It’s easy to think of dentistry as solely dedicated to keeping your teeth healthy. While this is certainly true — and why we emphasize brushing and flossing — there is more to the field than this. When you visit us for checkups and cleanings, we also conduct an oral cancer screening, in addition to examining for other oral diseases. By practicing this sort of preventative care, we are much more likely to catch issues while they are small and address them before they get worse. In today’s blog, your Cedar Rapids, IA dentist discusses oral cancer and what we look for during screenings. (more…)
Taking care of your smile is a lifelong process and one that could definitely benefit from an upgrade every now and then. Though we may be familiar with the common concerns of tooth decay and gum disease, it is important to recognize that a host of nontraditional concerns can also negatively influence your oral health. For instance, chronic teeth grinding can lead to a dangerous jaw dysfunction known as TMJ disorder, and routine snoring could be indicative of a much bigger concern known as sleep apnea. In today’s blog, your Cedar Rapids, IA dentist discusses the impacts of chronic snoring and how our team can help.
Suffering from unexplained headaches can feel like torture. You can be doing everything right — drinking plenty of water, eating well, and minimizing stress — but the throbbing, consistent pain still exists. While it is easy to turn to pain relievers in these cases, it is more beneficial (and long-lasting) to address the root cause. In some cases, these mysterious headaches can be caused by TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) disorder, which is also referred to as TMD. This issue is caused when the joints connecting your jaw to your skill become unbalanced. One of the primary causes of TMD is bruxism, which is another name for teeth grinding. Interestingly, in addition to causing TMJ Disorder, bruxism can also be caused by the very same issue and both can affect the health of your teeth. Needless to say, these two problems are quite complex and intertwined. In today’s blog, your Cedar Rapids, IA dentist talks about both disorders and the treatment options we provide. (more…)
Taking care of your oral health consists of several different practices, and each one is essential to maintain. Among the various areas of dentistry, preventive care is the most important to consider. It often consists of brushing your teeth, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash, but no routine is considered complete without a routine checkup and cleaning. But what does this mean for other components of your oral health? In today’s blog, your Cedar Rapids, IA dentist discusses the importance of caring for your gum tissues and how a periodontal cleaning can help.
Everyone deserves a chance at feeling confident and comfortable in their own skin, and for many people, that begins with loving their smile. Indeed, your smile is one of the first attributes a person may notice about you, and how it appears can speak volumes about your oral health practices and overall confidence. In order to get to a great spot, however, you must engage in consistent dental prevention starting at an early age. In today’s blog, your Cedar Rapids, IA dentist explains why it is important you attend your routine dental checkup and what you can expect from the process.
Whether you are aware of it or not, your smile is one of your greatest assets. Not only does it play an essential role in performing routine tasks such as biting, chewing, and eating, but it also communicates a lot about you. For instance, a bright and jubilant smile often belongs to individuals who are outgoing, happy with life, and take great care of their oral health. On the other hand, a small smile blemish may be enough to cause someone to feel self-conscious about their oral appearance. In today’s blog, your Cedar Rapids, IA dentist discusses the benefits of seeking treatment for misaligned teeth, and describes the benefits of clear aligners.
Attempting to maintain a spotless smile for life can prove to be much more of a chore than you might have initially expected. This is because your grin is subject to the wear and tear of several different factors throughout the course of your life, and natural defenses alone are not enough to cut it in terms of remaining healthy one hundred percent of the time. Still, facing a host of different smile blemishes can feel extremely disheartening and invalidating, causing you to shy away from showing off your grin. In today’s blog, your Cedar Rapids, IA dentist explains how you can achieve a beautiful smile with the help of cosmetic veneers.
In our most recent blog, our team discussed a few important things to know about dental whitening and how most adults could benefit from cosmetic treatment. Indeed, there are several factors out there that can negatively influence your smile’s health, and even more that affect its appearance. As such, there is a need for cosmetic treatment to help address surface-level concerns, and our team is ready to help you. In today’s blog, your Cedar Rapids, IA dentist explores the impact of unsightly chips and cracks, and how bonding and contouring can help.
Whether you are aware of it or not, your smile is one of your greatest assets. Not only does your grin help you accomplish daily routine tasks such as biting, chewing, and eating, but it also can communicate a great deal about you. For instance, a bright and jubilant grin often indicates heightened levels of confidence and happiness, whereas a dull or lackluster grin may communicate poor oral hygiene to some. There is value in feeling comfortable in your own skin, and our team can help you start with your smile. In today’s blog, your Cedar Rapids, IA dentist discusses what you should know about teeth whitening and how it helps remove difficult stains.
Taking care of your smile involves several different steps, but sometimes we can fall short in our regular preventive routine. Indeed, tooth loss can result from a number of issues, including significant dental infection or an injury sustained from a physical accident. Regardless of how we got here, however, it is important to recognize the need for replacement options, as no two situations are alike. In today’s blog, your Cedar Rapids, IA dentist discusses prosthetic solutions for varying degrees of tooth loss and how they can be used in conjunction with dental implants.