What Early Gum Disease Treatment Can Help You Avoid

Gum disease is one of the most common oral health concerns for adults, but fortunately, it’s often treated and managed before it can lead to significant consequences. For instance, if you treat gum disease in its early stage, you can stop it from progressing and preserve your healthy periodontal and oral tissues. However, if it becomes more severe, treating periodontal disease could require more extensive treatment and ongoing maintenance to control the many different risks that it could pose. These risks include a greater chance of experiencing tooth loss and requiring comprehensive restoration to rebuild your smile. (more…)

Rebuilding a Smile That’s Lost One or More Teeth

The disconcerting thing about tooth loss is that, once you lose one, it’s lost forever. The more teeth you lose, the greater the permanent impact of it will be on your oral health, and the more urgent your need to replace your lost teeth in order to rebuild your smile. However, depending on the extent of your tooth loss and the specific conditions that led to it, rebuilding your smile might mean more than receiving a dental bridge or denture. (more…)

3 Aspects of Your Tooth a Dental Crown Restores

Dental crowns used to be the go-to treatment for most types of concerns that involved damage to a tooth’s structure. This is because a dental crown is designed to cap a tooth’s entire visible structure, and therefore, can completely restore the tooth in just single procedure. However, modern restorations can be designed to more precisely address problems with your tooth. When it comes to modern dental crowns, that includes effectively restoring some of the most important aspects of your tooth’s overall health and integrity. (more…)

Why Is Tooth Decay Treatment Different for Everyone?

Aside from routine dental checkups and cleanings, most dental treatments are recommended to address specific types of concerns with your teeth or oral health. However, that doesn’t mean every person who exhibits the same kind of problem will require the same treatment to address it. For example, tooth decay is one of the most common chronic oral health problems, but treating it can vary greatly depending on several important factors. Today, we examine what those factors are, and what treating your specific tooth decay could entail. (more…)

Some of the Best Reasons to Choose Veneers

For patients who want to restore or improve their smiles for a variety of reasons, the best way to achieve the results they want is with personalized, conservatively designed dental treatment. In many cases, porcelain veneers can provide exactly the results patients desire while minimizing the extent of their treatment, even when they have multiple different issues with their tooth structure to address. Today, we examine a few of the best reasons to choose porcelain veneers for improving your smile, and why they’re becoming an increasingly more popular smile restoration. (more…)

Is There a Way to Stop Grinding Your Teeth?

Bruxism, or chronic teeth-grinding, can often be the source of several different oral health concerns, and that’s largely due to the fact that not everyone who has it realizes what a problem it is. Until they do, the constant grinding of their teeth can gradually wear down, damage, and threaten your teeth to increasingly more severe degrees. Fortunately, there’s a way to stop grinding your teeth if you experience bruxism, and if you address the condition early, you have a good chance of keeping your treatment as minimally invasive as possible. (more…)

3 Areas Where Dental Implants Improve a Restoration

Today’s dental restorations can help people address a wide range of dental health concerns with a high level of realism, allowing them to restore their smiles and tooth structure with optimal results. However, when it comes to replacing one or more lost teeth, conventional restorations typically have one important limitation – they’re unable to replace the roots that healthy, natural teeth rely on. Fortunately, today’s dental bridges and dentures can often be supported by lifelike dental implant posts, which are designed to mimic and replace the roots of your lost teeth. (more…)

How Worried Should I Be If My Gum Line Is Receding?

There are issues that can cause your gums to gradually recede over time. You may notice that this issue has changed the look of your smile, or made certain teeth look uneven or long. This change can also lead to issues like dental sensitivity, as the portion of a tooth below your gum line has less natural protection than the crown (the portion that resides above your gum line). Your Houston, TX dentist’s office can speak with you about addressing problems with a receding gum line. We can also check on your oral health during an evaluation to see if the problem is linked to gingivitis, or if another oral health issue has led to the change. (more…)

How Does Extraction Resolve a Severe Tooth Problem?

Restoring a tooth that’s been damaged or has been affected by decay is often simpler than patients expect. For example, cavities that seem severe due to the discomfort they cause can often be successfully treated with minimally invasive treatment, such as a tooth-colored filling. However, not every case of a compromised tooth can be addressed in a way that helps you preserve and retain the tooth structure. In some severe cases, the only way to resolve the problem is to extract the tooth. (more…)

The Proper Way to Deal with Gum Disease

There can be some confusion when it comes to dealing with gum disease. For some people, it may not seem like a problem, if they’ve already begun to develop early signs of the disease. Others may realize it’s a problem, but don’t expect it to become so severe so quickly. The truth is that the best way to deal with gum disease is to successfully prevent it. If that fails, then it’s even more important to notice the signs early, take them seriously, and visit your dentist as soon as possible for appropriate periodontal treatment. (more…)