…)