Category: General Dentistry

Your Dentist’s Advice for Proper Flossing

Flossing your teeth is as important as brushing them, but people are more likely to skip flossing then they are to skip brushing their teeth. Of those who do floss regularly, many may not be doing it properly, which can leave their smiles susceptible to issues like tooth decay and gum disease. To help you… Read more »

How to Deal with Tooth Loss

Even if you’ve never experienced tooth loss, you might worry about having to deal with it as you get older. If you have parents or aunts and uncles who’ve lost teeth, then you might also think it’s hereditary. The good news is that it’s not; in fact, tooth loss isn’t an inevitable occurrence, and you… Read more »

True Facts About Tooth Fillings

Cavities affect over 90% of adults in the United States, and tooth fillings are a highly effective method for treating them. While fillings have been around for centuries, today’s restorations offer more restorative and cosmetic benefits than ever before. Made from tooth-colored composite resin, modern fillings are designed to blend in with and adhere to… Read more »

What Dental Cleanings Help You Prevent

Brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing at least once are among the most important parts of a good hygiene routine. However, so are regular dental checkups and cleanings, which many people don’t attend as often as they should. The goal of a dental cleaning is to remove the plaque and tartar… Read more »

The Benefits of Invisalign® Clear Braces

Crooked teeth aren’t just a childhood issue. In fact, many patients who’ve never needed orthodontic treatment can suddenly find that their teeth have grown out of alignment for a variety of reasons. As an adult, you might hesitate at the prospect of wearing metal braces for the next couple of years to straighten your smile…. Read more »

What You Should Know About Teeth-Grinding

The simple act of grinding your teeth isn’t necessarily destructive. After all, your teeth are the strongest and most resilient parts of your body. However, constantly grinding your teeth, a condition known as bruxism, can lead to a host of problematic issues and the need for extensive dental restoration. If you grind your teeth, then… Read more »

3 Important Facts About Gum Disease

Gum disease is one of the most common chronic dental health issues in the United States (second only to tooth decay/cavities). Yet, many people fail to recognize the relatively minor symptoms that accompany gum disease’s development. Because of the extensive inflammation and tissue damage that it can cause, it’s important to know the facts about… Read more »

The Benefits of a Dental Implant and Crown

When you lose a tooth, your most immediate concern may be how your smile looks with a tooth missing from it. However, there are many more concerns involving the long-term health and integrity of your smile, such as how well your bite will function and how the loss of the root affects your jawbone. Because… Read more »

Things to Know About Teeth Whitening

Because nearly everyone can develop teeth stains, teeth whitening has become one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments available. Nevertheless, many people don’t fully understand how the procedure works, or whether or not it can actually help brighten their smiles. With a variety of options designed for your comfort, our teeth whitening treatments not… Read more »

Questions About Wisdom Teeth?

By the age of 17, many people will experience the development of their first wisdom tooth. Clinically known as your third set of molars (or third molars), wisdom teeth often become impacted by a crowded jawbone or the molars that are nearby. This can cause progressively worse issues with your dental health until your dentist… Read more »