Elevated stress levels caused by the pandemic have manifested in a variety of physical ailments, like migraines, anxiety, fatigue – and cracked teeth. Some dentists are reporting that they have treated twice as many cracked teeth this year than last year, even though they are seeing fewer patients than usual. What’s going on, and how […]
If you’re like many Americans, you spend part of the fall season screaming at the television while watching sports. Are these shouts and cheers and groans done with complete confidence? Or are you trying to hide your teeth while you make your feelings known? If you’re feeling self-conscious, it might be time to spruce up […]
Tooth-colored fillings are a versatile restorative dentistry treatment. They also fit in the cosmetic dentistry category because, no matter what they’re being used to fix, the tooth looks great afterward too. What many people don’t realize is just how many things a tooth-colored filling can fix – they’re good for more than just repairing cavities.
Missing teeth are a problem. You have holes in your smile, obviously, and that can make you self-conscious and embarrassed. But there are also functional issues. You may have difficulty speaking, biting, or chewing. Plus, over time, the absence of teeth will affect your jawbone and the shape of your face. Missing teeth need to […]
August 6 is National Fresh Breath Day, and there is no better time than the present to think about all the things you can do to improve your breath. After all, when your breath is fresh, you’re more kissable, more pleasant to be around, and you’ll never have a bad taste in your mouth.
Seeing your dentist every six months for your regular dental cleaning and exam is incredibly important. Keeping up with your oral health prevents decay, infection, and other oral health problems from developing. Even if you have been brushing and flossing carefully and thoroughly through the COVID-19 quarantine, it’s important to see your dentist as scheduled. […]
Invisalign was designed to fit seamlessly into a person’s life as a tooth-straightening method that is more user-friendly, efficient, and attractive than conventional braces. Understandably, interested patients have plenty of questions when it comes to this seemingly too-good-to-be-true method of aligning teeth.
Being dissatisfied with the appearance of your teeth is frustrating. Being self-conscious about your smile or not speaking up to avoid drawing attention to your teeth is no way to live. Time to fix what’s broken – or at least alter what isn’t right in your eyes. Porcelain veneers can correct and conceal multiple aesthetic […]
Summer is the season of the year that makes you want to go outside, lift your head to the sun, and smile wide. But do you feel comfortable smiling big in all summer situations? What if you’re feeling stained and discolored after a winter with too much coffee or red wine? Teeth whitening is the […]
Stress is a pain, literally. This feeling can manifest itself in the body in many ways, from stomach upset to weight gain to gray hair. Stress can also be felt in the jaw, causing pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). In the time of COVID-19, everyone’s defenses are up. We’re all a little more anxious […]