How Do You Deal with Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is the beginning stage of gum disease, which is one of the most frequent chronic oral health concerns for adults. It’s also one of the most important reasons why your daily dental hygiene routine matters so much. Gingivitis results from an excessive buildup of oral bacteria along your gum line, which allows some of the bacteria to work their way underneath the tissues. When this occurs, the resulting infection in your gums is known as gingivitis, and dealing with it promptly could be essential to preventing further, more significant complications with your oral health. (more…)

Tooth Extraction – When Removing a Tooth Is the Best Idea

For most potential problems that could impact your healthy, natural teeth, the best way to address them is typically the way that allows you to preserve most of your healthy, natural structure. This can sometimes make it confusing when a condition is so severe that your dentist recommends extracting the rest of your tooth structure, instead. Tooth extraction is typically reserved as a last resort option, when a tooth becomes so compromised that its loss is inevitable. Choosing to extract the tooth before it falls out, and before it can cause any collateral damage to your oral tissues, could be the best idea for restoring and preserving the rest of your smile. (more…)

What to Consider About Dealing with Tooth Loss

If you lose one or more teeth, or have to undergo tooth extraction to deal with a severe problem, then it’s important to replace it in order to restore your smile. However, in addition to the loss of your tooth itself, there are other considerations that may have an effect on how, exactly, you deal with the loss. Today, we examine a few of these considerations, including the extent of your tooth loss and how you can optimize the results of your smile restoration. (more…)

3 Things a Dental Crown May Be Best For

When your tooth experiences a problem with its structure that’s too significant for cosmetic treatment to address, customizing the right restoration can serve several important purposes. Most importantly, your tooth won’t heal or repair itself, and restoring it is the only way to preserve the undamaged part of its natural structure. In many cases, the most appropriate and effective solution is to cap the damaged tooth with a dental crown, which can replicate the tooth’s entire visible crown structure and restore its good health and function. (more…)

The More Serious Nature of Root Canal Treatment

Some of the greatest potential threats to your oral health stem from seemingly minor conditions that don’t appear that serious at first. Tooth decay, which is the most common oral health concern for adults, is one such condition. Most often, it’s treated in its mild or moderate stages, when it can still be addressed by cleaning and filling the cavity that it has caused. However, the same condition that leads to common cavities can also lead to the less common and much more serious need for root canal treatment. (more…)

When a Cavity Can’t Be Treated with a Tooth Filling

Tooth decay is still a common problem for people of all ages, but the cavities they form aren’t always as big of a threat as they used to be. That’s only true when cavities are treated with modern, personalized restorative treatment, which often takes the form of a customized tooth filling to restore a cavity-stricken tooth. However, while most common cavities can be successfully treated with tooth fillings, a cavity can get worse over time. If you hesitate too long to treat it, a filling might no longer be the appropriate solution for restoring your tooth. (more…)

Could Veneers Work for Improving Your Smile?

You may not always be completely happy with your smile’s appearance, but sometimes, the issues that affect it can be more than just a nuisance. For some people, the right smile improvement plan is essential to helping them regain their confidence in their smile and overall appearance, and as a result, a healthier quality of life. Fortunately, porcelain veneers can work to improve a wide range of smile concerns with optimal results, and with minimal preparation to your tooth structure. This means they may be the best option for improving your smile’s appearance even when you have multiple different concerns to improve. (more…)

Why It’s Worth Fixing a Gummy Smile

A gummy smile may or may not seem like a significant concern, depending on how severe it is. However, there’s more to consider about the alignment of your gum tissues than just how they look. For patients who exhibit a gummy smile, even if the condition seems minor, it’s often more worth fixing the problem than they may realize. Today, we examine the importance of fixing your gummy smile, and how we can accomplish it with minimally invasive gum contouring. (more…)

Can Tooth Bonding Improve Your Smile More Conveniently?

When it comes to improving the appearance of your smile, your main concern may be whether or not your treatment can effectively accomplish the job. However, smile improvement is about more than making your teeth more attractive. It also means optimizing your oral health and bite function, and preserving a maximum amount of your healthy tooth structure even while changing their appearance. Today, we examine why tooth bonding can often be a highly conservative solution to improving a tooth’s appearance, and why that matters to the long-term health and integrity of your smile. (more…)

Saving Your Teeth when You Have Bruxism

The constant and consistent grinding of your teeth that marks bruxism doesn’t always seem like a problem at first. However, one of the biggest challenges with addressing bruxism is defining your teeth-grinding habit as a problem in the first place. Until you do, the grinding will continue, and the damage that it can cause to your teeth and oral health will progress and get worse. Today, we examine what having bruxism could mean for your oral health, and how we can help save your teeth from bruxism with comfortable, personalized treatment. (more…)