Do you have tenderness or pain in your jaw muscles? Have your teeth been worn down, fractured or chipped? If so, you may have bruxism. Bruxism is a condition in which you grind or clench your teeth and most of the time, you do it unknowingly. This can occur both during the day and while you sleep. Sleep bruxism is generally more severe and may also keep your bed partner awake because of the sound it makes.
We understand that going to the dentist can sometimes be an uncomfortable experience. Thanks to modern dental technology, however, we have ways to make your treatment less invasive so you don’t have to feel anxious about your upcoming appointment. Read more to find out about how this technology works.
Spring is here! Are you looking forward to warmer weather and longer days as much as we are? It’s a great time of year to freshen our homes, wardrobes and even our dental routines. We can fall into a rut when it comes to taking care of our teeth, but every now and then it’s a good idea to be reminded of these important dental hygiene habits. Read more to find out what you should be doing to take care of your teeth at home.
As a child, you may have constantly been reminded to brush your teeth every morning and night, as well as floss, so that you would have healthy white teeth when you grew up. You may also have been taken to the dentist twice a year and never missed a routine cleaning and exam appointment. As adults, however, we can get complacent with our dental care because we don’t have any problems. We might think it’s ok to miss a night here or there of brushing and no big deal if we skip a dental visit because we are too busy. This is a bad habit to fall into, however. Taking care of your teeth is just as important as it was when you were a child. Consistent care can reduce many of the tooth, gum and mouth diseases that not only wreak havoc on your mouth, but can affect your overall health, as well.
February is the month we love to show our appreciation to patients just like you. We care for our patients so much that we want to provide you with the most comfortable, pain free dental experience possible. Yes, that is possible! Would you like to know how we do it? Click here to learn how this cutting edge technique can save you from discomfort.
If you wear dentures, do you find that they are constantly slipping? Are you missing teeth and want the benefits of a denture but with a more secure fit? With overdenture treatment, you can enjoy the advantages of dentures that are stabilized with implants rather than adhesives. Using implants to hold the denture makes it fit and feel better while giving you a healthy and beautiful smile.
We can’t believe another year is coming to a close. Are you planning to set any New Year resolutions? While most people resolve to lose weight or eat healthier, we think there is another way to look and feel good about yourself. Click here to learn more about how Dr. Sorkin and our team can help keep you healthy this year.
The field of dentistry has benefited greatly from advances in technology. One advance that has revolutionized many dental procedures is the air brush, or air abrasion, device. If you hate the sound of a drill, are afraid of needles, or have sensitive teeth, you will love air brush technology.
Kids of all ages with a sweet tooth look forward to Halloween and a treasure trove of candies and treats. It is also the time emergency visits to see us skyrocket due to a chipped or cracked tooth from biting hard candy. And we all know the long-term effect that sugar has for creating dental caries and related issues. But Halloween hasn’t always been a day drenched in sugar. Read on to discover how Halloween has evolved into what it is today, and some tips to make it less frightening.
Technology is constantly helping meet patient needs by making dentistry more precise, efficient, and above all else, comfortable. Laser dentistry, or more precisely, Waterlase laser dentistry, is a technology that has revolutionized the way many procedures are performed.