Plastic Surgery •

Are You Considering Breast Implant Removal Surgery To Remove or Replace Your Breast Implants?

Sometimes women who have had breast augmentation or breast reconstruction surgery completed in the past decade need the implants removed or replaced. It can happen if the former implant or breast capsule leaked for some reason. For example, the implant's outside shell broke down, or the scar tissue resulting from... Read more »

TMJ Blog •

Do You Constantly Find Yourself Experiencing Jaw Pain?

Do you frequently experience pain in your mouth? While sometimes jaw pain can feel like an infected tooth, often it is a result of jaw pain from problems with your temporomandibular joints (TMJs). These joints connect your lower jawbone (the mandible) located near your ear to the side of your... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

How Can Wearing a Nightguard Help You With Your Sleep Apnea Symptoms?

Do you often wake up during the night gasping for air? Does your partner swear that you constantly keep them up with your loud snoring while you sleep? If so, you may have a serious health condition known as sleep apnea. This breathing disorder makes you pause your breathing in... Read more »

Endodontics •

If You’re Having Problems With a Restored Tooth, You May Need a Root Canal Retreatment!

Were you aware that if you consistently take good care of your oral health, you can often keep a tooth that has been through a root canal treatment for the rest of your life? Most people envision themselves in dentures at some point, and while there are some pretty amazing... Read more »

Oral Surgery •

If Your Third Molars Are Causing Problems, Wisdom Tooth Removal May Be the Best Choice for You!

Are you having problems with the third molars in your mouth? Also known as wisdom teeth, these permanent adult teeth show up between the ages of 17-25, tucked away in the back of the mouth (both on the top and bottom). They are typically hard to reach with your toothbrush... Read more »

Periodontics •

A Frenectomy Can Help You (or Your Child) Struggling With Tongue-Tie

You may not be familiar with the term "lingual frenectomy," but you might have heard of people being tongue-tied. Lingual frenectomy is a minor in-office oral surgery procedure performed by our periodontist to take out a band of tissue. Frena (which are small folds of oral tissue) attaches the bottom... Read more »

Pediatrics •

What Can You Do if Your Child Has an Ongoing Thumb, Finger, or Pacifier Habit?

Your child's developing smile depends on a variety of things: their diet, oral health habits and even their family tree. Their day-to-day habits can impact their smile if they develop problems because of thumb, finger, pacifier or lip sucking. This sucking is a natural reflex for babies as it helps... Read more »

Orthodontics •

Early Orthodontic Intervention Can Help Your Teen Get the Smile They Want

Teens who are happy with their smiles have more success socially with their peers as well as in their school work and other activities, thanks to their increased self-confidence. Conversely, teens who are self-conscious or embarrassed by their smiles tend to struggle as adolescence can be a challenging time. Orthodontic... Read more »

Dentures • Uncategorized •

Dentures Are Still an Amazing Tooth Replacement Choice!

When it comes to your natural teeth, they are your best version to have. That's why you want to brush and floss every day and see your dentist twice a year. But whether from the ravages of time, injury or genetics, some or all of your teeth may eventually need... Read more »

General Dentistry • Holistic •

Celebrate Our Dentists and Dental Assistants the Month of March!

March is the month for the dental community. Every year at this time, we honor National Dentist’s Day (March 6th) and Dental Assistants Recognition Week in the first full week in March (March 7-13, 2021). These days recognize and say thank you to our fellow dentists and dental assistants for... Read more »

Plastic Surgery •

Are You Ready To Start the New Year With a New Look? Check Out Our Body Contouring Options!

Are you thinking about getting some cosmetic surgery done to help you look your best this year? Many people like to start a new year by making themselves feel more confident. Sometimes that means losing weight and exercising more, while other times, it involves choosing a body contouring procedure to... Read more »

TMJ Blog •

Have You Considered Trying a Masseter Botox® Treatment To Relieve Your TMJ Symptoms and Jaw Pain?

Do you suffer from chronic facial or jaw pain? Since you use the hinges in your jaw to move your upper and lower jaw all day so you can eat, speak, swallow, you are likely looking for some relief. For those patients who have pain in their temporomandibular joint (TMJ),... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

Can Wearing a Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD) Help You Overcome Your Nightly Sleep Apnea?

