Feb 27, 2017
Perhaps one of the greatest mistruths regarding Root Canals is that they are painful. Thus, it’s no surprise that many patients avoid the dentist when they are told that they need one. The truth is—root canals are no more uncomfortable than having a tooth filling placed.
Jan 20, 2017
Dental accidents can happen at any time, often leaving us wondering: Should I go to the emergency room? Do I have a real dental emergency? Because the care that you receive or do not receive could mean the difference between saving and loosing your tooth, it’s wise to have a plan before an injury occurs. Dental professionals urge patients—if you’re experiencing any of the following injures, it’s important to contact your dentist, even if it’s after hours.
Dec 29, 2016
More often, dentists report that patients notice their gums bleeding while brushing and flossing their teeth. Bleeding gums can happen for many reasons. Yet, the main culprit is usually plaque buildup along the gum line. While plaque can be removed with careful and consistent oral care at home, it may harden into tartar.
Nov 14, 2016
There is no doubt—oral health reflects one’s overall health. In fact, over 90% of all systemic diseases have some form of oral manifestation. This includes swollen, red gums, mouth ulcers, bad breath, dry mouth, and more. Thus, your mouth is full of clues about what’s going on inside your body. Even so, many individuals continue to skip regular dental checkups. Dental professionals want you to know—the connection between oral health and overall health is real.
Oct 27, 2016
Everyday, teeth are at risk for becoming damaged. Whether it’s from biting down on something hard, a sports injury, trauma from a car accident, or an advanced cavity that causes a tooth to break, pain from a damaged tooth is not always immediately apparent.
Sep 26, 2016
With shorter treatment time, comfort, and convenience, it’s no wonder that Invisalign is a very popular choice among patients, especially teens and adults. As a highly effective orthodontic treatment, Invisalign consists of clear aligner trays that are removable.
Aug 10, 2016
While stress can certainly affect one’s attitude, many are surprised to learn that it can also affect oral health. With mounting evidence suggesting a connection between stress and gum disease, dentists are urging patients not to forego regular dental checkups. With invaluable insight about your oral health, dental professionals are equipped to help patients combat the damaging effects of stress on their oral health.
Jul 26, 2016
As a series of episodes in which a person stops breathing for 10 seconds or more, Sleep Apnea, or Obstructive Sleep Apnea, is a serious disorder that can be life threatening. While only a sleep specialist can diagnose sleep apnea, dental professionals find that they are typically the first to suspect sleep apnea in patients. This is simply because dentists see patients more often than regular doctors or specialists.
Jun 13, 2016
As a revolutionary and patient-friendly restoration, CEREC Same Day Crowns are the result of years of effort by the dental community to provide patients with a healthy smile in one single visit. If you’re familiar with conventional means of obtaining a crown, you’ll appreciate the extraordinary advancements made possible through CEREC.
May 10, 2016
In replacing missing teeth, dental implants have revolutionized restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Whether used to replace a single tooth or several missing teeth, the practice of implant dentistry requires expertise—from planning to application.