Posts Tagged ‘Dentist’
General Dentist + Orthodontist = Essential Partnership
Most people overlook the role of the general dentist in the success or failure of orthodontics. Generally, the dentist is the first line of defense in diagnosing crowding of teeth or a malocclusion. The timing of when to see an orthodontist is critical for many of our younger patients. This timing can ensure a smooth…Read More
Are You A Nervous Dental Patient?
Dental anxiety affects a large portion of the population. While many have such anxiety, some are so fearful that they can not even get themselves through the dentist’s front door.Statistics show that 15-20% of all Americans avoid the dentist due to fears or anxiety about the dentist. The reasons for anxiety are different for everyone.…Read More
Internal Bleaching Can Make You Smile Again!
Teeth Whitening is a common procedure in general dentistry but especially so in the field of cosmetic dentistry. There are different types of teeth whitening including in office and at home options like the use of teeth whitening strips. But did you know there was a procedure available to perform a deeper teeth whitening from…Read More
What Are Bite Appliances Used For?
Modern dentistry has evolved from the days of just a simple nightguard for grinders. A well trained dentist can treat a number of issues that were not even considered even 15 years ago. Bite appliances can be utilized in treatment of, the combination of clenching and bruxing, obstructive sleep apnea, TMJ pain, and sports mouthguards.…Read More
Are Teeth Whitening Toothpastes Effective?
For many of us, whiter teeth are a sign of youth, beauty, and vitality. If your teeth look dull and lifeless, you may lose some self confidence causing you to miss out on precious moments in life. As we age, our teeth will lose some of their natural whiteness, changing instead to a yellowish, even…Read More
Cosmetic Dentistry Options For Kids
Cosmetic dentistry is often perceived as an adult only option in dentistry. While that may be the case most of the time, cosmetic dentistry options for kids do exist. Most of these cosmetic dentistry options for younger patients tend to be minimally invasive. Cosmetic dentistry for children is a delicate balance between changing a smile…Read More
What Is Peri-Implantitis?
Peri-implantitis – is a destructive process affecting the gums and bone surrounding dental implants. The various periodontal bacteria found surrounding failing dental implants (those affected by peri-implantitis) are very similar to those found in association with various forms of periodontal disease. Peri-implantitis is a unique complication when dealing with dental implants. Dental implants have a very high…Read More
Is Dental Phobia A Learned Trait?
Dental phobia, and dental anxiety come in many forms. Anxiety may cause you to be slightly apprehensive to extremely frightened at the thought of visiting the dentist. A phobia, may cause a paralyzing fear that overtakes your entire body. Whichever form, dental phobia or dental anxiety, can be very difficult to overcome. Inability to have…Read More
Do Your Teeth Complement Your Face?
Many of us choose haircuts or clothes based on our facial or body shape so why not our teeth? We are all born with a set of teeth that may or may not be perfect to us. There may be minor flaws or major ones to our eyes. With modern cosmetic dentistry, teeth changes can be…Read More
Bruxism And The BruxZir Porcelain Crown
Bruxism (also called teeth grinding) – is the habitual, involuntary grinding or clenching of your teeth, usually during sleep, but can also occur during the day. The cause of bruxism is unknown but it is often associated with anger, tension, fear, frustration, and stress. Many people go through periods in their lives where they grind…Read More