Would You Benefit From a Sports Mouth Guard?

A sports mouth guard is commonly worn during various types of sporting activities. The most common sports that require the use of mouth guards include football, hockey, and other similar contact sports. This is because a mouth guard provides you with protection over your teeth and gums if you receive a blow to the head or face. While the benefit for wearing a sports mouth guard for some types of activities is obvious, many who participate in other sports may also benefit by wearing a mouth guard.

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How to Get a Gorgeous Smile Makeover

If you are unhappy with the look of your smile, you might feel uncomfortable smiling or speaking in front of others. People who suffer from such an issue will avoid talking or smiling in group situations, and others may have a tendency to cover their mouths with their hands. This can affect your self-confidence, and in turn influence how others perceive you. Yes, a smile makeover can improve your physical appearance, but it can also make you feel better about yourself. Continue reading

Gum Lift 101

Basically anyone can possess straight, healthy, and symmetrical teeth, which most people would consider “perfect” on multiple instances. But what good is it to possess good-looking teeth if the gums are covering more of them than normal? Enter the so-called “gummy” smile, a situation which can make teeth look small and make people feel overly self-conscious about their smiles. Continue reading

Finding the Right Dentist to Visit Regularly

Going to the dentist is important for the health of your teeth and mouth. If you don’t have a regular dentist yet, there are a few things to look for before making a final decision on who will clean your teeth and provide the oral care you need in the years to come.

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Take a look at what patients say about the dentist you’re considering. You can do this by looking at the website online to see the patient feedback or testimonials, or by talking to some of the people you see in the office. Friends and family might know of a dentist who they recommend, making it easier to narrow your choices.  Continue reading

Snore Guards for Sleep Apnea

If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea — a sleep disorder in which breathing is briefly and repeatedly interrupted during sleep — look into the different treatment options that are available. The two most common are continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and dental appliances known as mouth guards or snore guards.

Snore guards are especially designed dental appliances that help the wearer maintain an open airway in the throat during sleep. There are over-the-counter snore guards available, however, they have been proven to be less effective than custom-made oral devices. Custom-made snore guards are also more comfortable, and therefore, easier to wear.  Continue reading

Understanding Teeth Sensitivity

Have you ever experienced sensitive teeth?

For people who haven’t, it’s when your teeth becomes more sensitive to extreme temperatures (either hot or cold) and certain types of food. Imagine buying yourself a nice, big scoop of ice cream, but finding yourself in pain at the first bite.

Well, don’t worry too much, teeth sensitivity is common and there are several ways to deal with it. In fact, at least 40 million people in the U.S. alone have sensitive teeth, but what exactly causes the teeth to be sensitive, and how can it be avoided? Here are the most common reasons: Continue reading