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.

Get Your Best Smile

Do you look at other people’s smiles with envy because you dream of having a beautiful smile? If you are not happy with your smile, we offer many options to make any change you would like to see. Cosmetic dentistry treatments can be used to improve the appearance as well as the function of teeth. One treatment in particular offers beautiful results to the front and visible teeth and is a treatment popular with many celebrities and models. Continue reading to learn more about this popular treatment.

What To Know About A Tooth Extraction

At Muse Dental Studio, we will do everything we can to save your natural tooth, but sometimes it is not possible. When a tooth is beyond repair, we will recommend a tooth extraction. An extraction is when the entire tooth structure, including the tooth root, needs to be removed. There can be a number of reasons we may recommend an extraction such as severe decay, gum disease or facial trauma. An extraction may also be necessary for a patient who is starting on a medical journey where optimal oral health is required, such as a stem cell replacement or transplant, organ transplant, or certain chemotherapy treatments. No matter the reason, we know that a tooth extraction can be upsetting. We will do everything we can to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed during the treatment.

Keep The Summer Fun Going With These Tips

We love hearing all of the amazing summer plans our patients have been sharing with us the past few weeks. Whether you have a vacation scheduled or you are going to be spending time with loved ones at home, the summer is a time to enjoy the longer days and nights, children home from school, and an easygoing lifestyle. While summer is a time known for fun and freedom, we want to remind our patients to be mindful of their oral health so a dental emergency doesn’t ruin fun summer plans. Continue reading to learn more about how to care for your teeth this summer.

Healthy Habits For Healthy Teeth

At Muse Dental Studio, we believe in offering our patients the educational tools needed to help them maintain their oral health when they are not in our office. We see our patients for such a short period of time each year, and we want to help them feel confident in properly caring for their oral health between visits. Avoiding bad habits that can cause potential damage will hopefully help patients prevent dental emergencies. We want to share some healthy habits and some bad habits to avoid to ensure optimal oral health.

Preventing A Dental Emergency Is Easier Than You Think

When was the last time you visited our office for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning? Has it been so long that you are having a difficult time remembering? Even if you take excellent care of your teeth, we recommend that every patient, no matter their age, visit our office regularly for a hygiene examination and cleaning. During these appointments, we are ensuring there is nothing troubling affecting your oral health. Continue reading to learn why routine appointments are so important.