Dental anxiety is more common than you might think, and if you are one of those folks who put off seeing the dentist because even thinking about it makes your hands clammy, you're not alone. Whether it's the idea of sitting in a chair with the hygienist or dentist hovering over your mouth (especially in this time of social distancing),... read more »VIEW POST
You probably know by now that having better dental health results in better general health! That's because healthy teeth and gums mean no tooth decay or gum disease weakening your body's defenses— keeping you healthier overall. And this matters because gum disease is linked to serious health conditions including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s (scary, we know). If... read more »VIEW POST
Could you imagine smiling without teeth? Your teeth do a fantastic job every day of completing your smile so you look your best. They actually do a lot for you. Your teeth help you speak properly so that you can have confidence communicating with those around you in your day-to-day interactions. Not to mention they are necessary for you to... read more »VIEW POST
When it comes to achieving optimal oral health, it's not really that complicated. Today, we are blessed to have some pretty amazing dental tools (for both at-home & in-office), as well as technology to make the job a piece of cake. Oral health is sort of like a double-sided coin because there's what you're doing at home and then there's... read more »VIEW POST
If you've been to our office, or even if you follow our blog then you know that we're big proponents of keeping your natural teeth. But every once in a while there are times when it just isn't possible to save your natural tooth, and you'll need to have your tooth extracted. So if you're wondering where that line gets... read more »VIEW POST
When you clench or grind your teeth there's a couple of dental devices and treatment options that can really make a difference. The thing is: to the untrained eye occlusal guards and dental orthotics may look the pretty much the same, but they actually do very different things. While both are options for grinding and clenching, one only prevents further... read more »VIEW POST
Periodontal disease is a technical term denoting an infection and inflammation of the gum tissues. Left untreated, it presents a significant danger to your mouth along with other medical conditions for your body. Periodontal disease often results from an ineffective daily oral hygiene routine that doesn't get rid of the residual food particles and plaque from your teeth. This allows... read more »VIEW POST
Did you know that having a dry mouth isn't just an uncomfortable feeling that arises occasionally? Since the mouth is actually designed to be a consistently moisture-rich environment, a dry mouth can have a harmful impact on your oral health. We're not talking about the random dry mouth that happens when you get nervous or when you breathe through your... read more »VIEW POST
If you're looking for a dental insurance plan for the coming year, you probably already know how daunting it can be. It can feel like you're navigating a bureaucratic minefield as you hope to get the best coverage at the best price. Our Exceptional Dentistry team is here to help! We have found the following strategy to be useful for... read more »VIEW POST
Dental implants are an amazing option for lost teeth because they truly mimic your natural teeth. Which means that a dental implant will look, feel, and function just like your tooth did before you lost it. In a past post of ours, we uncovered how missing teeth causes a domino effect on your smile, but dental implants can stop that... read more »VIEW POST
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