How Dental Crowns Help Patients With Dental Emergencies

A concern that sends you to the dentist’s office for emergency care can require restorative dental work to protect the tooth causing you trouble. An injured or cavity-affected tooth can be restored with a custom dental crown, which will completely cover a tooth above the gum line and take on bite pressure on its behalf. Our Charles City, IA dentist’s office is ready to help when patients need treatment on short notice. When your urgent treatment calls for the placement of a crown, we can start the process of restoring your tooth and address both its function and appearance. If necessary, we can perform root canal therapy to address internal problems. (more…)

Unaddressed Teeth Grinding May Be Why Your Jaw Aches

Chronic jaw pain can make days feel longer and less pleasant. If discomfort tends to be worst at the start of your day, or if you have noticed problems with teeth sensitivity or wear and tear in addition to difficult or painful jaw movement, bruxism may be the cause of your constant pain. People who experience habitual teeth grinding often struggle with this issue throughout the night. The hours of unconscious grinding and clenching can damage your enamel while also negatively affecting the health and alignment of your jaw joints. At our Charles City, IA dentist’s office, we can examine you to see if bruxism affects you. We can ease tension on your jaw and protect your smile through the appropriate treatment. (more…)

How Can I Find Out If I Need Root Canal Therapy?

Your goal should be to avoid problems that make restorative dental work necessary, but you should not put off treatment if you think you already have a problem that calls for care from your dentist. If you try to put off service to address an active problem, that trouble with your oral health can worsen and create more problems for you over time. At our Charles City, IA dentist’s office, we can examine your smile and determine what might need to take place to restore your oral health. Teeth that become infected due to cavity problems or dental injuries will need to undergo root canal therapy. The root canal procedure removes damaged or infected tissues from within a tooth. By addressing problems within a tooth, we can save it from extraction and put a stop to active problems with pain or sensitivity. (more…)

Kick Off The New Year With Cosmetic Dental Work!

Did you end 2020 with a bright, confident smile, or have you grown unhappy with the appearance of your teeth? Cosmetic problems can gradually form and worsen over time, leaving some people less comfortable with their appearance. Others have held onto concerns about their appearance caused by misshapen, misaligned, or otherwise flawed teeth. If you have new or old concerns about the way you look, consider kicking off the new year with cosmetic dental work! At our Charles City, IA dentist’s office, patients who want brighter, more symmetrical, and generally better looking smiles can find that they are just a single conservative procedure away from exciting improvements. (more…)

Avoid These Mistakes When Brushing Your Teeth

People tend to start brushing on their own at around the ages of six and seven. That means adults have plenty of experience caring for their smile, but it also means they have years to grow comfortable and complacent. If you are not careful, you may overlook poor habits that make you more likely to develop cavities or issues with gum disease! You can visit our Charles City, IA dentist’s office for regular preventive dental care that minimizes your risk for serious dental health issues. With that said, you should have an effective routine in place at home to prevent problems with tartar buildup, gum disease, and tooth decay from occurring. (more…)

Discussing Treatment Options When You Want A Brighter Smile

When you look at your smile in the mirror, do you have a hard time ignoring how the color of your teeth have changed? Is this discoloration starting to affect your confidence? Many people start to grow embarrassed about the color of their teeth over time. While this is often because of an accumulation of teeth stains, it can also be linked to troubles with enamel erosion, problems with certain medications you have taken, or other issues that can cause internal discoloration. At our Charles City, IA dentist’s office, we are ready to meet with individuals embarrassed by discoloration and recommend treatment. With the right cosmetic dental procedure, we can take care of your concerns and help you smile with more confidence! (more…)

Should I Really Tell My Dentist That I Snore?

You may prefer to keep the number of people who know that you snore to a minimum. People often feel embarrassed by this problem, and because of this they try not to speak about it. What you might not realize is that your dentist should know that you have snoring issues, especially if you also struggle with issues like fatigue, higher blood pressure, and other troubles related to sleep apnea. At our Charles City, IA dentist’s office, we are ready to help individuals who struggle with the effects of sleep apnea, including snoring. With a custom oral appliance, we can address the breathing trouble that has made your sleep loud and less effective at providing the benefits of rest. (more…)

These Flossing Tips Can Help You Maintain Healthier Teeth!

Failing to properly and consistently floss can be more costly than you realize. Unfortunately, many people mistakenly assume that they will not have to worry about flossing each day if they want to prevent dental problems, while others simply fail to make time for this practice. Without a flossing routine in place, you can let tartar build up between your teeth. When that happens, you become more vulnerable to trouble with both dental decay and gum disease. Our Charles City, IA dentist’s office is prepared to help you protect your smile against the different threats you can face. We provide this support through in-office preventive dental care as well as through helpful tips that you can use to improve your daily routine! (more…)

Chip Your Tooth During Your Thanksgiving Meal? We Can Help!

No matter how intimate or casual your gathering is, a Thanksgiving meal with your family can be a true delight…unless that meal ends with a chipped tooth! The unfortunate truth is that one unlucky bite can leave you with damaged enamel. If that happens, you should have your dentist evaluate the injury – even if it seems minor, it can lead to a negative change in your oral health with serious consequences. Our Charles City, IA dentist’s office is prepared to help if you need restorative dental work after a holiday. We can evaluate the tooth and see what condition it is, then find a conservative, long-term solution to the matter! (more…)

Arranging Restorative Dental Work For A Dental Emergency

Restorative dental work is often arranged after a dental exam reveals that a cavity has formed on a tooth, or when a patient comes in to see us about a recently-developed toothache. However, under some circumstances it may need to take place with little advance notice. If you injure a tooth, you can reach out to us to have it restored during an emergency dental procedure. At your appointment, your Charles City, IA dentist will perform the necessary evaluation to determine what needs to be done for your tooth. Once your needs are determined, we can move forward with a procedure to address physical damage as well as any internal problems that might need to be resolved. (more…)