For teeth that are discolored, crooked, chipped, misaligned, or misshaped, porcelain veneers and dental composite bonding continue to be popular options in cosmetic dentistry. Yet, with minimal or zero tooth preparation, “no-prep” ceramic-based veneers are providing new possibilities for patients that are pursuing alternatives to traditional veneers or dental bonding.
When one or more of your teeth are missing, it’s difficult to eat and speak, the shape of your face may change, and the last thing that you want to do is smile or laugh. Thus, as a bridge to a better smile, Dental Bridges fill the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
While 1 in 141 individuals living in the United States suffer from Celiac Disease, it’s believed that up to 2 million have it and do not know it. As a digestive disorder, those with Celiac cannot process gluten, which is found in wheat, oats, rye, and barley. When these things are ingested, individuals will experience a range of symptoms from nausea and vomiting to bloating, constipation, irritability, and ultimately malnutrition.
When an individual’s airway collapses during sleep for up to 10 seconds, preventing a certain amount of air from getting to the lungs, they may have sleep apnea. Also known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea, this serious and potentially life-threatening disorder can only be diagnosed by a sleep specialist. However, dental professionals are often the first to suspect it. Why? Simply put, dentists see patients more often, giving them a glimpse into behaviors and patient complaints that may point to sleep apnea.