Could These Be Warning Signs of Gingivitis?

Knowing what gingivitis is and being able to spot its early warning signs aren’t always the same thing. For many patients who develop it, gingivitis (the first stage of gum disease) may not cause significant symptoms at first. This is one reason why gum disease often becomes severe before it’s treated, and why many patients experience subsequent concerns like tooth loss as a result of it. Today, we examine a few of the potential warning signs that you have gingivitis and may benefit from periodontal cleaning (or scaling and root planing) to address it. (more…)

Treatments Your Dental Emergency Might Call For

Dental emergencies aren’t the same for everyone, which can sometimes make addressing one seem complicated. If you aren’t exactly sure of the nature and extent of your dental emergency, then the symptoms of it can seem even more worrisome, and you may not know exactly how to address them. Therefore, one of the most important steps in dealing with an emergency dental concern is to speak with your dentist as soon as possible. Today, we examine a few of the common treatments that may help you successfully overcome your dental emergency and save your smile. (more…)

What Tooth Extraction Specifically Saves Your Smile From

Depending on your specific oral health needs, the overall goal of your dental care may be one of two things – to prevent problems from occurring, or to prevent them from growing more severe. In some severe cases of oral health problems, the only viable way of preventing further harm to your oral health is to extract a compromised tooth before it can lead to more trouble. Today, we take a look at a few such cases, and what tooth extraction can specifically help you save your smile from in each one. (more…)

Common Solutions for Dealing with Tooth Loss

Preferably, you can avoid tooth loss with consistently good care and maintenance of your smile. However, tooth loss is common for many different reasons, some of which aren’t avoidable, and when it occurs, the risks to your long-term oral health are significant. The best way to preserve your smile and avoid the consequences of tooth loss is to address it as soon as possible. To properly deal with your tooth loss, we can customize your treatment to address its root cause as well as provide the most lifelike restoration for your smile. (more…)

What Root Canal Treatment Can Help You Avoid

There are several different stages to tooth decay, ranging from mild to severe. Therefore, there are also different stages to tooth decay treatment, with different restorative options available to address each patient’s unique state of tooth decay. For the more severe stages of tooth infection, the most appropriate solution is often root canal treatment, which is more involved than treating a moderate cavity with a tooth-colored filling. In addition to treating the unique state of your tooth decay, root canal treatment can also help you avoid the consequences of allowing the infection to become even more severe. (more…)

How a Tooth-Colored Filling Saves Your Tooth from a Cavity

The good news about advanced dental treatment is that problems that could become serious, such as tooth decay, can often be stopped and treated with minimally conservative treatment. Since most people will have to deal with tooth decay in at least one of their teeth at some point, the ability to save teeth from cavities is an important part of modern dentistry. For many people, a tooth-colored filling can often be the best solution, and not only because it’s designed to blend in with your tooth. (more…)

Understanding Your Teeth-Grinding Problem Better

Some of the more common concerns that could impact your oral health are pretty well-known. For example, many people recognize that tooth decay is the cause of cavities and the most common chronic oral health condition. However, some common concerns aren’t as thoroughly understood, even by the people who experience them. Bruxism, or chronic teeth-grinding, is one such condition. If you grind your teeth often enough, you might start to worry if you’re doing them any damage. Or, you may not consider your teeth-grinding habit a problem at all, despite the damage that is occurring. (more…)

Trouble Sleeping? Try These Tips

Getting enough deep, restful sleep every night is essential to your overall wellbeing. For some patients, this is why certain oral health treatments (such as bruxism or TMJ appliances) are designed to help alleviate nighttime discomforts. However, some things can impact your sleep quality in different ways, from having your circadian rhythm thrown off-balance to the presence of a chronic sleep disorder, like sleep apnea. Today, we take a look at common sleeping troubles and a few steps you can take to improve the quality of your sleep. (more…)

Why Tooth Decay Is Such a Common Problem

Aside from routine preventive checkups and cleanings, treating tooth decay is one of the most common reasons why people seek dental treatment. It’s also one of the most preventable oral health concerns, which can make you wonder why tooth decay remains such a common problem. The truth is that tooth decay is highly preventable, but it takes a level of consistency that not everyone can maintain, always. Today, we examine sone of the reasons why tooth decay can be a problem for nearly anyone, and how you can improve your daily hygiene and preventive routines to boost your chances of avoiding it. (more…)

Understanding the Importance of Good Dental Hygiene

Most people recognize dental hygiene as something they should practice every day. However, not everyone does so consistently, and unfortunately, people don’t always connect their existing dental health concerns with the fact that their dental hygiene is inconsistent. Today, we take a look at just how important it is to stick to a consistently good hygiene routine, and what it could mean if you grow too complacent in keeping your teeth and gums clean every day. (more…)