A Tooth With a Craze Line Needs to Be Examined

Individuals who grind their teeth often complain of sore jaw muscles and gradual discomfort in their temporomandibular joints. Also known as bruxism, the force and tension of chronic night grinding can eventually lead to other forms of dental distress. Sometimes the intense pressure applied to one or more teeth can exceed the structural capacity of a tooth’s enamel layer causing... read more »

Springtime Smiles: Dental Floss

Are you aware of the benefits that using interdental cleaning tools can provide for your smile? Your brush and toothpaste are essential for cleaning your mouth and clearing away plaque and bacteria. But brushing alone it is not enough when it comes to cleaning between teeth. To reach those areas, interdental cleaning tools such as a water flosser or dental... read more »

Medication Side-Effects and Dental Health

If you are taking medications for a certain condition, or vitamin/herbal supplements, whether prescribed or over-the-counter, you should always relay that information to your dentist because they can have side-effects and interactions that can seriously affect your oral health. Below are a few common concerns: Dry Mouth - Probably the most common side-effect of medication that concerns your oral health... read more »

Halitosis Prevention

When you are ready to look for advanced ways to improve your oral health care, the first thing you would need to do is set up effective preventive treatment plans for common problems. One of those problems is halitosis, better known as bad breath. If you are suffering from bad breath, it may mean more than just foul odors emanating... read more »

First Aid Insights for Injured Gums

Your gums provide an important relationship between your teeth and your oral bone structure. Sometimes an accidental blow to the mouth from an athletic injury or from a household fall can impact the teeth and gums causing significant oral trauma. In a moment such as this, applying some simple first aid can help manage pain and minimize complications while you seek... read more »

The Effect of Dental Plaque on Your Oral Health

High-quality dental products, including toothpaste and mouthwash, have the ability to combat plaque in your smile. If you are unfamiliar with the dangers of dental plaque and how it can affect your smile, we are pleased to provide further information on dental plaque to help you protect your teeth from its effects and resulting dental issues. What is dental plaque?... read more »

Support Your Smile By Caring for Your Toothbrush

Toothbrush care includes always taking the necessary steps to brush your teeth and care for your toothbrush. Your toothbrush will not be able to clean your mouth if it is unclean to begin with. Thus, it is important to keep your toothbrush safe and clean so that contamination cannot occur. Here are some helpful tips regarding how you can take... read more »

A Foreign Object Stuck Between Your Teeth Might Need Professional Removal

If you have a bad habit of chewing on pens and pencils, or biting your fingernails, a fragment can potentially break off. If the fragment becomes stuck between your teeth or in your gumline, it’s important to remain calm. Sometimes the pressure and discomfort caused by a situation like this can prompt individuals to act rashly. Small pointed tools like... read more »

A Night Guard Might Help Alleviate Some TMJ Discomfort

TMJ disorder is a term used by orthodontists like Dr. Ali Nia to describe general problems with the temporomandibular joints that are the hinges of your jaw. This can come in the form of discomfort when biting, aches in the muscles around your temples and in front of your ear, range of motion issues or a clicking sensation. There are... read more »

Dental Sealant Composition

The benefits of oral sealants are many, and they’ve worked wonders for multiple of our patients’ oral wellbeings. However, this hasn’t stopped multiple of our other patients from being uneasy about the materials utilized in dental sealants: namely, they’ve wondered if the BPA in oral sealants is harmful. Because we recognize that you may also have this same worry, we’ve... read more »