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Dental implants are an excellent replacement for your missing teeth. Although they cost more than other alternatives, they’ll last for life and never need to be replaced. Dental implants are permanent replacements that are secure, functional, and look just like your natural teeth. The traditional process for …

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Although cosmetic dentistry is designed to fix aesthetic issues with your smile, its effects often run much deeper than that. Restoring your smile often gives you the confidence in your appearance that may be lacking, therefore resulting in a more optimistic outlook on life and more positive experiences. How can …

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Which Type of Dental Sedation Is Right for You? Dental sedation is something many dentists now offer their patients with dental anxiety. It’s used during procedures that may not necessarily require sedation, but sedation is necessary in order for the patient to relax during treatment. Sedation choices are …

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Your teeth are what you show to the world. It’s understandable that you’d want them to be beautiful and white. Unfortunately, as we age, our tooth enamel is subject to staining. How does this happen? Tooth enamel is actually porous. Over time, our teeth can get stained. This happens for a few reasons, lack of …

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Nearly half of the American population has some form of gum disease. From the beginning stages of gingivitis to the more advanced periodontal disease, gum disease damages your teeth as well as your gums. A gum infection could point to the fact that you have gum disease. What are the signs of a gum infection and …

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If you have a great smile, chances are you don’t think about it much. However, having an imperfect smile can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety. People often feel the need to hide their smiles when missing teeth, stains, or crooked teeth are apparent. Research has shown time and again that having a beautiful …

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If you’ve experienced any type of trauma to a tooth, there’s a chance your tooth could become discolored. When teeth are damaged or injured in any way, the dentin becomes stained with blood. This happens much like a bruise, as your tooth is bleeding internally after the injury. When this happens, your dentin …

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As more of us are learning that we may suffer from breathing disorders that can lead to sleep apnea, research is showing us that there is a relationship between breathing disorders that can lead to sleep disorders and malocclusion, referred to as bite disorder. We are learning that childhood breathing disorders …

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Congratulations on making the decision to get dental implants! Dental implants are one of the top choices to replace missing teeth. It’s no wonder they’re popular—these implants never need to be replaced and provide a sturdy, flawless-looking replacement to your natural tooth. Taking care of your dental implants …

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A recent news story about a young truck driver who died after a tooth infection spread to his lungs got me thinking about my own experience with patients of late. Over the past few months I have treated a dramatic increase in the number and severity of dental infections requiring strong antibiotics, root canal …

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