Snoring is a common habit, and while some people may never snore, others may do it constantly. In some cases, it can be so consistent that it may have an impact on your health and wellbeing. At our Charles City, IA, dentist’s office, we can often help patients address chronic snoring conditions and help them sleep more peacefully with the help of a custom-designed sleep appliance. If you have chronic sleep apnea – a sleep disorder that can be related to chronic snoring – then an appliance may help you alleviate it, as well. (more…)
If you grind your teeth at night on a regular basis, did you know that you could end up damaging your teeth? Over time, smiles could become cracked, chipped, or develop decay and infection. In order to help stop bruxism in Charles City, IA, we offer a comfortable and non-invasive solution to teeth grinding. Learn more about oral appliance therapy in today’s blog.
You’re not the only one with a smile susceptible to tooth decay. Children of all ages can develop cavities too, from babies to older kids and teens. In order to help safeguard young smiles against the onset of painful cavities, we offer families in Charles City, IA, preventive treatments. When should a child receive a fluoride treatment or dental sealant?
When was the last time you scheduled a visit to see your Charles City, IA, dentist for a checkup and cleaning? Often, we find patients may not quite realize how these routine visits help protect smiles from serious issues, including tooth decay and gum disease, and how they may offer the earliest possible diagnosis of oral cancer. Let’s look at why you should schedule your checkup and cleaning visit soon!
Missing teeth means the overall health of your smile suffers. Along with impacts on your smile’s appearance, you may be more likely to development misalignment, further tooth loss, and even a prematurely aged appearance. To help, we offer our Charles City, IA, residents implant dentistry. How do you know if you qualify for dental implants?
We consider a dental emergency any damage to your teeth or gums, provided the injury isn’t life threatening (at which point you should call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room). When you contact your Charles City, IA, dentist for emergency care, we will often see you the same day to treat the issue. In today’s blog, we’re looking at different ways our patients can respond to an emergency to limit discomfort before they see us!
In our previous blog, we talked about how dental bridges helped patients with between one and three lost teeth in a row. But what if you have a more substantial case of tooth loss, what if you’ve lost several teeth or even a majority of them? For Charles City, IA, patients with severe tooth loss, a complete or partial denture may be necessary.
If you have between one and three missing teeth in a row, then your smile may benefit from a dental prosthetic. With dental bridges, we have a lifelike and durable solution to minor tooth loss. In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about how we create and place these bridges, and the benefits they offer for the health and appearance of your smile.
When examining smiles, the discovery of damage or advanced decay often means the patient will benefit from crown placement. A strong and lifelike restoration, we use them to return teeth to optimal function, health, and appearance. How do we create our lifelike dental crowns, and when do our Charles City, IA, patients benefit from restoration?
What happens if your tooth develops a cavity so severe a filling may not be enough? What if your tooth becomes infected or abscessed? For these issues, we may restore the health and function of the smile using root canal therapy. A comfortable restorative treatment, root canals help stop the progression of decay and infection, safeguarding the overall health of smiles in Charles City, IA.