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3 Reasons You May Need Dental Implants

3 Reasons You May Need Dental Implants

Dental implants are becoming the gold standard for tooth replacement, across a range of situations. Find out if this permanent solution is right for you.
Nov 6th, 2023
Is Sleep Apnea Dangerous?

Is Sleep Apnea Dangerous?

Not getting enough rest due to sleep apnea isn’t just tiresome — it could actually be dangerous. Here’s why sleep apnea could be hazardous to your health and safety.
Sep 1st, 2023
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental implants are considered the gold standard in restorative dentistry. If you’re missing one or more teeth, you might be a candidate for permanent replacements in the form of implants.
Aug 1st, 2023

When Are Veneers the Best Solution?

Sometimes, there is more than one approach to fixing an imperfect smile. Here’s how to know when veneers are the right solution for your cosmetic dentistry needs.
Jun 16th, 2023
7 Key Benefits of Regular Dental Cleanings and Exams

7 Key Benefits of Regular Dental Cleanings and Exams

Dental care doesn’t end with brushing and flossing. You should be seeing your dentist every six months for a cleaning to help catch issues early and save yourself money, time, and potential discomfort.
Apr 1st, 2023
5 Oral Health Benefits of Dental Bridges

5 Oral Health Benefits of Dental Bridges

Have a missing tooth or teeth? Dental bridges might be the best option for you. Dental bridges can be a cosmetic fix, but also provide multiple benefits for your oral health.
Jan 1st, 2023
4 Signs You Need a Root Canal to Save Your Tooth

4 Signs You Need a Root Canal to Save Your Tooth

The very phrase “root canal” seems to send people running for the hills to escape the dentist’s chair. However, a root canal can possibly save your tooth, making it a much healthier option than an extraction.
Dec 1st, 2022
Why Does My Tooth Hurt When I Chew?

Why Does My Tooth Hurt When I Chew?

Pain when you bite down or chew can make it hard to eat and reduce your quality of life. Pinpointing why you have pressure tooth pain can be the first step to treatment.
Oct 1st, 2022
5 Problems That Veneers Resolve

5 Problems That Veneers Resolve

A less-than-perfect smile can give you self-confidence or self-esteem issues. Fortunately, veneers can cover a multitude of imperfections.
Sep 13th, 2022
What to Expect When You Need a Dental Crown

What to Expect When You Need a Dental Crown

When a tooth needs more than a filling but doesn’t require extraction, a dental crown may be required to complete a restoration and provide a stable chewing surface.
Aug 1st, 2022
What Is a Deep Cleaning and Why Would You Need One?

What Is a Deep Cleaning and Why Would You Need One?

Bleeding or receding gums, as well as loose teeth, are signs of gum disease, also called periodontitis, in which case your first line of attack should be a deep dental cleaning. Read on to learn more.
May 1st, 2022
How Bonding Can Enhance Your Smile

How Bonding Can Enhance Your Smile

Don’t have a picture perfect smile, but wish you did? Barring any major dental issues, bonding could be the ideal way to get the smile you’ve always wanted and boost your self-confidence.
Apr 1st, 2022
Dental Implants: When Can Bone Grafting Help?

Dental Implants: When Can Bone Grafting Help?

Want dental implants, but not sure your jaw will support them? Grafting can replace lost bone and give your mouth the infrastructure you need for implant placement and restoration.
Mar 1st, 2022
4 Reasons You May Need a Dental Crown

4 Reasons You May Need a Dental Crown

Do you have damage to a tooth with a broad chewing surface? If so, you may need a crown to protect what’s left of your molar. Here are four reasons you might need a dental crown.
Feb 2nd, 2022
When Emergency Dentistry Is Necessary

When Emergency Dentistry Is Necessary

Any injury to your mouth or teeth can feel like a crisis situation. There might be a lot of pain or blood, and panic can quickly set in. What should you do in a dental emergency?
Jan 3rd, 2022
How Professional Teeth Whitening Works

How Professional Teeth Whitening Works

Unhappy with the shade of your smile? Store-bought whitening products not doing the trick? Here’s what you need to know about professional teeth whitening.
Dec 1st, 2021
The Importance of Dental Cleaning

The Importance of Dental Cleaning

Brushing and flossing are the best way to keep your teeth healthy, but professional cleanings are necessary too. Here’s why you shouldn’t skip your routine visit to the dentist.
Nov 5th, 2021
The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Dentistry

The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Dentistry

Sleep apnea has more to do with your mouth than you think. Here’s how a dentist can help you find a solution for your poor sleep and relieve the annoyance of sleep apnea.
Oct 7th, 2021
When Is a Bridge Appropriate?

When Is a Bridge Appropriate?

If you’ve lost a tooth, dentures and implants aren’t your only replacement options. Here’s when to consider choosing a dental bridge instead as a way to restore your confidence and your smile.
Aug 9th, 2021

What Can I Expect at My Veneer Appointment?

