Common Dental Issues

Dental

Nearly everyone has experienced a dental issue at one time or another. In fact, the CDC reveals that over 40 percent of U.S. adults have experienced discomfort in their mouth in the last year, and over 80 percent will develop at least one cavity before turning 34. Here we’ll review some of the most common dental issues […]

Anxious About Going to the Dentist?

Dentist

Dental fear, or dental anxiety, affects approximately 36 percent of the population, according to Medical Principles and Practice journal, and an additional 12 percent suffer from extreme dental anxiety. While routine trips to the dentist are important to maintain healthy teeth and gums, anxiety about going to the dentist often keeps people from getting the dental services […]

How Does Diet Affect Oral Health?  

Diet

Most people know that a nutritious diet is essential to maintaining good overall health. Poor nutritional choices can contribute to a wide range of dental problems, such as the development of tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health conditions. According to the CDC, approximately 90 percent of adults in the U.S. have at least one […]

What Foods are Good for Your Teeth?

Teeth

What you eat not only impacts your overall health but also your oral health. Your teeth and gums require nutritious foods to maintain good health and fight off disease. Unfortunately, there are many foods and drinks that can cause decay if consumed too frequently. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 92 […]

What Can Sugar Do to Your Teeth?

Sugar

You’ve probably heard all your life that sugar is bad for your teeth. But what exactly is it about sugar that makes it harmful to your oral health? When you consume surgery foods like cookies and candy, it starts a chain reaction in the mouth. The bacteria that live in your mouth feed off the […]

Reasons You May Need a Filling

Filling

Fillings are used to restore teeth damaged by decay or trauma. With a filling, your dentist can recreate your tooth’s original shape to bring back its normal function and appearance. Dental fillings are one of the most common procedures performed in dental offices and the go-to treatment for most cavities. However, not everyone knows what […]

Are You In Need Of Tooth Extraction?

Extraction

Permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime but that doesn’t always happen. Tooth extraction is a last resort. Saving the natural tooth is the ultimate goal. However, it is sometimes necessary for a wide range of reasons. Reasons for Tooth Extraction Tooth extraction is often the last resort for patients who have exhausted all […]

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental

If you feel self-conscious about missing teeth or want to restore functionality to your smile after an extraction, dental implants may be right for you. These are an effective way to replace one or more missing teeth. During surgery, tooth roots are replaced with metal, screw-like posts that are surgically placed in the lower or […]

Sleep Apnea

Sleep

Everyone has the occasional bad night of sleep but when a person’s sleep is interrupted on a nightly basis, there could be an underlying problem. Sleep apnea is a type of serious sleep disorder in which a person stops and starts breathing repeatedly. If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to daytime tiredness, loud snoring, […]

Dentures and Partial Dentures

Partial Dentures

Dentures and partial dentures are dental appliances containing artificial teeth and gums that provide a functional replacement for missing teeth. Unlike fixed prosthetics like crowns and bridges, dentures can be lifted out and placed back into the mouth. These removable appliances are typically made of acrylic, nylon, or metal and are custom-made to fit snugly […]