Porcelain Veneers and Dental Crowns

The first thing you need to do before you make a decision about if you want crowns or veneers is to understand what these options of restorations are and how they work. A porcelain veneer is a thin shell that is bonded to the front of the tooth or teeth ...

Avoid Staining your Teeth

Pearly whites gone dingy are one of the most common complaints dentists hear from their patients. What really causes stained teeth? Tobacco, whether it's smoked or chewed, is one of the worst offenders. Coffee, tea, and sodas are causes as well. Other possible reasons include fruit juices, red wine, fruits ...

All about Wisdom Teeth

For many who are well into adulthood, having wisdom teeth removed during adolescence was considered fairly normal. Though the removal of wisdom teeth while young is a somewhat common practice, few know why that is, or what the consequences are of waiting to have them removed. Wisdom teeth are located ...

Vitamins for Your Teeth

The next time you take your vitamins to keep your body’s health in check, think about the vitamins, minerals and nutrients needed for your teeth! Teeth are not just hard and dead objects. They are living tissues just like the rest of your body. Like the other parts of your ...

Dental X-rays are Important

Dental X-rays are extremely important for your dental health because they take pictures of your teeth, bones and the soft tissues around them to help find any possible issues that are hiding away from the naked eye. X-ray pictures can show multiple kinds of cavities, hidden dental structures such as ...

Why Early Childhood Dental Visits are Important

The sooner children begin to get regular dental checkups, the healthier their mouths will stay throughout their lives. Early checkups can help prevent cavities and tooth decay, which can lead to pain and trouble concentrating. Kids need healthy teeth to chew food easily, to learn how to speak clearly and ...

Tips and Tricks for Healthy Teeth

There are many reasons why you should maintain good oral hygiene. Here are some tips and tricks to help keep your smile healthy. 1. Seal off troubled teeth. Permanent molars come in around age 6.  Protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth can prevent decay.  Sealants can significantly reduce cavities. ...

TMJ

The Temporomandibular Joint, your “jaw joint,” is one of the most complex joints in the body.  Your jaw moves up and down, it moves forward, back, and side to side, all controlled by an intricate network of muscles, ligaments and other soft tissue. When these delicately-balanced temporomandibular joints, chewing muscles ...

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person's breathing is interrupted during sleep. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep. This means the brain and the rest of the body are not get enough oxygen.  There are two types of sleep apnea:   Obstuctive Sleep ...

Learn More About Your Oral Health!

Oral health just got a whole lot more interesting! Thanks to research, symptoms appearing in your mouth can directly reflect what's happening elsewhere in your body. Conditions such as gum disease can be precursors to scary stuff like cognitive decline and diabetes. It's too bad that fewer adults than ever ...