Month: March 2019

The Connection Between Bruxism and TMJ Disorder

Your smile is made of many different parts, each of which has to work together with all the others for your bite to function properly. In some cases, one or more issues can affect one or more parts of your bite to cease functioning correctly, or to become overactive and lead to a host of… Read more »

A Brief Look at Perio Cleaning (Scaling and Root Planing)

Preventive dental care is meant to help you avoid common oral health issues like gum disease, or to help you prevent the more serious consequences that they could cause. For example, in most general cases, sticking to a schedule of regular checkups and cleanings can help you prevent the formation of cavities or gum disease… Read more »

How a Wisdom Tooth Becomes a Problem

Wisdom teeth are most notoriously known for the problems that they can often cause. In fact, for some people, the mere mention of wisdom teeth automatically brings up thoughts of discomfort, pain, and more. That’s because wisdom teeth – the non-official name for your third molars – often don’t have the room they need to… Read more »

Thinking About Dental Implants? Here’s What You Should Know

For patients who’ve lost teeth, dental implants are often the most beneficial option for replacing them. When it comes to rebuilding your smile, dental implants not only offer a lifelike way to make your smile whole again, but also a comprehensive way to reestablish the vital functions of your lost teeth roots. At our East… Read more »

What a Porcelain Crown Can Do for Your Tooth

Dental crowns are popular because they can effectively address a wide range of dental health concerns, such as damage to a tooth’s structure or after treating a severe tooth infection. A crown is designed to completely cover and protect the tooth, which stops the damage from growing worse while restoring the tooth’s ability to function… Read more »

Get to Know More About Teeth-Whitening

The thing about teeth stains is that you can’t always successfully prevent them. Even when you take excellent care of your teeth by brushing them twice a day and flossing at least once, they can gradually lose their healthy shine from exposure to food, beverages, and more. At our East El Paso, TX, dental office,… Read more »

3 Signs that You Can’t Ignore Gum Disease Any Longer

Many common dental health issues, especially gum disease, become serious problems because patients fail to prevent them or address them in their earliest stages. For instance, gum disease is one of the most highly preventable conditions, yet it’s also the second-most common to occur, and it’s the main reason behind adult tooth loss. For many… Read more »

Tips to Avoid the Need for Root Canal Therapy

Tooth decay is highly common, but it’s most often detected and treated in its mild to moderate stages. As such, tooth decay and the cavity it causes can typically be addressed with a custom, tooth-colored filling. Yet, many patients experience more severe decay that affects too much of their tooth structure for a minimally invasive… Read more »

Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings (Besides Appearance)

If you never develop a cavity, then the fact that modern tooth fillings aren’t what they used to be may not ever matter to you. However, given the fact that more than 90% of adults develop a cavity in at least one of their teeth, and fillings are the most common solution to them, chances… Read more »

Thinking About Veneers? Here’s What to Ask Your Dentist

It’s natural to want a healthier and more attractive looking smile, but how do you know which is the best treatment to achieve the results you want? At our West El Paso, TX, dental office, we often recommend customized porcelain veneers for patients who have multiple concerns with their smile, but want to minimize the… Read more »