Have Symptoms Of Gum Disease Escaped Your Notice?

It would be wrong to assume that the absence of pain means your smile is in ideal condition. For instance, you may not be in pain because of gum disease, but there are real symptoms that deserve your attention. Have you noticed that your periodontal tissue seems redder than usual? Are you seeing signs of swelling, or a recession of your gum line? These are all indicators that you may be dealing with a periodontal infection. Your dentist can provide care to stop this infection, so it does not create further issues. If gum disease goes untreated, it can increase your risk for tooth loss, and even interfere with your general health!  (more…)

Using A Root Canal To Stop Advanced Tooth Decay

As tooth decay progresses, bacteria can eventually gain access to the interior of your tooth. If you leave a cavity untreated for long enough, your pulp will eventually be impacted, and the living tissue housed within can become infected. To protect your tooth at this point, your dentist will need to perform a root canal treatment. When it comes to restorative dental care, you do have some control over how your dentist approaches your cavity. If you want to limit the severity of your problem, and the seriousness of your treatment, seek care earlier in the cavity’s development. That can allow your dentist to put a stop to the problem before a root canal is necessary. (more…)

Fixing Dental Alignment Problems With Invisalign

If you are concerned about crooked teeth, you may assume that the only way to fix the problem is to receive conspicuous metal braces from an orthodontist. You may be unhappy about the impact braces have on your appearance, even if you are looking forward to finally correcting alignment issues. You can be relieved to know that with Invisalign, your dentist can provide a means of fixing a crooked smile that will not disrupt how you look. Invisalign treatment involves a sequence of clear plastic aligners, with each aligner bringing you closer to your goal of enjoying a smile unaffected by alignment flaws. (more…)

Poor Dental Care Can Affect Your Overall Health

It is easy to see how poor habits when it comes to your oral care can lead to problems with your teeth and gums. Learning that poor brushing and flossing habits can lead to cavities and periodontal disease will probably fail to shock you. However, you might not realize just how much influence your oral health can have on your overall well-being. An untreated cavity will allow bacteria the chance to infiltrate the interior of a tooth, and even spread to your jawbone through the root of that tooth. When bacteria from gum disease enter your bloodstream, they can increase your risk for several serious problems, including heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease. (more…)

Making Your Smile Better And Brighter With Porcelain Veneers

What kind of improvements can you enjoy when you undergo cosmetic dental treatment? Your dentist can provide quality smile care by supplying you with porcelain veneers. Patients who inquire about veneers may be interested in improving the color of their smile, or in correcting visible flaws with the shape or condition of teeth. In some cases, someone may come in looking for help with all of these issues. These quality restorations are placed over the front of teeth, where they act to hide any visible flaws that may have been undermining your appearance.  (more…)

Dental Crowns Offer Dependable Support For Vulnerable Teeth

With a dental crown, you can ensure lasting support for a tooth that is affected by a cavity, or damaged in a physical injury. Before having your crown made, your dentist will take care to prepare your tooth for its receipt. This will involve taking careful measurements to use in the construction of a custom-fit crown. Those measurements are important, as your dentist wants to make sure your crown will be comfortable and unobtrusive. After it is placed, your dental restoration should allow you to keep up with regular dental functions. If you do find it difficult to use it to bite and chew food, or find it uncomfortable for any other reason, let your dentist know. (more…)

Using A Dental Bridge To Restore Your Smile

Are you currently dealing with the consequences of tooth loss? Many people see tooth loss as being an embarrassing condition, but fail to realize there are also oral health issues that come with this problem. Your remaining teeth can shift, and it may be harder for you to comfortably bite and chew. Compromises to your jaw function can lead to TMJ issues, which can leave you dealing with regular discomfort. By putting a dental bridge in place, your dentist will be able to give you a prosthetic that stays permanently in position. Your bridge can replace a single tooth, or you can have one that is designed to replace several teeth missing in a row. (more…)

4 Reasons You Shouldn’t Panic About Needing A Root Canal

You should certainly hope to avoid tooth decay that makes a root canal a necessary treatment. Your dentist will only use a root canal when there is an issue with the interior of your tooth. When this occurs, the tooth’s living tissue is put in jeopardy, and you can feel discomfort or sensitivity. If the problem goes untreated, you could suffer problems so severe that your tooth is lost! You should understand that a root canal treatment is safe, and protects you against potentially serious oral health complications. Thanks to the use of anesthetic, your dentist can also perform this procedure without causing you undue discomfort. (more…)

What Makes Dental Cleanings Important?

There are several options for restoring a smile that’s cosmetically marred or infected with disease. With today’s advanced dental techniques and materials, your new smile can look and function as though it were your natural one. However, preventing dental issues from developing in the first place is the most effective method of prolonging your smile’s shelf-life. To help improve your dental hygiene routine’s power to prevent problems, we explain why regular professional dental cleanings are important, and what preventive dental care entails. (more…)

3 Ways You Can Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease affects a majority of American adults to varying degrees, from minor gingivitis to severe periodontitis. For many patients, it is also a leading factor behind tooth loss, as well as heightened risks of chronic systemic issues, like heart disease. The good news is that gum disease is also highly preventable, and for patients who’ve already developed gingivitis, it is also highly controllable. Even if you do develop the condition, you can successfully prevent the damage of gum disease to your smile and the increased threat to the rest of your overall health. (more…)