If you’re thinking of getting dentures, you might be hesitant. You might be worried that they’ll look unnatural, or they’ll slip out at the most embarrassing time possible. But you can rest assured that today’s dentures are a lot more advanced than those your parents or grandparents might have had. Here are just a few … Continue reading “3 Reasons to Think About Dentures”

The “root canal” describes the space in the middle of the tooth. It contains the tooth nerve and a soft area called the pulp chamber. A root canal procedure is done to protect a decayed/infected tooth from becoming abscessed and damaging the tissue surrounding it. The treatment involves removing the diseased pulp and, effectively cleaning … Continue reading “Root Canal Treatment: Everything You Need to Know”

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome or Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) occurs when the joint that connects the jaw and the skull is damaged, leading to a localized pain disorder. TMJ may be caused by injury to the jaw or the teeth, dental misalignment, poor posture, teeth clenching/grinding, arthritis, stress, and excessive gum chewing. Here are 5 important … Continue reading “5 Things You Need to Know About TMJ”

At their young ages, children depend on their parents to provide for them and oversee their general healthcare. When it comes to dental care, there areother ways to protect your child’s teeth in addition to brushing and flossing: Be mindful of what goes in your child’s mouth While trying to pacify a baby, it’s common … Continue reading “Protecting Your Child’s Teeth”

A toothache is your mouth’s way of warning you that something may be wrong. Even if you had a dental checkup some weeks before then, when your tooth starts to ache, you need to schedule another visit to address whatever it may be before it gets serious. Here are some conditions that may cause sudden … Continue reading “5 Causes of Toothaches”

When you talk or smile, you are mindful not to open your mouth too widely because your teeth are more yellow than white and it makes you self-conscious. The only way to regain your confidence is to whiten them but you are torn between visiting the dentist or whitening at home by yourself. This should … Continue reading “Teeth Whitening: At Home or At the Dentist?”

According to a report from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, ~70% of Americans between the ages of 35 and 44 are missing a tooth due to gum disease, dental fractures, tooth decay, or an accident. If you are one of the millions of people missing a tooth (or more) and you are … Continue reading “Dental Implants or Dentures”

First off what is a crown in relation to dentistry and how does it possibly fit on a tooth?  Well, a dental crown is essentially a covering that goes over a tooth that has been damaged due to cavities or other decay.  These can protect your previously damaged tooth, and prevent any further infection or … Continue reading “Why You Should Consider A One Visit Crown”

Dentistry may seem somewhat simple.  You need your teeth cleaned, or a cavity taken care of, so you make an appointment and go see your dentist.  Yep, simple enough.  Now is that the same for a child?  The short answer is yes, but in reality the answer is a very big NO. Just like when … Continue reading “How Pediatric Dentistry Is Different and Why It Matters”

If you’ve ever looked at your reflection and thought that your smile wasn’t as great as it could be, but there was nothing you could do about it, then think again.  If a smile makeover is what you need the folks over at Spring Cypress Dental know just what to do to turn that frown … Continue reading “The Smile Makeover Of Your Dreams”

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