An At-Risk Tooth May Be Saved with Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is the name given to the treatment which cleans your tooth’s root canals. This vital portion of the tooth is responsible for the overall health and wellbeing of your tooth. The roots are the portion of the tooth beneath the gums that hold the tooth firmly in place within your jaw. The root canals are the interior portions of the roots which carry nerves and blood vessels to the heart of your tooth and vice versa. When your root canals become infected with bacteria, you need a treatment to remove this bacteria and heal these areas. You need root canal therapy. (more…)

Invisible Aligners Are Comfortable and Low Impact

Everyone feels more comfortable with low-impact dental treatments. When you can be assured that your treatment timetable won’t be too long or too uncomfortable, you’re more likely to move forward with a particular procedure. Braces can get a rap for being uncomfortable, and coming with a lengthy treatment time table. In some cases, traditional braces are the right tool for the job, but many minor cases of misalignment can be corrected with invisible aligners, which are significantly more comfortable. Are you a candidate for invisible aligners? (more…)

Can Your Dentist Help You Get Better Sleep?

Everyone wants to get better sleep. They key to better sleep isn’t always more sleep — it’s often the quality of sleep that needs work. While getting plenty of sleep — ideally nine hours — each night can help you feel more rested and ready to go in the mornings, it isn’t the only factor that determines how you feel when you wake up. If you’re experiencing interruptions throughout the night as you sleep, you may never reach the state of deep, restful sleep that you desperately need. Did you know that your dentist may actually be able to help you get better sleep? (more…)

Do Your Teeth Feel Clean?

Keeping your teeth healthy is a matter of microbiology. You have to thoroughly remove the microscopic bacteria that build up on every surface of your teeth. Since you can’t see this threat, it can make it difficult to know how well you’re cleaning your teeth. You don’t want to rely on the sight of a dark cavity on your tooth to let you know you’re not getting the job done. While microbiology may seem complicated, keeping your teeth healthy can actually be simple. It’s good to ask yourself, do your teeth feel clean? If you can feel the film of bacteria on surfaces of your teeth, you may need to try brushing again. (more…)

A Better Experience with Dental Lasers

Laser dentistry is an amazing technology that provides many benefits to both dentists and patients. Dental lasers are precise tools that can be used in a number of capacities when treating dental patients. Whether you’re coming in for a preventive visit, you need a cavity filled, or you need to treat gum disease, a dental laser can likely help. Laser dentistry increases precision for dentists, and reduces discomfort and recovery times for patients. Dental lasers are  a win-win for everyone involved. It’s time to learn about how dental lasers can create a better experience for you. (more…)

Preventive Dentistry Is an Approach

There are several different branches of dentistry that are named after their respective disciplines: “cosmetic dentistry” seeks to improve the appearance of your smile, while “restorative dentistry” restores the health and structure of your teeth after they have suffered damage. “Preventive dentistry” is yet another branch of dentistry, but more so than a style of treatment, preventive dentistry is an approach to the care of your teeth. Preventive dentistry offers proactive solutions to fix problems before they have the chance to develop. This is the most cost-effective and comfortable way to care for your teeth. (more…)

Is Your Jaw Healthy Enough for Implants?

When you think about your overall oral health, it’s easy to focus on your teeth. You brush your teeth, and your teeth are prominently featured in your smile — why wouldn’t you focus on them? Caring for your teeth is important, but your overall oral health incorporates so much more than just your teeth. It includes other oral tissues like your gums, and the bone structure of your jaw. When you need dental treatment, like dental implants, the health of these other components becomes crucial. Do you know whether or not your jaw is healthy enough for dental implants? (more…)

What Can Cosmetic Dentistry Do for Your Smile?

Does your smile feel like an asset or a liability? For many people, there are small changes they’d like to make to their smiles. A bright, straight smile can boost your confidence and help you feel good about your appearance, and that has real value. What you may not know is that there are plenty of cosmetic dentistry options to make small adjustments to your smile, and many of them are very affordable. If you can pin down what it is that you’d like to change about your smile, your dentist can help you design a cosmetic treatment plan to make those changes happen. (more…)

How Can Your Teeth Heal?

If you’re experiencing oral pain, the cause of this pain may likely be infection. The bacteria that populate your mouth can work their way into your teeth and gums over time, causing infection. This infection may lead to swelling, redness, and pain. If left untreated, infections will worsen and eventually spread. Don’t suffer through oral pain! Your dentist has restorative dentistry solutions that can help your teeth heal. You simply need to visit your dentist so that they can diagnose the problem. How can your teeth heal? It’s time to find out by learning more about restorative options. (more…)

Braces Aren’t Your Only Option for Straighter Teeth

If you had braces as a child, you know how annoying the process can be. Braces are uncomfortable. Between the wires and brackets, the food restrictions, and cleaning regimens, they create a pretty big hassle. If you have misaligned teeth that you want to straighten, you may be hesitant to do so because of braces. There are other solutions to help you achieve the straight smile you’re after. Invisible aligners can get your teeth in line without the discomfort of braces. So don’t write off your chance at a straight, even smile just yet. Braces aren’t your only option. (more…)