Now and again a patient will say, "Maybe I should get all my teeth removed and just get dentures." All dental office staff have heard a patient say this and most times, it said out of frustration due to dental or financial issues. Although it may be said jokingly, the underlying thought process behind a… Continue reading The Real Truth about getting all your Teeth removed to get Dentures
Q: Can I get a cavity if my tooth is covered by a cap? This is a common question. Actually, it's a good question because people are often surprised to learn that the tooth is still susceptible to the decay process even with a strong crown fitting snugly over it. It is one of the… Continue reading Cavities under Dental Crowns
You may not realize how closely associated your teeth and sinuses are related. There is only a very thin layer of bone that actually separates the roots of the upper teeth and the facial sinuses. This is why your teeth may ache when you are experiencing a sinus cold or infection. Likewise, many times an… Continue reading Sinus Toothache
Habe a dental emergency? What are you to do when you find yourself needing a safe home remedy until you can get to a dentist for further care?
Your Smile is important and the health of your teeth has an impact on your overall health. But what if your teeth feel and look great to you? Many people still believe that unless they are experiencing pain or have broken a tooth, it's not necessary to see a dentist for regular examinations, but in… Continue reading How often should you go to the dentist?
This is the time of year that we start to think of winter sports and the one piece of equipment that we want our patients to include in their purchases - mouth guards! Risk Management Most sports related activity carry some element of risk for injury. The more contact involved in the activity the higher the risk. We've… Continue reading Defend Your Smile!
At Your Smile Dental Care, we recommend dental crowns when a weakened tooth needs added support and strength. And, although we used a special type of dental cement to permanently adhere the crown to the underlying tooth, dental caps have been know to fall off. A dental crown may come loose or fall out for a number… Continue reading Lost or Broken Dental Cap (Crown)
We are seeing a growing number of patients that are experiencing dryness of their mouths and a number of dental issues associated with this dryness. Xerostomia is the clinical term for this condition and some dryness of the mouth can be so severe that it is not just uncomfortable, but it can become very painful. Additionally, there are times when the… Continue reading Medications and YOUR SMILE
When Laughing Hurts Are you experiencing jaw pain, headaches, or can hear/feel clicking sounds when you open your mouth? Does your jaw, "pop or lock up? You may have a condition that is commonly referred to as TMJ - Temporal Mandibular Joint. While the TMJ is an actual anatomical part of your head, this acronym… Continue reading TMJ Pain