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22 09, 2020

TMJ Symptoms

By |2020-07-03T13:51:53-07:00September 22nd, 2020|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on TMJ Symptoms

Know the Warning Signs! TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is the connecting joint between the jawbone and skull. When muscles, jawbone, and teeth all operate properly, biting and chewing is coordinated to be smooth and pain-free. Sometimes, however, things can get "out of whack." When teeth don't line up properly in the upper or [...]

15 09, 2020

Brighten an Aging Smile

By |2020-07-03T13:49:55-07:00September 15th, 2020|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on Brighten an Aging Smile

With Professional Teeth Whitening! Since it's natural for teeth to darken as we age, teeth whitening can be one of the most effective ways to recapture that youthful appearance. Contact us today and discover how we can safely and effectively lighten the color of your teeth, either with convenient in-office treatment or at-home whitening trays! [...]

8 09, 2020

Seal the Deal…

By |2020-07-03T13:48:19-07:00September 8th, 2020|Children's Dentistry|Comments Off on Seal the Deal…

...With Dental Sealants! Prevent Cavities & Tooth Decay Molars and premolars have large chewing surfaces where crevices naturally form. Here, bacteria thrive, and cavities occur. Dental sealant is a clear composite resin that is "painted" on back teeth to act as a physical barrier to decay-causing bacteria. For children and adolescents (who may not always [...]

1 09, 2020

Be Careful with Toothpicks

By |2020-07-03T13:46:46-07:00September 1st, 2020|Patient Education|Comments Off on Be Careful with Toothpicks

Toothpicks Can Cause Dental Injury and More Toothpicks are quick and convenient when food debris is stuck between teeth, however, they're also a common cause of dental injury. Because they are so sharp, toothpicks can damage the gums and other soft tissue when used carelessly. They are somewhat ineffective, often pushing debris farther between teeth [...]

25 08, 2020

Time for a New Toothbrush?

By |2020-07-03T13:40:21-07:00August 25th, 2020|Patient Education|Comments Off on Time for a New Toothbrush?

If it's been a while since you replaced your toothbrush, it may be time to look for signs of aging. If it is badly worn or frayed, it may be doing more harm than good. If you are unsure about the state of your toothbrush, just bring it in at your next appointment and we [...]

18 08, 2020

Choosing Breakfast

By |2020-07-03T13:37:41-07:00August 18th, 2020|Nutrition|Comments Off on Choosing Breakfast

For Better Nutrition and Dental Health! It's often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and there's a lot of truth behind it. Though the links between eating, blood sugar levels, and performance aren't fully understood, the evidence suggests that eating breakfast boosts energy and attention span in the morning hours. [...]

11 08, 2020

Crowns & Bridges: How They Work

By |2020-07-03T13:34:49-07:00August 11th, 2020|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Crowns & Bridges: How They Work

A missing tooth is more than just a hindrance to normal chewing, and more than a cosmetic bother. It's a threat to the entire architecture of your mouth. The mouth is dynamic. Where there is a missing tooth, neighboring teeth drift, gum disease may crop up, even the unprotected bone ridge is susceptible to damage. [...]

4 08, 2020

“Is it a Cavity?”

By |2020-06-27T12:44:41-07:00August 4th, 2020|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on “Is it a Cavity?”

Or something else... While most people think a toothache automatically means a cavity (or the need for a root canal), several other conditions can also cause temperature sensitivity, pain during chewing, and other symptoms typically associated with a toothache. Here are some of those causes: Gum Recession. When patients experience gum recession (which can be [...]

28 07, 2020

How to Handle Dental Emergencies

By |2020-06-27T12:44:30-07:00July 28th, 2020|Emergencies|Comments Off on How to Handle Dental Emergencies

During Any Emergency: Stay Calm You've taken every precaution. You never chew ice or hard candy. You don't use your teeth to open packaging or crack nuts. You always wear a mouthguard for risky recreation. And then it happens—a dental emergency. Common Dental Emergencies: Toothache - While a toothache may be a "common" problem, it's [...]

21 07, 2020

Guard Against Snoring…

By |2020-06-27T12:44:21-07:00July 21st, 2020|Snoring & Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Guard Against Snoring…

And Obstructive Sleep Apnea While snoring can be annoying for family members trying to enjoy a night's rest, it's more than just a nuisance. It can also be associated with a more serious condition called sleep apnea. Those with sleep apnea experience irregular breathing during sleep. The most common type (called Obstructive Sleep Apnea) occurs [...]