Why A Detailed Dental Cleaning Is Part Of Your Routine Exam

Why does your hygienist have to perform a detailed dental cleaning as part of every routine dental exam? If you are doing your part, and staying on top of preventive oral care tasks, is this really necessary? Patients receive a big benefit from these routine cleanings. In addition to being better equipped to reach spaces that are difficult to access, your hygienist is able to remove tartar, a tough substance you cannot rid your teeth of on your own. By undergoing these cleanings, you reduce your risk for future cavities. (more…)

Is An Untreated Snoring Problem Putting Your Health At Risk?

If you snore during the night, you may worry about keeping your partner awake, and feel self-conscious. However, what many people fail to consider is that snoring can also be a sign of sleep apnea, a condition that can seriously affect your health. When you suffer from sleep apnea, you lose out on the crucial health benefits that accompany a full night’s rest, even if you believe you are sleeping through the night. You can experience grogginess and fatigue during the day. That exhaustion can also affect your memory. Sleep apnea can even increase your risk for heart disease and hypertension, and influence your mental health in negative ways. If you snore regularly, inform your dentist of this – they may be able to address your problem without requiring you to wear a CPAP machine. (more…)

Responding To A Cavity By Placing A CEREC Crown

Not all cavities make dental crown placement necessary. If the cavity is small enough, a dental filling can be enough to protect your tooth after decay has been removed. For a larger cavity, more support is needed. A dental crown can offer crucial support by covering the entirety of your tooth over your gum line. This keeps your tooth safe from future problems, and gives you necessary support when you bite and chew food, so your jaw function is not compromised. CEREC technology makes it possible to receive your crown in less time, as your dentist has everything necessary to produce your crown in one visit. (more…)

The Dental Checkup Checklist: The Routine Care You Deserve

What good are routine dental checkups REALLY doing for your oral health, and your smile? Sure, having your dentist check on your teeth can be nice when you think something is wrong, but if you feel fine, is it worth the trip? There are two big things you should understand when it comes to routine dental care. One is that you may not realize when something is wrong with your smile. As a cavity starts to form, it damages your enamel, and you may not notice until it grows more serious. You should also know that when your hygienist is able to provide you with a regular detailed cleaning, your overall cavity risk is reduced. (more…)

Do You Need A CPAP Machine To Treat Sleep Apnea?

Many people who worry they have sleep apnea will start to imagine life with a CPAP machine. Wearing the mask that accompanies a machine can feel awkward, and make nights more difficult for many people. What you should know is that your dentist may have an effective answer for sleep apnea that does not require a CPAP machine. Instead, you will receive a special oral appliance to correct your breathing issues. The appliance will hold your jaw in a position that prevents the blocking of your airways. That way, you will once again be able to gain the full benefits of rest, and avoid the troubling effects sleep apnea can have on people with this condition. (more…)

Receiving A CEREC Crown To Protect An Injured Tooth

Tooth injuries offer little in the way of an advanced warning. You can suffer a chipped or cracked tooth playing sports, in an accident, or as a result of biting into something that was unexpectedly hard. When you suffer an injury like this, you can be worried both about discomfort, and your appearance. Luckily, CEREC technology gives patients access to permanent support from a dental crown for a damaged tooth in less time. Your dentist has technology in their office that allows them to design and craft a restoration over the course of one appointment, cutting down on the time you have to wait to receive important support. (more…)

Don’t Miss Out On Important Preventive Dental Care

Are you receiving the best preventive dental care possible? If not, what changes could you be making to see that you do? Preventive treatment that effectively stops the formation of cavities should consist of smart daily habits, and regular dental checkups. With the regular checkups, you enjoy professional care that can remove tartar, alert you to problems that have started to develop, and offer insight into the overall quality of your oral care. Daily care makes it easier to prevent tartar by removing plaque before the substance hardens, and stopping decay from doing harm to teeth. (more…)

Stop Obstructive Sleep Apnea With Your Dentist’s Help

When people think of snoring, they may think of it as an embarrassing, though not serious, condition. However, if you snore because of obstructive sleep apnea, your condition could be more worrying than you realize. Patients who suffer from sleep apnea are awakened often at night because their body has to clear their airway. You may not realize you have been “waking up” throughout the night, but you are being deterred from your sleep cycle, and that will lead to problems with your overall well-being. You may suffer from issues feeling groggy and restless, and suffer issues with short-term memory. Patients who leave this problem unaddressed also increase their risk for serious issues like heart disease, and hypertension. While you may be familiar with the CPAP machine used to help some patients deal with sleep apnea, your dentist may be able to provide you with a less intrusive solution. (more…)

Quiz: Maintaining Smart Oral Hygiene Habits

There is no way around it – if you have poor oral hygiene habits, you are more likely to suffer oral health problems. While people can have different risks because of genetic factors, making smart choices when it comes to dental care offers a significant benefit to you. Brushing and flossing regularly – and taking care to perform both of these tasks well – will benefit you by keeping your teeth free of harmful bacteria and food debris. A smart diet that limits sugar is valuable, too. Of course, even patients who keep on top of their daily dental responsibilities should take the time to see their dentist for checkups. With routine care from your dentist, you can stay apprised of any worrying issues, and generally enjoy a healthier smile. (more…)

CEREC Dental Crowns Can Be Provided In One Appointment

Once it is put in place, your dental crown offers enduring restorative dental care for a tooth that needs it. In addition to protecting it against future infections, a crown will absorb the impact from biting and chewing, which may be more than a vulnerable tooth can handle. With CEREC technology, your dentist can make sure you have that valuable support sooner, because they can have your crown designed, produced, and put in place over the course of just one appointment. Without CEREC, patients are stuck waiting for a lab to produce their custom crown, meaning they have to deal with their dental vulnerability while they wait. (more…)