A tooth infection, also referred to as a dental abscess, can be mild or severe. While some people will have resulting pain, others won’t have symptoms of an infected tooth. People can get tooth infections for a variety of reasons, from deep decay to trauma to a chip or...
Sleep is a vital function for our bodies—it not only helps our brains process memories and repair tissues, but it helps strengthen our immune systems and allows us to wake up restored the next day. Lack of sleep has been linked to a variety of chronic health problems, and...
Cracked teeth can happen for a variety of reasons—a sports injury, chewing on ice, even teeth grinding. It’s not always easy to tell whether or not a tooth has been cracked, but seeking a professional evaluation from your dentist can make all the difference for your smile. If left untreated,...
Did you know that over 6 million people have used Invisalign to straighten their teeth ? Invisalign consists of a series of aligners that are clear and are swapped out every few weeks to gradually straighten your teeth and adjust your bite. The result is the smile you’ve always...
Crowded teeth happen when there’s not enough room in your jaw for all your teeth to erupt. The teeth may push against each other and become crooked. Typically, teeth on your lower jaw are the ones that become crowded. The bone that supports your lower teeth happens to be the...
Did you know that tooth enamel is actually porous? What this means is that your tooth enamel is susceptible to damage, including staining and discoloration, over time. However, with the right care, you can keep your enamel healthy, strong, and stain-resistant with the right oral care habits and tools. Whether...
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which a person stops breathing at numerous points throughout the night. The person will wake up constantly, whether or not they remember it, to reposition and continue breathing. However, this can happen up to hundreds of different times every night, therefore preventing sufferers...
Dental Lumineers are similar to traditional dental veneers but with a few key differences. Dental veneers are much thinner and more translucent, which allows them to look more like your natural smile. Since Lumineers are so thin, they don’t require much—if any—preparation of the tooth enamel, unlike veneers which...
Cosmetic dentistry involves any dental procedure that’s primary objective is to improve the appearance of the teeth. However, cosmetic dentistry can benefit your entire smile as well as your oral health. Procedures that fall under cosmetic dentistry range from porcelain veneers to teeth whitening to gum re-contouring, all to achieve your vision for...
Alcohol is one of the most popular drinks in the world and seems to be present at nearly any occasion. However, although alcohol plays a role in many social occasions, this drink isn’t just harmful to tooth enamel, but is a risk factor for nearly every type of cancer. Tooth enamel is...