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 »
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.
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 »
Although they aren’t visibly obvious at first, cavities can be the biggest concern for many people’s smiles. The frequency and ease with which cavities can seem to develop plays a significant part in why. What most people recognize as a cavity is the product of an underlying tooth infection in your tooth structure. The cavity forms because the structure in... read more »
Losing one or more teeth can change a lot about your oral health and your daily routine, from negatively impacting your self-confidence to changing how your teeth absorb pressure from your bite. In addition to what you can immediately notice, your smile also goes through several changes that can have an increasingly more dramatic impact on your long-term oral health.... read more »
Your toothbrush is one of the most important tools you have in your home to keep your pearly whites healthy and beautiful. Used properly twice a day, your toothbrush will help you ward off tooth decay, gum disease and even bad breath. Its job in your daily oral hygiene kit is vital because unchecked gum disease is one of the... read more »