Month: April 2014

What to Expect With Your Dental Health When You’re Expecting

Swollen ankles. Nausea that strikes randomly. And wildly-fluctuating hormone changes that could make a saint swear. Ahh, the glow of pregnancy. Your body is changing and growing so rapidly, it is easy to overlook your teeth during the nine (let’s be honest, it’s more like ten) months of growing your little peanut. Here are some… Read more »

Is Teeth Whitening Right for You?

Teeth whitening is commonly used to reduce or eliminate stains on tooth enamel. Discolored teeth can negatively affect your confidence and, according to a poll by the AACD, stained teeth can make you appear less intelligent, successful, and friendly than someone with a bright white smile. Kelton Research published a study that indicated, after teeth whitening, job… Read more »

SedationDentist : The Truth About Nitrous Oxide

Before undergoing any dental procedure that may require anesthesia or sedation, it is helpful to have a general understanding about the most common options and how they work to relieve stress and fear prior to dental procedures. One of the most popular sedatives in dentistry, which has been used for many decades, is a substance… Read more »

When Headaches are Dental Related

When your tooth hurts, it’s called a toothache, and as such, it’s most likely a dental issue. When your head hurts, it’s called a headache, but unlike a toothache, its origin isn’t always obvious. Headaches and migraines are among the most common forms of discomfort, and can indicate excessive stress and anxiety, a pinched nerve,… Read more »

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Can Be Treated

According to the National Sleep Foundation, more than 18 million American adults have obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. The cause of this condition is the brief and repeated interruption of your breathing while you sleep. Muscles in the back of the throat fail to keep over-relaxed or large oral tissues from collapsing into your airway,… Read more »

Discussing Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

The US National Library of Medicine mentions in an article that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common problem affecting 24% of middle-aged males and 9% of middle-aged females. Among these adults, snoring is a common trait. The prevalence of snoring could indicate the presence of obstructive sleep apnea, and a trained professional like Dr…. Read more »

How Would You Like to Makeover Your Smile?

One of the greatest joys of being a dentist is seeing a patient’s face light up at the sight of their new smiles. Besides routine checkups and dental restorations, like fillings and root canals, Dr. Stewart also offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry services to improve your smile’s appearance. A smile makeover describes a combination… Read more »

Take-Home VS. In-Office Teeth-Whitening

Choices are what make modern dentistry so customizable to each patient’s situation. Regardless of your schedule and particular dental needs, Dr. Stewart can help you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve with a conservative treatment plan tailored specifically for you. Teeth-whitening, for instance, is the most popular cosmetic dental treatment around, designed to erase… Read more »

How to Reinvent Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneers have contributed to the “Hollywood Smile” concept since the 1930s, when they were first created to improve the smiles of actors with poorly cared-for teeth. Since then, the construction and application of dental veneers have improved vastly, and they’ve helped countless people outside of Hollywood achieve the smiles they’ve always wanted. Even if… Read more »

Top 3 Myths About RCT, and the Truths Behind Them

If asked to describe root canal therapy to someone who had never heard of it, how would you portray it? Would you describe a safe, effective, and often-necessary procedure designed to save infected teeth? Or would your narrative sound more like a frightened retelling of a traumatic dental experience? How you describe something reflects your… Read more »