3 Reasons People Choose Invisalign® Clear Aligners

Though many people don’t expect it, tooth misalignment can often become a problem long after your permanent teeth have fully developed. Even if they’ve always been straight before, one or more of several different conditions can sometimes force one or more of them out of alignment, requiring orthodontic correction to improve your smile. When this occurs, the surprising need for orthodontic treatment can often be confusing. Fortunately, we can often help make it a much more convenient and discreet process with the help of Invisalign® clear aligners. (more…)

Why TMJ Disorder Isn’t Always the Same

TMJ disorder isn’t as recognizable a dental condition as tooth decay or gum disease. Therefore, many people who have it don’t even realize it, and may be surprised at the variety of aches and pains it may be responsible for. This is because TMJ disorder, which affects the temporomandibular joints on either side of your jaw, describe specific types of damage, misalignment, inflammation, or more troubles with one or both of your jaw joints. If you have TMJ disorder, then your dentist may be able to help you diagnose your condition and find an appropriate treatment for it, such as a custom-designed TMJ appliance. (more…)

Can Snoring Really Be a Problem?

Snoring might not be something you factor into your overall oral or systemic health. For most people, it’s just a minor irritation, at worst, and only worth addressing if it annoys their sleeping partner. However, the truth is that chronic snoring can be much more problematic than people often give it credit for, and if left unaddressed, it can have a bigger impact than you realize. Today, we take a look at just a few ways in which unaddressed snoring could be a problem, especially if it indicates an underlying sleep disorder. (more…)

A Few Things Gum Disease Can Affect (Besides Your Gums)

Many people recognize what gum disease is, and the fact that it could become a threat if it’s allowed to develop. However, given the fact that it’s called gum disease, many people who have it are surprised to learn that the condition has affected much more than just the health of their gum tissues. Despite its name, severe gum disease can become a serious threat to much more than just the tissues that surround your teeth, but also your teeth themselves, as well as the rest of your oral and systemic wellbeing. (more…)

Why Support a Bridge or Denture on Dental Implants?

The need to replace a missing tooth can sometimes seem obvious. Besides the appearance of your smile after losing the tooth, you might also notice its absence in the way your teeth feel when you bite and chew, or how you enunciate certain words. However, the importance of choosing the right replacement option might not be as obvious. In addition to replacing the visible part of your tooth, it’s also essential to address the loss of your tooth’s root. That’s why increasingly more patients are choosing to enhance their dental bridges and dentures with the help of dental implants. (more…)

How Much Do You Know About Tooth Loss?

Before they experienced it, many tooth loss patients already recognized the threat that losing a tooth could pose to their oral health. Many people even realize some of the more common causes behind it, such as gum disease (the most frequent cause). However, the specific ways in which tooth loss occurs and how it impacts the many different aspects of your oral health aren’t always as well-known. Today, we take a closer look at tooth loss, and what you should know about the potential consequences it could have on your oral health if not prevented or addressed promptly. (more…)

Faster Smile Restoration with CEREC

There are many different reasons why dental crowns are such a popular restorative dental treatment. On one hand, they’ve been around for centuries, and have continuously proved successful at restoring teeth with a wide range of concerns. On the other hand, today’s dental crowns are also so lifelike in appearance and durable in their construction that they can be utilized for a wide range of restorative and cosmetic purposes. Today, we examine another important aspect of modern dental crowns, particularly those created using CEREC technology that allow for the immediate design and placement of your custom restoration. (more…)

Important Notes About Tooth Extraction

For many people, tooth extraction will never have to be part of their dental treatment. For others, however, it can become necessary for a wide variety of potential reasons. Usually, those reasons involve oral health concerns that will only grow worse with time, such as a severe damage to a tooth or an extreme infection that’s consumed most of its structure. If you need tooth extraction, then the good news is that it means you still have a chance of limiting any further potential complications to your oral health, and now have the chance to rebuild your smile with a durable, lifelike replacement. (more…)

Can Root Canal Treatment Cure Your Severe Toothache?

The good news about toothaches is that, although common, nearly every type of toothache has a cure. Unfortunately, that cure may sometimes be more involved than people realize, especially if the toothache is the result of a severe tooth infection. In its severe form, tooth infection (or tooth decay) can directly affect the blood vessels and nerves in the pulp and root canal of the tooth. If this is the cause of your intense toothache, then you may need to have the infected tissues and nerves removed and replaced with conservative root canal treatment. (more…)

What a Tooth Filling Is Meant to Do

Though most people experience tooth decay at least once in their lives, many of them are able to treat their cavities early enough to stop the decay from causing significant damage. In many cases, the most appropriate solution is a tooth-colored filling, which conforms to the shape of the cavity in your tooth and blends in with its appearance. While tooth-colored fillings can do an excellent job of blending in with your teeth, their main benefits stem from their ability to do what tooth fillings are meant to do with optimal results, and with better long-term implications for your oral health. (more…)