What Sensitive Teeth May Mean About Your Oral Health

We don’t know about you, but we could not be more excited for the warm summer weather! Would you love to go to your favorite ice cream shop to indulge in a delicious summer treat but hesitate because of the effect on your teeth? If you feel discomfort when eating foods and drinks with extreme temperatures you are most likely suffering from tooth sensitivity. While sensitivity is normal to be experienced from time to time, if you find yourself avoiding certain foods or experiencing the sensation quite often, your mouth is giving you a warning that there is a problem. The good news is that we can help you with your problem!

Don’t Delay, Schedule Your Treatment Now!

Did I recommend a dental crown treatment during your last visit and you have been hesitant to schedule your appointment? I know that it can be nerve-racking to receive a dental treatment, especially if you are unfamiliar with the process. I want to encourage you to schedule your appointment today to eliminate the possibility of experiencing further complications and the need for additional treatments. To help you feel more comfortable, I’m going to explain more about the process of receiving a dental crown and what to expect following treatment. Continue reading to learn more.

Getting To The “Root” Of Your Dental Problems

At Highland Dental, our priority is restoring your oral health and doing everything we can to save your natural teeth. One treatment we use to save teeth is a root canal. Oftentimes, patients become extremely nervous upon learning they need a root canal because of the way the treatment is portrayed in movies and on TV. In reality, a root canal treatment is more like an involved filling and eliminates discomfort, allowing you to eat, drink and smile again.

How To Get That Perfect Smile You’ve Always Wanted

If you are constantly admiring the smiles of others and comparing it to your own, longing to make a change, we can help! We find that many of our patients would love to make a change to their smiles but are hesitant to initiate the conversation during your appointment. Aside from routine cleanings and restorative treatments, we offer a number of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can create the look you want to achieve with your smile. One treatment in particular leaves patients with a beautiful “movie star” smile. Continue reading to learn more.

Importance Of Replacing Missing Teeth

Have you recently had a tooth removed or extracted and are wondering if it needs to be replaced? For most situations the answer is yes, the tooth needs to be replaced. The only circumstances that do not require a tooth replacement is when wisdom teeth are removed, a child’s baby tooth is removed, or if a tooth is removed at the request of an orthodontist before treatment is started. Some patients are eager to start on the tooth replacement process, while others may deliberate whether to replace a rear tooth that is not quite as visible. Aside from rear molars not being seen when you smile and speak, there are other factors that can lead to hesitation, such as cost, length of the procedure, and recovery time. Not replacing a tooth can lead to future complications, the need for additional treatments, and added expense.

Learn Why You Should Never Delay Dental Treatment

Did we recommend a dental treatment the last time you visited our office and you have postponed or delayed treatment? We know that many of our patients lead busy lives and, between work, extra-curricular activities, and family obligations, it can be difficult to find the time for an appointment, but we encourage you to put your oral health first when needed. Delaying treatment can lead to discomfort, a dental emergency, the need for additional treatments, not to mention added expenses. Read on to learn more about the importance of being proactive with your oral health.

What To Know About Gum Disease

When patients visit our office for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning, we do more than look for tooth decay and clean their teeth. We also inspect their teeth, mouth and gums for signs of various diseases that can seriously compromise not only their oral health, but their overall health as well. One such disease we look for is gum disease. Gum disease affects about half of American adults and is also commonly referred to as gingivitis or periodontitis. It is an infection that occurs in the gums and along the gumline. Gum disease should be treated as soon as possible because it can lead to severe issues such as missing teeth and jawbone deterioration.

How To Get Your Smile Summer Ready

Do you feel like your teeth are dull or discolored and wish you could brighten your smile before the summer arrives in a few short months? We have the perfect treatment option for you. We know that when you aren’t feeling your smile, it can lead to feelings that may negatively impact your self-esteem. Loving your smile is important and we want to help you feel your best. We offer a quick, easy, and popular treatment that will brighten your smile and help you grin from ear to ear. Read on to learn more.

What To Know About Dental Implants

Are you dealing with missing teeth or teeth that are extremely decayed and are trying to decide which tooth replacement option is best for your budget and lifestyle? No matter the reason for your missing or damaged teeth, it is important to choose a replacement option as soon as possible to restore your oral health. While we would love to have our natural teeth forever, that is not always possible, but there is an option that closely mimics the look and feel of your natural teeth — dental implants.

How To Get A Picture-Perfect Smile

Are you unhappy with your smile and looking to make a change? You are in luck, as we offer a number of treatments that can bring about any change you would like to see with your smile. Whether you are unhappy with the color of your teeth, the shape or size of your teeth or are interested in fixing a problem area with your teeth, we are here to help. Interested in learning more? Read on to learn about a number of treatments we offer that can bring big changes to your smile.