Root Canals: Relieving Pain, Not Creating It

Despite efforts made by the dental community to help patients discern the truth regarding root canal therapy, it remains the most feared dental procedure. The American Association of Endodontists believes that most people with a fear of root canal therapy base it on someone else’s experience, rather than their own.

Smoking and Periodontal (Gum) Disease

There’s no doubt that smoking wreaks havoc on the health of many individuals in the United States, while reports claim that 40 million continue to smoke. Chances are, when one thinks about the particular diseases caused by smoking, lung cancer and emphysema top the list. This is because most do not realize that over half of those with periodontal (gum) disease are smokers.

Invisalign: Treatment Tailored to Your Lifestyle

It’s no secret that the face of orthodontics has changed dramatically over the past few decades, with numerous advancements in digital dentistry and methodology. While traditional metal braces remain useful in many cases, Invisalign has become an appealing treatment that is easily tailored to one’s lifestyle. From an aesthetic perspective, patients enjoy the option of achieving a straighter smile discreetly, with very little impact on their day-to-day activities.

Brighter Smile, Brighter Life?

With the power to make the best and brightest impression, a white smile radiates youth, vitality, and even success. With the ability to lighten teeth, remove stains, and eliminate discoloration, Teeth Whitening remains one of the most sought after cosmetic dental treatments, leading many to question, “Does a brighter smile equal a brighter life?”

When You Have A Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies may happen at any time, often catching us by surprise. Because the care you receive or do not receive can mean the difference between saving and losing your tooth, it’s best to contact your dentist immediately if you experience any of the following injuries (even if it’s after business hours):

How To Prepare For Your Child's First Dental Visit

As parents, you’ll introduce your child to many new experiences in the first year of life, helping them become familiar with their surroundings. One of the most exciting milestones of the first year is the moment that your child’s first tooth erupts. While teeth emerge at different times, dentists want you to know—your child’s first dental appointment should happen before their first birthday.

You’ve Received Your Crown—Now, What?

When teeth are badly decayed or damaged, and a filling is not enough to restore the tooth, dentists often place a crown, or “cap” over the tooth. As a widely used restoration, crowns can hold together parts of a tooth that are cracked, or completely cover a tooth that is discolored. Thus, they sustain the shape and size of teeth, while also enhancing their appearance.

The Versatility of Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry enhances the beauty and function of teeth while promoting the overall health of individuals. With simple corrections to more invasive treatments, the versatility of cosmetic dentistry continues to make it a popular and appealing option for patients of all ages.

Dry Mouth Dangers

Stemming from an inadequate flow of saliva, Dry Mouth, medically known as Xerostomia, can produce a host of problems, some of which can be dangerous when it comes to oral health. As the mouth’s main defense against tooth decay, saliva helps neutralize harmful acids and washes away bacteria. Without it, teeth are prone to decay.

Granular Cell Tumors: What To Look For and Who’s At Risk

Occurring in all areas of the body, Granular Cell Tumors, also referenced as Abrikossoff tumors, are found in the head and neck region more than half of the time. These tumors are almost always benign in nature, though some aggressive, malignant forms have been identified. Thus, in the case of Granular Cell Tumors, it’s important to know what to look for, and who’s at risk.

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