Our grins endure a significant amount of wear over the years as nearly every factor you can think of poses a threat to our overall oral health. Indeed, from misalignment to infection and even physical injury, our smiles have a lot going against them. Fortunately, restorative dentistry creates a sort of safety net in the even that any of our preventive measures fail. In fact, many individuals are able to preserve their natural structures with the help of effective restorative treatment. In today’s blog, your Northwest IN dentist addresses the threat of decay and how it can be stopped early on through the help of a dental filling.
It’s no surprise that our smiles endure a significant amount of wear over the years given the number of factors that pose a threat to our health. What’s more, these threats can take on a variety of forms, meaning that our preventive dental care must be consistent and involved to keep up. Sometimes, however, the biggest threat is not decay, but the effects of uneven development. In today’s blog, your Northwest IN dentist takes a look at the dangers and complications that can arise from a crooked smile, and how our team can help with quality orthodontics.
In last week’s blog, we discussed the many ways that porcelain veneers can cosmetically benefit an individual’s smile, even with a variety of different blemishes. Because we have entered the month of April, also known as oral cancer awareness month, we wanted to switch directions and talk about the dangers behind the concern and the severity at which it can progress. That being said, your Northwest IN dentist will talk about the threats that arise from oral cancer, as well as what steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing it.
For most people, the biggest threat to their oral health consists of concerns driven by bacteria, such as infection or decay. Indeed, factors that impact oral function are often prioritized for the way that they influence the quality of your smile. In other situations, however, function can be completely untouched as the only concern is cosmetic in nature. In today’s blog, your Northwest IN dentist would like to discuss the benefits of cosmetic dentistry, including how it can take care of unsightly blemishes in a non-invasive and conservative manner.
Tooth decay is a serious oral health issue that can grow from a small cavity on the surface of your tooth to a full-blown oral health crisis. Tooth decay is also a progressive condition, meaning that it won’t go away over time, it will get worse. Ignoring the signs of tooth decay will only lead to more issues. Plus, tooth decay isn’t limited to the surfaces of your teeth. Internal tooth decay can threaten the viability of your entire tooth, and even lead to additional health problems via the spread of infection. Here’s how you can treat your internal tooth decay to prevent these issues. (more…)
While it is certainly nobody’s first choice, adult tooth loss can occur due to a number of factors such as decay and infection. What’s more, the concern is not purely cosmetic in nature, as your oral function and even structure are brought into question. Indeed, once a structure is lost as an adult, it will not come back. In cases such as these, however, restorative dentistry might be able to help. In today’s blog, your Northwest IN dentist will discuss the benefits of implant dentistry and how a custom restoration can restore your function and protect your grin.
It would be foolish to believe that the only threat to our oral health is dental decay. As a matter of fact, our grins endure a significant amount of wear and tear over the years that can ultimately lead to their demise. From chronic bruxism to sleep apnea, internal infections and even gum disease, it is imperative you stay on top of your preventive dental routine to pave the way for a lifelong grin. In today’s blog, your Northwest IN dentist will take a look at the occurrence of gum disease and what you need to know to prevent it from damaging your teeth.
For most individuals, the biggest threat to the quality of their smiles includes the harm brought on by oral bacteria, including decay, infection, and loss. For a number of others, however, this example falls short in comparison to the effects of nighttime teeth grinding. In today’s blog, your Northwest IN dentist will take a look at the sleeping disorder known as sleep apnea and how its short-term effects can yield major complications down the line. (more…)
While restorative dentistry and cosmetic treatments certainly make enhancing your smile’s function and appearance much easier, the most important factor in your grin’s health is ultimately how on top of your preventive routine you are. Indeed, dental care is much more involved than simply brushing at home, and it takes a conscious effort on you and your family’s part to maintain. In today’s blog, your Northwest IN dentist will discuss the importance of your routine appointment and how often you should attend one.
While nearly anyone you ask will respond that a lifelong smile is a top goal or priority, the fact of the matter is, unfortunately, that our grins really do endure a significant amount of damage over the years. Indeed, from decay caused by foods or beverages in our diet to infections caused by sub-optimal preventive care, a number of other factors contribute to your oral health, meaning that only focusing on brushing is simply not going to cut it. In today’s blog, your Northwest IN dentist will take a look at the negative effects of spreading decay, and how custom dentures can help restore your bite’s function.