Does Bad Breath Mean You Need Dental Treatment?

does bad breath mean you need dental treatmentYour smile is important part of your body, and when something is amiss, it will usually find a way to tell you. For instance, if a tooth is at risk of forming a cavity, or already has one, then it will hurt to warn you that it needs your attention. If your gums bleed, then they’re telling you that you have gingivitis, and need to seek treatment as soon as possible to stop it from becoming gum disease. Sometimes, chronic bad breath can also be a warning of dental health trouble, especially if it persists even after repeated attempts to cure it. (more…)

Would Your Dentures Work Better with Dental Implants?

would your dentures work better with dental implantsIf you’ve worn dentures for a while, you’ve probably grown accustomed to them by now. You may have even become comfortable with the routine need for readjustments or replacements as your dentures gradually lose their grip. For many patients who rely on dentures, however, the relatively high maintenance required to keep them in good shape is an inconvenience they’d prefer to do without. By securing your dentures to a series of strategically-placed dental implants, you can eliminate the major causes behind denture slippage, and enjoy a better, sturdier, more lifelike set of replacement teeth. (more…)

Does Tooth Extraction Hurt?

does tooth extraction hurtThere are only a few instances in which extracting a tooth is better than trying to restore and save it. Wisdom teeth, for instance, cannot be saved once they become impacted (and as our third set of molars, saving them isn’t vital to maintaining your bite’s proper function). In other cases, extreme damage or infection might also compromise a tooth so much that it becomes a liability to your oral health and needs to be removed. The good news is that tooth extraction doesn’t typically hurt; in fact, the procedure often alleviates the pain associated with a seriously compromised tooth. (more…)

Questions Everyone Has About Root Canal Therapy

questions everyone has about root canal therapyThe more you know about your dental treatment, the more it makes sense. Root canal therapy, for instance, is commonly mistaken for a much more invasive procedure than it actually is. Therefore, many people avoid the treatment to the detriment of their oral health. The truth, though, is that root canal therapy isn’t just necessary, it’s also much more conservative than you might believe, and can save you from needing more extensive smile restoration later.   (more…)

How Invisalign® Clear Braces Work

How Invisalign® Clear Braces WorkWhen your teeth aren’t as straight as they should be, the impact on your smile’s appearance can be significant. Enough so that it can negatively impact your confidence and self-esteem. Straightening crooked teeth can alleviate that, but the metal braces that are often required to do so can sometimes seem as equally unappealing as crooked teeth. The good news is that Invisalign® clear braces work to straighten your smile as effectively as traditional braces, but without brackets and wires. Also, with significantly more comfort, convenience, and discretion. (more…)

Learn More About Tooth-Colored Fillings

learn more about tooth colored fillingsIf you’ve ever treated a cavity with a metal filling, then you might be reminded of it every time you look into the mirror to brush and floss your teeth. You might also remind others when you speak and smile, if the filled tooth is noticeable. For patients who prefer a more discreet solution to cavity treatment, tooth-colored fillings have proven a more attractive and highly effective alternative to metal. (more…)

3 Things Veneers Can Address at Once

3 things veneers can address at onceImproving your smile should be a careful, precise process, but there is still a significant need to minimize treatment, and not just to save time from your schedule. The less dental work your teeth endure, the better. With porcelain veneers, you can address several concerns at once and reduce your smile makeover to a single procedure. The wafer-thin shells are custom-designed the specifications of your teeth. Then, your dentist can bond the veneers to your teeth’s front surfaces, creating a new smile almost instantly. (more…)

How Does Professional Teeth Whitening Work?

how does professional teeth whitening workYou can do your best to keep your smile bright and healthy, but over time, your teeth may still lose some of their youthful brilliance and develop stains or discoloration. Because teeth stains occur so frequently, teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental improvements, and can usually be accomplished in little time. During your visit, your dentist will thoroughly inspect your teeth to make sure that they’re healthy, and to make sure that teeth whitening will work to improve their appearance. (more…)

Can TruDenta® Relieve Your Headache?

Can TruDenta® Relieve Your HeadachePeople experience headaches for countless reasons, many of them temporary. But when headaches become migraines, or persist regularly regardless of how many pain relievers you take, there is likely an underlying problem that needs to be addressed. For many patients, that underlying problem is disharmony in their bite, such as crooked teeth, TMJ disorder, and more. If you suffer from bite-related headaches and other craniofacial discomfort, then the advanced technology of TruDenta® may be able to help you finally find lasting relief. (more…)

Can Snoring Cause You to Lose Sleep?

can snoring cause you to lose sleepIf you snore, then your sleeping partner might lose sleep regularly because of the noise, which can cause you to lose sleep if your partner jolts you awake to stop. However, there’s a more significant way in which snoring can seriously affect the quality of your sleep, especially if it indicates the presence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Not everyone who snores suffers from OSA, but if you do, then your snoring can be causing you to periodically lose sleep without you realizing it. (more…)