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 […]

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation

Sedation dentistry is used to provide patients with a relaxing and anxiety-free experience during their dental treatment. Dental fear or anxiety affects approximately 36 percent of the population, according to Medical Principles and Practice journal, with an additional 12 percent suffering from extreme dental fear. With sedation dentistry, patients can undergo the procedures they need […]

Teeth Whitening

Whitening

Your smile is often the first thing a person notices about you. Unfortunately, food, beverages, tobacco use, certain medications, and other things can stain and discolor your teeth. Teeth whitening is a simple procedure that can whiten your smile and improve your appearance. This treatment option can also boost your confidence, make you look years […]

Botox

Botox

Botox has been used for decades to treat wrinkles and other facial creases caused by the natural aging process. Also known as OnabotulinumtoxinA, Botox works by weakening or paralyzing certain muscles to prevent movement. Today, this popular drug is used for more than aesthetic reasons. In dentistry, these treatments are effective at relieving Temporomandibular Joint […]

Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth

Dentin hypersensitivity, also known as tooth sensitivity, refers to pain or discomfort in the teeth as a response to stimuli. Teeth can become overly sensitive for a number of reasons with the most common being worn enamel or exposed tooth roots. This discomfort can range from a mild twinge to severe pain that spans several […]

Dental Emergencies

Emergencies

Everyone experiences dental trauma at one time or another. It’s important to know what constitutes a dental emergency and how to handle your injury until you can get to the dentist. Here’s a look at some of the most common dental emergencies and how to respond. Common Dental Emergencies 1. Toothache One of the most […]

Tooth Decay Signs and What To Do

Decay

Tooth decay is a common disease that destroys enamel, the outermost layer of the tooth. As this progresses, it can invade the deeper layers of the tooth, resulting in damaging cavities. Failure to seek treatment for tooth decay can result in a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms and complications. However, prompt treatment can help prevent […]

Foods that Damage Teeth

Food

Your diet can have a bigger impact on your smile than you realize. Acidic food, sugary food, starchy food, and sticky food can all cause damage to the teeth, especially when consumed frequently. While it’s okay to enjoy the occasional “bad” treat, overindulgence can trigger an inflammatory response in the mouth that contributes to the […]

Do You Have a Broken or Cracked Tooth?

Cracked Tooth

You never expect to get a broken or cracked tooth. However, these situations are more common than you may think. According to a study by Hilton and Ferracan, which looked at 14,346 molars in 1,962 patients, 66.1 percent of patients had at least one cracked molar and 46.2 percent of patients had more than one […]