Month: February 2015

What are Porcelain Veneers?

No matter how well you take care of your teeth, you can’t always guarantee that their youthful, exuberant, and blemish-free appearance will last forever. Fortunately, you can regain your smile’s confidence if its beauty is marred by one or more cosmetic issues. In most cases, porcelain veneers can help rejuvenate teeth that are afflicted by… Read more »

The Profound Benefits of a Confident Smile

Your smile is many things, including one of the more dominant of your facial features, and the advantages of being proud of yours are equally as numerous. However, those and other benefits of a confident smile may elude you if you are not happy with yours. Certain cosmetic blemishes, like stained or crooked teeth, might… Read more »

Checkups and Cleanings: A Quiz

You have probably heard us remind you time and time again to schedule your next preventive visit ahead of time. However, you may find yourself wondering why we insist on seeing you more than once every year. When it comes to maintaining consistent dental cleanings and checkups, our goal is simply to prevent problems from… Read more »

Important Things to Know About Toothaches (Relief)

When a toothache strikes, it can be a warning of more severe pain to come. If not treated, it can also lead to irreversible damage to one or more of your teeth and the tissues around them. When the aching is minor, however, you may be able to find temporary relief until you can visit… Read more »

Relief with Bruxism Treatment

Do you find that your teeth or jaw joints simply do not feel comfortable on a regular basis? Have you been struggling to pinpoint the underlying problem but are not even quite sure what to think? If so, you will be happy to know that we will look for a variety of potential disorders during your… Read more »

Important Things to Know About Toothaches (Causes)

As the most-used parts of your body, your teeth are also among the most resilient. When strong and healthy, the layers of a tooth protect its nerves and tissues so well that the tooth shouldn’t feel anything outside of the pressures from biting and chewing. Still, poor hygiene, destructive dental habits (like grinding your teeth),… Read more »

What is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is a fairly common form of gum disease. Despite its commonality, gingivitis should not be taken lightly. Left untreated, it can cause periodontitis, a more serious gum disease that might lead to tooth loss, and it can occur even if you are otherwise healthy. Lax brushing and flossing techniques increase your chances of developing gingivitis…. Read more »

What Is Included In a Dental Exam and Cleaning?

Knowing exactly what a dental exam includes is helpful if you want more information or would like to explain the process to a family member. A dental exam helps us evaluate your overall dental health, explain risks for tooth decay or gum disease, and identify any issues that require treatment. The exam includes cleaning or… Read more »

Battling Bacteria Living In Your Mouth

Bacteria living inside your mouth set the stage for a never-ending battle against dental plaque. Left unchecked, bacteria can wreak havoc in your mouth, leading to plaque, tooth decay and an array of other problems. Although you can’t really see the bacteria, you can usually feel it. A slippery, slimy and sometimes grainy feeling on… Read more »

Laughing Gas Eases Anxiety During Dental Procedures

For some patients, laughing gas can ease the anxiety associated with dental procedures. Varying levels of anxiety can occur if a patient is in pain or is remembering bad experiences from the past.  Either way, it can make a trip to the dentist a stressful event. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a… Read more »