Spring Cleaning For Smiles

Spring Cleaning For SmilesSpringtime usually causes some inspiration to make everything fresh and clean. The sunshine might make you feel more inspired to scrub everything with a little bit of elbow grease to make it all sparkling clean. When you are creating your list of things to clean up around the house for some “Spring Cleaning,” think about adding your family’s smiles to the list. We have three helpful tips on how to use your zeal for spring cleaning for helping smiles. We hope these tips are helpful for you, your little one(s), and the whole family!  (more…)

Understanding Root Canal Treatment

Understanding Root Canal TreatmentRoot canal treatment is a fairly common dental procedure. However, if you yourself have never undergone the process, then you may not know what to expect when your dentist recommends it. The words, “root canal treatment,” may cause you to get a little nervous. For many years, root canal was the punchline for an invasive, painful procedure. The truth, though, is that root canal treatment has advanced much in the past couple of decades. The treatment is often faster and more comfortable than many patients expect. Most importantly, a root canal treatment is often your best chance at preserving what may be left of a severely infected or inflamed tooth.  (more…)

Is It Snoring Or Sleep Apnea?

Is It Snoring Or Sleep Apnea?Snoring can be disruptive to your nightly sleep, along with your family’s and loved ones’ sleep. Snoring can also be a sign of a serious sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). So, how do you know when your snoring is just simple snoring or when it is a sign of OSA? As obstructive sleep apnea can increase your risks of serious health complications that can include high blood pressure or heart disease, knowing the difference can help you get the right treatment to solve the problem and protect your health. Your dentist can help you treat sleep apnea, which can lower your risk of developing these potentially serious complications. Treatment can also help you and your loved ones to get a good night of sleep.  (more…)

Protecting Children’s Smiles

Protecting Children's SmilesPrevention is the most important part of keeping smiles healthy and maintaining good oral health. Prevention is also an essential part of protecting children’s smiles. Prevention includes teaching children a good oral hygiene routine that includes at home technique and regular visits to the dentist. There are also preventative options like dental sealants and fluoride treatments that can help to protect children’s smiles. Kids can learn good habits, too, especially when it comes to drinking plenty of water and making healthy snack choices. (more…)

The Importance Of Regular Cleanings

The Importance Of Regular CleaningsKeeping your teeth clean can mean keeping it looking great and feeling healthy, but the importance of maintaining a regular schedule of professional dental cleanings goes even further. The important role of professional cleanings, as well as cleaning your teeth at home, is to prevent the accumulation of harmful oral bacteria in the form of plaque on the surface of your teeth. A buildup of plaque contains bacteria that can produce harmful substances that can damage your teeth and/or gum tissue. Regular cleanings can help limit the harm to your smile by clearing away the harmful bacteria. Professional dental cleanings can clean your mouth beyond what you are capable of at home to prevent dangerous oral health issues.  (more…)

Upgrading Your Smile’s Appearance

Upgrading Your Smile's AppearanceYour smile should be a source of confidence. If you find yourself insecurely trying to hide your teeth when you laugh or smile, you may want to consider upgrading your smile’s appearance. Cosmetic dentistry options can address issues ranging from fixing chips and cracks, removing some stains to a complete smile overhaul. Upgrading your smile’s appearance is not about giving you a smile that looks like everyone elses; it means giving you a smile that makes you feel confident. Do you know about the different forms of cosmetic dentistry and what each can do for your smile? (more…)

What Are The Signs Of Gum Disease?

What Are The Signs Of Gum Disease?Gum disease is incredibly common among American adults. In fact, it is the second most common dental health issue. Because gum disease is common does not mean that it is inevitable or impossible to prevent. Gum disease can be reversed if treated early enough. Many people who develop severe gum disease do so because they missed the early signs that could have been treated. If you are better able to notice the early signs of gum disease, you will be better able to reverse, treat, or manage the problem. Because your dentist is trained in looking for these signs, you can rely on regular dental checkups and cleanings to help you stay on top of potential issues.  (more…)

How Does A Filling Help My Tooth?

How Does A Filling Help My Tooth?Cavities can still happen to our smile even with our best efforts to avoid them. Tooth decay can be caused by reasons other than poor oral hygiene and sugary snacks. Grinding your teeth can create tiny fractures in the teeth that can lead to cavities. Misalignment of your smile can make it hard for brushing and flossing to be effective, which can lead to cavities. No matter the cause of a cavity, when it happens, it is very important for it to be treated. A filling can treat a cavity and protect the tooth from further damage and decay. (more…)

Is Sparkling Water OK For My Teeth?

Is Sparkling Water OK For My Teeth?Sparkling water, especially flavored sparkling water, is very popular variety of beverage right now. The drink has become a go-to choice for those that want to get the bubbles of soda without the additional sugar. Lately, it has come into question of whether or not carbonation can weaken your teeth. Some have begun to worry because carbonation, including sparkling water, has a higher level of acidity than most beverages. Acidity can lead to acidic attacks on the outer layer of your teeth known as enamel. The important question to ask: does sparkling water have enough acidity to negatively affect your smile? Is sparkling water okay for your teeth(more…)

The Benefits Of Dental Implants

The Benefits Of Dental ImplantsWhen you lose a tooth, it can make you feel embarrassed about your smile’s appearance. Losing a tooth can also negatively impact your abilities to bite, chew, and speak. A lost tooth can also contribute to deterioration of your jawbone. A dental implant can provide benefits to a smile that has lost a tooth. A dental implant can provide a foundation for a replacement prosthetic that can restore your function and appearance. A dental implant can also help prevent bone loss in your jaw.  (more…)