When was the last time you actually scheduled and went to a dental exam or a cleaning? Due to our hectic schedules, many of us continually put off these preventive visits, assuming brushing and flossing at home is adequate. However, the benefits of a checkup and cleaning include healthier, more attractive teeth and a substantial reduction in the risk of dental disease.
If you suffer from bruxism, or the persistent grinding of the teeth or clenching of the jaw, you may wonder, “Why do I grind my teeth?” Without treatment, bruxism can increase the risk of damaging your teeth or even leading to related oral health concerns, such as TMJ disorder. Fortunately, the issue can often be treated with a simple custom-made mouthguard.
They may not be a traditional form of treatment given their relatively recent development, but porcelain veneers are quickly becoming one of the more popular cosmetic dental options. Though they were originally designed as Hollywood accessories that helped actors and actresses cover unsightly teeth, veneers are now a go-to treatment for correcting a variety of cosmetic dental issues. Besides their diversity, veneers can also be placed with minimal tooth preparation, making them one of the more minimally invasive options, as well. (more…)