The Truth About Root Canal Treatment
Despite advancements in dentistry, including new-age techniques and patient education, root canal treatment remains the most feared dental procedure among patients. In fact, some will avoid getting a root canal under the assumption that they will eventually need to have their tooth removed anyway. With this in mind, dentists continue to devote ample time in
Special Needs Dentistry
Like everyone else, children and adults with special needs deserve the best in routine oral health treatments, as well as restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Yet, for those with special healthcare needs, it’s important to find a dentist that can provide the type of dentistry needed in a safe, rewarding environment. This is because patients with
What is Osteonecrosis of The Jaw?
Often called ONJ, Osteonecrosis of the jaw is a condition in which the bone of the jaw becomes exposed and begins to deteriorate because of the lack of blood flow. This is indicated by its name. For instance, “osteo” means bone, while necrosis means death. Though the majority of cases of ONJ occur following a
Cosmetic Dentistry – It’s More Than You Think
Sure—cosmetic dentistry encompasses an array of dental procedures and new-age treatments designed to give individuals the smile of their dreams and confidence to match. While cosmetic procedures of any kind seem to carry the stigma of being solely about looks and appearance, cosmetic dentistry is more, enhancing the function of teeth and even the overall
Do You Have A Jaw Pain?
An increasing number of Americans experience jaw pain, which many assume is related to their teeth. While this is a valid assumption, however, there are numerous potential causes for jaw pain. Colgate mentions the following: decayed or abscessed teeth, gum infection or periodontal disease, teeth grinding (bruxism), temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) or injury to the
Invisalign: The Benefits Are Clear
Are you hoping for a straighter smile in the new year? While traditional metal braces remain an effective way of repositioning teeth, there is an invisible alternative to obtaining the smile that you want and deserve – Invisalign. Not only are Invisalign trays clear and removable, they straighten teeth comfortably in a shorter amount of
Teeth Whitening: A Worthwhile Investment Into Your Overall Image
Perhaps the most requested cosmetic dental service today, teeth whitening continues to be a quick, easy and effective way of transforming one’s smile. Yet, it has also become a worthy investment into one’s overall image. Think about it—over the course of one’s life, teeth are exposed to many factors that cause them to appear dull.
Restorative Dentistry: Find The Right Treatment For Your Teeth
Even for the most diligent dental patients, time, trauma and the effects of decay can cause damage to teeth, necessitating the need for specialized treatment. Referred to as restorative dentistry, this involves identifying and treating a wide range of oral infections and diseases. Given its versatility, there’s no doubt that restorative dentistry helps dentists determine
The Truth About Bruxism
As a common condition affecting 30 to 40 million adults and children (Colgate), Bruxism occurs when individuals grind or clench their teeth. Many do not realize that they are doing this. For instance, those with nocturnal bruxism, or sleep bruxism, grind and clench their jaw while sleeping. Thus, while they may not realize what they
Gingivitis—What You Need To Know
Do your gums bleed when you brush? Have you noticed that your gum tissues are puffy and red? Given these symptoms, you might have Gingivitis, which is early stage gum disease. Affecting many Americans, Gingivitis is mostly caused by the presence of plaque, as reported by Colgate. As you may know, plaque is a clear