Going to the dentist isn't any fun, but it is one of those things that just has to be done. For years, I fought the process and didn't go for my regular cleanings and in the end, it sure didn't pay to do so. I ended up spending ten times as much time in the chair and a boat-load of money in dental repairs. If you don't like going to the dentist, you can make it easier on yourself. This blog will show you a few tips that can help you improve the experience and get through the treatment without as much discomfort.
26 September 2019
Two of the most common dental procedures performed by dentists today are filling cavities and installing crowns. While fillings are an excellent solution for teeth with minor decay, dental crowns become necessary for teeth where there is too much decay to remove and still leave behind a stable enough tooth to fill. Whether you have a temporary crown installed while your permanent crown is still being custom-made or if you just had your permanent crown installed, follow each of these important tips to ensure your comfort and protect your new dental appliance from damage.
26 August 2019
If you grind your teeth on a regular basis, chances are good that you already know it can cause damage to your teeth over time. However, the problems don't stop there. You could also develop a problem called mandibular tori. Here's what you need to know about this condition. What They Are Mandibular tori are bony growths on the jaw. They develop in people who grind their teeth and clench their teeth together on a regular basis.
25 July 2019
If your teeth feel very sensitive to cold, heat, sugar, or other stimuli, and you can't find any signs of decay in your teeth, you could have something else going on. Your sensitive teeth may be due to tartar and calcium buildup. Learn how tartar and calcium buildup affect your tooth enamel below. Do You Have Tartar and Calcium Buildup? One of the biggest catalysts for tooth sensitivity is tartar. Tartar forms when soft bacteria-laden plaque hardens along your gumline.
28 June 2019
Does your jaw hurt a lot? Do you hear it popping when you eat and find that it grows tired quickly when you are chewing food? If so, you may have a condition called temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, and this condition can leave you with a really sore jaw. If you have pain in your jaw, you might be able to relieve it through some at-home techniques. Here are some tips you could try to help you find relief from this type of pain.
22 May 2019
If you have gaps in your smile, you may have been looking into your various options for filling them in, such as bridges or partial dentures. You may have also thought about getting dental implants, but you have heard a few bad things about them that make you hesitant to pursue this option. If so, below are a few misconceptions you may have about dental implants, as well as the truth behind each of them.