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…)
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…)
You may not know it, but between 10 and 12 million people in the United States suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, also known as OSA. Without treatment, you can lose sleep and experience a poorer quality of life. Fortunately, we can help address OSA with a comfortable and minimally invasive treatment option. Do you have questions about this sleep disorder? How do you know if you have sleep apnea?