By: DrComments Off on Sleep Apnea and OSA – Risks and Treatment Options
When regular breathing is interrupted for 10 seconds or more during sleep, a person might be suffering from Sleep Apnea or Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). As a serious disorder that can only be diagnosed by a sleep specialist, many are surprised to learn that dental professionals are often the firstREAD MORE
By: DrComments Off on Tooth Extraction—Why Remove Permanent Teeth?
It’s true—permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and preventative dentistry aims to help preserve them. Yet, there are several reasons why tooth extraction is necessary. A few of those reasons are discussed below. When tooth decay is severe enough to threaten the pulp of a tooth, for instance, bacteriaREAD MORE
By: DrComments Off on Dental Exams: Early Detection For Oral Cancer?
While most associate dental examinations with teeth cleaning, dental professionals view regular examinations as opportunities to assess and detect early signs of disease, including oral cancer. This is one reason why dentists urge patients not to forego regular checkups. Though cleanings are important forREAD MORE
By: DrComments Off on The Danger of Having a Dry Mouth
When there is an insufficient amount of saliva in the mouth, or when salivary glands do not function properly, individuals may begin to experience dry mouth. Medically referred to as Xerostomia, dry mouth is not a dental disease. However, saliva plays a critical role in the washing away of bacteria,READ MORE
By: DrComments Off on Six Month Smiles: A Sensible Solution
There’s no question that traditional orthodontics remain an effective means of straightening one’s smile. Yet, with a growing number of patients seeking to avoid metal braces, Six Month Smiles is a sensible and short-term orthodontic solution with a discreet design. To better understand, the READ MORE
Perhaps you’ve noticed your gums bleeding when you brush your teeth. While you may think that a little bleeding is okay, The National Library of Medicine explains that bleeding gums are an indication of early-stage gum disease. Furthermore, dental professionals note that bleeding is a resultREAD MORE
By: DrComments Off on What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
If you are familiar with the idea of dentures, you’ll know that regular dentures rest on gum tissues and are attached to adjacent teeth that are crowned. Yet, when individuals do not have teeth in their jaw, implant-supported dentures are an exciting solution, given that the patient has enough boneREAD MORE
By: DrComments Off on The Versatility of Dental Crowns
When it comes to restoring the shape, size, strength, and appearance of a tooth, dental crowns are among the most versatile restorations used in dentistry. Sometimes referred to as a “cap,” crowns are comprised of materials such as plastic, stainless steel,READ MORE
Do you cringe at the thought of having your teeth examined? Perhaps you’ve had a terrifying experience at the dentist, and you cannot imagine ever receiving treatment again. In either case, it is possible to experience anxiety-free dentistry with the right level of sedation. Sometimes called “sleep dentistry,” READ MORE
By: DrComments Off on Make The Brightest Impression
While it’s true that you should never judge a book by its cover, a smile is ultimately what shapes others’ perception of us. Dental professionals note that a individuals with brighter, whiter teeth are assumed to be more friendly, more healthy, and more successful. On the other hand, patients reportREAD MORE
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