Gum recession is a common dental health issue that can occur for a variety of reasons. It happens when the gum tissue begins to pull away from the teeth, leaving more of the roots exposed and making the teeth appear longer. While this can happen for reasons in or out of the patient’s control, your dentist or periodontist can treat the problem to prevent it from getting worse. Here’s a brief guide to gum recession, what causes it, and what can be done about it.(more…)
January 12, 2024
December 29, 2023
As the new year begins, it’s the perfect time to prioritize your dental health by scheduling your early-year checkups! While it may be tempting to procrastinate or wait until you “need” to go to the dentist, don’t! There are many benefits to starting the year off with a visit to your friendly neighborhood dentist.
Why? Read on to explore why scheduling early-year checkups is great for maintaining your best oral health.(more…)
November 7, 2023
Entering the realm of dental procedures often raises concerns, especially when it comes to the potential for discomfort, a valid consideration in the context of dental crown treatments. Making informed decisions about your oral health hinges on knowing what lies ahead. Continue reading on as we tackle the question of whether dental crown placement brings about pain, offering clarity to alleviate any concerns you may harbor regarding this procedure.(more…)
October 27, 2023
The holidays are careening toward you at the speed of radio jingles and YouTube ads. So, it’s time to break out the turkeys and the tinsel once again. It’s no secret that some of the foods you may indulge in aren’t the best for your oral health, but how do you weed out the worst offenders?
Luckily, that’s where this guide comes in. If you want to learn about four foods that may turn your ho, ho, ho’s into ow, ow, ow’s, continue reading.(more…)
September 12, 2023
The choice between traditional braces and Invisalign is often a no-brainer for many patients, especially since one involves the use of metal and the other one does not. The aligners’ clear plastic material makes them an attractive option for those who struggle with low self-esteem and who want to avoid unwelcome attention from others. But did you know there are other benefits of Invisalign that have nothing to do with appearance? Keep reading to find out.(more…)
August 16, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that over 90% of adults have experienced at least one cavity in their lifetime, with one in four adults currently having one or more untreated cavities. While silver (amalgam) fillings were once the standard for treating these dental issues, recent research has revealed potential health risks associated with them. To understand the importance of replacing silver fillings and why tooth-colored fillings are a superior alternative, keep reading.(more…)
July 21, 2023
The world of dentistry, like any other field of science and medicine, is full of jargon and specific names for features and procedures. It can be hard for the uninitiated to understand the difference in treatments, especially when it seems like two totally different procedures do the exact same thing.
This is the case with dental crowns and fillings. On the surface, they both perform the same basic function—restoring the form and aesthetics of your teeth. However, there are big differences between these two treatments that could mean big changes in your mouth.
Continue reading to learn more about how dental crowns and fillings work, so you can impress your dentist at your next appointment.(more…)
June 7, 2023
You and your friends have been planning all year for your summer beach vacation. You’ve already thought about which clothes you’ll take as well as how much money you plan to bring along, but have you considered how you might spruce up your smile? Your pearly whites deserve to shine this summer, so discover how veneers can give you the transformation you need to feel your best.(more…)
May 7, 2023
There are many little habits people have that help them get through their day. Some, like making your bed and consistently drinking water, are beneficial to your well-being. However, there are others that can negatively impact you. A prime example is chewing ice. While this oral habit may be soothing and fun, it can cause damage to your smile. Read on to learn more about how chewing ice and your dental health are linked.(more…)
April 6, 2023
As Tax Day approaches, many individuals ponder how to maximize their refunds. Instead of splurging on your usual purchases, investing in your smile offers lasting advantages. Enhancing your dental health and appearance can have a profound impact on your overall look and well-being. Read on to discover four compelling reasons why using your tax refund to enhance your smile is a wise decision.(more…)