Do you find yourself snoring loudly, according to the people in your home? Chronic snoring affects your sleep quality along with your partner and your family members. If so, you might be one of many who experience this sleep issue that potentially harms your energy levels, health, lifestyle, and work... Read more »

Dentures •

Having Your Dentures Relined Can Make All the Difference in Their Fit

If your dentures are beginning to feel loose while wearing them, the solution may not be using more adhesive. In fact, ensuring a consistent and proper fit is vital for a healthy, denture-wearing smile. This means getting your dentures relined periodically to make them fit best so you can eat,... Read more »

Oral Surgery •

Have You Considered Dental Implants To Replace Missing Teeth in Your Smile?

Millions of Americans experience tooth loss at some point in their lives, whether from cavities, tooth decay, advanced gum disease, aging, or oral trauma. In the past, these lost teeth would be replaced with dentures or bridges. Thanks to technological advancements, dental implants are quickly becoming a popular tooth replacement... Read more »

Pediatrics •

Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month Promoting Water as Nature’s Drink!

When it comes to your children's smile, there are many things you can do to help them develop healthier teeth and gums. We support the American Dental Association's (ADA) slogan for 2021's National Children’s Dental Health Month this February. The slogan is "Water, Nature's Drink" and encourages all to make... Read more »

Orthodontics •

What Are the Risks of “Do-It-Yourself” Braces and Is It Safe for Your Smile?

For people who are wanting to straighten their teeth, braces are a modern marvel that can make that happen for just about anyone under proper supervision. And while the cost of orthodontics makes some people hesitate, you wouldn't try a do-it-yourself gallbladder surgery or BOTOX injection, would you? Everything comes... Read more »

Endodontics • General Dentistry • Holistic • Periodontics •

For National Gum Disease Awareness Month, Commit To Healthier Teeth and Gums!

February is National Gum Disease Awareness Month, and we are here for it! Working daily with gums makes us excited about creating awareness on how best to keep your gums healthy no matter what your age. When we say your smile thrives on good oral care, most patients typically think... Read more »

Plastic Surgery •

If This Is the Year You Are Considering Plastic Surgery, Here’s What You Can Expect While Recovering

More and more plastic surgery continues to rise in popularity. No longer do men and women need to live with their unwanted or embarrassing physical flaws, thanks to the latest advances in plastic surgery and our highly qualified doctors providing you with the successful outcomes you deserve. In fact, according... Read more »

TMJ Blog •

Don’t Ignore the Signs of Chronic Bruxism. Your Teeth, Mouth and Smile Will Thank You!

Even though bruxism and TMJ disorder are different medical conditions, they are related to each other, specifically in how they affect one's overall bite pattern. While TMJ disorder is a dysfunction in the jaw affecting the muscles and joints, with bruxism one repeatedly grinds their teeth together by sliding their... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

If Getting a Good Night’s Sleep Is on Your New Year’s List for Better Health, These Sleep Apnea Facts May Help!

A new year has begun, and with it, resolutions to get healthier and happier. One thing that can help achieve both of those goals is making sure you get the good night's sleep your mind and body need to thrive! It's no secret that exhaustion can drag down one's mental... Read more »

Endodontics •

Flossing and Other Ways You Can Prevent Needing a Root Canal for a Damaged Tooth

Your oral health is crucial to a healthy, beautiful smile. If you have a tooth that has been damaged (because of fracture, cracks or a deep cavity), harmful oral bacteria can access the inner tooth pulp where an infection can take place. Pain and swelling will likely occur, and over... Read more »

Oral Surgery •

Why a Bone Grafting Treatment Might Be Necessary To Fix Your Facial Problem

You probably already know that your skeleton is made of bone, a hard material that makes your body strong. But did you know that inside of your bones there are actual living bone cells that keep your bone structure healthy? These cells also help fix your bones and help them... Read more »

Periodontics •

Six Reasons Why You Should See a Periodontist To Examine Your Gums!

Did you know that detecting gum disease in the early stages makes it the most effectively and economically treated? This is true for many oral health issues. As a periodontist, our team specializes in the areas of the mouth that surround and support your teeth - your gums, bone and... Read more »

Dentures • Uncategorized •

Which Kinds of Foods Can You Safely Eat To Protect Your Dentures?

