Get Your Dental Crown Done Today

There are so many reasons why you should proceed with restorative dental treatment as soon as you know you need it. Restorative dentistry repairs and restores damaged teeth to give you back the look and function of your smile. Recovery from tooth decay can’t begin until you treat the problem, and once you receive your restoration, you’ll enjoy a safeguard from future damage. The only thing holding most people back from receiving the care they need is hassle. When it comes to dental crowns, CEREC technology eliminates that problem. Chairside Economic Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics can design and create a dental crown for you all in one visit. That gets your teeth back to their best right away, so why wouldn’t you get your dental crown done today? (more…)

Keep Your Teeth Safe This Summer

Keeping your teeth safe and healthy is a year-round job, but things definitely heat up during the summer. Outdoor picnics and barbecues often come with a selection of sugary beverages. Lemonade, soda, and spritzers become extra tempting as the temperature climbs. These drinks, while tasty and refreshing, come with added risk for your teeth. Sugary drinks coat the surfaces of your teeth. This provides the bacteria in your mouth with an extra dose of food — food they use to make acid that wears away at your enamel. You don’t want your summer to be sullied by cavities and tooth decay! That’s why it’s time to take extra care to keep your teeth safe. (more…)

Sleep Apnea Can Be Dangerous

Snoring is annoying for everyone involved. The person with the snore doesn’t want to be a source of irritation for those around him or her. The people listening to the snorer are often driven mad by the volume and cadence, having to sleep in another room at times. No one wants to snore, and yet it’s a problem that plenty of people face. Snoring is often tied to sleep apnea. Tissues in the mouth block the air passageway for the person who snores. This causes the loud, obstructed breathing noise. While snoring is annoying, sleep apnea can actually be dangerous, and even if you don’t realize it, your snore could be causing hazardous health effects for you. (more…)

Bruxism Presents an Unwanted Grind

Even if you’ve never heard the term “bruxism” before, you’ve definitely heard of grinding your teeth. It’s something you may do periodically as a reaction. When you’re stressed or frustrated, you may grind your teeth for a moment. While this behavior isn’t particularly destructive in a given instance, over time, it can create significant wear on your teeth. Bruxism is a consistent grinding of your teeth that occurs in your sleep most often. That means you may not even be aware that you’re exhibiting the behavior. If you grind your teeth in your sleep, over time you can wear down your teeth, throw your bite out of alignment, and increase your risk of tooth loss. Luckily, determining whether or not you have Bruxism and treating the condition is just a matter of visiting your dentist. (more…)

Gingivitis Poses Serious Risks

When it comes to your health, you’d do anything to minimize risks. That’s why you go in for preventive checkups and make healthy lifestyle choices. You want to preserve your health and enjoy life to its fullest along the way. If you’re making an effort to brush your teeth twice daily and floss regularly, you’re on your way to keeping your teeth happy and healthy. However, if your home care routine slips, you aren’t just at risk for cavities. You’ve probably heard “gingivitis” referenced plenty of times — you may even know that it’s related to the health of your gums — but are you aware of the serious risks that come with this oral health problem? (more…)