Restorative Dentistry Can Save Your Smile

Does your smile need a little TLC? In most cases, your smile doesn’t look the same as when you were younger. Some of our patients have experienced trauma to the mouth or severe decay and may have issues such as chipped, cracked, broken, and missing teeth. With the new year right around the corner, there is no better time to learn how we can help improve your oral health. We provide a number of treatments that can restore the function and appearance of your smile. There is no better time to put yourself and your oral health first than at the start of a new year. Read on to learn more about how we can help your smile.

Ways To Find Out If You Grind Your Teeth

Do you frequently wake in the morning with jaw discomfort that you did not have when you went to sleep? Have you been dealing with frequent, unexplained headaches? If you have been noticing any of these symptoms on a regular basis, you may be grinding your teeth. Teeth grinding is when the upper and lower teeth are pushed together with firm pressure and often move back and forth. Bruxism is the technical term for teeth grinding and can happen when you are awake or asleep. If not addressed in a timely fashion, bruxism can lead to serious consequences with your oral health.

What’s The Most Natural-Looking Tooth Replacement Option?

Have you recently experienced tooth loss and are trying to determine which course of action you should take? We know that choosing a tooth replacement option can be difficult, and if you spoke with us already, we most likely made a recommendation for a treatment to replace your missing tooth or teeth. We typically recommend dental implants for many of our patients who need to replace a tooth. Read on to learn why it is our favorite tooth replacement option.

Encourage Your Teens To Be Proactive About Oral Health

At Muse Dental Studio, we stress the importance of maintaining proper oral health to our patients of all ages. If you have a child in your life, you know that it can be difficult at times to encourage them to have proper oral health habits. Those difficult times seem to grow exponentially when children turn into teenagers. Teenagers are trying to navigate their way into adulthood and don’t always want to take advice from their parents and elders. We want to help our teenage patients understand the harm they can cause their teeth when they are not cared for properly.

Have A Smile-Friendly Halloween

Halloween will be here before we know it! Many people love this holiday because it is a time when everyone can become someone, or something, else and indulge in more sweets than they would normally eat. While we know that our patients young and old love a sweet treat now and again, an abundance of candy and sugary foods during this holiday can lead to decay, discomfort, and added dental costs. We have created some tips to help you enjoy your sweets this Halloween and help you care for your teeth at the same time. Read on to learn more.

Information About Wisdom Teeth

Do you still have your wisdom teeth? Contrary to the name, these teeth do not provide any additional wisdom to our patients, although it would be nice if they did! Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are the last teeth to emerge in your mouth. In the time of our ancestors, these teeth were used to help chew raw meat as well as fruits and vegetables. Now that we cook our food, these teeth are no longer necessary. In fact, many older teens and adults have their wisdom teeth removed.

Relaxing At The Dentist? Yes, It’s Possible

Are you or a loved one in need of a hygiene examination or do you need to schedule a recommended treatment and have been postponing your appointment due to anxiety or nervous feelings? If so, please know that you are not alone. There are a number of people who experience some form of anxiety before and during their dental appointments. We never want your feelings to get in the way of your dental care. Delaying or postponing treatment can lead to serious oral health complications in the future. Continue reading for helpful tips to help you relax before and during your appointment.

What To Know About Dental Implants

When patients are in need of a tooth replacement, we often recommend dental implants. Dental implants are needed when the tooth structure as well as the tooth root is severely damaged or has been removed. The treatment process includes an artificial tooth root that is surgically implanted into the jawbone followed by an artificial tooth structure such as a dental crown. This tooth replacement method is extremely popular because it is the only choice that acts, looks, and feels like your natural teeth.

What NOT To Do To Your Teeth

Do you know the strongest substance in your body? You may be surprised to learn that it is your tooth enamel. Your tooth enamel is even stronger than your bones and is designed to protect the inside of your tooth. It makes perfect sense when you think about it, since your teeth are used constantly every day to chew your food. Although your tooth enamel is strong, it is not indestructible and can be damaged more easily than you may think. Continue reading to learn what can damage your tooth enamel.

Dangers Of Sleep Apnea

Do you find yourself irritable and tired during the day even though you feel like you had a good night’s sleep? Or has a loved one told you that you snore horribly each night? If you answered yes to these questions, there is a good chance that you are dealing with the effects of a common sleep issue. You may be surprised to learn that, in addition to dealing with your dental health, we can also treat patients who are dealing with sleep apnea, a condition that affects about 25 million Americans.