Month: January 2017

Important Facts About Crooked Teeth

Despite how common the condition is, there are many misconceptions about malocclusion (the state of crooked teeth) and its effects on patients’ smiles and quality of life. The truth is, crooked teeth can affect nearly anyone, and understanding your options may help you save more than just your smile’s outward appearance. Some of the more… Read more »

Why Plaque is a Threat to Your Oral Health

Though most people are familiar with the terms “plaque and tartar,” not everyone realizes why their dentist is so adamant about keeping them under control. Even if you know that you should brush and floss your teeth every day, you might not realize the consequences of skipping a routine once in a while. The truth… Read more »

How Gum Disease Forms, and How to Treat It

Gum disease is one of the most common chronic dental health issues, and it’s the most common cause of adult tooth loss in America. Yet, the problem with gum disease isn’t that it’s difficult to treat; on the contrary, timely dental treatment has helped many patients prevent or control their gum disease before significant damage… Read more »

Why Dental Crowns Are Still Popular

A dental crown, or cap, can be recommended for a variety of reasons, from restoring a damaged tooth to improving a tooth’s outward appearance. Given their popularity, you may be surprised that crowns have been around for much of dentistry’s history. Having stood the test of time, modern dental crowns are still popular because they… Read more »

3 Dental Treatments that Help Prevent Cavities

Of all the conditions that can affect your oral health, cavities are the most common. In fact, over 90% of adults will experience a cavity in at least one of their permanent teeth. Though there are several options for treating and restoring a cavity-stricken tooth, the best way to protect your smile is to prevent… Read more »

True or False: A Quiz About Teeth Whitening

For some people, it may happen sooner than for others, but eventually, most people will have to deal with teeth stains at some point in their lives. The good news is that teeth stains are not typically an emergency, and in many cases, it can be reversed with a quick and safe professional teeth whitening… Read more »

A Brief Look at Wisdom Tooth Trouble

By their early 20’s, most people will have developed, or begun to develop, their third set of molars—commonly known as wisdom teeth. For some patients, the arrival of four extra molars is nothing to worry about. But for many others, it signals the beginning of what could become progressively worse complications with their oral health…. Read more »

What Biocompatible Dentistry Looks Like

The point of dental treatment is to restore and improve the health or appearance of your teeth. If the materials used in your dental work aren’t biocompatible (interact well with your biological tissues), then the end-result may prove more harmful than beneficial. With a dedication to providing innovative, biocompatible dentistry services to patients of all… Read more »

A Quiz About Invisalign® Clear Braces!

Clear braces are an ideal solution for many image-conscious orthodontic patients who wish to discretely straighten crooked teeth. Rather than forcing yourself to accept the inevitability of wearing braces as an adult, Invisalign® clear braces can help you achieve the balance and symmetry of properly-aligned teeth without the potential embarrassment of metal braces. Today, your… Read more »

Why Are My Gums Bleeding?

It might not seem like a big deal, especially if your teeth and gums feel otherwise fine. But bleeding gums are a more serious warning than many people give them credit for. In most cases, it signifies the presence of gingivitis—an infection in your gum tissues caused by excessive oral bacteria buildup. As gingivitis spreads,… Read more »