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…)

3 Signs that You Might Have TMJ Disorder

3 signs that you might have tmj disorderThe way your jaw moves depends on a number of things, from the shape of your jawbone to the alignment of your teeth. Two of the most significant factors in your jaw’s movement, however, are the joints that connect your mandible to your skull, known as temporomandibular joints (or TMJs). Moving in tandem, your TMJs glide and pivot as your jaw opens, closes, and moves around as needed.

When they’re damaged, distressed, inflamed, or otherwise compromised, TMJs can make jaw movement difficult and painful, and the discomfort will grow worse until your bite’s balance is restored. Besides jaw pain, there are a few other signs that could warn you that you might TMJ disorder and should seek a professional opinion from your dentist as soon as possible. (more…)

What’s the Best Way to Prevent Cavities?

what's the best way to prevent cavitiesYou’ve likely heard of them, and since they affect over 90% of adults, you may already have one. If so, then you might wonder if preventing cavities is possible to avoid having to deal with another one. The truth is that despite their widespread occurrence, the best way to prevent cavities is through regular dental visits and excellent dental hygiene at home. If you do develop a cavity, the seek treatment as soon as possible to minimize the damage it causes to your tooth. (more…)

What Does Bruxism Mean?

what does bruxism meanCavities and gum disease are common dental terms, and most people understand what they mean, but dental health issues don’t always fall into those categories. Bruxism, for instance, is a common problem that many patients don’t realize they have until symptoms become prominent. The clinical name for unconscious teeth-grinding, bruxism describes the persistent, uncontrollable tendency to clench and grind teeth, and it often occurs while a patient is sleeping. If you suffer from bruxism, then your dentist can tell by inspecting your teeth for signs of excessive wear and damage. (more…)

3 Things to Know About Checkups & Cleanings

3 things to know about checkups and cleaningsCheckups and cleanings are the most well-known reason to visit the dentist. They’re also the most important, since your regular visits are necessary to keep your teeth and gums clean, healthy, and free of disease. Still, checkup and cleaning appointments don’t always seem so important, and many patients postpone or simply ignore theirs. It should be no surprise, then, that the large majority of adults have dental health issues, especially cavities, that could have been prevented. (more…)