Dental emergencies are never fun. Whether you’ve had a fall, been in an accident, or are suddenly having an intense toothache, dental emergencies can take many forms and require professional treatment to fix. While avoiding a dental emergency isn’t always possible, there are a few steps you can take to minimize your...
Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), located on each side of your face just below your ears, is one of the most complex joints in the human body. Thanks to these joints, your jaw can open and close and move from side to side. Without your temporomandibular joints, chewing, speaking, yawning, and laughing would...
Bright, white teeth can make you look younger and boost your self-confidence, while stained teeth are often associated with aging and unhealthy smiles. There are many different reasons, both internal and external, that teeth can discolor . Internal factors involve something going on inside the body or teeth that’s causing the discoloration,...
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, often simply referred to as TMJ or TMD, are a set of disorders in which the joints that allow your jaw to move don’t work properly. People with TMJ can still open and close their mouths, but not without some discomfort. For others, the mouth will only open...
Snoring happens when your breathing during sleep is partially obstructed, which makes the soft tissues that support your airway vibrate as air passes through. The sound can be soft or loud, but for people living with someone who snores, it can be a very annoying challenge to deal with! If you snore...
You’ve heard of misaligned teeth, but did you know you could have a misaligned bite? A misaligned bite is when the top and bottom rows of teeth don’t quite fit together when the mouth is closed. Open bites, overbites, underbites, and crossbites are all types of malocclusions, another term for an improper...
Sedation dentistry is an option for people who suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobia to the point that they avoid getting dental care. During your appointment, your experienced dentist will provide a level of sedation ranging from minimal to general anesthesia to help you relax and receive the treatment you need...
While most in-office teeth whitening procedures use a special light to help whiten your teeth, laser teeth whitening is a little different. It’s even faster than a conventional teeth whitening at your dentist’s office. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), laser teeth whitening utilizes heat from the laser to activate the...
A dental root fracture is when the root of your tooth—the part you can’t see above the crown of the tooth that’s hidden by gum tissue—is cracked. The crack is not normally visible, but may be if it extends onto the tooth crown. However, it can cause symptoms and may spread...
Dental veneers are an exceptional way to transform your smile. During the procedure, your dentist will remove a very small amount of tooth enamel, then permanently bond a replica made of porcelain or composite resin over your natural teeth. Veneers can correct chips, gaps, discoloration, minor alignment issues, and other concerns about...