When Grinding Your Teeth Should Concern You

The thing about grinding your teeth is that it may or may not be a significant concern to your oral health, depending on several factors. For instance, if it doesn’t really occur often, and it doesn’t affect your healthy tooth structure over the years, then your occasional habit of grinding your teeth may be nothing to worry about. However, if you do it often enough, and you fail to stop yourself from grinding your teeth with at-home remedies, then it may be the result of bruxism, and could be the source of several other serious dental health concerns. (more…)

The Other Benefits Dental Implants Can Offer

For patients who experience tooth loss, dental implants are often the preferable solution for rebuilding their smiles. Designed to mimic the roots of healthy, natural teeth, dental implants provide a lifelike system of support for a custom-designed tooth replacement, such as a dental crown, bridge, or denture. On the surface, one of the most immediate benefits that dental implants offer is the improved stability of your restoration. However, there are many other benefits to replacing lost teeth roots that don’t directly affect your restoration’s comfort and stability, but can significantly impact your oral health, bite function, facial appearance, and much more. (more…)

What Replacing a Lost Tooth Does for Your Smile

On the surface, the advantage to your smile that comes with replacing a lost tooth might seem obvious. That’s especially true if your biggest concern is how your smile looks without one or more natural teeth where they should be. However, there are many more consequences to losing a tooth than you might realize at first, and there’s much more importance in replacing it than you might expect. (more…)

How to Make Sure You Benefit from Tooth Extraction

There are many reasons why tooth extraction is only recommended when it’s absolutely necessary. In most cases, it’s preferable to restore a tooth and preserve as much of its remaining healthy, natural structure as possible. If tooth extraction has become necessary, it means that restoring the tooth is no longer possible. Yet, it also means that you’ll have to deal with the loss of the tooth to ensure that your smile is fully restored. (more…)

What a Dental Crown Does to Save Your Tooth

Dental crowns are one of the most effective ways to restore a damaged or compromised tooth for several reasons. That’s partly why they’ve been an important part of restorative dentistry for centuries. Today’s modern crowns are designed to not only restore a tooth, but also closely blend in with its appearance, allowing for a highly effective and cosmetically appealing tooth restoration. Yet, their appearance isn’t the only benefit that comes with more lifelike dental crowns. They can also do more to save your compromised tooth in the long run, and reestablish its vital role in your smile, oral health, and bite function. (more…)

How You Might Avoid Root Canal Treatment

Once you learn that your tooth needs root canal treatment, the treatment itself may be unavoidable. At that point, waiting much longer could lead to even more severe damage to your tooth structure and, in severe cases, the need to extract and replace the tooth. However, the good news is that it’s possible to avoid the need for root canal treatment, even if your tooth has already become decayed. (more…)

Why More Dental Fillings Are Tooth-Colored

If you’ve never received a tooth filling to treat a cavity, or haven’t had one placed in a long time, then you might expect yours to be made of metal, and have a few questions about how that might impact your smile. However, more and more of today’s tooth fillings are designed to be more lifelike and discreet than traditional metal fillings. Crafted from more biocompatible composite resin, a tooth-colored filling not only treats your cavity, but also helps restore your tooth’s healthy, natural appearance in the process. (more…)

When Your Dental Concern Needs Emergency Attention

Not all types of dental emergencies are the same, though in most cases, it’s important to seek appropriate treatment for one whenever it occurs. At our office, we can provide emergency dental treatment to help you preserve your smile and prevent any further damage to your teeth, oral tissues, or more. Today, we take a look at a few common dental emergencies and why it’s important to seek treatment for them as soon as possible. (more…)

What Orthodontic Treatment Means with Invisalign® Aligners

To many people, it might not seem like there are many options for orthodontic treatment. The traditional method of using metal brackets and wires to straighten crooked teeth is also the most well-known method, and many people who need orthodontic treatment may automatically expect that means they need braces. Fortunately, Invisalign® clear aligners can often provide a much more streamlined system for straightening your crooked teeth. In many cases, Invisalign® orthodontic treatment is a much more discreet and convenient process than patients expect. (more…)

Why You Can’t Always Stop Your Teeth from Staining

With a consistently good dental hygiene routine and being attentive to your oral health needs, you have a good chance of preventing a lot of things that could potentially threaten your oral health. That includes tooth decay, which leads to cavities and erodes your teeth, as well as gum disease, which destroys the gum tissues and bone structure that support your teeth. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always include the stains that can develop on the surfaces of your teeth over time. (more…)