Modern dentures are amazing, they look and feel natural more than ever before. To keep them safe, there are definite foods you can eat and others you want to stay away from if you want your dentures to last for you. You also want to make sure that you clean... Read more »

Pediatrics •

When Was Your Child’s Last Dental Exam? Start the Year off Right by Scheduling Their Next Visit!

Did you know that the earlier your child has regular dental checkups, the healthier their mouths will be as they grow? Just like you, they need routine dental checkups and cleanings to protect their developing smile from cavities and tooth decay. Not just for adults Even your child's baby teeth... Read more »

Orthodontics •

Braces in the New Year Can Give You a Straighter Smile You Have Always Wanted!

January is a great time to start the new year with good intentions and healthy choices. It is also a great time to look at your mouth to make the changes you need to have a more aligned, beautiful smile. Crooked teeth and misaligned bite patterns can wreak havoc on... Read more »

General Dentistry • Holistic •

Start the New Year off With a Bang by Creating a Healthier, More Beautiful Smile!

Whenever we begin a new year, we often feel like making resolutions for better habits and better health. Along with better general health, striving for better oral health can make a huge difference in our happiness. That is because the smile and the body are intricately linked, and a healthier... Read more »

Plastic Surgery •

If Your Breasts Have Lost Their Shapeliness, a Breast Lift Can Give You the Beautiful Look You Want!

Are you unhappy with the shape of your breasts and wishing you could make improvements to their appearance? Having a breast lift is one popular option many women choose to perk up their breasts and appearance. A breast lift can be done to raise your breasts. It involves removing any... Read more »

TMJ Blog •

The Evolution and Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

When it comes to dental conditions, TMJD is relatively new in being identified. It took until the 1950s for TMJ syndrome to get the attention it deserved from the healthcare community. And it took another 30 years after that for healthcare professionals to diagnose and treat this oral condition with... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

Do You Suffer From the Effects of Sleep Apnea and Bruxism? Treat Both Conditions Today!

Unless you have a sleep partner, you might not be aware that you have a sleep problem and could very well be struggling with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and sleep-related bruxism. OSA affects your nervous, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems. It can arise because of your family tree, your environment, weight,... Read more »

Endodontics •

Pulp Capping Is an Endodontic Treatment That Can Keep a Damaged Tooth Alive and Prevent a Root Canal

If you've never heard of the term "pulp-capping," you are not alone. Although related to endodontic treatment, it is the phrase "root canal" that most people recognize. In a nutshell, pulp capping is a dental procedure that is done to prevent a root canal later. By restoring a tooth that... Read more »

Pediatrics •

You Can Help Your Child Enjoy Healthier Sweets During the Festive Holiday Season!

With the holidays in full swing, many of us are making the season more festive for our children this year by indulging their sweet tooth in treats like mouth-watering pies, home-baked cookies, and decorated cupcakes! The problem is what our children eat will affect their oral health. A good rule... Read more »

Orthodontics •

Why You Need To Wear a Retainer After Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontics straighten your teeth to correct a bad bite, teeth that are crooked or protruding, misaligned jaws, and other malocclusions. Over time, untreated misaligned teeth can cause problems with talking, chewing food, becoming cavity-prone, inviting gum disease, and end up creating poor oral health overall. It is why orthodontic treatment... Read more »

General Dentistry • Holistic • Oral Surgery • Periodontics •

Don’t Let a Preventable Dental Emergency Sideline Your Oral Health

Winter is almost here, and sports activities can find a way to bring a dental emergency into your life during the busy holiday season. Whether you are skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, swimming, or surfing, accidents can happen. It can mean running into a tree while sledding, falling on your face... Read more »

Dentures •

There’s No Better Time Than Now To Replace Lost Teeth With the Stability of Implant-Supported Dentures

Dentures have long served people by replacing lost teeth to help them be able to talk and chew, getting the nutrients their bodies need to stay healthy. More and more are opting for implant-supported dentures now. People often choose implant-supported dentures to replace missing teeth if they have lost all... Read more »

Plastic Surgery •

Consider Giving Yourself the Gift of a Facelift To Look and Feel Younger This Holiday Season!

