Category: Patient Education

For many new parents who are desperate to soothe a cranky baby or to help encourage longer periods of sleep, a pacifier is often introduced during the infant stage. Some infants take matters into their own hands and soothe themselves by sucking their thumb. It’s not uncommon for babies to enjoy a pacifier or thumbsucking to help soothe themselves and learn more about the world around them. However, after a period of time, these methods to soothe begin to cause a problem with a child’s oral health.

Is something bothering you in your mouth and you just can’t figure out what it is? It’s important to look at your symptoms. If they include bad breath, blood when you floss or brush your teeth, sensitive teeth, or tender gums, you might have gum disease.

Does the thought of calling the dentist office to make an appointment for a cleaning leave you with clammy hands and an unsettled feeling in your stomach? If so, you are one of the many patients who suffer from dental anxiety. While it may seem like overcoming dental fear and anxiety is a mountainous feat, there are many techniques that you can attempt to make the dentist visit bearable and possibly even a calm and relaxing experience.

Over time, changes to your jaw can cause dentures to stop fitting like they use to, causing discomfort and disrupting your ability to speak or chew food. However, you don’t have to live with ill-fitting dentures. If you or anyone you know has dentures that don’t fit well, we want you to know there is a solution: denture relining.

Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells made of porcelain or resin composite materials that are used in cosmetic dentistry to correct the appearance of teeth. Veneers are attached to the front surface of the teeth in order to improve their color, size and shape. Veneers also strengthen and replace damaged enamel, as enamel does not grow back. People who have chipped, stained, broken, or small teeth find that veneers effectively transform the look of their teeth giving them a pleasing smile.

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