Tooth decay affects both children and adults, leading to uncomfortable symptoms, such as tooth sensitivity or toothaches, and increasing the risk of serious complications, such as dental infections. Despite the seriousness of this issue, tooth decay can be prevented with a focus on maintaining good oral hygiene.
Did you know that the studies from the Centers for Disease Control show half of United States adults over 30 suffer from some form of gum disease? Even though this very serious disease is very widespread, you can still take steps to protect your smile. With thorough and routine dental care you can help prevent gum disease.
Are your teeth looking yellow, greenish, or even brownish? Or maybe you’re noticing just a few stains here and there. Well, there are several reasons your teeth may look discolored or stained. The most common reason and the one that is easiest to rectify is that you have some extrinsic staining going on. Another reason, one that is not so easy to rectify, and that may require a cosmetic procedure, is intrinsic staining. Why do your teeth look the way they do? Are your teeth discolored due to intrinsic or extrinsic stains?
When you hear the word “dentist” do you automatically think “teeth”? Most people have that initial reaction. Dentists look at more than just teeth, however. Preventive visits help keep teeth healthy, but we don’t stop there. We also look at other structures in your mouth. Prevention means we will also ask about your overall health, and what medications you are taking. We will want to know if you have been sleeping well, and if you have pain in your face or jaw. (more…)
When you learn that dental sedation is an option at our practice, you may immediately think that it sounds nice. However, if you are like many of our patients, you may also immediately think that while it sounds nice, it is probably not something you qualify for – so, why bother getting excited about it? Fortunately, we offer nitrous oxide, which is a form of sedation that is effective yet gentle enough for most patients. Allow us to give you some common reasons to choose sedation – they may surprise you.