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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 »

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 »

You Have Dental Implant Questions—We Have Answers

There’s strength in numbers, especially when it comes to your teeth. You need a full set for your mouth to operate properly, and if you lose one, then replacing it is more important than just restoring your smile’s appearance. With the unique ability to replace your lost teeth’s roots, and a success rate of over… Read more »

How Cavities and Gingivitis Affect Dental Implants

Losing a tooth isn’t something you’re likely to forget, but with the right dental prosthesis, your smile can look and function as though it never happened. The most comprehensive tooth replacements are supported by dental implants, which are surgically inserted into the jawbone where your teeth once were. Implants replace your teeth’s roots the way… Read more »

The Beauty, and Function, of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could treat your cavities or other dental health issues without leaving noticeable evidence? With tooth-colored fillings, you can. For over a century, metal amalgam has been the dental filling material of choice. While the metal fillings are strong, durable, and highly effective, the metallic flash that the fillings add… Read more »

A Dental Prosthetic for Everyone

A lost tooth isn’t something you should ignore. Even if it isn’t obvious when you smile, the loss can seriously affect the teeth that remain, as well as the jawbone that once supported it. With every tooth lost, your oral health can continue to deteriorate, and replacing lost teeth with an appropriate dental prosthetic is… Read more »

How Tooth Loss Affects Your Facial Appearance

With one or more teeth missing, your smile won’t look the same. With your mouth closed, however, the loss might not affect your facial appearance. At least, not at first. When ignored, missing teeth affect more than your immediate smile; the loss can also cause your jawbone to lose density, or deteriorate, from a lack… Read more »