Is Teeth Grinding A Problem?

Have you been told by a family member that they often hear a strange grinding noise when you sleep? If so, you may be clenching and grinding your teeth. The technical term for this issue is bruxism. Many patients are unaware they experience this problem because it occurs during sleep. The only way people know they grind their teeth is when they are told by a loved one or we mention it during their routine examination. If left untreated, teeth grinding can lead to serious oral health problems.

Check Out This Informative Video!

We encourage patients to pay close attention to their oral health between visits to our office. We see you so infrequently during the year that you should be regularly visually inspecting your teeth and gums and feeling around in your mouth for a problem. Many problems with your oral health will be visual. One such issue that you may notice is bleeding gums — possibly an indication of a serious complication with your oral health. Dr. Sorkin recently made a video to explain more about bleeding gums. Click here to watch the short video and learn more.

3 Ways To Keep Your Gums Healthy

In addition to caring about the health of your teeth, we are also concerned about the state of your gums. Gum disease is a common condition that affects more than half of American adults. The likelihood that you or a loved one will develop this disease is quite high. Gum disease is when the gum tissue becomes irritated and infected. It is important to monitor your mouth for any changes that may occur. There are certain things you can do to ensure your gums remain healthy:

Springtime Is The Best Time For A Dental Check-Up

We don’t know how you feel, but we are thrilled that spring has arrived. We love all the blooming flowers and are anxiously awaiting the summer months to arrive. One thing that many people love to do in the spring is spring cleaning. We think this concept is perfect for our patients as well. If it has been some time since you visited our office, now is the perfect time to schedule a “spring cleaning” by visiting us for an oral hygiene examination and cleaning. Read on to learn more.

Habits That Are Harming Your Child’s Teeth

Teaching the children in your life good oral health habits will benefit them during their childhood and into adulthood. Just as with adults, some habits can cause serious complications with children’s oral health. The earlier you start changing harmful habits, the better off you and your children will be. Here are some habits that may be harming your children’s oral health:

How We Can Help You Love Your Smile Again

Are you self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth and smile? Do you hide your smile or cover your teeth when you speak with others in person? Whether you are suffering from complications with your oral health or you simply don’t care for the appearance of your teeth, we are happy to help you. We offer several cosmetic and restorative treatments that can bring back a smile that you would love to show off. Read on to learn more.

What is National Toothache Day?

February is often thought of as being all about love and caring for others because of Valentine’s Day. We also believe that self-love is important, and that includes caring for your oral health. Aside from Valentine’s Day, there is a lesser-known holiday that occurred on February 9th — National Toothache Day. While this day may seem like a complete contrast to a day focused on love, National Toothache Day is a time to raise awareness about the importance of showing love to your mouth by maintaining proper oral hygiene.

Learn About This Exciting Treatment

We know that your time is valuable and your life is busy. When we recommend a dental treatment that requires multiple visits, we never want the time needed in our office to cause you to delay receiving treatment. Dental decay will only continue to deteriorate until treatment is received. We do our best to provide treatments that can be completed in a timely manner. One such treatment is same-day dental crowns. Read on to learn more about this treatment and how it is beneficial to you.