Fulfill your holiday wish list by treating yourself to a facelift for a "new you" this holiday season! Facelifts are a common cosmetic surgical treatment that helps restore facial skin to a former vivaciousness and combat the effects of aging. A good plastic surgeon can help you achieve your goals... Read more »

TMJ Blog •

November’s National TMJ Awareness Month Helps People Seeking Solutions for Their Jaw Problems

TMJ awareness can help people struggling with TMJ problems and even those who may not even know it. While sometimes symptoms can go away on their own, you will likely need intervention to relieve the cause if they linger. Seeking an effective diagnosis can make all the difference when it... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

Do You Wake up With Neck or Shoulder Pain With Sleep Apnea?

When it comes to sleep apnea, using a CPAP machine can help you finally get the sleep your body needs. But what if you're using a CPAP machine or other medical device to breathe easily in your sleep and still wake up with a sore neck or shoulder? Your neck... Read more »

Endodontics •

What Is a Root Canal Treatment and Why Would You Need One To Restore a Damaged Tooth?

Having a root canal treatment performed is easier and better than ever before. You might need to have a root canal done to save a damaged tooth from extraction and replaced with a dental restoration. Your teeth are typically better than a tooth replacement option, which is why your dentist... Read more »

Periodontics •

What Can You Do About Gum Disease Symptoms?

Your teeth aren't the only things in your smile that can experience issues. Gum disease or periodontal disease can harm your smile and even your overall health. If your gums are diseased, harmful bacteria in the mouth can enter your bloodstream as they bond to the platelets in your blood,... Read more »

Oral Surgery • Pediatrics •

How Can Extracting Your Child’s Impacted Wisdom Teeth Improve Their Teeth and Gums?

As your child's smile develops, the last adult teeth to show up are the molars in the back of the mouth, aka the wisdom teeth. These teeth may erupt on the top and bottom of their mouth on both sides. They typically come in anytime between ages 17 and 21.... Read more »

Orthodontics •

Orthodontic Headgear Can Help Your Child’s Developing Smile and Facial Profile

Wearing an orthodontic headgear (or extraoral orthodontic appliance) allows our orthodontist to correct your child's growing bite and support proper jaw alignment and growth. This appliance is usually recommended for children whose jawbones are still developing. A headgear can ensure symmetrical facial aesthetics by guiding their profile to grow in... Read more »

Holistic •

Why Choosing Mercury-Free Dentistry Is Good for Your Smile and Your Body

When it comes to holistic and mercury-free dentistry, you can look at it as whole-body dentistry and call it mercury-safe dentistry. As holistic dentists, biological (or natural) dentistry is also apt because we focus on the link between your oral health and your overall health. It is important because the... Read more »

General Dentistry •

Are You Thankful for Dental Care That Makes Your Smile Look and Feel Its Best?

Autumn is in full swing, and that means the cold weather is fast approaching (if it isn't already here)! You may be tempted to hunker down with holiday goodies and snacks, but you do not want to ignore your health or even your dental health. Even if you are busy... Read more »

Dentures •

Keep Your Radiant Smile Healthy by Taking Good Care of Your Mouth and Dentures

Taking good care of your dentures isn't only about keeping them in their best shape, but also to keep your mouth in its best shape! Take the time to learn how best to clean, handle and store your dentures when you remove them at night for optimal fit and comfort.... Read more »

Plastic Surgery •

Learn What You Should Be Doing During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that while breast cancer is more common in American white women, African-American women are more likely to die from it? Did you know that scientists can't figure out why the left breast develops cancer more frequently than the right breast? Or that the first operation that used... Read more »

TMJ Blog •

Could TMJ Be the Culprit Behind Your Chronic Headaches and Other Symptoms?

Chronic headaches have a variety of causes, including TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorders. This joint is the part of your lower jaw (mandible) that connects it to your skull (temporal bone) in front of the ear. It is made of muscles, blood vessels, nerves and bones in the head. This... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Potential Health Problems

Sleeping and snoring often go together, but unfortunately, signs of sleep apnea can also include gasping for air and feeling exhausted day after day. If you suffer from chronic fatigue - even though you sleep eight hours a night - you might have a problem with sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep... Read more »

Endodontics • Oral Surgery •

Root Canal Pain Management Tips

If you have ever had a toothache, you already know how much it can hurt. But rather than ignoring the toothache and hoping it will go away on its own, it really should be seen to rule out the need for a root canal to restore a damaged tooth. Most... Read more »

Periodontics •

Considering Dental Implants? A Sinus Lift Can Help!

