Are Your Habits Actually Harming Your Teeth?

Have you recently experienced discomfort in your mouth and are unsure of the cause? Or maybe you had a dental emergency and were stunned to learn the cause of the damage. You might be surprised to learn that many of our patients have bad habits that can cause considerable damage to their oral health. A bad habit is a repeat pattern that can lead to negative results. We wanted to take a moment and share some bad habits that you may not realize are affecting your teeth. Continue reading to see if you are guilty of any of these bad habits.

Regular Hygiene Appointments Can Help Detect This Common Disease

We recommend that our patients visit our office at least twice a year for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning. During these appointments, we not only thoroughly clean and polish the teeth, but we also inspect all parts of the mouth for other diseases. One disease that we check for is gum disease, which affects more than half of American adults. Gum disease is a serious infection in the gums that is caused by bacterial growth along the gumline and around the base of the tooth.

Fight Tooth Decay For The Whole Family With This Simple Treatment

Do you worry about your oral health and your family’s? It is a valid concern because there are many factors that affect your oral health. Foods you eat, how you care for your teeth, and family history all contribute to oral health. One of our patients’ biggest concerns is tooth decay in their children and themselves. Children are especially prone to tooth decay and cavities. We offer a treatment for children and adults that can help ward off cavities. Read on to learn about this simple treatment.

Are You Wasting Your Dental Benefits?

Do you ever get a big garbage bag, fill it with money and throw it in the trash? Or maybe you take money and dump it down the drain? None of us would ever do that; however, there is a good chance that you might be letting your dental benefits go to waste, which is essentially the same as throwing money away. Most dental insurance benefits expire on December 31st, and if you don’t use them, you lose them! Continue reading to learn why you should not dump your benefits down the drain.

How Can I See What the Dentist Sees?

Have you ever wondered what exactly is happening in your mouth while you’re at the dentist? Or maybe you’re wondering what the dentist is seeing. In the past, you had to wait to see your mouth on an X-ray and watch as the dentist pointed out the problem and explained what you were seeing. Now, there is a new technology that allows you to see the inside of your mouth on screen while you are being examined.

Dental Crowns: A Versatile Treatment

Your teeth are constantly working for you and, due to normal wear and tear, dental conditions such as tooth decay, chipped or cracked teeth, loose fillings, and more naturally occur. Thanks to dental crowns, we can help prevent further damage and restore the strength of your tooth so you don’t have to lose it. We perform dental crown treatments in order to: