Category: Dental Health Issues

Can You Answer Basic Smile Questions?

As someone interested in keeping your teeth and gums feeling and looking their best, you may have already taken several steps to care for your smile. That said, if you don’t truly understand what preventive care actually takes, or what to do in the case of dental problems, then you are more likely to suffer… Read more »

Got Questions? Talk to Your Preventive Dentist

Do you ever wonder if there is more that you should be doing to help protect your smile from issues like cavities? What about your gums? Gum disease is prevalent, yet it’s largely preventable with good hygiene and other smart choices. In other words, knowing how to properly care for your smile can be essential… Read more »

How Can a Porcelain Veneer Improve Your Smile?

Are you concerned that the dental discomfort you’ve been experiencing recently could be due to an undiagnosed issue like a cavity? Are you scared to see your dentist, because you’re not quite sure what treatment will entail? The great news is that modern dental restorations are made to look natural and feel comfortable. So whether… Read more »

Diagnosing Your Toothache

Teeth don’t usually feel much thanks to the highly resilient enamel surrounding them. But, when that enamel is compromised, or if your tooth’s structure is in trouble due to damage or decay, then your teeth will become increasingly more sensitive. While a toothache can mean many different things, the symptom and its cause can usually… Read more »

When Bad Breath Persists

By itself, bad breath can be embarrassing, but when it persists, its presence can be more than just an embarrassment. Chronic bad breath is often a symptom of another, more serious dental issue, such as poor hygiene, cavity development, gum disease, and more. When bad breath persists, the best way to get rid of it… Read more »

The Benefits Of Root Canal Therapy

There are probably few people who believe root canal therapy has benefits, because it has always gotten such a bad rap. This may be due to the fact that decades ago, there were no local anesthetics. However, today root canal therapy isn’t usually any more painful than getting a dental filling, and there are several… Read more »

Your teeth are important to your health and not just because they help you masticate a variety of foods so you can stay nourished and healthy. They are important for other reasons, too. If you lose even one tooth, it can throw off your oral health. Take our quiz, Don’t Burn Your Bridges, below to… Read more »

Why Root Canals Are Actually A Good Thing: Part 2

As we discussed in our last blog, root canals were developed to save your teeth. Before root canals and dental fillings, tooth extraction was the only option, and if the tooth was so infected with decay that even a filling wouldn’t do, extraction was the only choice. Over the years, the importance of retaining your… Read more »

Embarrassed To Smile? Dentures Can Help!

Missing teeth can be a huge problem. Without all of your teeth it is difficult to chew, speak, and your embarrassment to smile can wreck your self-confidence. If you are partially or fully edentulous, you don’t have to be embarrassed to smile. Partial or complete dentures can restore your ability to chew, speak clearly, and… Read more »

All You Ever Wanted To Know About Implants: Installment #2

A dental implant procedure is a complex, surgical procedure, and therefore can be scary for many people, especially if you have dental anxiety. However, with today’s technology, implant placement doesn’t have to be scary, and it is the most long-term and stable dental treatment available for replacing a tooth. Today we will address more questions… Read more »