If you have lost teeth in the back of your mouth (whether from tooth loss from an extensive cavity, trauma, or periodontal disease), you should consider replacing them to keep your bite functioning properly and to preserve proper facial structure. It is because losing the molars in the upper jaw... Read more »

Orthodontics •

Set Halloween Rules For Safe Trick-or-Treat Eating With Braces!

Halloween starts off the busy holiday season where the nights get longer, the days grow cooler, and festivities begin. If you are wearing braces, Halloween may be a little tricky for you this year. Resist temptation by only keeping treats that are safe for you to eat and letting yourself... Read more »

General Dentistry • Holistic • Pediatrics •

Healthy Dental Tips For the Spooky Season!

Halloween is lurking around the corner, but so is the coronavirus, making traditional Halloween parties trickier. This year, big parties and parades, creepy haunted houses, and gathering in crowds to trick-or-treat are off the table for many, or at the very least, downsized and held outdoors while social distancing. While... Read more »

Dentures •

Do Your Dentures Feel Loose in Your Mouth? If So, It May Be Time to Get Your Dentures Relined!

Sometimes dentures become loose as your jawbone deteriorates. Loose dentures can leave you with sore spots in your mouth and break your dentures if you eat big chunks of food, causing your denture to rock on your palate and then potentially crack. This is one of the main reasons you... Read more »

Plastic Surgery •

We Have Solutions To Remove Unsightly Acne Scars and Help Your Skin Look Its Best!

Do you have acne scars on your face or other visible parts of your body leftover from when you were a teenager or pregnant? If your scars make you feel uncomfortable, self-conscious in social situations, and you are ready to do something about them, help is available! Acne Risk Factors... Read more »

TMJ Blog •

Experiencing TMJ Symptoms? Treat Your Condition With Temporary At-Home Care Tips

Do you find yourself with a painful jaw whenever you open your mouth to speak, bite, or chew? If so, you may be experiencing temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ). It can happen if you have an injury to the mouth and jaw, suffer from arthritis, or even when you're just trying... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

Did You Know There Is a Connection Between Poor Oral Health and Sleep Apnea?

If you want to function optimally in your day-to-day responsibilities, you need a good night's sleep under your belt. People who don't get enough sleep may have poor dental health as one of the contributors. Your smile can affect the quality of your sleep as well as the quantity. For... Read more »

Pediatrics •

Ready Your Child for the New School Year With a Back-To-School Oral Toolkit

With the summer of 2020 coming to a close, families have had to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic and conform with state and county regulations. Schooling has been one area where hard decisions have been made with new rules to keep others safe. Whether your child is attending classes in... Read more »

Orthodontics •

Prepare for the School Year Equipped With a Handy Braces Toolkit!

Did your child receive braces this summer? If so, they will need to prepare themselves for the new school year by learning how to keep their teeth healthy while getting them straightened. The goal is to have a healthy, beautiful smile when their oral hardware comes off. Since they will... Read more »

Endodontics • General Dentistry • Holistic • Oral Surgery • Periodontics •

National Gum Care Month Is a Good Reminder for You To Prevent Gum Disease

September is National Gum Care Month, so let's talk about everything related to gums. This month is a good time to reflect on your dental health and commit to taking better care of your gums. Sometimes, we forget your gums help keep your teeth in their place and functioning at... Read more »

Dentures •

Use These Two Simple Tips While You Adjust to Your New Dentures in Style!

Congratulations on your new dentures! This oral appliance is one of the most popular oral prosthetics people turn to when they start to lose their teeth. Dentures have a solid history of restoring a smile when replacing lost teeth to eat and speak normally again. When you first wear your... Read more »

Plastic Surgery •

Correct a Sagging Forehead or Drooping Eyelids With a Cosmetic Brow Lift

A brow lift or forehead lift raises your sagging or deeply furrowed eyebrows that make you look chronically tired or affect your eyelids and vision. This lift fixes any sagging of the skin in the forehead, eyebrows, and upper eyelids, smoothing out wrinkle lines that show up across your forehead.... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

Snoring or Sleep Apnea? You and Your Partner Both Deserve a Good Night’s Rest!

