Broke a Tooth? Fix It in Just One Day

When a tooth breaks, the immediate discomfort isn’t the only thing your dentist is concerned about. If the damage isn’t repaired as soon as possible, then it can grow worse over time, eventually becoming too damaged to save. With a same-day dental crown, however, your dentist can repair your broken tooth (and alleviate your toothache) in just a single day. Without having to wait weeks for your restoration to be crafted, you have a much better chance of preserving the healthy tooth structure that still remains undamaged. (more…)

What Is Tooth Bonding Used For?

In general, cosmetic dental treatments are designed to address specific types of esthetic smile concerns. For instance, teeth-whitening is a highly targeted, convenient treatment for erasing teeth stains, while dental crowns can help fix various types of visible tooth damage. In some cases, though, the same cosmetic treatment can accomplish several different goals at once. For example, tooth bonding can be used for a multitude of different purposes, all while preserving most of your healthy, natural tooth structure in the process. (more…)

How Much Can Teeth-Whitening Really Accomplish?

Some people put off asking their dentists about teeth-whitening because they aren’t sure whether or not it’s actually effective. Even if their teeth are noticeably stained, they don’t want to invest in a treatment that may not improve their smiles. Fortunately, professional teeth-whitening can accomplish more than you might realize, especially if you’ve never undergone whitening treatment before. Today, we examine why teeth-whitening is so popular and effective, and why we offer a variety treatment options to fit your specific needs. (more…)

How to Benefit from Laser Dentistry

Lasers are one of the more notable aspects of advanced technology, but many people don’t realize that it’s also a common addition to many of today’s advanced dental treatments. For instance, procedures such as cosmetic gum contouring, which traditionally involve surgically trimming gum tissues with a scalpel, can be completed with significantly more comfort and precision. Today, we examine a few ways in which choosing laser dentistry benefits patients compared to more traditional treatment methods. (more…)

How TMJ Disorder Affects Your Bite Function

Every time you open and close your bite, there are several different aspects of your oral health at work. Your jaw muscles and nerves control the movement, your jaw joints (TMJs) allow it to move, and your teeth distribute the pressure from your bite’s movement. When one of these components can’t carry their own weight, all of the others can have a tough time trying to take up the slack. That’s especially true for your TMJs. When TMJ disorder strikes, dysfunction can make it difficult your jaw to move at all, and over time, the stress can lead to a host of other dental health issues, as well. (more…)

Signs that You Probably Have Gum Disease

Even if you know what gum disease is and the potential consequences it can have on your smile, you may not immediately recognize it if you start to show signs of it. That’s because the most common symptoms of gum disease aren’t obvious at first, and many people can experience significant periodontal troubles before they seek treatment from their dentist. To help you avoid such consequences, we take a look at some of the signs that you probably have gum disease and that you should visit your dentist as soon as possible. (more…)

3 Easy Ways to Prevent Cavities

Cavities are the culmination of a few different things. For instance, if you have poor hygiene practices, then oral bacteria can accumulate more than usual on your teeth. If you snack often or indulge in sugar-rich snacks and beverages, then you give those bacteria what they need to produce tooth-eroding acids. Because there are several factors that go into a cavity’s formation, there are also several different aspects that go into preventing it. Today, we take a look at three of the most common factors and what you can do to more easily prevent cavities from forming. (more…)