Last updated 3 days ago
Although gingivitis is reversible, it represents the early stages of gum disease, which can negatively impact your dental health. Fortunately, there are several methods that you can use to prevent or eliminate gingivitis. Watch this video to find out what causes gingivitis in the first place.
When plaque builds up on your teeth and gums, your gums may become swollen and tender; this indicates that you may be developing gingivitis. Smoking and using oral contraceptives can make you more susceptible to gingivitis. If you identify gingivitis early enough, you can prevent it from progressing into a more severe health concern.
Premiere Dental Arts is a cosmetic and pediatric dentistry practice that serves the Frederick, Maryland area. Visit our website to find out about our family dentistry and orthodontics services. If you would like to know more about us, feel free to stop by or give us a call at (240) 215-3510.
Last updated 9 days ago
Although occasional grinding of the teeth is not necessarily an issue that needs to be addressed by a dentist, moderate to severe bruxism may lead to various kinds of health complications. Unfortunately, many people do not even know that they suffer from this condition. Here is a look at the causes, effects, and treatments of bruxism.
There are several different causes of bruxism, including both physical and psychological. People tend to be more prone to grinding their teeth if they are consistently dealing with high levels of stress as well as prolonged anxiety. However, bruxism also affects some individuals while they sleep, which may be attributed to dental complications. Fortunately, if dental problems like crooked or missing teeth are causing your bruxism, a dentist can fix these problems.
If you suffer from sleep bruxism, you may not be aware that you have this condition; however, if your jaw is sore or you experience frequent headaches, these may be signs that you grind your teeth while you sleep. Bruxism may lead to serious dental complications. Your teeth may wear down, fracture, or even fall out, and then they may require implants or crowns. Additionally, complications with your jaw may lead to hearing loss or TMJ. Thus, grinding your teeth is not just dangerous for your teeth, but for your overall health and appearance as well.
Since there different types of causes of bruxism, there are also different kinds of treatments. People who grind their teeth because of stress and anxiety may benefit from stress reduction techniques like controlled breathing, yoga, or meditation. Regardless of the causes of your bruxism, a custom mouth guard can preserve your teeth while you sleep, and cutting back on alcohol and caffeine can help you reduce your teeth grinding.
For more information about the causes, effects, and treatments of bruxism, call Premiere Dental Arts at (240) 215-3510 or visit our website. We are a cosmetic and family dentistry practice based out of Frederick, Maryland. If you live in the area, come in and meet us today to find out more about our orthodontics and pediatric dentistry services.
Last updated 18 days ago
Even a minor tooth chip can leave your smile looking less than radiant. If you suffer from teeth imperfections, ask your dentist about your tooth bonding options. This video demonstrates how the tooth bonding process works.
Bonding is a material that resembles the natural look of your teeth. A cosmetic dentist can apply liquid bonding to teeth that suffer from chips, cracks, and stains. In some cases, bonding can also lengthen teeth or provide a more aesthetically appealing shape. Once the bonding is molded as needed, a dentist can harden it with a light device. This device allows the bonding material to function as natural tooth enamel.
Are you a candidate for tooth bonding? To find out, call Premiere Dental Arts in Frederick at (240) 215-3510 for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist. You can also visit our website to learn more about our dentists and the procedures we provide.