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A Better Way to Restore Your Receding Gums

We dentists look at more than the health of your teeth during your dental visits. We also check the health of your gums. The health of gums is important because gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. It’s also been linked to serious medical issues like heart disease and diabetes. We examine your teeth and gums during every single dental visit. Gum disease will affect about 75 percent ...

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Clear Up Alignment Issues With Invisible Orthodontics

Chances are you know someone — or you yourself — have had orthodontic work. The most common form of orthodontic treatment is traditional braces. These braces are commonly metal brackets and wires that are fixed to the teeth. Now, it’s likely that your dentist or orthodontist was able to help you achieve a beautiful, straight smile. But that’s about the only positive part of traditional ...

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5 Myths About Root Canals That Need to Go!

I understand that visiting the dentist isn’t the first thing on anyone’s to-do list. That doesn’t hurt our feelings. I also understand that some people will never be comfortable at the dentist. I can understand and empathize with just about any dental concern my patients have. But there is one aspect of dentistry that has been tarnished by rumors and stereotypes: root canals. Admit it, ...

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Have We Dentists Mislead You About Floss?

Perhaps you saw a recent article about the value of dental floss. Several weeks ago, the article was circulating social media and even news sites like CNN and the Associated Press. The article, which was generated by the Associated Press, poked some holes in the long-held belief that dental floss can reduce your risk of cavities and gum disease. Anytime there is an article about dentistry, it ...

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What’s Killing Your Teeth, Hurting Your Smile?

You might have seen an anti-smoking television commercial recently that featured a young man purchasing cigarettes at a convenience store. The customer requests a pack of menthol cigarettes and places a few dollars on the counter. The clerk looks at the customer suspiciously and says, “It’s not enough.” The customer sighs and pulls out pliers to remove a tooth. It’s an unsettling and ...

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7 Amazing Dental Facts to Chew On

Our office works with patients to ensure they are maintaining great oral health care. We also enjoy having fun and sharing some great dental trivia with our patients. We do whatever we can to get our patients to evaluate the importance of their teeth and smile. Today I have 7 amazing dental facts that I think will surprise you. What’s the deal with shark teeth? What type of dentures did ...

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5 Facts You Need to Know About Missing Teeth

Earlier this month, I published a blog about the difference between dental implants and removable dentures. If you read that blog entry, you learned a great deal about how dental implants can restore your smile and give you back your chewing force. Our office uses dental implants for patients with single missing teeth, multiple missing teeth, or even those who have lost all of their teeth. For ...

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6 Myths (And 1 Truth) About Gum Disease

Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) can be a serious issue. Left untreated, it can cause your gums to bleed, your teeth to feel loose, and in extreme cases, your teeth to fall out. But for such an important issue, there are a lot of myths surrounding it. Here are seven myths about gum disease—and one very important truth you need to know. 1. Myth: Gums Are Supposed To Bleed. Some ...

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All-On-4 vs. Full Dentures: Which Works Best For You?

When you are missing a few teeth, things are bad. Your smile will look awful, and you will have a harder time eating and talking. So you can imagine how difficult it can be when you are missing a full arch of teeth. That’s why there are several ways to replace that many teeth; it’s something you really need to get fixed as soon as possible. Traditionally, dentures have been the go-to ...

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The Hidden Dangers Of Grinding Your Teeth

Stress seems to be inescapable these days. Between jobs, family, and always being online, modern life is full of stress. Everyone deals with it in their own way, but one side effect that can have a serious impact on your dental health is bruxism. And this disorder brings along a lot of hidden dangers with it. What Is Bruxism? Bruxism is the name for when you unconsciously clench your jaw and ...

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