Month: March 2015

The Significance of Dental Crowns

In a world where your teeth can’t repair themselves, a durable, custom-crafted replica of your tooth can prove invaluable when it comes to protecting a weak tooth from further damage or destruction. Known as dental crowns, these replicas have long been a staple of effective dental health care and have helped many patients avoid the… Read more »

Learn What Makes a Cavity

As the most widespread chronic affliction among children and adults in the United States, cavities affect over 90% of adults by the time they reach age 65 (according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research). While most patients are aware of the basics of cavity prevention, such as brushing and flossing teeth daily… Read more »

Get Acquainted With Your Teeth

How well do you know your teeth? You probably know that without them, you would have great difficulty trying to talk and eat, but beyond that, do you know what they’re made of? Or how many different kinds of teeth there are? Knowing your teeth is the first step to achieving optimal oral health care,… Read more »

An Emotional Look at TMJ Disorder

It’s no secret that the state of your oral health can affect various areas of your systemic wellbeing. For instance, the bacterial infection that causes gum inflammation, and consequently gum disease, has been shown to exacerbate inflammation related to certain heart diseases. Severe dental disease can also increase your risk of respiratory infections and other… Read more »

Do Children Develop Gum Disease?

When it concerns your child’s oral health, there is no issue too obscure to worry about, including gum disease. However, since the condition is typically associated with older adults, many people mistakenly believe that gum disease cannot be a threat until well beyond childhood. The truth, though, is that the forces behind gum disease–the leading… Read more »

About Snoring and Sleep Apnea

The trouble with snoring is that not everyone understands the potential seriousness of the condition. In addition to the aggravation your sleeping partner may experience at being constantly woken up by the noise, there are also several ways in which snoring could affect your overall health. In fact, snoring is often a telltale symptom of… Read more »

What to Do About a Loose Tooth

If your tooth feels loose to the touch, or if you bite down and feel the tooth give more than it should, you may be right to worry. Normally, your teeth should hold firm under pressure; if one is loose, then there may be significant damage to the tooth’s root, or the jawbone and periodontal… Read more »

How to Stop Tooth Decay

When a tooth hurts, and it has not recently been damaged, the cause is often tooth decay—a dental condition that leads to the formation of cavities. While a toothache is usually the telltale warning sign of a cavity, tooth decay begins long before your tooth starts to hurt. By the time you feel a toothache,… Read more »

Recognizing TMJ Disorder

Your jaw’s movement is incredibly complex. Though simple acts like biting and chewing can seem mundane, there are myriad parts of your oral structure involved in every effort. Two of the main components of this movement are your temporomandibular joints, or TMJs, which connect your lower jaw to the sides of your skull. The intricate… Read more »

What’s Wrong with Metal Fillings?

Although metal fillings have been a significant part of restorative dentistry for over a century, they’ve also been surrounded by a bit of controversy for numerous reasons. One of many people’s concerns is the mercury that dental amalgam contains. Although the American Dental Association (ADA) assures that the restorative material is safe, there remain several… Read more »