While routine dental visits and treatments are widely advised to protect your dental health, it can cause mild anxiety and even panic attacks for many people. Due to stress and fear, some patients avoid visits and put their oral health at risk. This can raise the possibility of serious conditions that could end up in dental emergencies.
We know it takes time and effort to keep your teeth healthy. You brush and floss daily and keep up with your routine dental checkups. You might even avoid sugary foods and beverages to prevent tooth decay. Sometimes, however, no matter how careful you are, you can end up with a cavity. Some people are more susceptible to cavities because of their habits or even because of genetics. There is a treatment that can give your dental health an added level of protection so you don’t have to worry if we’ll find a cavity at your next visit. Read on to find out more.
If you snore loudly, wake up frequently during the night, and are often sleepy during the day, you may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is a sleep disorder in which breathing is frequently interrupted during sleep due to a blocked upper airway. Not only does OSA affect your quality of sleep and cause daytime sleepiness, it can also exacerbate diabetes in people with both of these conditions.
Do you feel stress before coming in for a dental visit? Do you feel like putting off your scheduled appointment due to anxiety? You’re not alone. Many patients have dental phobia, or a fear of the dentist. Some people feel so much anxiety that they avoid going to the dentist altogether and put their dental health at risk. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible when you visit our office and have a couple different solutions to help you overcome your anxiety and fear. Read more to find out how we can help.
Do you wish your teeth were whiter? Do you notice that your teeth appear yellowed or stained?
Keeping up with regular checkups and exams is the best way to keep your teeth healthy, but there are also things you can do at home to achieve a whiter smile. Would you like to know what they are?
We do our best to make sure our patients’ teeth are clean and healthy, but hygiene habits practiced outside of our office have an even bigger impact on your oral health. We all need a refresher from time to time on the best ways to keep our teeth clean at home. Read more to learn how to keep your smile healthy and happy.
Do you struggle to chew or eat food due to missing teeth? Are you looking for an alternative to dentures? While there are a few dental treatments that will restore missing teeth, dental implants are the longest lasting restorative treatment for this common dental condition. They give you back the look and feel of natural teeth so that you can eat, speak and smile knowing worry-free.