Does Your Child Have TMJ Symptoms? What To Know

If you fear that your child has a dental problem because of how they grind their teeth in their sleep, you'll want to consult your family dentist. Your family dentist will examine the facial structure and the teeth to see if there are any problems that need to be addressed to stop the grinding. Temporal mandibular joint disorder is often the cause of grinding, and has many other side effects as well. Here are a few signs that your child has an orthodontic problem that needs to be addressed. Read More 

2 Reasons Dental Implants May Be Preferred Over Dental Bridges

If your dentist has recently informed you that one of your teeth needs to be extracted, you may be concerned about the way that the new gap in your mouth will affect your appearance. However, a missing tooth can easily be replaced by a dental implant or a dental bridge. Still, a dental implant may be the preferred option. Here are a few reasons why. A dental implant offers the same stimulation and stabilization as the natural root of a tooth. Read More 

Calcium And The Road To Healthy Teeth

When it comes to caring for your teeth, there are quite a few different things that you keep in mind. While brushing and flossing are important, there are a lot of other factors that you should keep in mind as well. One such topic is calcium. Here is an explanation of why calcium is important for your teeth and how you can maintain healthy levels of calcium: Why Does Calcium Matter? Read More 

Allergic To Titanium And Need Dental Implants? Try Ceramic Implants Instead

Although it's a rare occurrence, some people experience allergic reactions to titanium. If you have allergies to titanium and need dental implants, you may wonder if there are other options to replace your missing teeth. A dentist may offer you ceramic dental implants to replace your missing front and back teeth. The material used to make ceramic dental implants is organic, resistant to rust and bonds well with human tissues. Here's more information about ceramic dental implants. Read More 

Treating A Tooth With A Periapical Abscess And A Deep Cavity

Cavities form within a tooth when bacteria soften and erode the hard dentin layer. Deep cavities can permeate the tooth and interfere with the health of the pulp, which is an organic material made of tissues, blood cells, and nerves that fill the root canal in the tooth's center. Cavity and pulp damage can lead to a dental infection, which threatens the life of the tooth. A dental infection can also spread into the surrounding gum tissue and form a periapical abscess. Read More