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Can a Dentist Diagnose Sleep Apnea?
Jun 01, 2023
Sleep apnea, a condition that interrupts your breathing, sometimes hundreds of times a night, puts you at risk for a wide range of health conditions. Learn about risk factors, treatments, and how your dentist can help here.
5 Popular Benefits of Clear Aligners
May 01, 2023
If orthodontic treatment is in your or your child’s future, there’s a treatment option that’s loaded with patient-friendly plusses — InvisalignⓇ clear aligners. Learn why more people are choosing this innovative option.
What to Expect During and After Your Root Canal
Apr 01, 2023
A root canal is a much-dreaded dental procedure, but it’s actually a tooth-preserving treatment that rids you of the terrible pain of a badly decayed, infected tooth. In actuality, you’re kept comfortable while the source of the pain is removed. Learn more
What Causes Gum Recession (and What Can You Do About It)?
Mar 15, 2023
Gum disease causes many painful symptoms, but when it becomes advanced, you’re at risk for tooth loss and other problems. Learn about what leads to gum recession, how your habits impact its development, and an exciting treatment for it here.
Combining Dental Procedures for a Custom Smile Makeover Just for You
Feb 20, 2023
Do you want to hide your smile rather than flaunt it? If problems like gaps, chips, and discoloration are bringing you down, consider a custom smile makeover. We offer a range of treatments that can take your smile from ho-hum to stunning.
Why Dental Implants are the Best Choice for Replacing Missing Teeth
Jan 17, 2023
If you’re one of the over 150,000 Americans with a missing tooth, you shouldn’t let that gap languish, for many reasons. Learn about why dental implants are the superior option for tooth replacement, what the placement process is like, and more.
Veneers can Remedy More Smile Flaws Than You Realize
Dec 13, 2022
Veneers can correct a host of bothersome dental issues. You may be surprised to learn just how quickly veneers can completely transform your smile. In this post, we describe some of the flaws that veneers can correct.
How Long Does It Take to Fully Recover from a Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure?
May 28, 2021
Wisdom tooth extraction is a common surgical practice. A wisdom tooth generally develops in the gums during the late teenage years or early twenties.
Tooth Abscess: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
May 28, 2021
Out of all diseases that affect oral health, tooth abscess is one of the most painful conditions and can cause great discomfort. The pain usually tends to be throbbing and continuous, making it difficult to even eat or drink.
Root Canal Procedure and How It Affects Dental Health
May 21, 2021
The root canal of the tooth contains the nerve tissues and blood vessels, also known as the pulp. Root canal therapy or endodontic therapy is designed to cure or remove the infection from the tooth’s root canal by removing the infected nerve and pulp.
How to Identify and Treat Impacted Teeth?
May 14, 2021
In dental terms, an “impacted tooth” refers to a tooth that has not erupted when expected because it may not have enough room to grow, or it can be erupting in the wrong direction.
Everything You Need to Know About Tooth Polishing Procedure
Apr 28, 2021
Tooth polishing is a dental procedure that makes your teeth look stain-free, smooth, and glossy. Teeth whitening can improve the aesthetics of teeth and helps prevent teeth problems.
Gum Disease and Other Ailments: What Is the Common Connection?
Apr 14, 2021
Researchers have explored the link between gum disease and health complications. Gum disease, the inflammation of the gums, starts when dental plaque builds around teeth.
Sleep Apnea and Weight Gain: Facts That You Need to Know
Apr 08, 2021
We all know that quality sleep is necessary for good health. A good night’s rest keeps your hormones in check and maintains your body’s overall health and function.
How Does Sugar Destroy Your Teeth?
Mar 28, 2021
We all know that eating too many sugary foods can harm your teeth and cause tooth decay. However, sugar alone does not cause much damage. Instead, the chain of events that follow is what deals the most harm to your teeth.
What Should I Do If a Molar has Broken Off at the Gum Line?
