Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) Symptoms

Essentially, TMJ disorder means that the joint connecting your upper and lower jaw is not functioning the way it should. This part of your body that allows you to move your lower jaw forward, backward and side-to-side is a complex system made up of more than just bone. There are ligaments, discs and muscles involved… Read more »

What to Do in an Orthodontic Emergency

Have you gotten braces? Does it seem like life has you constantly running from one activity to another? While life can be incredibly busy and hectic, little mishaps do not seem to wait for convenient moments for them to occur. Because of this, we would like to briefly explain what you can do if you… Read more »

Four Ways to Whiten Teeth

When you look in your mirror, have you notice that once beautiful, white teeth are becoming dull and yellowish? There are many ways your tooth enamel can become discolored. Not only are there loads of things that you eat and drink every day that can color your teeth, but age is also an uncontrollable contributor… Read more »

Replenish Your Smile with Treatments During Cold and Flu Season

Don’t be afraid to set forth a damage prevention plan to keep your smile safe as you age. If left untreated, you may find yourself slowly having decay and erosion wear away your teeth and gums. Beyond traditional healing methods, you may also want to take into consideration times when it won’t be as easy… Read more »

Dental Restorations: White Dental Fillings

  In order to ensure your oral health remains at its peak, it is important to always employ the necessary treatments to keep your smile safe from dental erosion and other forms of dental decay. If a cavity occurs to the point that a hole has formed in your tooth enamel, notify your dentist as… Read more »

The Steps to Building a Better Smile: Sleep Apnea

One potential sleeping disorder that can cause serious problems to not only your oral health but your physical health, is sleep apnea. Sleep apnea has numerous causes that can arise due to irregular breathing patterns while you sleep. If left untreated it can lead to numerous health problems, including high blood pressure, heart failure, and… Read more »

Installing a Dental Bridge Can Help Prevent Latent Tooth Loss Complications

When a tooth is lost to untreated tooth decay, a dental fracture, or a treatment based extraction, the void left in your mouth can lend itself to a plethora of complications. Initially, a missing front tooth can limit your ability to cleanly bite off pieces of food. This could also impact the clarity of your… Read more »

Essential Toothbrush Facts

In order to keep your smile in shape, you’ll want to have an oral hygiene routine with high-quality tools. Today, Drs. Scott and Doug Petersen and our dental team would like to tell you some helpful facts about selecting the right toothbrush. First, look for a soft-bristled toothbrush. Soft bristles thoroughly clean the surfaces of… Read more »

What Materials are Dental Crowns Made From?

While the first word you think of when you hear or read the word “crown” is most likely “gold,” oral crowns actually come in a wide variety of materials — including gold, as it turns out. Here are some of the numerous varieties that dental crowns can come in: Ceramic crowns. Ceramic crowns are porcelain-based,… Read more »

I Chipped a Tooth and I’m Away From Home. What Do I Do?

If you’re on a trip and you suffer an oral trauma, chipping or breaking a tooth, it’s important to take care of the tooth and situation right away. You don’t want to worry about a chipped or broken tooth your whole vacation, do you? So, to help you treat the tooth, our dentist, Dr. ,… Read more »