If you often feel exhausted during the day, but also suffer from headaches and chronic snoring, then you may be experiencing the common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Unless treated, this could lead to long-term impacts on your immune system and heart health. Find out how your Tucson, AZ, dentist treats OSA with custom appliance therapy in today’s blog!
Bruxism occurs when we grind our teeth, damaging portions of our smile and leading to serious consequences. However, there is another jaw joint disorder often related to teeth grinding known as TMJ disorder, or TMD. In today’s blog, your Tucson, AZ, dentist will look at the causes of TMJ, and why your headaches and jaw pain could be a sign you need treatment!
If you have bruxism, then that means you grind your teeth or clench your jaw on a regular basis, two habits that could damage them and lead to serious oral health trouble. But what causes a person to grind his or her teeth? What treatments can help us stop? In today’s blog, your Tucson, AZ, dentist looks at the causes of teeth grinding and discusses possible solutions.
In our last blog, we discussed how treating cavities to prevent premature tooth loss is important for little smiles. In today’s blog, we would like to continue our discussion on children’s dentistry. Your Tucson, AZ, dentist will look at proper brushing and flossing habits for kids, and the importance of making time for an exam and cleaning every six months!
Kids eventually lose their baby teeth, as they begin to fall out around age six and continue to do so as the permanent teeth arrive. Which means if a baby tooth develops a cavity, then treatment isn’t really necessary right? Wrong. In fact, ignoring a cavity in a primary tooth could mean the onset of serious consequences, including misalignment! Learn why your kids need a restoration from their Tucson, AZ, dentist.
A routine dental cleaning is offered every six months to help prevent the onset of gum disease and other common oral health issues. But what if you have the warning signs of gingivitis, or suffer from gum disease? To prevent the issue from leading to poor oral health and a higher risk of missing teeth, your Tucson, AZ, dentist may suggest a perio cleaning, also known as a scaling and root planing.
Now that we’re in 2020, you’re likely working on your resolutions and trying to make positive changes in your life. As part of this, we suggest scheduling a visit with your Tucson, AZ, dentist. A routine checkup and cleaning helps protect the health, beauty, and function of your smile, allowing you to enjoy a new year with a better smile!
Breaking a tooth can be a scary situation. Luckily, with the help of your Tucson, AZ, dentist, the solution doesn’t have to be! In today’s blog post, we’ll discuss the benefits and innovations of same-day crowns, which can help you get back to smiling without missing a beat. We’ll also look at the importance of acting quickly once a break occurs.
Invisalign appliances have given people the ability to discreetly fix problems that affect their dental alignment. If you currently feel self-conscious about teeth that are too far apart, teeth that overlap, or if you have any other concerns that can be traced back to the alignment of your smile, you can rely on these appliances to improve the way you look without requiring you to wear a conspicuous appliance. Our Tucson, AZ dental office is ready to discuss the benefits of treatment with Invisalign appliances with you, and help you understand what this orthodontic treatment can involve. By arranging this procedure with your dentist, you can work out a plan additional cosmetic dental treatments after your teeth have been straightened. (more…)
If you have a number of issues with your smile’s appearance, you may feel hesitant to see the dentist. After all, won’t that mean the need for several treatments and procedures? Well, your Tucson, AZ, dentist actually offers a smile makeover with a single treatment option: Porcelain veneers. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at the benefits of this treatment option.