Protecting Your Smile With A Custom Mouthguard

If you have ever experienced dental trauma, you can be all too familiar with how distressing – and painful – this kind of injury can be. Serious harm can make emergency care necessary, but even a seemingly minor injury can require restorative dental treatment. Because they can face real risks for injuries that affect their oral health, many athletes make sure to wear a mouthguard when they play sports. Store bought guards can offer some help, but they can leave you with less protection than you desire. They can also feel awkward, because they are not sized to fit your mouth. Your dentist can create a custom mouthguard that fits comfortably, and keeps your smile safe. A mouthguard can also be constructed for individuals who experience bruxism, which causes them to grind their teeth during sleep. (more…)

Dealing With A Cavity That Has Spread To Your Pulp

Once a cavity has formed, your dentist’s help will be needed to stop its growth, and spare your tooth further harm. When you seek restorative dental care at an early stage, your dentist can address decay while it only affects your enamel. However, if you fail to seek treatment in time, a cavity can create problems for the interior of your tooth. Patients with advanced cavities can experience tooth pain and sensitivity because bacteria have infected the living tissue in their pulp. In addition to causing discomfort, this can lead to damage that can kill your tooth! If you experience this problem, your dentist can restore your tooth by performing a root canal treatment. (more…)

Making Sure Your Teeth Whitening Efforts Are A Success

How can you make sure that your efforts to whiten your teeth end with you showing off a significantly brighter smile? The type of whitening treatment you use certainly matters. You may be less than thrilled at the degrees of change provided by a whitening toothpaste, or another store bought whitening treatment. If you want to see impressive improvements, talk to your dentist about a professional teeth whitening procedure. You can choose between going in for a treatment at your dentist’s office, or taking home a professional whitening kit. Both of these options can lead to amazing results! If you want to learn more about the different cosmetic dental procedures your dentist can offer, you can set up a consultation to discuss the kinds of changes you would like to make. (more…)

Making Plans To Restore An Incomplete Smile

Your incomplete smile can enjoy a remarkable recovery when you rely on modern prosthetic dental care. Many people looking to replace missing teeth will receive a dental implant, or several implants, to hold their restoration. Dr. Johnson can provide you with a life-like, durable restoration that can provide years of valuable support. Because your prosthetic is held in place with implant support, you can feel more confident when you bite and chew, and you can be free of worries about its stability. In addition to the daily benefit of a more comfortable, functional prosthetic, you can also enjoy better health. (more…)

Providing Excellent Care For Your Child’s Smile

Children, particularly younger children, can require a special degree of care when they visit the dentist. One concern is about their potential anxiety over dental care. Because of this, your dentist will work to provide the best possible experience during your child’s first visit. That way, they can feel at ease during future appointments, and more at ease while they undergo care. Of course, this is not the only matter where younger patients differ from older ones. During a child’s dental visits, they can receive instructions about how they should approach brushing and flossing, so they do a better job preventing problems at home.  (more…)

Are You Due For A Dental Checkup?

How often should you go in for a routine dental checkup? Are your teeth receiving the proper level of professional care to stay healthy? Unless your dentist sees a reason to put you on a different schedule, you should plan to receive routine preventive care every six months. Individuals who keep up with their ongoing treatments can have an easier time avoiding cavities. If your dentist does identify a problem that needs their care during one of your appointments, you can have that necessary care arranged before complications begin to develop. (more…)

Ready To See What Porcelain Veneers Can Do For You?

Your smile is a prominent feature, and it can have a significant role in how confident you feel about your appearance overall. Even one relatively minor flaw in your smile can have a big impact, but multiple concerns about your teeth can make the idea of cosmetic dental work feel intimidating. How much time will it take for your dentist to make the changes you want to see? How many procedures will you need to undergo? Patients looking to make dramatic changes can be thrilled to learn how porcelain veneers can help them. By having veneers created and placed, you can see a dynamic overall improvement with this single procedure! (more…)

Suffering Daily Headaches? Your Dentist May Be Able To Help

Headaches can cause major interference with your daily life. Suffering ongoing discomfort may compromise your ability to work, and make it difficult to keep up with social plans. You may not realize it, but the source of your pain and frustration could be found in your jaw joints. One common effect of TMJ dysfunction is the experiencing of recurring headaches, in addition to other pains concentrated in your face and neck. This condition, caused by stress or misalignment in your jaw, can be difficult to live with; fortunately, your dentist can provide help. If you are also dealing with bruxism, a condition where you habitually grind your teeth, your dentist can supply you with a protective mouth guard. (more…)

How Is Invisalign® Beneficial?

Crooked teeth are problematic in several ways, including for your bite’s function and the long-term health of your teeth. However, for many patients, the most immediate problem is how crooked teeth make their smile look, which can negatively impact their overall self-confidence. With that in mind, many patients may hesitate to wear conspicuous metal braces to straighten their teeth, and may suffer more serious malocclusion as a result. Fortunately, many patients find Invisalign® clear aligners beneficial not only for straightening crooked teeth, but for doing so in a way that doesn’t affect their smile’s appearance. (more…)

Securing The Right Restorative Treatment For Your Cavity

When your dentist takes care of a cavity, they make sure the tooth in question still has support to handle biting and chewing pressures by placing a restoration. The dental restoration you receive needs to keep a tooth safe from the regular forces placed on it, as well as from potential future infections. How do you know what kind of restoration you will receive? The amount of decay your tooth goes through will dictate what is placed on it. For smaller amounts of decay, a dental filling can be the appropriate solution. However, in cases where a tooth has suffered a larger amount of damage, a dental crown can be more suited to the job of offering long-term support. (more…)