Address Teeth Grinding Issues To Avoid Dental Damage

Have you started to grow used to a feeling of tenderness or pain in your teeth and jaw when you wake up? These uncomfortable feelings often follow a night spent clenching or grinding your teeth. This issue, known as bruxism, can lead to more than just unpleasant mornings. In time, the wear and tear from nightly friction can wear down teeth, and even cause chips and cracks in your enamel! Our Redmond, OR dentist’s office is prepared to help patients who are dealing with nightly teeth grinding problems. We can provide a custom appliance that keeps your teeth apart throughout the night, putting an effective end to the issue of bruxism. (more…)

Is A Tooth-Colored Filling Going To Keep My Tooth Safe?

Is it really possible to have a restoration that both protects your tooth and preserves its appearance? At our Redmond, OR dentist’s office, patients being treated for tooth decay can receive a dental filling that closely matches the appearance of their healthy enamel. In addition to providing cosmetic benefits, the material used to create your lifelike restoration can actually bond to the surface of your tooth to provide remarkable support. It is important to take the threat of a cavity seriously, and to reach out and schedule restorative dental treatment as soon as possible. If too much time passes, decay can lead to complications that demand more involved care. (more…)

Dealing With Gingivitis During A Preventive Dental Visit

woman ready for ultrasonic scalingAt your next routine dental exam, you can safely assume that your dentist will want to closely study the condition of your teeth. What you should remember is that your periodontal health is also being assessed during routine visits. If problems with gingivitis are identified, an ultrasonic scaling can be recommended to restore the health of your gums and prevent potential complications from affecting your well-being. Our Redmond, OR dentist’s office is committed to helping our patients stay on top of their dental health needs. We are ready to recommend focused care for your gums if you struggle with gingivitis, just as we are prepared to discuss restorative dental work if you have issues with cavities! (more…)

How Same-Day Crowns Make Restorative Work More Convenient

woman with healthy, attractive smileWhat can you ask of your dentist when you need to arrange restorative dental treatment? Can you expect treatment to preserve your smile, or will you have a conspicuous filling or crown intrude on your appearance? How much work will it take to keep a tooth safe? At our Redmond, OR dentist’s office, we can make your experience with restorative work a convenient one. Thanks to same-day dental crowns, we can actually address advanced cavities and dental injuries in as little as one appointment. The crowns that we produce in-house can match the color of your healthy enamel, so this work can also benefit your appearance! (more…)

What Kind Of Care Can You Expect During Cavity Treatment?

man considering a questionHow likely are you to go into a cavity treatment feeling comfortable and calm? People sometimes bring negative expectations with them when they arrive for restorative dental work, even if they have no idea what a procedure might involve. These negative or uncomfortable feelings can even motivate people to put off treatment, which leaves them at higher risk for complications that end up involving more work! At our Redmond, OR dentist’s office, we take care to minimize discomfort that a patient might experience during their procedure. We also offer lifelike dental restorations that imitate healthy enamel, which means you will not have to worry about treatment changing the way you look! (more…)

Arranging Restorative Treatment For A Chipped Tooth

smiling man with attractive smile and good toothEven a slight imperfection can interfere with the symmetry of a person’s smile, making it seem less attractive. This is one reason to worry about a tooth that has been chipped, but not the only one. Seemingly minor dental trauma may be more consequential than you initially assume. People who leave an injury untreated may find themselves in the dentist’s chair for work on a tooth that experienced further chipping or cracking. It is also possible for physical trauma to put you at risk for an infection! At our Redmond, OR dentist’s office, we are prepared to perform restorative dental work in order to restore the tooth’s health as well as its appearance! (more…)

Protecting Your Child’s Smile From Cavities

Now that summer break is here for many kids, your little ones will be lounging around more and could be more likely to develop cavities. After all, they have more time than ever to enjoy sugary sweets and could become a little lax in their oral health routines. In today’s blog, your Redmond, OR, dentist explains how we use preventive dentistry to protect children from cavities.