20 Aug

Aging and Its Effects on Your Teeth

Effects on Your Teeth

The aging process leads to several changes in your mouth and teeth. To maintain your natural teeth and prevent serious oral health problems as you age, its crucial to practice good oral hygiene throughout your life. Additionally, scheduling regular appointments with an experienced dentist will help you find dental problems earlier. Thus, you can receive more conservative treatment for problems in their early stages. Read More

10 Aug

Most Common Problems with Impacted Wisdom Teeth

impacted tooth

Wisdom teeth are the third molars that grow at the very back of the mouth. When these teeth don’t have sufficient space to erupt in your dental arch, they’re considered impacted. 

There are several issues that can result from impacted wisdom teeth, which is why are frequently recommended to be extracted. Let’s discuss the most common problems that can result from impacted wisdom teeth.  Read More

09 Aug

Is Xeomin The Same As Botox?

Is Xeomin The Same As Botox?

When we hear the word Botox, we immediately associate it as the queen wrinkle relaxer. Botox has transformed into the umbrella name for wrinkle relaxers, just like Q-Tips and Kleenex have become the main identifier for cotton swabs and tissues. While Botox is a great option for reducing the look of fine lines, there are other options that have flown under the radar. Botulinum toxins such as Xeomin offer a variety of benefits and come highly recommended by injectors.  Read More

29 Jul

Straighten your Smile with Invisalign

Straighten your Smile

Are you dreaming of having a perfectly straight smile? Misaligned teeth can cause people to avoid smiling with their teeth and can be frustrating. Beyond the cosmetic benefits of having straight teeth, an aligned smile makes it easier to brush and floss your teeth. This will make you less prone to plaque and tartar buildup, as well as cavities. Functionally, there’s a benefit as well. Your chewing forces will be more evenly distributed throughout your teeth and minimize your risk of breaking teeth over your lifetime. 

Invisalign is a straightforward method of aligning your smile without the hassle and discomfort of braces. These clear orthodontic aligners can effectively straighten your teeth so that you’ll be showing off a beautiful, aligned smile in no time.  Read More

26 Jul

The Connection Between Dental Health and Mental Health: Cognitive Decline and Dementia

The Connection Between Dental Health and Mental Health: Cognitive Decline and Dementia 

The brunt of COVID-19 compelled many people to put their health on the back burner in 2020. Many doctors offices were forced to close, while individuals and families suffered a financial impact under quarantine. Now that the pandemic has subsided enough to perform medical treatment, healthcare has yet to become the main priority for many. Mental health issues alone have skyrocketed over the last year, but many people may not realize how their mental health can affect oral health. 

Mental health and COVID-19 

The numbers of those suffering from anxiety and depression are growing at an intense rate. A CDC report which surveyed adults across the U.S. in June of 2020 identified a 31% increase in anxiety or depression related symptoms, 13% started or increased substance use, 26% reported stress-related symptoms, and 11% had serious thoughts of suicide in the last 30 days. These numbers are nearly double the anticipated rate prior to the pandemic.  Read More

16 Jul

Dental Bridges: Types, Cost and Risks of Tooth Loss

Dental Bridges: Types, Cost and Risks of Tooth Loss

Dental bridges get their name because they “bridge” the gap from tooth loss. A dental bridge is a false tooth that is held in place by the neighboring tooth or teeth. Because everyone’s smile is unique, there are a few dental bridge options to ensure a beautiful and long lasting result. 

Types of dental bridges 

Traditional Dental Bridge 

A traditional dental bridge is one or more false teeth that are held in place by dental crowns. These crowns are held in place by the natural teeth on each side of the gap. This type of dental bridge is the most popular choice and provides a natural, functioning smile.   Read More

10 Jul

How Botox Can Help with TMJ

Botox Can Help with TMJBotox is an injectable neurotoxin that’s most commonly used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and facial folds. However, recently it’s also often used in the treatment of TMJ disorders. With its ability to relax targeted muscles, Botox can significantly relieve pain from tension and strain in the TMJ via the muscles surrounding it.

What Is TMJ?

TMJ stands for TemporoMandibularJoint. This joint is located where the jawbone abuts the bottom of our skull. Its purpose is to aid in the opening and closing of your lower jawbone. Often times, people have derangements in their joints that can sound like clicking or popping upon movement. TMJ disorders can be caused by a wide range of factors and typically lead to pain in the jaw. Read More

20 Jun

What is a SnapOn Smile?

Do you wish that you had a flawless smile to show off at an upcoming event? If so, the SnapOn Smile® is an appliance that could fit your needs temporarily. Designed as a temporary removable solution for crooked or missing teeth, the SnapOn Smile® can bring a perfect smile within your reach.

The SnapOn Smile® Appliance

The SnapOn Smile® is a removable appliance that provides the look of a natural, whiter smile without the need for an invasive procedure. It’s fitted over your teeth and can easily be taken off. Additionally, the SnapOn Smile® is made of innovative dental resin. It’s both thin and sturdy, making it a comfortable yet durable appliance. You can eat and drink while wearing the SnapOn Smile® and take it off to clean it and your teeth. Read More

10 Jun

What is Preventative Botox?

Botox is an injectable muscle relaxer treatment that’s been used to reduce wrinkles and smooth out the skin for decades. Preventative Botox is becoming a popular way to minimize wrinkles and fine lines from forming, rather than treating them once they appear. Administered in patients’ in their 20s and 30s, Botox can fend off signs of aging to keep the skin looking younger for longer. 

What is Botox?

Before we learn more about preventative Botox, let’s clarify what exactly Botox is. The main ingredient in Botox injections is botulinum toxin type A, which is a muscle paralyzing agent. When injected into specific muscles of the face, in small amounts, this agent prevents muscle contractions, which prevents the skin from folding. Without these muscle contractions, the skin remains smooth, leading to a more youthful appearance.  Read More

31 May

A Brief Guide: What You Should Know About Veneers

A Brief Guide: What You Should Know About Veneers

What Are Veneers?

When people ask about veneers, this is usually because they are unhappy with the color, shape or size of their teeth. Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells designed to correct or enhance the overall appearance of your smile. These shells are crafted from porcelain or resin-composite materials and are permanently bonded to your teeth. While veneers are a beautiful solution to dental imperfections, it is important to understand the process behind the procedure. 

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