Fix Minor Cases of Tooth Misalignment Easily

The hassle associated with some dental and orthodontic treatments is what keeps patients away from them. If you’re worried about the treatment timetable or the discomfort associated with a treatment, you may feel hesitant to move forward with said treatment. This is especially true of orthodontic braces. Braces involve rigid metal brackets that can be uncomfortable and leave behind staining. If your tooth misalignment is minor, you may feel that the burden of treatment isn’t worth it. However, invisible aligners present an easy fix for minor cases of tooth misalignment. (more…)

Your Grogginess May Be Part of a Health Condition

Everyone knows the groggy feeling that tends to crop up in the afternoon. It seems like an afternoon slowdown is par for the course for many people. This phenomenon may be the result of a lack of sleep. However, you may also be feeling groggy because the sleep you’re getting isn’t as effective as it could be. If you’re someone who sleeps for nine hours a night, but you still feel sluggish throughout the day, it could be the result of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a medical condition characterized by snoring, but snoring is far from the worst side effect of sleep apnea. (more…)

Time for a Gum Health Checkup

It can be easy to overlook the health of your gums. Everyone focuses on the surfaces of their teeth, because they want to have a sparkling smile. However, your gums are just as important to your oral health as the state of your teeth. It’s a good idea to take a gum health checkup from time to time. Caring for your gums isn’t difficult, it just takes a conscious effort. In this week’s blog, we want to give you some telltale signs that something may be wrong, explain gum disease treatment, and provide preventive solutions to keep your gums protected in the future. (more…)

How Can I Cut Down Recovery Time for Dental Treatment?

Some patients associate discomfort with the dentist. Treatment for tooth decay means getting rid of bacteria and repairing your tooth. With primitive technology, that process can be painful. It can also mean waiting for weeks for your tooth to feel right. No one wants to deal with a protracted recovery period after their dental treatment, let alone the discomfort that comes with treatment initially. Modern technology makes it so that you don’t have to. Dental lasers increase accuracy for dentists, minimize discomfort during treatment, and reduce recovery time after dental treatment. (more…)

Avoid Cavities and Oral Cancer with Preventive Care

In almost every case, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of treatment. Being aware of potential problems and working to counteract them is much more efficient than trying to treat a serious condition after the fact. This is especially true for oral health care. The good news for patients is that preventive oral health care steps are easy to take, as long as you’re consistent. Caring for your teeth at home and making biannual dentist visits goes a long way toward preventing serious disease. Talk to your dentist about how to avoid cavities and oral cancer with preventive care. (more…)

What You May Not Know About Implant Dentistry

There are a number of different reasons why you may lose a tooth as an adult. Most commonly, the wear of tooth decay over time can destroy the structure of a tooth. If a tooth gets to a point of degradation beyond repair, your dentist may advise extraction for the health of your other teeth. Some people also experience physical accidents that can break or knock a tooth out of place. When you do suffer tooth loss as an adult, you need a prosthetic solution to replace the tooth. Dental implants are the superior choice in most cases. Here is something you may not know about implant dentistry. (more…)

It’s Time to Achieve Your Dream Smile

The smile of your dreams may be easier to achieve than you think. Almost everyone has some sort of minor adjustment they’d like to make to the appearance of their teeth. If you’ve never really considered cosmetic dentistry before, now is the time to explore your options. There are all kinds of cosmetic solutions that deliver excellent results with with minimal overhead. Options like whitening, veneers, bonding, and contouring all offer ways to achieve your dream smile. Working with your dentist allows him or her to help you decide what’s best for you. (more…)

Your Dentist Has the Right Solution for Your Teeth

There are too many people in need of dental care who avoid the dentist for various reasons. For some, it’s dental anxiety that they’ve developed from poor experiences in the past. For others, they started missing dentist appointments and are now afraid of what the dentist might find when they do return. The truth is, the longer you allow your oral health problems to compound, the worse the consequences will be. Your dentist has a wide variety of restorative techniques that can repair damage done to your teeth. You need to reach out to your dentist to find the right solution. (more…)

4 Things Invisible Aligners Do that Braces Don’t

Everyone wants a straight, symmetrical smile, but many people don’t seriously consider cosmetic treatment to make this happen. That’s because when people think of straightening their teeth, they think of braces. Traditional braces come with a lot of overhead for the user, and it may seem like it’s just not worth the hassle. Invisible aligners offer a similar straightening effect, and they do so without much of the hassle that accompanies braces. Here are 4 things that invisible aligners will do, that braces won’t. (more…)

Snoring Could Signal a Larger Health Concern

Snoring is an annoying problem for many people around the world. Snoring can be disruptive for partners and roommates, and it can also be a sign that the snorer is not getting the quality sleep they need to feel well-rested. However, snoring can also signal a larger overall health concern. Your snoring may be part of obstructive sleep apnea. This condition causes you to wake up (sometimes hundreds of times) throughout the night, often without even realizing that you’re doing so. Sleep apnea can have health ramifications beyond just a snore. (more…)