What Happens When You Have Sleep Apnea?

For some people, trouble sleeping isn’t something obvious. They may believe that they’re sleeping soundly throughout the night, despite not ever reaching the deep, restful sleep that their brains and bodies need to rest properly. This is often the case for people who suffer from sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that directly interrupts your sleep and breathing patterns throughout the night. Today, we explore what this could mean for your wellbeing by explaining what happens when you have sleep apnea. (more…)

When to Take Jaw Pain Seriously

Even when your oral health is trying to tell you that something is wrong, it can sometimes be easy to ignore the symptoms, or to fail to take them seriously because they don’t seem severe. When it comes to chronic jaw pain, the discomfort might be more intense, but failing to understand why can cause some people to consider it a less than serious problem. Today, we explain why you should take jaw pain seriously, what it might indicate about your bite function, and what you could experience if you wait too long to address it. (more…)

What Snoring and Daytime Tiredness Could Mean

The biggest problem with snoring is that many people who do it consistently don’t consider it a problem. Because of this, they fail to seek treatment for it, allowing it to continuously impact the quality of their breathing while they sleep. For some people, snoring can also be a problem because it indicates a more severe condition, such as sleep apnea, which can impact your sleep and breathing patterns more significantly by causing you stop breathing completely while you sleep. This means you may not only snore constantly, but also experience signs of sleep deprivation, including increased instances of excessive tiredness and fatigue every day. (more…)

As You Wait to Replace a Lost Tooth

The urgency to replace a lost tooth isn’t always the same. For some people, the loss of a tooth doesn’t seem that severe, or it seems like something that can be addressed at some point in the future. Unfortunately, this misconception is a common reason why single tooth loss often turns into multiple or severe tooth loss before some people address it. Today, we examine a few of things that can happen as you wait to replace a lost tooth, and how these different consequences can impact your plan to restore your smile. (more…)

How Does Tooth Extraction Become Necessary?

Though good dental hygiene and preventive care can help most patients lower their risks of developing oral health concerns, they may still have to deal with a problem with their teeth and/or oral tissues at some point. The good news is that most types of concerns can be successfully addressed with the right restorative treatment, allowing you to stop the condition from getting worse and potentially costing you one or more natural teeth. However, in some severe cases, a tooth might become so damaged or decayed that your dentist can’t restore it. (more…)

The Implications of Needing Root Canal Treatment

The fact that your dentist recommends root canal treatment to save your tooth may seem like all you need to know about the condition. If you undergo treatment as soon as possible, then it may be all you need to know, along with how to care for and preserve your tooth and smile in the future. However, it’s natural to take time to consider what needing root canal treatment means for your tooth and oral health, and what could happen because of it. Today, we help clear up these questions by explaining a few implications of needing root canal treatment to save your tooth. (more…)

Why Replacing Lost Teeth Is So Important

Treating any dental health concern that develops is the key to minimizing the problem’s overall impact on your oral health. For example, if you develop gum disease, then treating it early will prevent it from increasing your risks of losing one or more teeth. When it comes to tooth loss, however, the potential impacts to the rest of your smile are much more significant than most other oral health concerns. Today, we examine why, and what makes it so important to replace lost teeth as soon as possible for the good of your immediate and long-term oral health. (more…)

Different Kinds of Problems a Dental Crown Can Solve

One of the biggest reasons why dental crowns have been around for so long is because they’re highly effective. That’s especially important given the fact that their purpose is to restore and save teeth that have become compromised in different ways. Today, modern dental crowns can address a wider variety of concerns than ever, thanks to their more precise design and the use of more lifelike materials. For example, with the right custom dental crown, we can help resolve problems that may include damaged, weakened, or lost natural tooth structure. (more…)

How Much Tooth Decay Can a Filling Treat?

Treating tooth decay is one of the most frequent reasons for people to need restorative dental treatment. The concerning about this is that it means a majority of people will have to deal with it at some point in their lives, if they haven’t already. However, the good news is that it means more people are treating their tooth decay and cavities early, and saving more of their healthy tooth structure in the process. Today, we examine how modern tooth fillings make cavity treatment more efficient, and why the extent of your tooth decay matters when it comes to treating it. (more…)

Getting Help for Your Chronic Snoring Habit

When you consider the kinds of things your dentist can help you address, you may not think your chronic snoring habit should be included in them. However, for many people who suffer from chronic snoring, a visit to the dentist could be the first step in finally finding a solution to stopping it. Today, we explore what could be contributing to your snoring, why it’s important not to ignore it, and what your dentist may be able to do to help you sleep soundly and peacefully each night. (more…)