Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Explained

The temporomandibular joint, TMJ, is found on both sides of the jaw. We all have TMJ. However, for some of us, a TMJ disorder can cause discomfort. This means that when you hear someone complaining, “I have TMJ!” What they are likely referring to is a problem with their TMJ. So, let us break down […]

Getting a Dental Filling – What to Expect

You have just received a routine tooth cleaning, and as the dentist examines your teeth and views your x-rays, you hear those dreaded words, “You have a cavity”. The dentist makes many people nervous, and having to come back for an additional procedure can increase that anxiety. However, you can feel rest assured that at […]

Understanding Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are snugly fit “cap” placed over the tooth. They are used for basic chewing functionality, speech, and aesthetics. Crowns are generally recommended in cases where the tooth has suffered severe decay and has extensive restorations. Therefore, dental crowns are used to cover and protect the remaining portion of the tooth. Additionally, they help […]

What to Expect When Receiving a Dental Implant

If you have received a consultation and your dentist confirms that a dental implant is right for you, it is now time to start preparing for the procedure. It is important to note that every situation is unique; the information below may differ for each patient. What to Expect Before Dental Implants During a consultation […]

Cosmetic Dentistry – Busting Some Common Myths

Whether we like it or not the first impression we make is generally based on our outward appearance. Much of the time this first impression is our smile. The power of a straight white smile can lead you to feel and act more confidently. Leaving a positive impression as you meet new people. Let’s take […]

What are Wisdom Teeth and Why do we Have Them?

Wisdom teeth commonly need to be extracted, so this leaves many of us wondering why do we have them? Long story short, wisdom teeth were once needed by our ancestors. However, as we have evolved as human beings they are no longer needed. If not removed, wisdom teeth can lead to many complications. What are […]

Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

Dental X-rays are considered safe. However, the small amount of radiation exposure leads many to ask questions about side effects and the safety of dental X-rays. That is where we come in. We are happy to answer all of your dental radiation questions and/or concerns. What are Dental X-Rays? Dental X-rays are a diagnostic tool […]

How to Get a Whiter Smile

It is natural over time to notice that your smile is not quite as white as it once was. The good news is there is something you can do about it! Let us break down your options of getting a whiter smile safely. How to Get a Whiter Smile Avoid Foods and Drinks That Stain […]

What to Expect After a Tooth Extraction

If you have been advised that a tooth extraction is necessary you understandably may be feeling nervous. Whether you require simple or a surgical extraction the procedure can feel scary. First and foremost we hope that you understand that patient comfort is our number one priority. Our team will do everything possible to make this […]

Teeth Grinding Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is an involuntary habitual grinding or clenching of the teeth, typically during sleep. It is a common problem affecting approximately 30-40 million people. While common, teeth grinding can be a serious problem leading to numerous dental problems. Issues associated with teeth grinding include: Damage to the teeth Headaches Jaw […]