The Link between Bruxism and Temporomandibular Disorder

Did you know there is a link between bruxism and temporomandibular disorders? If you suffer from bruxism, which is the unconscious act of clenching or grinding your teeth, you are very likely to cause symptoms of a temporomandibular disorder, also called TMD. Because all the parts of your jaw are interconnected, damage to one area… Read more »

Things to Know before Whitening Your Smile

Are your teeth stained or yellowed? Do you yearn for a brighter, whiter smile? Teeth whitening in , , may be for you. At our office, we offer both in-office and take-home whitening for your convenience. However, there are some things you should discuss with Dr. before deciding to whiten your teeth. The following can… Read more »

Crown Materials Are Based on a Tooth’s Location and Function

A dental crown is commonly used to treat, repair, or cosmetically restore an affected tooth. The material that your dentist, Dr. , recommends for the crown will depend on its primary location in your mouth and its appearance in your smile. Porcelain crowns are often called for to restore a tooth that is prevalent in… Read more »

A Consistent Daily Oral Hygiene Routine Is Important for Good, Long-Term Oral Health

The American Dental Association recognizes that a consistent and effective daily oral hygiene routine is one of the important key factors in maintaining good oral health. To that end, your dentist, Dr. , offers these key insights to incorporate into your daily habits. The first factor is the quality of the oral hygiene products you… Read more »

A Bridge Can Be Used to Replace a Missing Tooth

If you’ve had a tooth knocked out or extracted, it can lead to a number of complications. Beyond simply impairing your ability to chew food efficiently, it could mar your appearance and eventually result in alignment issues. If the tooth is not replaced in a timely manner, the surrounding teeth can start to twist and… Read more »

6 Smile-Healthy Foods for Your Thanksgiving Menu

If you are putting together a Thanksgiving menu for the upcoming holidays, we hope you will remember to take the time to care for the smile you have worked so hard to achieve. At our dental practice in , , and our team encourage you to consider your smile while you celebrate. Today we are… Read more »

How Dental Implants Can Change Your Life

There is a direct link often attributed between oral health and overall health. It’s often noted when an individual begins to suffer physically, the first area to be impacted is usually the mouth. If you have missing teeth, this can affect everything from your jawline to your waistline. Dental implants have multiple advantages: – You… Read more »

Restorative Dentistry Commonly Employs the Use of a Bridge

Restorative dentistry is a specific focus of dental treatments that are meant to restore a tooth. If the tooth isn’t restored by some means, your oral health can be altered. Usually, one of the best treatments of restorative dentistry is to install a standard dental bridge to help replace missing teeth. A dental bridge in… Read more »

The Challenges of Tobacco Cessation Are Well-Worth the Benefits for Your Oral Health

Each year millions of Americans who use tobacco products attempt to quit. Yet the success rate still remains challenging and dissatisfying for medical and oral healthcare professionals. In this regard, Dr. offers these points to consider to help motivate you to quit. Tobacco use often causes pervasive bad breath. Many tobacco users will attempt to… Read more »

Loose Crowns Need Immediate Care

When Dr. cemented your crown in place it was intended to restore the appearance and full function of the tooth for many years to come. Unfortunately, there are times when a blow to the face, a hard fall or complications caused by periodontal disease can affect the cement that secures your crown to the abutment…. Read more »