When to Pay Closer Attention to Your Teeth-Grinding Habit

Sometimes, things that you know should be a problem don’t seem like one, and you aren’t sure if you should bring it up with your dentist. For instance, if your tooth is slightly sensitive, but the sensitivity goes away, then you might not consider it something worth paying attention to. Or, if you notice that you grind your teeth once in a while, it may never even occur to you that your dentist should know about it. However, whether it’s a toothache or a case of constant teeth-grinding, the problem can grow worse if it’s ignored long enough. (more…)

Things You Can’t Do if You Have Gum Disease

Many people who have gum disease don’t realize the extent of the problem, or its significance to their oral health, until it reaches its later, more severe stages. This can include severe levels of erosion in your gum tissues, as well as a loss of mass and density in your jawbone structure, the loss of one or more teeth, and much more. Because of this, it’s important to deal with gum disease successfully as soon as possible, and in some cases, before you can address the damage that it’s caused to your oral health. (more…)

Why Dental Restorations Are More Lifelike These Days

Unlike cosmetic dental treatments, the main purpose of restorative dentistry is to repair a tooth that’s been damaged or compromised in a way that can lead to more serious oral health problems later. For example, problems such as fractures or breaks in your tooth affect much more than your smile’s appearance, but also the health and integrity of the tooth and others. However, that doesn’t mean your dental restoration shouldn’t be designed to closely mimic your healthy, natural teeth’s appearance. Today, more modern dental restorations are often more lifelike, not just in their appearance, but also in their overall functionality. (more…)

In Case You’re Curious About Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers have become increasingly more well-known over the years among people who want to improve their smiles’ appearance. Often referred to as an instant smile makeover, much of their popularity lies in the fact that they can correct multiple different smile concerns at once, and with minimal treatment overall. If you’re curious about porcelain veneers and whether they can successfully improve your smile, then chances are they may be an ideal solution for optimizing your treatment. (more…)

3 Reasons Your Gums Should Be Even

When many people consider their smiles’ appearance, they don’t often consider the appearance of their gum line. Unless, however, their gum lines are uneven, in which case the impact it has on their smiles may be the first thing they notice when they look in the mirror. When your gum line isn’t exactly even or symmetrical, its visible appearance is only one of several factors why it’s problematic. Fortunately, we can help straighten your gums comfortably and conveniently with minimally invasive gum contouring. (more…)

Improving Certain Aspects of Your Smile’s Appearance

The consistent and ongoing preventive measures you take to protect your smile, including good dental hygiene and regular preventive dental care, can help you avoid a lot of different issues with your smile. When a problem does occur, however, it’s important to address it as soon as possible, and that includes concerns that mainly affect your smile’s appearance. The right cosmetic dental treatment can improve your smile’s appearance by addressing its specific cosmetic concerns. In many cases, this also has the benefit of improving certain aspects of your oral health, bite function, and more, often in a minimally invasive manner. (more…)