2015

Five Non-Tooth Symptoms That Can Come From Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding, also called "bruxism," is often done unconsciously and can result in varying pains like tooth and jaw problems. Bruxism can be caused by a number of health issues, such as misaligned teeth, a sleep disorder, or stress and anxiety. But teeth grinding can have effects on different parts of your body as well. Knowing this is beneficial regardless of whether you know you're a tooth grinder or not, as it can help narrow down the cause of your discomfort. Read More 

The Dos And Don’ts Of Dealing With A Lost Filling

Did you know that the average tooth filling lasts about 12 years before it will either begin to deteriorate or need to be replaced? Fortunately, if you're seeing a dentist regularly, he or she should be able to spot the signs of a failing filling and address them as needed. However, if you haven't been to the dentist in a while and it's been years since your filling was done, it's possible that you could lose a filling suddenly, such as while eating or chewing gum. Read More 

Brace Yourself: Why Adult Braces Are Beneficial For Your Health, Too

If you're lucky, you don't need braces at all. If you do need them, you're fortunate to get everything taken care of during your teen years. But that isn't always the case, as many adults — including celebrities such as Tom Cruise and Faye Dunaway — have elected to get braces in their 40s, 50s, and even 60s. And while some of their celebrity's concerns might have been purely cosmetic, there are a lot of health reasons to have your teeth straightened, too. Read More 

Three Reasons You Should Consider Dental Implants

Have you ever had to have a tooth pulled due to a cavity, decay, or other damage? You may be experiencing issues, such as a shift in your teeth, that have you considering dental implants. Dental implants are porcelain teeth that are implanted into your gum using a post that is drilled into place. The procedure is relatively quick and painless and the results are amazing. While dental implants may not be the best option for everyone, here are three reasons dental implants should be considered. Read More 

Wisdom Teeth – Must They Be Removed?

Nearly every living person will have wisdom teeth grow in between the ages of 17 and 21. Are your, or your child's, wisdom teeth growing in? Here you will find the answers to several of the questions that you may have about wisdom teeth. Do all wisdom teeth need to be removed? No. Each person's experience with wisdom teeth is different. If the wisdom teeth do not grow in straight, they will put pressure on the teeth that surround them. Read More