What Bruxism Could Mean Long-Term

The fact that you grind your teeth isn’t always something that you need to bring to your dentist’s attention. However, for people who experience bruxism, it can become so problematic that your dentist may notice it during your routine examination whether you say something about it or not. Bruxism is a condition that involves constantly grinding your teeth together, and it can be the result of one or more different underlying oral health conditions. When left untreated, bruxism can also have several significant consequences for your oral health, and addressing it as soon as possible could be essential to protecting your smile. (more…)

Would You Know if You Had Gingivitis?

Your oral health is complex, and much of it goes largely unnoticed throughout the course of your day. Because of this, conditions like gingivitis (which is the precursor to gum disease) can often develop and progress before patients realize they have it, or are even at risk for it. The problem with not recognizing gingivitis is that, if you don’t know you have it, then you won’t know to seek treatment for it. Given time, it can quickly progress into more severe gum disease and require more extensive treatment to address it. (more…)

Can a Porcelain Veneer Fix Your Tooth More Conservatively?

Whether your goal is to restore damage to your tooth structure or improve the appearance of your tooth and smile, one of the most important aspects of your treatment is the ability to keep it minimally invasive. That’s especially true for procedures that involve altering your natural tooth structure in preparation to restore it. For example, when a tooth is fractured or broken, one of the common solutions is to place a dental crown over it. However, in some cases, you may benefit from a more conservative porcelain veneer that can restore your tooth without needing as much preparation to its structure. (more…)

3 Preventive Treatments that Help Kids Avoid Cavities

Most of what you learn and teach your children about maintaining good oral health revolves around prevention. Your child’s smile is better off if they can successfully prevent things like cavities from developing, which takes successfully preventing the excessive buildup of oral bacteria on their teeth. This is what makes daily dental hygiene so important for your and your child’s smiles. It’s also what makes routine preventive care at the dentist’s office equally important. Today, we take a look at three preventive dental treatments designed specifically to help kids avoid cavities and other concerns that could have a growing impact on their long-term oral health. (more…)

Why Good Hygiene Matters to Your Long-Term Oral Health

A consistent schedule of dental checkups and cleanings is the most commonly recognized form of preventive dental care. By professionally cleaning and checking your teeth and oral tissues at least twice a year, your dentist can help you ensure that your smile remains consistently healthy and free of issues like tooth decay, gum disease, and more. However, your own daily dental hygiene efforts are just as important to the long-term care and preservation of your smile. The threats that can arise from the excessive buildup of oral bacteria are often just the beginning of more serious concerns, and your hygiene routine is key to preventing them. (more…)

The Great Thing About Modern Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are among the most recognizable forms of restorative dental treatment, even among people who’ve never had a dental crown placed over a tooth. That’s because crowns have been a highly effective way to repair and restore teeth with a variety of concerns for a long time. Today, they remain a popular way to restore teeth that have been damaged or severely blemished. With the help of more advanced dental technologies, more lifelike materials, and more personalized dental treatment, today’s dental crowns can accomplish those goals with greater results in terms of your tooth’s appearance and long-term health. (more…)