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When Is a Tooth Extraction Needed?

Generally, the dentist will recommend treatments that will save teeth; but when a tooth is so damaged that it cannot be saved, a dental extraction is the best choice. Read more about when a tooth extraction is needed here.

TMJ Disorders: Symptoms, Causes, and Diagnosis

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your lower jaw to the rest of your skull, allowing your mouth to move up and down as you chew or talk. When issues occur with the jaw joint or with the muscles involved with movement of the jaw, a temporomandibular disorder (TMD) may develop. Read more about TMJ disorders here.

Dentures: Cost, Types, and Care

Missing teeth can cause you to feel embarrassed and insecure about your smile. Thankfully, dentures can give you back your beautiful smile and also help with other things like eating and speaking. If you’re missing many or all of your teeth, dentures may be the best option for you. Read more about dentures here.

Dental Bridges: Types & Advantages

A lot of our confidence stems from our appearance. So it makes sense that we don't feel confident when our teeth aren't looking their best. Having missing teeth can make you feel insecure, but thankfully dental bridges can restore your confidence in no time! Read more about dental bridges here.

Health Affects of Missing Teeth

When you lose a tooth, it damages more than just your smile. Missing teeth force you to alter your lifestyle to accommodate the change in your mouth. Your dentist knows that a healthy mouth depends on a full set of teeth — not just for chewing, but for maintaining healthy gums and strengthening your jawbone. Read more about the health affects of missing teeth here.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

If you have gaps in your mouth created by missing teeth, you know what a hassle it can be to perform even the simplest tasks. Even the most basic mouth movements allowing you to talk and chew food can be difficult and painful. Thankfully, dental bridges provide a solution. Read more about the benefits of dental bridges here.

Links Between Sugar & Cavities

While sugar doesn’t directly cause cavities, this doesn’t mean you should eat as much of it as you want, whenever you want. Too much sugar isn’t the actual cause of cavities, but it sure does make it harder to prevent them when you’re scarfing down Twinkies all day. Read more about the links between sugar and cavities.

Tobacco Use & Oral Health

Who doesn't want to look younger — or better? Some people, surprisingly, may shy away from improving their appearance. In a world obsessed with looks, sometimes it is thought to be superficial to even consider cosmetic and beautification programs. You may feel the same way about altering your teeth. Read more about tobacco use and oral health.

Look Younger With Dental Implants

Who doesn't want to look younger — or better? Some people, surprisingly, may shy away from improving their appearance. In a world obsessed with looks, sometimes it is thought to be superficial to even consider cosmetic and beautification programs. You may feel the same way about altering your teeth. Read more about looking younger with dental implants.

Dental Implant FAQ's

Dental implants are titanium screws that serve as anchors in the jaw bone to replace missing teeth.  After a few months the jaw bone fuses to the implant, then an abutment, or “post” is screwed into the implant. Read more about dental implant faq's.

7 Common Causes of Sensitive Teeth

Tooth sensitivity can be difficult to deal with, especially when something as simple as drinking water can aggravate it. Teeth sensitivity has many causes, so it’s important to know what could be causing your sensitivity. Read more about common causes of sensitive teeth.

Ten Reasons to Keep Smiling

Your smile is the ultimate expression of you. It dictates how you feel about yourself and your emotions in any situation. One slight flaw in your smile can adversely affect your self-confidence and prevent you from looking and feeling your best. An experienced cosmetic dentist can help create an amazing smile for you. Read more about the ten reasons to keep smiling.

Avoiding Time in the Dentist Chair

There are many people who don’t like the dentist and yet, take such little care of their oral health that they end up having to make frequent trips to the dentist to heal or repair the damage to their teeth. Read more about avoiding time in the dentist chair.

The Benefits of Regular Dental Visits

Visiting your dentist regularly and having your teeth professionally cleaned makes a drastic difference in your overall health. A clean mouth not only reduces cavities, but can also greatly improve the health of your entire body. Read more about the benefits of regular dental visits.

Can Brushing Your Teeth Ward Off Heart Disease?

We all know what to do — and what not to do — to prevent heart disease. Don’t overeat salty or fatty foods. Get exercise and rest. Eat your vegetables. Take medications to prevent worsening of an existing condition. Read more about how brushing your teeth can ward off heart disease.