Posts By: Shawn Hofkes

When Are Teeth Past the Point of Saving?

Restorative dentistry is a powerful tooth that can extend the life of your teeth. Over time, your teeth experience wear, and in some cases, infection. If you have cavities or gum disease, this can cause your teeth to become damaged and less stable. Restorative dentist can use treatments like dental fillings and dental crowns to… Read more »

Know What to Expect from Dental Implants

Dental implant surgery is one of the most incredible prosthetic capabilities of modern dentistry. Using dental implants, your dentist can rebuild your smile and give you the kind of bite strength you enjoyed with healthy natural teeth. However, dental implants are also more involved, invasive procedure than other prosthetic options. For that reason, it’s good… Read more »

Catch and Treat Oral Cancer Early

“Cancer” can be a scary word. It’s not one anyone wants to hear, but if you are diagnosed with cancer, you want to catch the problem early. An early diagnosis of oral cancer leads to a positive outlook for most patients. How can you be sure to catch something like oral cancer in its early… Read more »

Sedation Dentistry Relieves Patient Anxiety

There are many patients who don’t enjoy their time at the dentist’s office. It can be a real source of anxiety for many individuals, which is dangerous. When it becomes difficult for you to schedule and attend your dentist appointments, it becomes more likely that you’ll develop an oral health condition. That won’t do you… Read more »

Are Your Teeth Suffering at Night?

When you’re awake, it can be easy to tell when you’re experiencing a health problem. You can clearly note when you feel differently, or when something is causing you pain. Those signs get harder — nearly impossible in most cases — to spot at night while you sleep. Conditions that affect you while you sleep… Read more »

What Are Your Options for a Weakened Jawbone?

When you consider your oral health, you probably think about your teeth and gums. Keeping these parts of your mouth in good shape can lead to long-term oral health, but they aren’t the only factor in determining your outlook. Your jawbone is the piece that holds everything else together. The bite power and stability of… Read more »

What Merits an Emergency Dentist Visit?

Depending on your personality, you may have a specific definition of what constitutes as an emergency. You may be someone who tends to not overreact and wants to handle problems on your own. While that mentality can be helpful in some scenarios, it may also prevent you from seeking help when you desperately need it…. Read more »

Find Cosmetic Dentistry Options for Your Smile

If there’s something that you don’t particularly like about your smile, cosmetic dentistry has a solution that can help. Almost everyone has something about the appearance of their teeth that stands out to them in a negative way. When you look at photographs of yourself, you may wish that your teeth were whiter. You may… Read more »

Find Time to Remove Your Wisdom Teeth

For many individuals, removing wisdom teeth, or “third molars,” is a matter of maintaining proper oral health. Wisdom teeth can disrupt the function of your bite, cause you constant pain, and become a hassle to clean. Removing your wisdom teeth at the right time can make all the difference. When you’re younger, your jawbone is… Read more »