The Consequences Of Teeth Grinding

Any time you ignore a problem that seems to affect your smile, you put yourself at risk for real oral health issues. Nightly trouble with teeth grinding is something that you should take seriously. When you wake up with dental pain and sensitivity along with jaw pain and stiffness, it can point to an issue with grinding and clenching happening at night. If you do not do something about this issue, it can have real consequences for your oral health as well as your appearance. Fortunately, this is something that your Grapevine, TX dentist can help you resolve. In addition to providing custom guards to help patients sleep more easily, we can recommend restorative or cosmetic work to make sure problems with your appearance linked to wear and tear are managed. (more…)

3 Issues We Can Discuss At A Dental Exam

What kind of feedback will you receive at a typical dental exam? These appointments update you on your oral health by letting you know about more than just dental decay. In the course of your visit, you can discuss issues like jaw pain and stiffness, problems with your periodontal health, and any other matters that can negatively impact your well-being. Of course, our Grapevine, TX dental office will also  focus on the presence of cavities—after all, prompt treatment for decay is important, as it reduces your risk for complications that lead to pain and potential tooth loss. Because your exam also includes a teeth cleaning, it will help you avoid future problems. (more…)

Should I Consider Porcelain Veneers?

If you want to do something meaningful to change your appearance, cosmetic dentistry can certainly help. At our Grapevine, TX dentist’s office, we can recommend different services that are prepared to take on discoloration, embarrassing gaps or overlaps between teeth, problems with tooth shape or size, and even some issues with dental damage. It may surprise you to learn that porcelain veneers can help with all of these issues. Through their placement, we can transform your appearance. While they are durable enough to stay in place and retain their appearance for many years, they are designed to be slender enough to minimize changes to your tooth structure. (more…)

What Goes Into Fully Treating A Cavity?

When problems with tooth decay occur, they need to be fully dealt with to protect your oral health. What this means is that in addition to dealing with bacteria and damaged enamel, your Grapevine, TX dentist will have to place a restoration to provide lasting protection and bite support. The good news is that we provide treatments that can preserve your appearance as well as your dental health. We offer both dental fillings and dental crowns that can imitate healthy enamel. We also provide regular feedback about your smile during dental exams, which help to prevent complications from decay and also lower your risk for problems that need to be treated by a professional. (more…)

General Dentistry And Periodontal Health

Your general dental appointments provide important feedback about the health and general condition of your teeth, and they can lead to the early detection and treatment of a cavity. While it is important that each appointment provides feedback about dental decay, this is just one of many concerns that we can help you manage. It is also important that you receive helpful updates that concern your periodontal health. Gum disease can take a serious toll on your overall health, and it can lead to significant oral health issues like tooth loss. Our Grapevine, TX dental practice can help you avoid these problems by providing general care through cleanings and reviews, and by offering targeted care to protect your gums when necessary. (more…)

Deciding On Bonding And Contouring Work

Have you decided that it is time to make changes to your smile? Whether you are concerned about changes that have occurred over time or flaws that have always made you self-conscious, treatment can have real benefits. What can surprise you is just how conservative the right procedure to change how you look can be. At our Grapevine, TX dentist’s office, we can recommend different approaches to cosmetic work, including tooth bonding and contouring work. A bonding and contouring procedure is capable of changing the shape, size, and color of teeth that currently look flawed. (more…)

Am I Experiencing TMJ Disorder?

You can feel some understandable concerns about your oral health when you regularly have pain in your jaw, or when you have a difficult time biting and chewing due to stiffness and discomfort. These are problems that can be traced back to TMJ disorder, a condition that affects people who have issues with their joint alignment and movement. By bringing it up with your Grapevine, TX dentist, you can learn if this is the reason for your recent discomfort, and you can learn more about your treatment options! This is one of many concerns that we are happy to address when you come in to discuss your dental health during a routine exam and cleaning. (more…)

When To Schedule A Teeth Cleaning

The care you take to keep your teeth clean will help you avoid potentially severe problems with your oral health. After all, every time you brush and floss, you fight both the oral bacteria that gather on our smiles and any food particles that might remain from recent meals and snacks. As important as this is, make sure it is not the only form of care that your teeth enjoy on a consistent basis. You should also take advantage of regular teeth cleanings provided during routine checkups. At our Grapevine, TX dentist’s office, we can provide thorough cleanings to help you avoid the kinds of oral health threats that make more involved services necessary! (more…)

Our Services Can Preserve And Improve Smiles

When it comes to smile care in the new year, what interests you? Are you eager to have work done to take on flaws that currently hurt your smile? Are you looking for a dental office where you can count on reliable preventive services? At our Grapevine, TX dentist’s office, we provide a range of services that are able to help both those who want to manage their dental health and those who want cosmetic work done. Of course, we can also take on an additional role for you, as we can provide services to address any active oral health issues that create difficulties for your smile. (more…)

Should I Begin Orthodontic Treatment?

Have you grown tired of living with an awkward, uneven smile? Is it frustrating to feel stuck with teeth that overlap or have too much space between them due to their alignment issues? With the right orthodontic treatment, you can put your issues with the problem of poor smile alignment, also known as malocclusion, behind you. Our Grapevine, TX dentist’s office is here to help you begin the process of correcting teeth that are not properly spaced. We offer traditional metal braces, but we can also provide Invisalign aligners as an alternative to treatment. With these clear appliances, you can go through the process of correcting gaps and overlaps with a less invasive process. (more…)