Do you have a teenager with teeth that need a bit of help with proper alignment? They may be resistant to getting braces because they do not want to have teeth with metal brackets attached to the front for the foreseeable future. While traditional braces can be quite effective at fixing even the most extreme teeth alignment problems, there are alternative methods that are less visible to others. Here are 2 options for braces that aren't as noticeable.
27 September 2017
Although dental work such as crowns and fillings last for many years, they may eventually fail. It's not uncommon to lose a filling when you bite down on something hard. If your filling breaks off or falls out, you want to get to the dentist as soon as you can. Here's why you want to seek help and what the dentist may do to repair your broken fillings: Why You Should Repair A Damaged Filling Quickly
2 September 2017
For some children, tooth decay surfaces almost as soon as they begin growing in teeth. Although a cavity on a baby tooth may not seem like a big deal, it can spread into the adult teeth that are lining up to come in. Tooth decay also indicates a lot of bacteria is in your toddler's mouth, which can lead to other oral infections. The following tips can help you prevent toddler tooth decay.
2 August 2017
If you've ever dealt with a dental emergency, you know just how scary they can be. Whether it's a head-splitting toothache or an incident where you bit into something and ended up with a cracked tooth, the situation could be quite dire. If you find yourself dealing with a scenario like this and you don't have dental insurance, you might feel like you have nowhere to turn. After all of your at-home remedies have failed you, it's time to get some professional assistance.
18 July 2017
Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition that causes you to stop breathing in your sleep. Sufferers stop breathing for at least 10 seconds, and sometimes for as long as 30 seconds or more. There are a number of different treatment options depending on the patient's health status and the severity of their sleep apnea, but if you suffer from sleep apnea, or suspect that you do, you may find that the best treatment for you comes from a surprising source: your dentist.
20 June 2017
If you need to have a root canal, you need to know how to take care of your tooth before you go in for the procedure so you can ensure that you take proper care of the area after the procedure is done. Here are five things that you should do to take care of your surgical site inside of your mouth. #1 Wait To Eat After your procedure, your mouth is going to be numb from the procedure.
25 May 2017
Missing teeth due to a dental condition or injury affects your ability to eat and speak, but it also has a severe impact on your self-esteem and emotional wellness. Thankfully, dentists offer numerous options for patients who are missing one or more teeth. Implants, bridges, and dentures offer effective solutions in smile restorations. Dentures are one of the most common options due to their ease and convenience, but most people do not truly understand this popular method of restoring smiles.
9 May 2017
You might think it would be obvious if you had a crack in one of your teeth, but it's actually quite common for small, hairline cracks or fractures in the teeth to go unnoticed for many years. Still, cracked teeth can expose the tooth's inner pulp, making it more prone to infection and decay, which is why it's a good idea to be on the lookout for some common symptoms of cracked teeth.
19 January 2017
Your child's first tooth fell out right on time, and your whole family got excited about putting it under the pillow for the tooth fairy. Yet, now your teen has been waiting on their last tooth to fall out long enough for them to accumulate enough interest on their tooth fairy money to buy a car. All jokes aside, dealing with an over-retained baby tooth is no laughing matter. As you wait for it to hopefully fall out, here is what you should know about what a lingering baby tooth may mean for your child's future smile.
13 January 2017
When you sip on a cold beverage, do you experience shooting feelings of pain and sensitivity in your teeth? Cold sensitivity is a pretty common problem, but it's one that has many causes. To get to the bottom of the issue – and hopefully experience some relief – follow these steps. Consider whether you recently had dental work done. If you recently had a cavity filled or a crown put on your tooth, what you're experiencing is probably a normal, temporary side effect of the procedure.
10 January 2017