Posts Categorized: Dental Health Issues

What You Want to Know About Tooth Extractions

You probably know many friends that have had their wisdom teeth removed. You may even have heard stories about a tooth extraction. There are a number of issues that can lead to a tooth extraction becoming necessary, and that can sound like a scary thing. But there’s really no need to be fearful. Tooth extraction… Read more »

Periodontal Treatment Could Help Save Your Teeth

Gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss in America, and a recent study estimates that nearly half of Americans, over age 30, already have a form of the disease. Though there’s no cure for gum disease, the good news is that symptoms are usually reversible in its early stage, which is called… Read more »

Why You Should Schedule a Dental Cleaning

Your schedule is busy, life gets in the way, and before you know it, you can’t remember the last time you visited the dentist. Sound familiar? Don’t put off a dental cleaning: Schedule an appointment with your dentist today! Dental cleanings and check-ups improve your dental hygiene and help make your at-home routine more effective…. Read more »

Jaw Soreness? TMJ Disorder May Be the Cause

Have you been waking up with a sore jaw? Do you experience regular headaches? Does your bite feel off or uncomfortable? You could be experiencing a jaw disorder that affects your TMJ, which is the joint that connects your jawbone to the rest of your skull. Common dental conditions that affect your TMJ include bruxism… Read more »

Top Reasons Why People Skip Dental Visits

Your mouth is a gateway to your health: All the foods and beverages you consume to fuel your body pass through your mouth; aches and pains in your mouth can affect your surrounding body parts; and the illness and disease that develops in your mouth can spread throughout your body. One of the best things… Read more »

The Dental Health Benefits of Botox

Botox at the dentist?! No, you’re not misreading. Botox is useful for more than just beauty: Botox and dermal fillers can also be used to benefit your dental health. If you have TMJ disorder or bruxism, you may know the pain of an aching jaw all too well. Disorders related to the joints in your… Read more »

Quiz: Do You Have Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which your breathing is obstructed, infrequent or shallow while you sleep. If you suffer from sleep apnea, your breathing may stop and start during your sleep or you may have obstructed airways that cause shallow breathes with less air. Sleep apnea has become a fairly common disorder, and… Read more »

A Crash Course on Gum Disease

It isn’t the most common dental health issue in the United States (that would be cavities), but gum disease still affects the majority of adults—approximately 70%, according to the American Academy of Periodontology. Despite its prevalence, and in light of the fact that it is also the leading cause of adult tooth loss, gum disease… Read more »

Learn the Truth About Root Canal Therapy

The good news about root canal therapy is that not everyone will have to have the procedure. With the right care and maintenance, and by seeking dental treatment as soon as possible when an issue develops, you can join the ranks of those who successfully avoid the need. Still, the condition that often causes it—tooth… Read more »

Rebuild Your Smile By Replacing Missing Teeth

These days, more people are retaining more of their natural teeth and beautiful smiles than ever before. Thanks to advancements in technology and a better understanding of oral health, tooth loss is significantly reduced. Of course, prevention is always the best treatment. However, even if you lose a tooth due to infection or traumatic injury,… Read more »