Do you have a few snorers in your family? Maybe they've heard one of these jokes: Snoring comes easily to me. In fact, I can do it in my sleep. . . Daddy brings his little son to bed. After a while, Mom quietly opens the door and whispers, "Has... Read more »

Endodontics •

Knowing the Difference Between Endodontic Treatments

What do you know about the difference between nonsurgical root canal treatments, surgical retreatments and dental implants? You are probably like most people and can maybe guess. We are here to answer your questions! Surgical vs. Nonsurgical Root Canal Therapy When our endodontist mentions root canals, a nonsurgical root canal... Read more »

Oral Surgery • TMJ Blog •

Experiencing TMJ Symptoms and Pain? Our Doctor May Be Able to Help

When it comes to your jaw, some things can go wrong that may necessitate medical intervention. Specifically, if you have temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), which is one of the most common pain disorders our oral surgeons see. This disorder affects millions of Americans, most often women, although anyone can have... Read more »

Periodontics •

If You Have Dental Implants, You May Need to Keep an Eye Out for Peri-Implantitis

If you have had a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, you are in good company. Dental implants are a popular choice for those seeking an effective tooth replacement option. Since dental implants handily replace one or more lost teeth by replicating both the tooth root and the crown... Read more »

Pediatrics •

Why Your Child Might Need to Wear a Dental Crown on a Primary Tooth

Your child's baby teeth usually and gradually fall out as their adult teeth come in. There are times when a baby tooth is so damaged that our dentist may recommend placing a dental crown (a protective cover) over the tooth to save and protect it. Our team would much rather... Read more »

Orthodontics •

Are You Ready to Straighten Your Teeth? What You Can Expect at Your First Orthodontic Visit

If you have been wanting to straighten your teeth for a healthier, more beautiful smile, you have come to the right place! We love straightening smiles and aligning bites to give our patients the smiles they have always wanted. It is a big investment in your oral health, time, energy,... Read more »

General Dentistry • Holistic •

Recognize National Fresh Breath Day With Fresh Breath!

The mouth is home to millions of bacteria, some of them good and some bad. In fact, half of the bacteria in your mouth can lead to bad breath! National Fresh Breath Day is observed every year on August 6th to create awareness of oral hygiene in the fight against... Read more »

Plastic Surgery •

Looking to Change Your Breast Size? Breast Reduction or Breast Augmentation May Be the Answer

It's not uncommon for women who have large breasts to have painful physical symptoms stemming from the extra weight their breasts exert on their bodies. With the help of a plastic surgeon, breast reduction surgery, or reduction mammoplasty, lessens the size of breasts by removing extra fat, tissue, and skin... Read more »

TMJ Blog •

Don’t Ignore Jaw Pain and TMJ Symptoms

Do you suffer from jaw pain? Do you often hear clicking or popping noises when you move your jaw? These are symptoms of temporomandibular joint disease (TMD/TMJ disorder) that can cause parts of the jaw to malfunction. It can happen from misalignment of the jaw (malocclusion), a structural jaw deformity,... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

Did You Know That Your Child Can Suffer From Sleep Apnea?

When talking about sleep apnea, you commonly hear about it affecting adults. But did you know that sleep apnea also impacts children? In fact, there are estimates that one to four percent of children experience sleep apnea, and they are often between 2 and 8 years old. Pediatric obstructive sleep... Read more »

Endodontics •

What Does It Mean When You Have a Persistent Toothache?

If you have ever had a toothache, you will likely remember the pain. It is typically located in or around a tooth and indicates that you have something wrong going on with your teeth or gums. It can also be "referred pain," meaning it's coming from somewhere else in your... Read more »

Periodontics •

Transform A Gummy Smile Into a Healthy Smile With Dental Crown Lengthening Treatment

If your dentist has recommended a crown lengthening procedure from a periodontist, you are not alone. While many people haven't heard of crown lengthening before, it is a common treatment and can sometimes be a pre-treatment to having a dental restoration done. Crown lengthening can take care of a problem... Read more »

Dentures •

Replacing Lost Teeth in Your Smile With Quality Dentures Can Improve Your Quality of Life

Losing one or more teeth can have serious consequences on your quality of life if you can't chew your food, leading to poor nutrition, altering your ability to speak properly, and affecting your facial profile. There are multiple factors that can lead to tooth loss: -Poor oral hygiene causing cavities... Read more »

