If You’re Feeling Sleepy in the Morning It May be Apnea

How rested do you feel when you wake up? If you feel groggy and sluggish throughout the day, it may be a sign that you’re not getting enough sleep, or it may be the sign of a medical condition. Every individual’s sleep needs are different, but if you’re getting between 7 and 9 hours of sleep every evening, and you still feel tired in the morning, you may be suffering from apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by a blockage in your airways as you sleep. Because of this blockage, you’re not able to get the air you need to breathe, and eventually you will wake up. This can cause you to miss out on the restful sleep that you need. (more…)

You Can Recover After Tooth Loss

Tooth loss is a devastating condition for the people it affects. Tooth loss typically comes with pain — both emotional and physical — that can scar you for years to come. That’s because missing teeth can disrupt your smile and hamper your ability to eat. By compromising certain aspects of your lifestyle, tooth loss creates a ripple effect that  is difficult to handle. Recovering from tooth loss is possible. While you only have one set of natural teeth, a lifelike dental prosthetic can rebuild your smile and the function of your bite. It’s time to learn more about dental bridges. (more…)

Getting a Dental Crown in Just One Day

Finding an oral health issue can cause many patients to become anxious. If you’re someone who already experiences anxiety related to dental visits, worrying that you may need a filling or more serious treatment can cause you to delay scheduling your appointment. This, in turn, will only make your problems worse when you do ultimately address them. A dental restoration that you can receive in just one day can make things easier. Traditional dental crowns take a number of visits and discomfort. A single-day dental crown relieves this burden. (more…)

Saving Your Tooth with Root Canal Therapy

Don’t postpone dental treatment when you need to repair an issue with your teeth. In almost every case, the longer you wait, the worse your condition will get. This is especially true with cavities. If you delay the treatment of a cavity, that cavity will get larger and more destructive to the structure of your tooth. Untreated cavities can spread deep inside the tooth and reach the root canals. Once your root canals become infected, your entire tooth is in jeopardy. If you continue to delay treatment, you may eventually lose the tooth altogether. Root canal therapy can save your tooth. (more…)

Dental Fillings Save Damaged Teeth

Your teeth are tough and durable, but that doesn’t mean that they’re invincible. Without proper care, your teeth can become infected by bacteria. Bacteria are naturally present in your mouth, and when they build up in small colonies, they can start to do serious damage. As bacteria grow, they produce harmful acid that wears down the enamel of your teeth. Eventually, this wear will form a hole, a cavity. That cavity not only looks unappealing, but it also represents significant structural damage to your tooth. You can save your tooth from further harm with a dental filling. (more…)

Aligners Let You Straighten Your Teeth Subtly

Straighter teeth create a more appealing smile, and they’re also easier to clean. If your teeth could be straighter, you may consider an orthodontic treatment to help align your smile. That doesn’t have to mean a long, uncomfortable treatment timetable like you might expect with braces. Invisible aligners allow you to straighten your teeth subtly and will less discomfort. Not only are invisible aligners discreet, but they offer a number of benefits that braces don’t. If you’ve got a minor case of misalignment, you may be a good candidate for invisible aligners. (more…)

What Can Porcelain Dental Veneers Fix for You?

Cosmetic dentistry treatments can repair or recover defects in the appearance of your smile. Whether these defects have been caused by years of wear, or their simply natural discrepancies in the size or shape of some of your teeth, cosmetic dentistry can help. One of the most useful cosmetic dentistry treatments available to patients is the placement of porcelain dental veneers. This cosmetic treatment is so useful because it can correct a variety of smile defects with a single solution. If you have stained, chipped, or disproportionate teeth, there’s a solution for your smile. What can porcelain dental veneers fix for you? (more…)

Transforming Smiles with Bonding and Contouring

Choosing the right cosmetic dentistry treatment can help you craft a perfect smile. Some cosmetic treatments, like porcelain veneers and dental crowns, are fabricated to look and feel just like a natural tooth. Those treatments can be useful for covering up a blemish in your smile, but if your natural teeth are in good shape, you may not need them. Instead, you may benefit more from dental bonding and contouring. These two treatments, when used together, can gently shape your existing teeth to create a beautiful, proportional smile. Here’s how bonding and contouring work. (more…)

Addressing Your Dental Anxiety

Do you feel anxious when thinking about visiting the dentist? Well, you’re not alone. Plenty of people have dental anxiety, with some having fear so severe they avoid even minor checkups and cleanings. However, we don’t want these fears to stand between people and the beautiful, healthy smiles they deserve. To help people with fears and anxiety receive the treatment they need, your Greenville, TX, dentist offers a unique solution

(more…)

Why Choose Dental Sedation for Your Visit?

Many patients are unfamiliar with sedation dentistry, and some of those patients are those who need it most. If you’ve had your wisdom teeth removed, you’ve experienced dental sedation before, but there are more mild versions of the treatment. Dental sedation can be used to help patients who suffer from dental anxiety attend appointments comfortably and with regularity. Dental sedation options don’t require unconsciousness, and some options wear off almost immediately after treatment, allowing you to continue with your day after your appointment as you normally would. (more…)