What Is a Zirconia Dental Crown?

If you have a tooth that has sustained a significant amount of decay or damage, you may need to have a dental crown to restore its health and function. If the tooth in question is one of your back molars, we might recommend that you get a zirconia crown. This relatively new restoration may be… Read more »

A Dental Crown Restoration Can Often Address a Misshapen Tooth

Sometimes genetics and oral development issues can affect the shape of an emerging tooth’s enamel layer. When the misshapen permanent tooth erupts from the gums it can lead to a series of potential complications. Not only can the affected tooth leave your child with an unappealing smile, it can also affect their ability to bite… Read more »

Are Clear Aligners Superior to Traditional Braces?

It seems like traditional braces have been the primary way to straighten teeth since the dawn of time. The bracket and wire approach has been time-tested and true. They do a great job, and are still the most effective way to align teeth in difficult cases. That is why they are still in use today…. Read more »

Dentistry FAQs: Toothbrushing Techniques

How do you rank your oral health care in regard to the oral hygiene treatments you use to keep your smile clean? If you fail to brush your teeth at least twice daily, you could already be setting yourself up for several health risks. Although simply brushing your teeth as fast as possible or not… Read more »

Caring for Your Teeth as You Age

Are you aware of how your dental health needs may change as you age? Are you looking for ways to take care of your oral health during this season of your life? We would like to help you by identifying a few common issues found in adults ages 55 and above and what can be… Read more »

Avoid These Behaviors During Baseball Season

Baseball season is just beginning. As a player, you’re probably setting goals for yourself, practicing hard and working on your swing. During the season, our dentists, Drs. Osa, Casanova and Brand, encourage you to care for your smile regularly. This is important because there are certain behaviors that can negatively affect your oral health. To… Read more »

Dentistry Essentials: Unhealthy Foods to Avoid

Keeping your smile safe includes improving your diet and eliminating unhealthy foods and drinks that can damage your teeth and gums. Even simple foods and drinks can potentially give rise to minor oral ailments in the form of bad breath or tooth discolorations. However, several foods can also produce more devastating consequences for your oral… Read more »

Shed Some Light on Gum Disease Treatments

  A common but severe oral infection that often takes place in individuals is known as gum disease. Unfortunately, gum disease may progress over a period of many years before individuals understand that they are suffering from it. This is because it is often hard to detect if you are not accurately monitoring your teeth… Read more »

Healthy Tooth Enamel Helps Reduce Dental Staining Problems

The outer tooth enamel layer on each tooth is composed of a complex matrix of mineral crystals. This creates tiny pores and textures on the surfaces of your teeth. When you consume dark foods, dark beverages, or use tobacco, dark, microscopic particles can adhere to the front surface of your teeth. If you struggle to… Read more »

Holiday Dentistry: Dental Floss

We cannot stress enough the importance of flossing your teeth on a daily basis. Although brushing your teeth is extremely effective for cleaning the surfaces of teeth, there are numerous areas between teeth that toothbrushes cannot reach. Plus, a dental floss or similar interdental cleaner will be needed to ensure your smile has the greatest… Read more »