Regardless of the type of sleep apnea a person has, there is an inextricable link between this sleep disorder and oral health because the disorder is associated with a variety of oral health concerns.
A person’s smile is one of the first things that people notice. Your smile, and the way you perceive it, can also have a big impact on your confidence and the way you feel about yourself. Since the appearance of a person’s smile can make a difference in life, there’s a whole branch of dentistry dedicated to improving smile aesthetics – cosmetic dentistry.
November is National TMJ Awareness Month. At Kenmore Smiles Family Dentistry, we use the opportunity to educate our patients about the temporomandibular joints and TMJ disorder in addition to what we can do to help provide relief.
At Kenmore Smiles Family Dentistry, we’re always celebrating the importance of oral hygiene, but we choose to pay special attention to dental hygiene during October because it’s National Dental Hygiene Month. To celebrate this year, we’re highlighting our team of dental hygienists so that they know how much we appreciate them.
The health of your gums is important for several reasons. Primarily, the gum tissues support and help to hold your teeth in place. Unhealthy gums can lead to oral health problems such as sensitive teeth, receding gums, loose teeth, tooth loss, and bone degeneration.
While good oral hygiene and routine dental care protect your teeth and gums, these healthcare practices also protect the rest of your body too. One of the best ways to safeguard your general health from poor oral health is to achieve and maintain good oral health with professional preventive dental care from Kenmore Smiles Family Dentistry!
Although no one wants to undergo dental surgery or other more invasive dental procedures, it is sometimes necessary to preserve your health and your natural teeth. Your specific post-operative care instructions will vary depending on the type of procedure you had performed and your own medical history. However, the following general guidelines can help you enjoy a safe, speedy, and smooth recovery.
Although wisdom teeth removal is common, some patients do not need to have their wisdom teeth extracted. There are, however, several reasons why you might need to have your wisdom teeth removed. If you have any of the following, we might recommend extraction in order to prevent serious oral health problems from developing in the future.
What Is a Root Canal? A root canal is the canal-shaped interior of a tooth’s roots. The term root canal also refers to a tooth-saving treatment that is also commonly called root canal therapy. Is Root Canal Therapy Painful? Although root canal procedures have a bad reputation for being painful, Dr. Mott takes steps to …
If you are already missing all or most of your teeth, then you probably know that you are a candidate for dentures. However, most people are not aware of the earlier signs that can indicate that a person might eventually have many of their teeth compromised and eventually lost
First impressions are important, and your smile is one of the first things people see when they see you. So, it’s only natural to want to put your best smile forward. If you have discolorations or other imperfections in your smile that you would like to correct, then dental veneers might be a good cosmetic treatment option to help you create the smile of your dreams.
When you think about oral hygiene, you’re likely most focused on the health of your teeth. While it is important to care for your teeth and prevent tooth decay, the health of your gums is just as essential. Your gum health can not only affect the health of your teeth, but it can also affect the overall health of your body, too.
The holiday season is upon us, and that means plenty of merriment and an abundance of sweet treats and sparkly drinks. While it’s important to relax, have fun, and soak in the quality time spent with friends and family at this time of year, it’s also smart not to neglect the health of your teeth and gums.
When you think about eating to promote good oral health, you are likely focused on preventing cavities and tooth decay. At risk of developing periodontal disease (a bacterial infection) your gums and their health can be just as strongly affected by the foods and drinks you consume as your teeth are.
It’s completely natural for teeth to become discolored over time. The foods we eat and beverages we drink have pigments in them that can stain (berries, chocolate, wine, coffee, and tea). Additionally, teeth become duller-looking with age, as our tooth enamel naturally becomes thinner, and if you use tobacco of any kind, this can result in fairly stubborn stains and discoloration on the teeth.
Having a fear of the dentist due to a phobia or a past traumatic experience is more common than you might think. In fact, anxiety and fear of visiting the dentist prevent many people from accessing the dental care they need to stay healthy.
According to the American Dental Association, which puts its seal of approval on all sorts of dental products, both manual and electric toothbrushes can effectively remove plaque from the teeth and gums. Although both types of toothbrushes are effective, research pretty clearly reveals that one is better than the other.
When you use too much pressure and brush too vigorously, you can actually do quite a bit of damage, harming your enamel and weakening your gums. Continue reading to learn the best practices when brushing your teeth.
Our dentist and staff are taking increased precautions to keep patients safe at this time. We have increased cleanings between patient visits and all patients are required to wear masks when not seated in the dental chair. Our staff continues to wear the personal protective equipment needed to keep the office a safe environment and help prevent the spread of infection.
Clear aligners can offer many people the best of teeth straightening without having to deal with the downfalls of metal braces. Keep reading to find out if clear orthodontics are right for you.
If you experience anxiety when you visit the dentist (or think about visiting the dentist), you’re not alone. Here are some tips to conquer your fears and finally relax in the dental chair.
You could be doing real damage to your teeth while you sleep if you’re one of the estimated 8% of adults or 6% to 50% of children with sleep bruxism.
Whether you notice the smell yourself or have a friend or relative kind enough to gently point it out to you, dealing with bad breath can become quite stressful.
There are plenty of bad habits that harm your teeth, gums, and general oral health. Use the following advice to break the unhealthy habits and get back on the path to a healthy smile.