Pediatrics •

Six Smile Safety Tips For Healthy Teeth and Gums This Summer

With summer in full swing, your family is likely busy with a new routine involving cookouts, sleepovers, camping, vacationing abroad, or even just hanging around the house and a staycation. What you're likely not doing is getting the kids up for school and keeping to an established oral hygiene routine.... Read more »

Orthodontics •

The Benefits of Wearing Braces as a Child Versus an Adult

Braces worn at any age takes up to two years to straighten on average. Designed to fit your mouth, they are customized to your mouth to place your teeth correctly. During your time in braces, many appointments and adjustments will need to take place. It's not always comfortable, but it... Read more »

General Dentistry • Holistic • Oral Surgery •

Dental Implants Are a Solution to Replacing Lost Teeth

When it comes to your smile, taking care of your teeth is an investment in your oral health that pays many dividends. With tooth loss, missing teeth can affect you in multiple ways. Even losing just one tooth can cause problems. Some of that is emotional, as people often feel... Read more »

Dentures •

Modern Dentures Can Give You the Healthy-Looking Beautiful Smile You Want!

Dentures today have come a long way! Older dentures were made from porcelain or plastic materials while today's dentures are typically made from a hard resin material. Dentures of the past used to break easily, but today's dentures allow us to make more durable dentures thanks to advancing denture technology.... Read more »

Plastic Surgery •

Embarrassed by Your Sagging Stomach? A Tummy Tuck Can Help You Look Your Best This Summer!

Do you feel self-conscious about the size of your stomach when wearing figure-hugging clothes? How about when you are in a public place in a bathing suit? If you tend to stick to loose-fitting clothing to hide your protruding belly, you might be a candidate for a tummy tuck or... Read more »

TMJ Blog •

What To Do If You Recognize These Signs of TMJ/TMD

Body aches and pains can often show up and then go just as easily. f you have been exhibiting chronic jaw pain, you may have something more serious going on. Unusual jaw pain combined with headaches is a sign of TMJ/TMD, a dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint which connects your... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

Recognize These Signs? You May Have Sleep Apnea and Need Treatment

If your partner or roommate complains that you snore when you sleep, you might feel embarrassed, but it should raise some concerns. If you get complaints about your snoring and experience excessive tiredness throughout your day, you may have a serious medical condition called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea causes your... Read more »

Endodontics • Oral Surgery • Periodontics •

Sedation Dentistry Can Help You Feel Calm and Comfortable During Oral Surgery

Sedation dentistry uses medication to help you relax and sit still comfortably when you have dental work done. Sedation is especially helpful if you have oral surgery by relieving any anxiety and making you comfortable. There are varying degrees of medication sedation that can be used such as light or... Read more »

Pediatrics •

Dental Healthy Snacks for Your Child This Summer!

Summer is a great time to encourage your child to eat better. Serving healthy meals and snacks provides needed nutrition while supporting healthy eating habits. Tooth-friendly snacks can help keep cavities, gum disease and other health conditions like obesity and diabetes from developing. Let's dive into a healthy summertime "menu"... Read more »

Orthodontics •

Celebrate Oral Health Month in June by Keeping Your Braces Cleaner Than Ever Before

Children, teens and adults alike need to take extra care with their daily oral hygiene when wearing braces to straighten their teeth. In honor of Oral Health Month in June, we have some tips to share for keeping braces clean and your teeth healthy. Whether you are a parent of... Read more »

General Dentistry • Holistic •

Bad Habits to Avoid If You Want Healthy Teeth and Gums

As humans, we are regularly developing habits throughout our lifetime, and they aren't always good ones. Bad habits are quite common, and a lot of them are formed unintentionally. Many times we develop habits that aren't good for us without being aware of it, but bad oral habits can cause... Read more »

Dentures •

Having Regular Denture Relines Can Keep Your Mouth Healthy and Your Denture Fitting Comfortably

Wearing dentures today is an excellent way to restore lost teeth for a healthy, beautiful smile. One of the ways you will need to care for your dentures includes having a denture reline done regularly. This is a way of adding a new lining to your dentures so that they... Read more »

Plastic Surgery •

Stuck at Home? Sleep and Exercise Your Way to Glowing Beauty!

