What do you think of when you realize it’s the first day of spring? If you immediately answered, “allergens” then we think you may appreciate the information we have to offer. As you know, dealing with seasonal allergies can really put a damper on your life. From feeling stuffy and uncomfortable to handling a multitude of side effects, allergies can even have a serious impact on your dental-related health if you suffer from sleep apnea. Ready for the good news? We can help you handle this situation.
You may think of an extraction as something we always suggest as a last resort. True, we do recommend a dental extraction to protect your oral health when your tooth is in a severe state – whether your tooth is significantly damaged or infected, removing it is often your best solution. However, there are times when we may remove a tooth that is healthy on its own but that may cause problems if left in place. On many occasions, patients suffering from overcrowding may need to shed a tooth or two in preparation for braces. Fortunately, this sets the stage for a beautifully aligned smile.
Though some toothaches may not seem too bad, others can be so painful as to make simple things like biting and chewing an excruciating experience. Regardless of its severity, however, a toothache should never be ignored, or mistaken for something that will resolve itself. In many cases, a toothache is a warning sign of a dental health issue, such as tooth decay or gum disease. If not treated, the issue can grow worse, and in extreme cases, it may wind up costing you a tooth. [Read more…]
Have you ever wondered why you have a popping or clicking jaw but some of your friends’ jaw joints seem to function quite wonderfully? Rest easy – in many cases, the contributing of factors associated with TMJ disorder are not things you could have easily avoided. The good news is, however, that we provide treatment to address your current discomfort, while safeguarding your smile and surrounding structures from long-term damage. To rest your mind in the meantime, we encourage you to become a bit more familiar with some common causes of TMJ issues.
Do you find that dental hygiene feels stressful? Do you wonder why it doesn’t just feel like second nature or at least like a neutral experience? To make the most of your dental care in your own bathroom, we encourage you to take some ideas to heart. They can help you transition from feeling stressed to feeling completely calm about your brushing and flossing.