Move Forward from Damaged, Broken Teeth

Often times, teeth that have been damaged by bacteria or physical accidents can be repaired with the proper dental restoration. Restorative dentistry has the ability to protect vulnerable teeth and fortify damaged tissues. However, some teeth are beyond repair. Broken, highly decayed teeth may need to be extracted in the interest of your overall oral health. If you have a tooth or several teeth that cannot be repaired by restorative dentistry, your dentist may recommend extraction, followed by the placement of a dental prosthetic. Here are some of your options. (more…)

Positive Dentistry Experiences Help Children

The experiences you have as a child can shape your perceptions as an adult. Some of your fondest childhood memories stick with you to this day. Unfortunately, this can also be true of negative experiences. Creating positive associations with healthy practices as a child will allow your little one to maintain these habits as an adult. One area where this is especially true is with dental visits. If your child has a positive association with the dentist, it can encourage them to continue making appointments long after they’ve moved out of the house. (more…)

Getting Good Sleep Is a Health-Conscious Move

It’s difficult to overestimate the value of good sleep. Sleep is what your body needs to rest and recuperate each night. Without enough sleep, nothing functions quite as well. In addition to feeling rested and ready to go in the morning, getting good sleep actually benefits your overall health. Getting enough sleep can help you get sick less often and stay at a healthy weight. Are you doing all you can to get good sleep? If you’re sleeping for at least 7 to 8 hours per night and you still feel groggy and sluggish throughout the day, you may have a condition like obstructive sleep apnea hampering your sleep. (more…)

Using Advanced Technology to Diagnose and Treat Cavities

The severity of a cavity can often depend on how quickly the problem is diagnosed. If you wait for the visual signs of cavities to see your dentist, you’ll likely need at least a dental filling to fix the problem. Relying on your own eyes to spot these problems is not the best option for your oral health. Instead, you should trust the advanced technology employed by your dentist to help keep your teeth safe. Making biannual trips to the dentist gives them the ability to utilize intraoral cameras, digital x-rays, and cleaning technology to keep your teeth safe and healthy. (more…)

Should You Give Up on a Cracked Tooth?

Your teeth are strong and durable. They have to be, in order to stand up to a lifetime of chewing and bacterial wear. When one of your teeth becomes damaged, it can cause you pain and pose a risk to other teeth and oral tissues. You may have experienced a crack in one of your teeth as the result of something you ate or a physical accident. What can you do to fix this tooth? Are you doomed to experience pain and discomfort when chewing with this tooth forever? Often, a dental restoration called a “dental crown” can help your cracked tooth recover and work like new. (more…)