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.
Are you curious about the benefits of preventive care? Do you consistently hear us tell you that protecting your oral health with prevention is paramount but you aren’t really sure why we feel so strongly about this area of dental care? First, remember that prevention allows you to safeguard your smile, keeping it safe so nothing bad happens to it. Next, consider a few benefits of this area of dentistry, so you have a clearer understanding of what it’s all about.
Are you happy to report that you have been keeping up with your sleep apnea treatment to ensure your airways remain open while you sleep? Are you not so happy, however, to report that you’re not really sure whether you’re making good lifestyle choices to promote the success of that treatment? Don’t worry. We are glad to offer some suggestions, which will give you a clearer picture of how to experience your best sleep yet.