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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Are Dental Implants Right for You?

Implants

Dental Implants Dental implants are a modern prosthesis that are surgically implanted into the jaw to restore a person’s appearance and ability to chew. These small, titanium posts provide support for artificial teeth, such as bridges, dentures, or crowns. When one or more teeth are lost due to disease or injury, a person can experience […]

Dental Anxiety: Are You or Your Child Anxious About Seeing the Dentist?

dental anxiety

Dental anxiety is extremely common, affecting upwards of 36 percent of the population, according to a survey published in the British Dental Journal. You may suffer from dental anxiety if your fear or anxiety prevents you from going to the dentist or if you experience stress when in a dental setting. Dental anxiety occurs in […]

Toothache Questions Answered

toothache

If you have ever had a toothache, you know how frustrating and painful the experience can be. Toothaches can come on suddenly or worsen over time if treatment is not immediately sought. Good oral hygiene habits, coupled with regular visits to your dentist, can usually prevent toothaches from developing. However, there is always a risk […]

A Brighter Smile This New Year (Teeth Whitening)

teeth whitening

This New Year, make a resolution to indulge in self-care. Drink more water, make sleep a priority, and practice better dental care. Food, drink, tobacco use, certain medications, disease, and poor dental hygiene can all lead to unsightly stains and discoloration of the teeth. Fortunately, you can start the year off fresh with a whiter, […]