If you’re planning on getting veneers, you might be wondering what’s waiting for you once you’re in the dentist’s chair. Here’s what to expect from the process of updating your smile.
Jul 27th, 2021

What’s in a Filling?

Need a filling to repair a tooth? Not a fan of the metal-mouth approach? You’re in luck — we have come a long way from the days of using solely metal fillings, and you can have your tooth repaired with discretion.
May 3rd, 2021

Should I Get Dental Implants?

If you’re missing one or more teeth, you might be wondering which replacement option is the best for you. Here’s some insight into how dental implants might benefit you long-term.
Apr 1st, 2021

What Is Restorative Dentistry?

If you’ve lost or damaged your teeth, restorative dentistry can mend your smile, reinforce your remaining teeth, and help prevent bone loss under your gums. Here’s what you need to know.
Mar 11th, 2021

8 Signs You Could Have Sleep Apnea

Sleep is supposed to re-energize us, but interrupted sleep is rarely restful. If you’re struggling with excessive daytime sleepiness, it might be a sign you’re not getting rest because of sleep apnea.
Feb 2nd, 2021

I'm Anxious About My Upcoming Dental Appointment

Dental anxiety is completely normal. Whether you’re going in for a cleaning or actual dental surgery, here’s some tips on how to keep yourself feeling relaxed, calm, and positive about your visit.
Jan 1st, 2021

What You Should Know About Preventive Dental Care

It’s easier to prevent toothaches and cavities than it is to fix them. However, there’s more to preventative dental care than just regular brushing and flossing — visiting your dentist is key!
Dec 1st, 2020

Help! My Teeth Are Yellow

Are your teeth yellow? Discoloration of your teeth can impact more than your smile. If your self-confidence is struggling due to less than pearly teeth, it might be time to consider professional whitening.
Nov 1st, 2020

Benefits of Fluoride Treatment

During your visit to the dentist, you might be offered a fluoride treatment to strengthen your teeth. Do you have questions such as what is fluoride, is it safe, and what are the benefits? We’ve got answers.
Oct 1st, 2020

Bridges vs Implants: Which Should I Choose?

Replacing missing teeth isn’t as simple as you might think. Should you have an implant placed, or use a bridge to span a gap? Before choosing between bridges and implants, it’s important to understand the pros/cons of both.
Sep 16th, 2020

How Flossing Well Can Lower Your Risk for Gum Disease

Don’t floss as often as you should? You’re not the only one, but flossing does more than make your dentist happy — it prevents the insidious creep of gum disease. Learn more about the preventive power of flossing!
Aug 19th, 2020

The Risks of Delaying a Root Canal

Are you finding yourself putting off getting a root canal because of dental anxiety, expense, or any other reason? Find out why delaying a root canal could increase risks of pain in your mouth and your wallet.
Jul 15th, 2020

The Many Benefits of Restorative Dentistry

Is your smile less than perfect? Do you avoid showing your teeth when talking or eating? Restorative dentistry can help resolve issues with your smile and give you back your self-confidence.
May 26th, 2020

How Should I Take Care of My Teeth At Home?

Going to the dentist regularly is only one part of good dental health. Make sure your at-home oral hygiene routine is on point with these helpful tips. You are the only person who can truly safeguard your teeth and gums!
Apr 17th, 2020

Ouch! Do I Need a Root Canal to Save My Tooth?

Terrified that you might need a root canal? The days of extremely painful dental procedures are largely past, so don’t be afraid to seek dental care. Fast action could prevent the need for tooth extraction.
Mar 13th, 2020

Don't Ignore the Snore: The Dangers of Sleep Apnea

Snoring can seem like nothing more than congestion or dryness in the sinuses, causing a minor annoyance. However, if it’s actually sleep apnea, there are some things you should know to safeguard your health.
Feb 1st, 2020

New Year, New Smile: 5 Reasons to Consider Cosmetic Dentistry

Your smile is your calling card to the world, so there’s nothing wrong with a little cosmetic fine-tuning to make sure your first impression is all it can be. We offer several cosmetic dentistry options that will help improve your smile in the New Year.
Jan 7th, 2020

Straight Teeth are Healthy Teeth

Crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth do more than just ruin the cosmetic appearance of your smile. They can also interfere with your oral hygiene and affect your oral health in the process.
Nov 1st, 2019

Does Getting Dental Implants Hurt?

Are you considering dental implant surgery but are worried about any potential pain? Discover the facts about dental implants and how proper care can help you manage any discomfort.
Oct 9th, 2019
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Why You Shouldn't Skip Your Bi-Annual Dental Exam

You’re busy, and a dental check-up just doesn’t make the cut on your long to-do list. But skipping your twice-yearly dentist visits can cost you more time and money down the road. Find out what’s so important about dental exams.
Sep 26th, 2019