Month: December 2020

Removing Infection with a Root Canal Treatment

It goes without saying that tooth loss is one of the more frightening circumstances you may experience as an adult, especially since it is permanent and your structure will not grow back. What’s more, your concerns only increase if you do not replace the tooth, leaving way for functional difficulties, higher chances for future loss,… Read more »

Replacing a Lost Tooth with an Implant

In our previous blog, we discuss the circumstances that arise causing the need for a tooth extraction. While your dentist will attempt to save your natural structure as best as it can be saved, sometimes the only option is to remove it. The problem is, however, that even though the compromised/diseased structure has been removed,… Read more »

When Saving Your Smile Means Removing a Tooth

As a busy adult, oftentimes the last thing on your mind is the need to have a tooth removed. For most cases, there is a list of procedures or treatment options that can usually prevent the need to remove one of your natural structures. Other times, however, a tooth may be beyond saving if it… Read more »

What Grinding Your Teeth Really Does to Your Smile

At one point or another as an adult you have experienced waking up from a restless night of sleep. Not only has this impacted your quality of sleep, but your day as well by causing fatigue, irritability, and more. Other times, you may have awoken with a headache or an aching jaw. While all of… Read more »

How Does a Tooth-Colored Filling Benefit My Smile?

From a young age, we are informed about what happens when we do not stay on top of our oral hygiene. Indeed, tooth decay affects many individuals in one form or another, whether it is the development of a single cavity on a structure or if it has progressed to a point of loss. Typically,… Read more »

Preventing Periodontal Disease with a Deep Clean

Oral hygiene: Scaling and root planing (conventional periodontal therapy). Medically accurate 3D illustration of human teeth treatment

Adult tooth loss is not a common phenomenon, and certainly one that many do not keep in the forefront of their minds. While you may be practicing excellent preventive care at home, keep in mind that routine flossing and brushing is not enough to ensure a lifelong grin, and factors such as diet and examinations… Read more »

Addressing Cosmetic Blemishes with Porcelain Veneers

Diastema between tooth. Spacing between front teeth

With the holidays just around the corner, many can expect gatherings with family and friends and taking photos to document the warmth and comfort. Many individuals might view this occasion with fear, however, as slight unevenness and blemishes in your grin can cause anxiety in your appearance, making family photos something to avoid. Whether you… Read more »

When Dental Bridges Can Complete your Smile

Technical shots of model on a dental prothetic laboratory.Dentist hand with plaster model

When a tooth becomes infected or otherwise compromised, it has a higher chance of being treated with a simple dental crown that can protect it from outside harm. But what if there are multiple consecutive teeth that are affected, or worse, missing completely? Having a gap in your grin from a missing oral structure is… Read more »

Reinforcing Your Tooth with a Dental Crown

A dentist is holding tweezers for dental ceramic veneers and crowns.

While routine preventive care is the crux of achieving a healthy smile for life, restorative dentistry has played a major role in making this goal achievable, as a variety of factors can contribute to unhealthy oral structures. Indeed, brushing and flossing are not enough to ensure a healthy appearance, as diet, physical activity, and more… Read more »

Protecting Little Grins with Preventive Dentistry

Girl child keeping her mouth open while dentist performs checkup.

By now, most individuals and families are aware of the negative consequences that arise from neglecting oral health. While some concerns such as cavities or plaque may appear minor and easily reversible when acted on in a timely manner, other circumstances such as root canal procedures, periodontal disease, and even extraction may inevitably be the… Read more »