How to Cope With Dental Anxiety

Being afraid of the dentist is one of the most common fears around. There are millions of Americans who don’t have their teeth checked because of stress and anxiety related to dentists and dental care. From the sound of the drill to the fear of pain or blood, people have many reasons to avoid the…

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Tooth Extraction Process and Aftercare

Tooth extraction is the process of permanently removing a tooth from someone’s mouth. Even though adult teeth were meant to last for your entire life, there are some circumstances where extraction may be necessary. In fact, many people experience tooth extractions in the form of wisdom teeth removal. While wisdom teeth removal is common for…

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What Are Dental Veneers?

Have you ever wondered how everyone on TV seems to have bright, white smiles with perfectly straight teeth that are all the same color? While genetics plays a big role in our teeth and gums, there is also another big secret to achieve that celebrity look and that secret is dental veneers. Veneers are covers…

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What to Expect with Invisalign

Some readers may remember a childhood where the only option for straightening teeth was metal braces, which had to be worn for months or years at a time. It was always tough for kids to deal with the stigma and the maintenance of braces but as an adult it could be even worse.  One of…

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Porcelain vs Metal Crowns

Whenever you have some serious damage to a tooth, your dentist may recommend a crown. A crown is a “cap” that is placed over the tooth in question and serves to protect that tooth as well as fill in the gaps in your mouth and look good at the same time. Traditionally, crowns have been…

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Symptoms & Treatments of TMJ Dysfunction

The Basics of TMJ For those that have suffered through the agony of an aching jaw and issues with jaw mobility, you may have come across the term TMJ dysfunction. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint and is so-named because it connects the bones of your skull (temporal bones) to your jaw, and provides movement for…

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