Different Kinds of Malocclusion

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that specializes in correcting the position of the teeth and jaws. This is important, as crooked teeth are more difficult to clean properly, are at greater risk of tooth decay and gum disease, and can cause extra stress in the jaw, which can lead to headaches and TMJ disorders…. Read more »

Can Chewing Gum Benefit My Smile?

Have you ever heard that chewing gum can help your or your child’s smile? This is true, depending on the type of gum. But what determines whether gum is helpful or detrimental to your smile? Dr. and our team are happy to guide you in this matter. Chewing Gum With Sugar If the chewing gum… Read more »

A Bridge with Dental Implants Can Replace Multiple Missing Teeth

If you are an athlete who has suffered an injury in which multiple teeth were knocked out, or have lost multiple teeth by some other means, you have options for replacing them. A removable partial, for example can replace the basic function and appearance of the missing teeth. However, many people feel that this doesn’t… Read more »

Brush Right, Win the Fight . . . Against Cavities

Brushing your teeth is straightforward, right? Toothpaste squeeze to brush, brush in mouth, scrub-a-dub-dub, done. Right? Believe it or not, it turns out that brushing effectively is more complicated than that. It’s imperative to understand the right method to brush so you can protect your dental health from bacterial acids that can cause cavities and… Read more »

When a Tooth Can’t Be Treated with a Root Canal It Might Need to Be Replaced with a Dental Bridge

A root canal is a form of endodontic treatment designed to restore a tooth that has been severely compromised by an untreated cavity or a significant dental fracture. Unfortunately, there are some rare occasions when the trauma to the tooth, root, or underlying dental socket is so severe that a root canal cannot viably treat… Read more »

Facts About Gum Disease

Gum disease is an infection that attacks the gums and structures that support your teeth. If left alone, this disease can lead to tooth loss. Dr. may recommend treatment for gum disease if you have any of the following symptoms: – Gums that bleed easily – Gums that are red, tender, or inflamed – Gums… Read more »

How Chewing Gum Can Help You

Did you know, chewing the right kind of gum can help you prevent cavities and keep your smile fresh? Well, it’s true. Dr. and our entire team are dedicated to helping you keep your smile as healthy as possible, which is why we are happy to give you this information on chewing gum. When it… Read more »

A Tooth Lost to a Severe Cavity Might Be Replaced by a Dental Bridge

A consistent daily oral hygiene routine is important for preventing problems with gum disease and tooth decay You should also have a dentist perform a dental exam and cleaning twice each year to catch and treat any developing oral health problems. If for some reason you forgo seeking professional dental care, something like an untreated… Read more »

A Tooth Suffering from Dental Attrition Needs to Be Repaired by a Dentist

Uncorrected alignment problems in your dentition can cause multiple teeth to meet with their partner at an unnatural angle. In time, this can cause excess wear and tear on the tooth enamel of one or more teeth. As the area of dental attrition grows the tooth can be at increased risk of suffering a severe… Read more »

The Facts about Temporomandibular Joints

Temporomandibular joints, also commonly referred to as TMJs, are vital to optimum oral health. TMJs are the ball-and-socket joints on both sides of your jaw that facilitate the movement of the jaw for speech, opening and closing your mouth, and chewing food. Without TMJs, eating would be much more difficult. However, due to the sheer… Read more »