Mar 14, 2021
A broken molar is a dental emergency, as it has the potential to cause severe pain, small chips, and fractures. Therefore, visit your dentist immediately if a molar has broken off at or under your gum line.
Elderly Dental Problems: How to Address and Prevent Them
Mar 03, 2021
As you grow old, you may face a few challenges in maintaining a healthy smile. This is because aging makes you more susceptible to many oral health problems.
How Do I Get Rid of Coffee Stains From My Teeth?
Feb 28, 2021
Coffee acts as fuel to help us stay afloat throughout the day. On the other hand, coffee can stain our teeth, which eventually gets harder to remove. It takes just one cup of coffee to stain your teeth.
Why You Should Never Ignore These Oral Health Warning Signs
Feb 07, 2021
Oral health is something that we usually put on the backburner; it is only when things get worse, you start keeping your dentist on speed dial.
5 Reasons to Scrape Your Tongue and the Correct Way to Do It
Jan 28, 2021
It is common for bacteria, food debris, and dead cells to build upon your tongue over time. This can harm your overall oral health and lead to bad breath.
6 Things Your Dentist Can Easily Know by Looking in Your Mouth
Jan 18, 2021
Just by looking in your mouth, dentists can tell you a lot more beyond your oral health condition. It may sound slightly creepy, but it’s interesting what your mouth condition can show about your habits or behavior to a dentist.
All You Need to Know About Tooth Enamel Erosion and Restoration
Dec 28, 2020
Enamel is the outer layer of your teeth, helping to protect your teeth from daily use such as chewing, grinding, biting, crunching, and exposure to foods and other fluids.
Signs of a Dead Tooth | Its Treatment and Prevention
Nov 28, 2020
A tooth contains three layers: the pulp, enamel, and dentin. To stay healthy and alive, the pulp of the tooth must have a continuous blood supply.
Things You Should Consider After Dental Procedures
Oct 28, 2020
Each dental procedure requires specific care once the process is over. Depending upon the dental procedures, post-procedure care also differs.
Why Should Young People Consider Getting Partial Dentures?
Oct 28, 2020
When you think of dentures, older people come to mind. Today, even 30 year old patients can get dentures due to various reasons and benefit from them. However, with timely visits to your dentist, you can prevent the need for dentures.
Deep Bite Correction: Things You Should Know
Jul 28, 2020
A deep bite, a common malocclusion seen in children and adults, is tough to treat. A successful bite correction treatment usually takes around 1.5 to 2 years.
Cracked Teeth, Gross Gums- Increased Dental Problems During Pandemic
May 28, 2020
Coronavirus has completely transformed our lives. Things are very different from before. Even a regular dentist check-up has to be planned well in advance.
Managing Dental Anxiety and Phobia in Patients
May 01, 2020
Good oral health is essential for your overall health and wellness. Scheduling regular dental visits can protect your oral health and diagnose dental problems before they become worse.
Dental Implants – Procedure, Recovery and More | Dr. Steffany Mohan
Apr 10, 2020
Tooth loss is widespread concern for most Americans. People of all ages suffer from tooth loss due to reasons such as poor oral care, disease, accidents, and more.
Gum Disease: Know the Types, Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
Mar 28, 2020
Gum disease, also known as periodontitis, is the infection of the bone and tissues that hold your teeth in position. If the infection is not treated on time, the gums pull away or recede from the teeth and can cause serious dental problems.
Edentulism: What Is It and the Common Risk Factors
Feb 12, 2020
Edentulism is tooth loss that mostly affects older adults. While tooth loss is considered an unavoidable part of the aging process, significant changes in oral disease patterns, poor dental care, and lifestyle changes also contribute to edentulism.
12 Tips to Keep Your Dental Clinic Staff Happy
Jan 14, 2020
The key to a successful dental practice is to focus on both the patients’ needs and ensuring that their employees are happy and perform well. A happy employee will work with a full-heart and dedication and bring better results for your practice.
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