FAQs About Amalgam Fillings And The Role Of The Family Dental Provider

What do you need to know about amalgam dental fillings? From filling basics to safety and more, take a look at the top questions patients ask and the ways your family dental provider can help.  Why Do Dentists Use Fillings As A Restorative Treatment? As the name implies, a filling fills a hole in a tooth. This means you may need a filling if you have a cavity. While cavities aren't holes, the family dentist will need to drill away the decayed part of your tooth. Read More 

Way A Kids Orthodontist Can Help A Child Who Has Bad Eating Habits

Visiting an orthodontist for the first time is often a challenging prospect for many children, especially if they have bad eating habits. Poor chewing and eating behavior can worsen a child's orthodontic health and complicate their normal treatment process. As a result, it is important to take the child to these professionals and help them understand what an orthodontist can do for them. Ways a Kids Orthodontist Helps a Child With Poor Eating Habits Read More 

Is A Knocked Out Baby Tooth A Dental Emergency?

It's a dental emergency if you knock out one of your permanent, adult teeth. The tooth isn't going to grow back. If you hurry, a dentist may be able to re-implant the tooth, but if this is unsuccessful, you'll need a dental restoration to replace the tooth—such as a dental implant or bridge. But what about if your child knocks out one of their baby teeth? The empty space will eventually be filled by an adult tooth, so is this a dental emergency? Read More 

Remove Your Invisalign Tray The Easy Way

Invisalign offers those who might need braces an alternative way to get straight teeth. While traditional metal braces can be uncomfortable and unattractive, Invisalign braces are clear and can be removed for cleaning. Removing the tray for cleaning is important and the tips below should have you calmly removing your Invisalign tray quickly and efficiently. Is it Stuck? No, it's not stuck—but it can feel that way. In many cases, the trays must be molded to fit closely so that they can do a good job of straightening your teeth. Read More 

3 Tips For Those Seeking Oral Appliance Therapy For Sleep Apnea

Snoring may seem like a harmless annoyance when in reality, it can actually signify a deeper problem. Some people who snore suffer from sleep apnea, a condition that causes people to stop breathing while they are asleep. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when a person's airway becomes blocked as they sleep. This type of sleep apnea can be treated by dentists using oral appliance therapy. If you're interested in getting a better and safer night's sleep through the use of oral appliances, you may benefit from these three tips: Read More