We hope you are enjoying the holidays with family and friends.This is also a time of year to think about what we are grateful for, and good health is at the top of the list. Unfortunately, we can often take it for granted, which causes minor issues to lead to major health problems. One such issue that we see get out of hand in some patients is something you wouldn’t expect. Would you like to learn more so you can prevent it?
It’s unfortunate if you lose a tooth due to an injury or decay, but you don’t have to live your life hiding the gap in your smile. In fact, there are a variety of dental treatments that can get you back to a healthy and beautiful smile.
Dental implants are a common solution for missing teeth or teeth that are damaged beyond repair. They are a permanent long lasting solution for both, offering the strongest support for replacement teeth. What’s more, they feel and look just like natural teeth.
What do heart disease, pregnancy complications, diabetes, and pneumonia have in common? They are all linked to oral health issues. While most people think that problems with your teeth and gums stay in your mouth, that simply isn’t the case.
Your oral health can give you clues about your overall health. The connection between both is bacteria. Without good oral hygiene, bacteria can cause tooth decay and gum disease. Since your mouth is the gateway to your digestive and respiratory tracts, leaving bacteria in your mouth untreated can lead to major health issues. Also, certain diseases can exacerbate oral health problems.
If you have a tooth that has been severely damaged or is seriously infected, you may be worried that the tooth will be lost. This doesn’t have to be your outcome, however. Many times, teeth in distress can be saved! This treatment has allowed millions of people to avoid an extraction and instead, restore their teeth. We are talking about root canal therapy.
Today’s methods and technology have made the root canal procedure commonplace. How does root canal therapy relieve your pain and save your smile?
The dentist’s office has long been a source of bad puns and jokes, but for many of you, a fear of the dentist is no laughing matter. For some, this dental anxiety or fear is so severe that appointments are avoided, and serious oral health issues are ignored. We know that this fear is real, and we want to do what we can to make your visit a comfortable experience no matter what the reason for the anxiety may be. Read on to discover how we help you overcome dentophobia so you can get the dental treatment you need.
When there is more damage to a tooth from extensive decay or trauma than a filling can fix, a treatment option that may be recommended is a dental crown. Crowns can be made of different materials, including metal alloys, ceramics, and porcelain. So, when are crowns the best option and how do they do their job?
Some of our patients have told us they hesitated to seek dental treatment because they thought it would require a major investment of time to complete. Although procedures used depend upon each patient, we have solutions that can reduce the amount of time involved in some situations. If you have lost most, or all, of your teeth, read on to learn more about a treatment that can give you back your smile in as little as one day.
Periodontal disease is an infection of the areas in the mouth that support the teeth. This includes the gums, the periodontal ligament, and the alveolar bone.
Commonly referred to as gum disease, gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal disease, and it primarily affects just the gums. The bad news is that if it is ignored, this early stage of gum disease can rapidly progress into the far more serious advanced stage, known as periodontitis. Left untreated, periodontitis can cause irreparable damage, and, in the worst cases, lead to bone and tooth loss.
Is it time for your checkup? Do you wonder what we are doing when we peer into your mouth? There is more involved in a regular checkup than most people realize. We recommend a checkup every six months, or more often, depending upon your specific needs. Read on to discover why regular dental exams and cleanings are so vital to your oral health.
Correcting crooked, crowded, or improperly spaced teeth through orthodontic treatment will improve your smile. Orthodontic treatment can also help correct speech impediments, jaw pain, chewing difficulties, and more. For many decades, dental braces were the often uncomfortable and painful traditional metal braces. Today, you have more options available, including innovative “invisible” aligners, such as ClearCorrect.