Are you feeling self-conscious about your smile? Or are your teeth damaged from injury or daily wear? If so, you may have become curious about dental restoration. But without knowing exactly how your dentist will transform your smile (or how much it will cost), it can be intimidating to call and make that appointment. Let’s demystify the [...]
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Over 3.5 million kids and teens begin orthodontic treatment per year, usually braces. This is a staggering amount of people obtaining braces per year, and properly caring for them all the time can be tricky. From flossing to understanding the right foods to eat, having braces can be troubling. One way to keep your braces in [...]
Are you getting ready to take your child to their first dental visit? You should take your child to the dentist by their first birthday, but many parents don’t start until their children already have a full mouth of baby teeth. This could cause oral health issues in children. Most common dental problems that children experience [...]
You may think that family dentistry is only about cleanings and checkups but that’s not the case. Your dentist can help with sleep apnea through a technique called oral appliance therapy. This type of therapy can help you sleep better, improve your alertness and restore your overall health. What is oral appliance therapy? Oral appliance therapy [...]
General dentistry encompasses many facets including TMJ care. The joint located on either side of the head in front of your ears is called the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This joint connects the jawbone to your skull and works in conjunction with the surrounding muscles and ligaments allowing you to chew, yawn, swallow and speak. The [...]
Invisalign braces are an alternative to traditional metal braces. They are virtually undetectable because they are made of two clear aligners that are fitted to the exact shape and size of your mouth. Invisalign is not for everybody but can be perfect for those who only require limited tooth correction, for issues such as mild to [...]
TMD (temporomandibular disorder) is a joint disorder that affects the temporomandibular joint, located on each side of your head just below your ears. The temporomandibular joint connects your jaw to your skull and is used when chewing, swallowing, and speaking, making it a very important joint! Temporomandibular disorder can be incredibly painful and uncomfortable. There [...]
Thanks to ever-advancing dental technology, there are more options than ever when it comes to tooth replacement and restoration. Many patients get dental bridges, or dental implants, to replace lost teeth. Bridges and implants are two very different procedures. The best way to determine which one is right for you is to speak to your dentist. [...]
Invisalign is an increasingly popular orthodontic option for patients who want to address alignment issues with their teeth and bite. Invisalign aligners are clear plastic trays worn in the mouth for 20-22 hours a day. These are far more desirable than traditional braces as they are virtually invisible when worn and are removable for added [...]
Sleep apnea affects a large number of people all over the world every year. It can make sleeping incredibly uncomfortable, even impossible in some circumstances, which is why many people seek professional, medical help to alleviate their discomfort and treat the root cause of their condition. If you are someone suffering from sleep apnea, and [...]