When a cavity forms you need treatment. Otherwise, your toothache and minor decay could soon lead to more severe pain and a dental infection. Often, we correct the issue by placing a dental filling to return the tooth to full function and health. How do we place a dental filling?
Let’s say you’re involved in a sports injury, or you bit down on a particularly hard piece of food. You then feel some pain and find out you managed to chip or even break your tooth. Now what? Fortunately, we can use dental restorations to fix a broken tooth and protect your smile from oral health complications.
Once again, we would like to time in our blog to focus on community events! There is always so much happening in Astoria for you and your family to take part in, from play performances to discount rides to the beach. In addition, remember to see us for your routine dental care needs, as well as to discuss the benefits of cosmetic dentistry!
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?
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 to hypertension. Fortunately, there are a number of possible solutions to sleep apnea.
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?
Did you know there are several issues that can lead to an aching tooth? In some cases, these are temporary issues and the pain will simply stop. However, the discomfort could also be a sign of a serious oral health concern and require a visit to your dentist.
Do you have teeth that crowd or overlap? If so, then improving your smile’s heath and appearance may require orthodontic treatment. However, this doesn’t mean that you will need to wear metal braces. We can often correct smiles without braces using clear plastic aligners.
Did you know that with a few small changes to your daily routine, you could significantly reduce your risk of developing cavities? We often speak with patients unaware that improving oral hygiene and watching the foods and drinks they consume is often enough to limit the chances of a cavity forming. What can you do to prevent cavities?
How often do you visit your dentist for routine dental exam or to have your teeth cleaned? In many cases, people assume that with proper brushing and flossing, these visits are not so essential. However, you need a checkup and cleaning to help maintain optimal oral health.