Month: May 2015

What You Didn’t Know About Tooth Extractions

When dealing with the health of your teeth, it is important to understand what they go through, such as the variety of foods and drinks consumed throughout the day, along with daily habits, like chewing on things that aren’t food or using teeth as tools to open objects. This, along with improper dental care, can… Read more »

Learn More About Tooth Loss and Dental Implants

It may be common, and most people are aware of its possibility, but there is still much about tooth loss that the average patient may not be aware of. Likewise, not everyone may immediately realize the variety of factors that must be considered when replacing lost teeth. Fortunately, losing one or more teeth does not… Read more »

How to Stay Calm During a Dental Emergency

When a dental emergency strikes, one of your greatest hindrances to protecting your smile may be panic (depending on the nature of the emergency). Even if you don’t panic, however, lack of knowledge can cause you to mishandle the situation, which in turn could make your emergency worse than it has to be. To help… Read more »

Frequently Asked Questions About Sleep Apnea

Even though many people don’t understand their snoring, many of them still automatically assume that it is harmless to their overall health. In fact, unless their partners complain about the noise, they may not see it as much of a problem at all. If the condition is minor, you may be able to alleviate snoring… Read more »

The Benefits of Impacted Wisdom Tooth Removal

The trouble with wisdom teeth, or third molars, is that, even though they grow naturally, your dental ridges might not be able to accommodate them. If so, then their growth can lead to a host of increasingly more serious issues, including dental damage and worsening discomfort. Besides alleviating pain, the benefits of impacted wisdom tooth… Read more »

What’s Wrong with Dry Mouth?

When you first wake up in the morning, on an especially hot day, or when you simply haven’t had a drink in a while, dry mouth is common, and is characteristically an uncomfortable feeling. Usually, drinking water can eliminate your discomfort, but how do you find relief when your mouth refuses to produce saliva? Today,… Read more »

When Should I Choose Dental Sedation?

In dentistry, sedation is used in a number of different cases, from patients who require extensive restorative work to those who experience fear and anxiety at the prospect of visiting the dentist. With the goal of making your visit more pleasant and your procedure more comfortable, sedation dentistry has helped many patients receive dental care… Read more »

Does Your Snoring Point to Sleep Apnea?

Snoring is a common problem, but other than disturbing those around you, the noisy habit is typically dismissed as little more than annoying. Sometimes, however, excessive snoring can be indicative of a sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea, which can deprive you of rest even though it doesn’t fully wake you up. Today, we… Read more »

In-Depth Oral Examinations for Better Dental Health

Effective general dental care relies heavily on routine examinations that allow your dentist to inspect your teeth, gums, and oral tissues for signs of developing issues. Through your regular checkups, you can reduce your risks of tooth decay and gum disease, as well as the need for restorative dental care to address them. By contrast,… Read more »

Answering Questions About Wisdom Tooth Extraction

“Wisdom teeth” is the common nickname given to the third and last set of molars that many adults grow. Depending on how yours have grown, they may pass unnoticed, seem slightly uncomfortable, or cause severe, near-debilitating discomfort. Because of the problems that often accompany your third molars, they are the most-frequently extracted types of adult… Read more »