A Sleep Guard Needs Some Basic Care and Cleaning

Our dentist, Dr. Sanchez can provide sleep apnea suffers with a variety of appliances. These removable oral appliances are designed to hold your soft palate in the proper position and allow for a clear airway while you are sleeping. Such an appliance can help mitigate the common symptoms of sleep apnea such as severe snoring… Read more »

What Treatments Are Available for Broken Teeth?

Sometimes accidents happen and teeth break. When you experience this dental emergency, there is no need to panic. Fortunately, there are many treatments available that your dentist, Dr. , can use to help you. First, your dentist will try to put the tooth back together, so don’t forget to bring the pieces of the tooth… Read more »

TMJ Disorder and You

Do you have pain or tenderness in your jaw? Perhaps it is difficult or painful to chew. Is it difficult to open or close your mouth? Do you have pain around your ears? If you deal with these symptoms consistently, you may need to be seen for a temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ disorder. This… Read more »

A Chipped Front Tooth Might Be Repaired by Installing a Composite Dental Filling

The teeth in the front of your mouth are presented in many of your facial expressions. These teeth also play an important role in certain aspects of your speech as well as your healthy oral function. If a front tooth is chipped or fractured it can have a profound effect on your self-esteem and the… Read more »

Consistent Oral Hygiene Practices and Dental Checkups Are Critical for Preserving the Health of Your Mouth

The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth twice each day while also remember to thoroughly floss at least once each day. This basic oral hygiene regimen and attending a dental checkup every six months is very important for maintaining the health of your mouth. It’s best to brush your teeth each morning… Read more »

Simple Cosmetic Treatments to Improve Your Smile

Many people feel that achieving a white and even smile makes for an excellent impression, but over time, cosmetic flaws like stains, chips, and aged dental fillings can affect the appearance of your teeth, causing you to feel self-conscious and wanting to review options for cosmetic tooth treatment. Our dentist and team are highly trained… Read more »

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay: Now and Later

You may have heard of baby bottle tooth decay and thought, “does it matter that baby pearly whites rot because they fall out anyway?” The answer is yes. Read this post to see why. Although baby bottle tooth decay affects the baby teeth, effects from the disease can bear into adulthood. Because baby teeth are… Read more »

A Dental Guard Can Help Prevent Tooth Enamel Damage from Chronic Night Grinding

Grinding your teeth at night can often be the result of chronically untreated stress or a side effect of an untreated allergy. While it might not seem like a big deal at first, you should not dismiss the potential harm that unmitigated bruxism can pose to your teeth and the general health of your temporomandibular… Read more »

An Interdental Brush Can Help Augment Your Regular Toothbrush

The American Dental Association recommends that you floss your teeth once each day and brush twice with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. This will help scour away food material and bacterial deposits before they can promote problems with tooth decay or periodontal disease. Should you find that there is an area of your mouth… Read more »

A Dental Fracture Can Sometimes Cause Heightened Sensitivity

The tooth enamel layer on each of your teeth is made from a complex matrix of microscopic mineral crystals. The general density gives your teeth the necessary structural integrity to bite, and chew food before swallowing. When a tooth is chipped by some unnatural force, the damage can vary in severity depending on the overall… Read more »