Posts Categorized: Preventive Dentistry

Is Snoring A Sign You Need Sleep Apnea Treatment?

Do you often snore? If so, this could potentially be linked to a serious sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Often, patients that snore also experience daytimes drowsiness and other symptoms of OSA. Fortunately, we can perform an accurate diagnosis and suggest non-invasive treatment options for stopping sleep apnea.

Do You Need A Post-Halloween Dental Cleaning?

After today, many adults (especially those with kids) are going to find themselves flushed with candy and other sugary sweets. While there is nothing wrong with enjoying an occasional piece of candy, the influx of sugar that Halloween (followed shortly by the holiday season) brings can lead to a greater risk of decay. You may… Read more »

Quiz: Don’t Forget Your Cleaning!

We’ve recently talked about the importance of a routine checkup, but there is also another regular treatment you need to enjoy good oral health. A dental cleaning can help remove harmful buildup and protect your smile from serious oral health concerns. So, don’t forget your regular cleaning!

How Do We Examine Your Smile During A Checkup?

We recommend that our patients undergo routine dental exam every six months. During your checkup, we will look for signs of possible issues with your smile. Identifying these problems early can help safeguard your smile against serious complications. How do we examine your smile during a checkup?

What Do You Know About TMJ Disorder?

Our jaw joints provide the range of motion needed to eat and speak. When these same joints undergo excessive strain, then a serious oral health disorder can arise. What do you know about TMJ disorder (TMD)? What warning signs should you be aware of and what solutions can the dentist provide?

What Causes Teeth Grinding?

Do you regularly grind your teeth? If so, you may be wondering why this happens and what you can do to stop it. Fortunately, we can provide assistance. We have treatment options to help you enjoy a healthy smile and prevent further damage to your teeth as a result of bruxism.

Can You Treat Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, can lead to exhaustion and serious complications. Treating the disorder is crucial for remaining productive and enjoying a good quality of life. Fortunately, we can treat sleep apnea using comfortable and minimally invasive solutions, and without a cumbersome CPAP machine!

Do You Have TMD?

On Tuesday, we took a look at bruxism, a jaw joint disorder in which patients regularly grind their teeth. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at an often-related disorder, TMD, also known as TMJ disorder. How do you know if you’re one of the over 12 million people estimated to suffer from TMJ disorder?

3 Possible Solutions To Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a disorder that involves soft tissues in the throat and mouth becoming too relaxed, subsequently collapsing and cutting off airflow, causing the brain to wake the patient, often hundreds of times per night. Soon, the client is sleep deprived, exhausted, and at a higher risk of complications, which can range from depression… Read more »

Why Do I Grind My Teeth?

Do you grind your teeth at night? If you do so on a regular basis, then you may be experiencing a serious oral health issue known as bruxism. But why do you grind your teeth? What causes this disorder and what solutions can you offer to help?