Month: August 2017

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Dental Cleanings

When you brush and floss your teeth twice every day, the ritual can become so ingrained that you do it automatically, without always thinking about it. Professional dental cleanings, however, are typically spaced out every six months, with enough space between them that they may not exactly feel routine. Nevertheless, professional care and maintenance is… Read more »

3 Reasons Tooth-Colored Fillings Work Better

Treating cavities has long been an important part of professional dentistry, and until relatively recently, most patients relied on durable metal fillings to restore their teeth. Today, however, tooth-colored fillings are a better, increasingly more popular option for treating cavities in a discreet and safe manner. While their main attraction is their appearance, tooth-colored fillings… Read more »

How Gum Disease Becomes a Problem

Though you may not realize it, periodontal (gum) disease probably affects most of the people you know. In fact, nearly 80% of adults in the United States are afflicted with the chronic condition, and it’s the number one cause of adult tooth loss. However, as a progressive illness, periodontal disease goes through several stages before… Read more »

Do You Have TMJ Disorder?

TMJ disorder isn’t limited to a specific few symptoms, and its resulting discomfort may not always seem related to your dental health. Chronic headaches, recurring earaches, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), and neck and shoulder pain can indicate TMJ disorder, but they are also symptoms of a lot of other conditions. Today, we explain how… Read more »