Just like you, your child needs to care for his/her smile to enjoy good oral health. In addition to brushing and flossing at home, children also need to see the dentist for routine visits. When should the first visit occur? Do kids need to see us every six months? What treatments do we offer children?
Cavities impact patients of all ages, from children to adults. Without treatment, they can lead to a greater risk of infection or abscess. Fortunately, you can take steps to avoid tooth decay and protect your smile. How do you keep cavities at bay?
On Wednesday, we took a look at how we can use an oral appliance to help protect your smile from bruxism, a disorder that involves teeth grinding. In today’s blog, we continue this with a focus on TMJ disorder, also known as TMD. We can also use an oral appliance to address this common jaw joint disorder. How does a TMJ nightguard work?
Have you ever heard a disorder known as bruxism? Simply put, bruxism involves a person regularly grinding his/her teeth or clenching his/her jaw. What may seem like a minor issue can lead to serious complications and even threaten your overall oral health. Do you grind your teeth? Would you like to learn more about treatment options?
Occasionally, injury or other issues can lead to malocclusion, also known as a bite imbalance. When this occurs, you can develop oral health complications and serious discomfort in many cases. In order to address the issue, we need to correct your imbalance with bite equilibration. When do you need bite equilibration? What are the warning signs of an imbalance?
Despite the fact that millions of people develop periodontal disease in the United States, you can still take steps to help prevent gum disease from occurring. With a focus on preventive care, as well as regular visits to the office, we can help you make sure your gums remain strong and healthy.
At our office, we have orthodontic treatment to help address crooked or crowded teeth. We often recommend the Minor Tooth Movement (MTM®) system for those with uneven smiles. But why do we need orthodontic treatment? What dangers does an uneven smile pose?
Even if you brush and floss your teeth daily and properly, you still need to make time for routine exams and cleanings. These preventive visits are essential to identifying problems early on and to avoiding the onset of serious oral health complications. Whether you’re a child, teen, adult, or a senior, you need checkups and cleanings!
Have you lost a significant number of natural teeth? When you lose teeth, serious oral health concerns can develop, some of which impact your ability to eat and speak. In order to address advanced tooth loss, we may recommend a dental prosthetic. We have two different kinds of dentures, which one will be right for your smile?
Your entire life, people have told you to always remember to brush and floss your teeth. When you do, you not only help stave off the onset of tooth decay and gingivitis, but you can also keep your breath fresh and your teeth bright. Today, we’re going to look at four tips for better brushing and flossing.