A dental bridge is a common solution for dealing with tooth loss. The conventional restoration is designed to fill the empty space in your smile that’s created by a lost or extracted tooth, and with modern materials, dental bridges can do an excellent job of replicating your lost tooth. However, with their highly lifelike and discreet appearance, modern dental bridges... read more »
RESPONSE TO COVID-19
In effort to control the spread of COVID-19 a Dry Hydrogen Peroxide (DHP) system has been installed in the office to reduce the percent of bacteria, viruses and mold in the air and on surfaces. This method has been proven in reduction of microbes in occupied spaces. DHP has been effective against every species of microbe on which it has been tested.
As concerns arise from how we prepare to fight this pandemic together within the community we are making changes within. We are advising patients to call when they arrive and wait in their cars until we are ready for them. This will diminish the number of people sitting in the waiting room and allows us to further disinfect the office adequately to keep everyone safe.
Sometimes, tooth loss can seem to occur so frequently that it seems like it’s natural for most people to experience it. However, tooth loss is most often the result of a condition that’s been progressing for a while, such as gum disease, or an unforeseeable emergency like dental trauma. Aside from an unpreventable dental emergency, many of the more common... read more »
The problem with jaw joint dysfunction, also known as TMJ disorder, is that there are many different potential symptoms of having one. By themselves, many of these symptoms may not even seem related to your oral or jaw health, which can make it even more challenging to connect them to a jaw disorder. To help determine if you may be... read more »
There are many reasons why your oral health is better off when you preserve all of your healthy, natural teeth. One of those reasons is the fact that most options replacing lost or extracted teeth are limited in their ability to fully restore a healthy tooth’s function and place in your smile. Fortunately, dental implants can help shore up those... read more »
Sedation dentistry uses medication to help you relax and sit still comfortably when you have dental work done. Sedation is especially helpful if you have oral surgery by relieving any anxiety and making you comfortable. There are varying degrees of medication sedation that can be used such as light or minimal sedation, medium or moderate sedation, and deep sedation. Light... read more »
There are many reasons why postponing the replacement of one or more missing teeth isn’t a good idea for your oral health. The longer your dental ridges remain without full rows of teeth, the greater the impacts of the loss can be on your oral health and bite function, and many of those impacts may not be obvious at first.... read more »
As humans, we are regularly developing habits throughout our lifetime, and they aren’t always good ones. Bad habits are quite common, and a lot of them are formed unintentionally. Many times we develop habits that aren’t good for us without being aware of it, but bad oral habits can cause problems, pain, and cost a lot of money to correct.... read more »
Most people might not consider teeth-grinding a problem. In fact, for most people, it isn’t, and the occasional times that they do it are nothing to be concerned about. However, if you experience bruxism, then grinding your teeth together all the time could be one of the most significant threats to your teeth and oral health. Unfortunately, not everyone realizes... read more »
The effects of losing one or more teeth can be more significant than many people realize. These often stem from the loss of healthy, natural teeth roots within your dental ridge, which conventional tooth replacement options aren’t able to address. With dental implants, replacing one or more lost teeth includes replacing their lost roots, and for many patients, this is... read more »
Oral pathology involves diagnosing and treating dental diseases, including tooth decay and gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss and even impact your general health. These diseases can arise in the teeth, the supportive bone, the temporomandibular joints and other soft tissue like the tongue, gums and salivary glands. Signs that you might have an oral condition needing treatment... read more »