Botox

Botulinum Toxin, more commonly known as Botox, is known for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Since wrinkles form from repetitive muscle contractions, Botox works by stopping the communication between the muscle and the motor nerves responsible for motion. This forces the muscle to relax, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and […]

Bad Breath – Halitosis

Having bad breath can be an embarrassing problem – especially if you are regularly face to face with other people. Known professionally as halitosis, bad breath plagues many people every day. Most cases of bad breath can be remedied by efficiently brushing the teeth. However, some types of bad breath are chronic or recurring, which […]

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting – also known as ridge and sinus augmentation – is a procedure used to build up the bone beneath the surface of the gums. The bones in the upper and lower arch of the mouth are responsible for supporting the teeth. When one or more teeth fall out, bone resorption occurs naturally. When patients […]

Laser Therapy

For nearly two decades, lasers have been used for restorative and cosmetic purposes in dentistry. Today, lasers are approved for safety by the Food and Drug Administration, and they have become much more prevalent and standard in dental offices across the country. Lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. This energy can […]

Sleep Apnea

Snoring and sleep apnea are two common sleeping problems that can be treated by your dentist. Both revolve around how you breathe while sleeping. Snoring occurs when one breathes through their mouth, causing the pharyngeal tissues to vibrate. Obstructive sleep apnea is a type of sleep apnea characterized by upper airway collapse that prevents airflow. […]

TMJ Disorders

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) resides underneath the ears on either side of the face. It is a ball and socket joint that allows the lower jaw to open and close, as well as connects it to the upper jaw. In addition to bones, the joint is also composed of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. The […]

Sports Guard

Dental mouth guards have long been used to protect the teeth, gums and supporting tissues from damage, injury and trauma. There are two types of sports mouth guards – over the counter and custom. While OTC guards are helpful for occasional use, many dental patients require the benefit of a customized dental mouth guard fitted […]

Night Guard

When it comes to protecting your patients’ teeth, nothing comes closer in effectiveness and convenience than a custom-made mouth guard, bite guard, or night guard. Mouth guards are used to protect the natural teeth and dental restorations from damage caused by activities or behaviors that pose a risk to the teeth. Your patients might benefit […]