Has A Teeth Grinding Habit Left You With A Broken Tooth?

Teeth grinding problems can arise because of stress, unresolved issues with TMJ disorder, or even from the consumption of caffeine and alcohol, particularly in the afternoon and evening. If you are grinding your teeth at night, the consequences can be serious. Initially, you may be concerned about chronic pain or sensitivity that affect you due to nightly grinding. Unfortunately, this problem, known as bruxism, can lead to more than just pain or sensitivity. In time, the mounting pressure and friction can actually lead to teeth chipping and cracking! Our Virginia Beach, VA dentist’s office is ready to help you if you break a tooth due to bruxism. In addition to restoring the tooth, we can talk with you about treating your grinding problem! (more…)

Can Restorative Dentistry Give You A Better Smile?

Restorative dentistry is called for when an oral health issue has to be addressed through professional treatment. This work is often done to address problems with dental decay, though it can also be needed if a tooth has experienced a physical injury. While the goal of treatment is to restore your oral health, this work can actually have benefits for your smile. A tooth that has become infected by decay can see unwelcome changes in its color, while a physical injury can negatively change a tooth’s shape and general appearance. At our Virginia Beach, VA dentist’s office, we can recommend restorative treatment with a tooth filling or crown that closely matches the look of your healthy enamel so that your smile is preserved. (more…)

How Invisalign Treatment Leads To Smile Improvements

Those who are affected by malocclusion, or poor tooth alignment, can feel put off by the idea that they must undergo treatment with metal braces to see the cosmetic improvements they want. As effective as these traditional bracket-and-wire appliances are at correcting gaps and overlaps, you may be uncomfortable wearing them for an extended period of time. What you should know is that you can also see improvements to your smile when you use Invisalign to fix alignment issues. At our Virginia Beach, VA dentist’s office, we can meet with you to discuss treatment with Invisalign. By relying on these discreet aligners to fix your appearance, you can finally start showing off straightened teeth without an awkward or frustrating adjustment experience! (more…)

Your Oral Hygiene Routine Should Keep Your Gums Healthy

By regularly brushing and flossing, and by seeing your dentist on a regular basis, you can protect yourself against dental decay. Protection against cavities is important – when decay does become an issue, it can lead to permanent damage to your tooth structure and put you at risk for a painful infection. With that said, it is also important to remember that preventing cavities is just one aspect of oral health care that should be important to you. In order to stay fully healthy, your hygiene routine should also protect you against gum disease. At our Virginia Beach, VA dentist’s office, patients receive careful evaluations of their gums. When necessary, we are able to perform periodontal cleanings that remove bacteria responsible for causing gingivitis. (more…)

How Easy Is It To Fit Teeth Whitening Into Your Schedule?

While you can be excited to start showing off whiter teeth, you may encounter the frustrating problem of not knowing when you can make time for treatment. Our Virginia Beach, VA dentist’s office can help with this, as we actually provide two different approaches to treatment. For some, the preferred option will be to have their teeth whitened in our office. One visit is all it will take to show off stunning improvements. For others, it can be more convenient to pick up a professional whitening kit and take care of their teeth on their own time. In both cases, you have access to whitening agents that are more effective than what you can find available at your local store or pharmacy, which means you can see results that these other products are not able to provide. (more…)

Is Your Toothache Linked To Problems With Dental Decay?

Why is your tooth in so much pain? The problem could be linked to a cavity. If so, letting pain continue to affect you can do more than just affect your mood – an untreated problem with decay can lead to complications from an infection as well as tooth loss! At our Virginia Beach, VA dentist’s office, patients who start to experience problems with tooth decay can reach out for treatment so that the matter stops affecting them. Cavities that cause discomfort can require treatment with root canal therapy. Once this is performed, we can make sure that the tooth remains safe by providing you with a custom dental crown that provides functional and cosmetic support. (more…)

Questions You Might Have If You Want A Smile Makeover

While you may have questions about cosmetic dentistry, you can be sure of one thing – that you are tired of feeling self-conscious about your smile, and that you are ready to make changes! What may concern you is how much work it will take to see those changes, and how much your dentist can really do to improve the way you look. At our Virginia Beach, VA dentist’s office, we offer multiple cosmetic procedures to patients who are interested in making changes to the way that they look. What might surprise you is that even if you are hoping to enjoy a significant smile makeover, you may have all of the results you want after as little as just one procedure! (more…)

Closing A Smile Gap Through Treatment With Clear Aligners

Even a relatively modest gap between teeth can be a problem for you, as it can draw unwanted attention and throw off the symmetry of your smile. You may not realize it, but your problem with your smile gap could be addressed without the use of traditional metal braces. Our Virginia Beach, VA dentist’s office is ready to help patients address problems with teeth spacing through Invisalign treatment. With these appliances, we can make the process of fixing your smile discreet. Each aligner you wear will bring your teeth closer to their ideal positions. While you are wearing them, they can go unnoticed, making you more comfortable with the way you look during your corrective work. (more…)

What Smile Changes Can I Make With Cosmetic Dentistry?

If you are looking into cosmetic dentistry, you may have questions about how your dentist can make the improvements that most concern you. For some, the priority will be showing off a whiter smile, while others can be more interested in addressing problems with the condition of their teeth, or their alignment. Because our Virginia Beach, VA dentist’s office provides a range of cosmetic services, we are able to work with patients who have differing needs. What might surprise you is that even those who want to address multiple problems can be satisfied after as little as one procedure, as the right treatment can take care of several flaws. (more…)

TMJ Treatment Can Lead To More Comfortable Jaw Movement

You should be able to move your jaw without running into frequent issues with stiffness or pain. If you do experience these issues, it can make biting, chewing, laughing, and speaking uncomfortable, which means that the problem can affect you throughout your day. What can be done to help? It may be necessary to arrange TMJ treatment in order to resolve your problems with chronic pain. At our Virginia Beach, VA dentist’s office, individuals affected by jaw stiffness and pain can be treated with a custom oral appliance that eases joint and muscle tensions. If your issues with your jaw developed because of an oral health issue that disrupted your bite, we can explore the need to perform other restorative dental services to fully help you. (more…)