Night Guards: Protecting Your Teeth During Sleep

For lots of people, teeth grinding can be a serious problem. Also referred to as bruxism, teeth grinding can wear and fissure chompers, and it can also form major headaches and earaches as you sleep, leaving you with a nasty feeling when you arise. It’s not a problem that should be ignored, but it is… Read more »

Dental Crown Basics

If a tooth needs to be restored, Dr. may suggest a dental crown in , . A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over the entire visible portion of a tooth to protect it and to restore its shape, size, and strength. When is a dental crown needed? Our dentist may recommend… Read more »

Sometimes a Spacer Can Fall Out Right Before Your Next Adjustment

The braces components installed in your mouth at Dr. ’s orthodontic clinic represent a significant investment in the process of realigning your teeth. This is done by attending a routine adjustment session with Dr. every four to six weeks. Each of these outpatient appointments will gradually tension your braces hardware. This will apply a modest… Read more »

A Tooth Suffering from a Lost Filling Needs Timely Dental Treatment

Dr. typically uses a strong dental adhesive or bonding material to secure dental fillings to the surrounding tooth enamel. This is designed to repair a tooth that has been compromised by a small cavity or a minor dental fracture. As the years pass, the bond between the dental filling and the tooth enamel can gradually… Read more »

Baby Teeth Grinding: All You Need to Know

Unfortunately, many parents around the world are stressed about baby teeth grinding. This is common, especially because the clicking, grating, and popping sound their child makes can send chills down their spine. Studies show that about 30 percent of children grind their teeth at a young age, so if your child has this habit, you’re… Read more »

Tooth Extractions and Their Effect on Your Dental Health

A tooth extraction is a process of surgically removing a tooth due to a variety of causes, many of which are due to oral health optimization. However, an extraction means a period of recovery will be necessary. As with all surgical procedures and operations, set aside plenty of time to allow yourself to heal after… Read more »

Are Braces Better Now, Compared to How They Used to Be?

Orthodontic treatments can align your crooked teeth and give you the smile you have always wanted. Fortunately, treatment is better, simpler, and even more convenient compared to the past. This can make deciding to align your smile a lot easier. Dr. is happy to explain the ways orthodontic treatment has advanced. First, braces are now… Read more »

Are Your Teeth Showing Signs of Bruxism-Related Damage?

Do you suffer from bruxism? Bruxism is a common but potentially serious disorder that is characterized by a distinct grinding of your teeth while unconscious. In most cases, bruxism occurs while the victim is sleeping, making a diagnosis difficult. Are you showing any signs of bruxism-related dental damage? If you are unsure, check for the… Read more »

Are Your Teeth Suffering from Any Form of Malocclusions?

Are your teeth suffering from any form of malocclusions? Injury to your teeth in the form of a misalignment can increase your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth breakage. When teeth are not straight, they can easily chip or crack, and cause you enamel damage that can put your entire smile in harm’s… Read more »

A Bridge Restoration Can Be an Effective Method for Replacing a Tooth Lost to Untreated Decay

As tooth decay spreads throughout a tooth, it will gradually compromise an increasing amount of tooth enamel structure. This can also allow the bacterial presence to invade the pulp or root of the tooth. At this point, you are at increased risk of a serious dental infection, or severe dental fracture. Sometimes a tooth in… Read more »