Why Your Gums Deserve a Closer Look

If you’re like a lot of people, you probably pay extra special attention to how your teeth look, but never think about your gums.  Unfortunately though, neglecting that part of your mouth can lead to big problems, like receding gums — and that can affect your overall health. This is why we examine gums at every… Read more »

An Embarrassing Smile Shouldn’t Keep You From Seeing a Dentist

It’s common for some people to develop dental fears and anxiety from traumatic events, but more often than not now people are skipping their dentist appointments over fear of potential judgement and shame because of the state of their teeth. To put it simply: People just don’t want to see a dentist when they’re ashamed… Read more »

Diamonds Shine Bright in UCLA Root Canal Study

Diamonds may shine be sparkly and bright, but have you considered putting that bling in your mouth? UCLA scientists have — and they have come up with something. Safer and Stronger Root Canals A report by the American Chemistry Social journal Nano demonstrates that nanodiamonds — which are literally diamond chips — have the capacity… Read more »

Are Dental Implants Better Than Real Teeth?

Is it possible that dental implants are actually better than our natural teeth? Though surprising, in many ways the answer is yes. Generally speaking, we always want to save natural teeth that have become damaged. There are circumstances, however, when removing the infected tooth and replacing it with an implant may be the better option…. Read more »

Dental Implants: The #1 Best Way Replace Missing Teeth

Did you know that 70% of people in the U.S. have at least one missing tooth? If you are one of those people, and are over the age of 44, then you need a dental implant to replace the tooth (or teeth) you’ve lost. Postponing treatment by not getting a tooth extraction on time, or… Read more »

Study Finds Orthodontists Cannot Adequately Diagnose Young Mouth Breathers

Were you born a mouth breather, or did you develop mouth breathing as a result of having untreated sleep apnea? Some people always have been and always will be mouth breathers due to their anatomical make up. Some of us lack muscle tone causing the jaw to drop. Others have chronic nasal congestion from allergies… Read more »

Walking Around Gum Disease? Who Isn’t — But Here’s When It Becomes a Problem…

While most of us will experience gum disease at some point in our lives, credible estimates of the number of adults with the condition run from 75-90%. The good news is that gum disease is preventable, treatable, and if caught early enough, reversible! The bad news: If it’s not caught early, gum disease can become… Read more »

Dentistry FAQs: Periodontics

To give your smile the best chance for oral health success, make sure that your gums. along with your teeth, are well cared for. If you should ever suffer any inflammation or diseases and infections to your gums, you’ll need to visit your periodontist for the appropriate treatments. Periodontics consists of specialized treatments designed to… Read more »

Sleep Apnea Comes in Two Different Forms

Are you familiar with the threat of sleep apnea? Did you know two kinds of sleep apnea can threaten your health? Well, it’s true! Sleep apnea is often dismissed with general snoring. However, neglecting this condition can lead to disastrous effects. To help you understand more about sleep apnea, our dentist with in , ,… Read more »

Reverse Poor Oral Hygiene with Gum Disease Symptom Recognition

Being aware of gum disease is one of the first steps to receiving the necessary treatment. Because it is a progressive disease, it can advance over a period of many stages and can continue to progress throughout several years. The sooner you have it checked, the better off your smile will be in terms of… Read more »