Different Types of Dental X-Rays

Dental X-rays are a diagnostic tool used to help our dentists detect any decay, infection, or other issues that are not visible with the naked eye. Our dentists may decide to take dental X-rays at your regular dental exam. How often they take X-rays is based on your age, oral health, risk for disease, and… Read more »

Dental Veneers Can Improve Can Unappealing Smile

If the teeth in your smile suffer from cosmetic imperfections like chips, stains, or discolored fillings, they can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. One of the most effective ways to improve a smile like this is to have your dentist, Dr. [doctor _name], install dental veneers. These are custom-shaped, thin, porcelain shells that… Read more »

Is Chewing Gum Good For Your Teeth?

Have you ever heard that chewing your gum is bad for your teeth? There may be some truth in this. However, chewing gum can also lead to a number of dental benefits. You see, chewing gum can be detrimental or beneficial—depending on the type of gum you chew. Many people assume that chewing gum is… Read more »

Got a Cavity? These Are the Treatments Available

Tooth decay is a dangerous dental issue that can destroy your smile if you don’t get it treated. In fact, if you ignore the cavity, it could spread throughout the tooth and ruin any chances of saving it. So, it’s important to get it treated as soon as you notice any tooth decay signs. The… Read more »

White Spots on Your Teeth: What Are They?

You probably know that virtually everyone wants a beautiful, white smile. But did you know that there are a few things that can prevent you from having your ideal smile, such as yellow teeth or white spots on your teeth? These white spots can be noticeable and unattractive, and even a sign of other issues…. Read more »

Why Is Sufficient Saliva Production Necessary for a Healthy Smile?

Healthy saliva production in your mouth is necessary to a healthy mouth. Why? Because not only does saliva wash away food particles, moisten and break down your food, but it also helps you taste and swallow, along with disease-fighting agents which prevent tooth decay and oral infections. By secreting high levels of calcium, fluoride and… Read more »

Don’t Ignore Tooth Pain

Lingering tooth pain isn’t “just a toothache.” Often, it’s a sign of a much more serious problem that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. If you have a tooth that’s been bugging you for a while, don’t put off a visit with Dr. any longer. Let’s take a look at what could happen… Read more »

Dentures Can Restore Your Smile

Gum disease, sports, tooth decay and other oral health problems can lead to the loss of one or multiple teeth or the loss of supporting bone. This can cause all sorts of problems for your mouth and impact the rest of your life as well. It can give you trouble chewing, speech impairment, and make… Read more »

Deciding to Have Your Child’s Wisdom Teeth Removed

Wisdom teeth are essentially vestigial third molars left over from a time in human evolution when our ancient ancestors’ diet included a lot of roots and tough cuts of meat. Your son or daughter likely has four wisdom teeth. However, there have been rare cases where someone has had as many as six wisdom teeth… Read more »

Understanding Sleep Apnea

The most common form of sleep breathing disorders is called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea’s symptoms include snoring, halting breathing, and tiredness, among others. It can also lead to much more serious issues such as cardiovascular diseases and chronic sleep deprivation. Fortunately, there are several highly effective treatment options that can help you sleep better and… Read more »