What is Bruxism? Bruxism is the technical name for teeth grinding, clenching the jaw, or the “lock jaw” that sometimes happens to people as they sleep or concentrate. It can happen while sleeping or while awake; consciously or without knowing it; to adults as well as to children. It’s more common than many imagine… and, […]
Fillings are one of the most common dental procedures. If you’ve ever experienced tooth decay (otherwise known as a “cavity” or “caries”), chances are you’ve had a filling. Dentists use fillings to repair and replace cavities that would otherwise leave the soft inner tooth (known as “dentin”) exposed. Without a dental filling, untreated cavities can […]
You might be surprised how many services are offered by your family dentist. In fact, the term “general” dentistry can actually be a little misleading, because your general dentist actually specializes in a wide range of common dental procedures — from basic to highly sophisticated treatments!
Why Do You Need Fluoride Treatments? Do what it takes to protect your smile for life. You probably remember getting fluoride treatments as a kid. Your dentist would fill a mouth guard with a special gel. Then you would bite down on for 10-15 minutes. It wasn’t exactly unpleasant, but you’re probably glad fluoride treatments […]
Every Smile Deserves to Be Seen. A person’s smile is one of the first things you notice about his or her appearance. People with a big, bright smile are naturally magnetic and personable. Unfortunately, if you have broken, cracked, or missing teeth, you might be reluctant to show off one of your biggest and best features.
Be sure to have the best experience when you go to the orthodontist It’s easier than ever to find the best mechanic, painter, or landscaper in your area, but it’s still a challenge to find the top doctors. One reliable sign of quality is certification from a major professional society. In the case of orthodontics, […]
Dental Veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain that are tooth colored and affixed to the front of the teeth. Once in place, they hide stains, discolorations, and any flaws that may comprise the look of your smile. Before you elect to undergo the procedure, it’s essential that you understand the pros and cons of dental veneers […]
Find the best way to replace your missing tooth. When you’re missing a tooth, you have two options for replacement – install a dental implant or a dental bridge. Unfortunately, many patients don’t have the information they need to make the best choice for their oral health and smile. If you or someone you know is […]
Your choice has a big impact on your care. If you’re looking for a dentist in Raleigh, NC, you have dozens of options. That means the difficult part is not finding a dentist, but finding the right dentist. While all of them will be qualified, not all of them will be capable of providing you and […]
Visit the right specialist at the right time. Have you ever wondered what a periodontist does? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. There are probably more of these doctors than you realize, but most people don’t know exactly what they do or when to seek one out. To clear up that confusion, we’ve answered a […]