What You Need To Know About Dental Sealants

If your child’s permanent teeth have erupted, then our dentist may recommend applying a dental sealant in order to protect their premolars and molars. What is a dental sealant? Keep reading to learn more. What Is A Dental Sealant? In short, a dental sealant is a plastic barrier applied over the pits and fissures in the chewing surface of the... read more »

Your Smile and Gum Disease

Are you interested in learning more about gum disease? Would you be surprised to learn that some of the things you’ve heard about gum disease could be inaccurate? For instance, have you ever heard that its normal for your gums to bleed while you’re flossing? In reality, if your gums are bleeding you could already be suffering with gum disease—and... read more »

Nail Biting: Break the Habit

Do you ever find yourself chewing your nails when you’re bored or nervous? If you do, you know what this habit can do to your nails, but do you ever wonder what it does to your teeth? At first, it may not seem like anything happens—after all, your nails break, your teeth don’t—but prolonged biting can have a negative effect... read more »

Treating a Moderate case of TMJ Disorder

TMJ disorder is a term used to describe a problem with the temporomandibular joints that hinge your lower jaw to the upper jaw and the rest of the head. Issues in this area most often related to a past injury or inflammation caused by a chronic source such as grinding your teeth or the development of arthritis. Early symptoms of... read more »

Do You Know How to Handle a Dental Emergency?

Do you work hard to keep your pearly whites healthy and strong? Do you brush, floss, and visit your dentist frequently for routine cleanings? If you do, we hope you enjoy a healthy, strong smile—and you probably will. But regardless of how well you care for your smile, emergencies can happen. For example, you could be hit in the teeth... read more »

Tips and Techniques to Help Prevent Dental Emergencies

There are a number of different oral emergencies that can happen to your mouth just like any other part of your body. When a problem first arises you should call us immediately so we can help you determine the best course of action. If you are participating contact sports or rugged athletic activities where you might take a blow to... read more »

What is Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Have you had an accident or an illness that damaged your smile? Are you unhappy with the status of your pearly whites for any reason? If so, please schedule an appointment with your dentist. They will be able to meet your needs and help you have the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Unfortunately, sometimes patients need extensive help. In fact,... read more »

Dealing with Common Dental Emergencies

Some dental emergencies can be mundane while others are quite serious. Having a few common dental items on hand can help you better handle some of the common situations that might arise. Flossing with waxed dental floss can help remove something stuck between your teeth or in the gum line. Be careful when working the floss into the area so... read more »

Don’t Wait for Root Canals

In your opinion, which dental treatment is the worst of all? Did you choose root canals? Did you know that most people would? However, it’s important to note that patients who have had root canal therapy probably wouldn’t say it was the worst. In fact, most patients who have had the treatment claim that it is no worse than filling... read more »

Treatments For TMJ Disorder

If you suffer from jaw pain, headaches, a clicking jaw, or difficulty opening and closing your mouth, then you may have TMJ disorder (also known as TMD). This condition develops when arthritis, dislocation, stress, or an uneven bite cause injury or strain to the jaw bone. Simple actions may become difficult or painful to complete, but our dentist can help... read more »