If you have developed healthier habits during this time of being homebound, your skin and appearance will continue to improve. Along with regular exercise and nutrition, your body, skin, and facial appearance will benefit immeasurably from a good night's sleep. Beauty Sleep Did you know that when you sleep, your... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

Orthognathic Surgery Can Successfully Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Help You Get the Rest You Deserve!

People with sleep apnea who cannot tolerate wearing CPAP masks to help them breathe while they sleep often have excellent results with corrective jaw surgery (such as orthognathic surgery). This surgical treatment for sleep apnea repositions the upper or lower jaw (or both) and helps those whose jaws don't meet... Read more »

Endodontics •

An Apicoectomy Can Still Save an Unhealthy Tooth After a Root Canal Treatment or Retreatment

Healthy teeth aren't damaged, decayed or infected. To keep your teeth healthy means practicing good daily oral hygiene habits and seeing your dentist twice a year for cleanings and exams. But what if a tooth is infected? In most cases, it is best to save a tooth rather than replace... Read more »

Oral Surgery •

Whether You Have an Oral Infection or a More Serious Condition Like Oral Cancer, Our Oral Pathology Services Can Help

Oral pathology involves diagnosing and treating dental diseases, including tooth decay and gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss and even impact your general health. These diseases can arise in the teeth, the supportive bone, the temporomandibular joints and other soft tissue like the tongue, gums and salivary glands.... Read more »

Periodontics •

What Are the Signs of Periodontal Disease That You Should Be Looking for in Your Mouth?

A healthy, beautiful smile begins with healthy teeth and gums. The only way to keep them that way is to brush and floss them at least twice every day. Being lax with your oral hygiene care invites gum disease, which can potentially cause tooth loss and loss of facial structure... Read more »

General Dentistry • Holistic •

Your Toothbrush Has Come a Long Way to Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy

Your toothbrush is one of the most important tools you have in your home to keep your pearly whites healthy and beautiful. Used properly twice a day, your toothbrush will help you ward off tooth decay, gum disease and even bad breath. Its job in your daily oral hygiene kit... Read more »

Orthodontics • TMJ Blog •

Fix Your Child’s Bad Bite and Relieve Their TMJ With the Help of Orthodontics

With school out early for the year, now may be a good time for your child to be evaluated for braces. Braces are often recommended to improve one's smile (or orofacial appearance) by correcting crooked or crowded teeth. Braces can also fix problems with the bite, including overbites, underbites, incorrect... Read more »

Pediatrics •

Don’t Let Your Baby Suffer the Effects of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Did you know that tooth decay can develop as soon as your baby's first tooth comes in? Your baby's tiny chompers are important to their oral development. Losing their teeth to decay prematurely can cause the rest of their teeth to shift out of place by taking up space needed... Read more »

Plastic Surgery •

Things You Can Do at Home to Achieve Healthy, Beautiful Skin!

With the pandemic in full force, people are self-isolating to protect themselves, their families, friends, and neighbors. Now might be a good time to boost your beauty regimen in the comfort of your own home! Beauty comes from within, and your skin is no exception. If you want beautiful looking... Read more »

TMJ Blog •

What You Can Do in the Comfort of Your Home to Help Relieve TMJ Pain

If you find yourself experiencing tenderness around your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) that connects your jaw to your skull, you join the ranks of millions of your fellow Americans. TMJ disorders can bring with them facial pain and problems moving the joint. These disorders can arise from trauma to the jaw,... Read more »

Sleep Apnea •

Treatment Options for Central Sleep Apnea

If you have trouble breathing while you sleep, you may have a type of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea comes in several forms: - Central sleep apnea (CSA) - Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) - Mixed sleep apnea (a combination of both central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea) Sleep Apnea Causes... Read more »

Dentures •

There Are Many Good Reasons to Wear Dentures Today!

As you age and your oral health declines, you may start to have problems with teeth and gums that result in tooth loss. The good news is, dentures can restore your smile's function and appearance so you can talk, chew, and eat normally again. Even better, today's dentures are nothing... Read more »

Endodontics •

You Are in Excellent Hands With Our Endodontist

If you need to have a root canal treatment done on a damaged tooth, you are not alone! Millions of people have a root canal done every year. Dentists who focus their work on a patient's tooth pulp and the surrounding tissues are called endodontists. It means we take a... Read more »