3 Reasons Tooth Loss Can Make Your Life More Difficult

You might be surprised to discover that the biggest cause of tooth loss is actually gum disease. While people can – and, in some cases, will – lose teeth after injuries, or because of advanced tooth decay, complications from an advanced periodontal infection cause the most tooth loss. That being said, having missing teeth for any reason is certainly cause for concern. Patients who lose teeth can find themselves struggling with daily problems, and can find their oral health worsening over time. If you need to seek prosthetic dental support, consider having your restoration secured with a dental implant. Implants can offer unrivaled stability, while also putting a stop to the threat of jawbone deterioration. (more…)

A Dental Crown Can Offer Restorative And Cosmetic Benefits

A dental crown is put in place to protect a vulnerable tooth. This is often done for a tooth affected by a cavity, but crowns are also used to safeguard teeth that are harmed in injuries. By providing this restorative dental service, your dentist hopes to keep your tooth safe, and to preserve your ability to comfortably and confidently bite and chew. Thanks to the use of ceramic dental material, you can actually have a crown that protects your appearance, even as it protects your tooth. The material is popular because it effectively helps you keep your smile looking good, while also providing protection. (more…)

Dealing With Nighttime Oral Health Threats

Your oral health – and your overall health – can face particular challenges while you sleep that your dentist can help you address. Some patients will require help because they are grinding their teeth during rest. This condition, referred to as bruxism, involves an involuntary clenching of your jaw, which can lead to serious dental harm. Others will require help for sleep apnea. Sleep apnea causes patients to make loud snoring sounds while they sleep, and creates constant disruptions to your sleep cycle that can create health troubles. (more…)

Check Out The Annual Police And Fire Softball Game!

On Friday, August 18, you can come and check out the annual Police And Fire Softball Game! This friendly rivalry takes place each year as part of the days’ long Old Home Day celebrations. You can watch some of Londonderry’s finest square off in a fun contest, enjoy some stadium refreshments, meet those who serve our community, and enjoy an evening out with family. The event will raise funds for the Lions Camp Pride. The group focuses on providing care for adults and children who deal with special needs issues. (more…)

Starting The Invisalign Treatment Process

At the end of treatment with Invisalign, you can find yourself with a set of straight teeth, an improved smile, and a lower risk for future oral health issues. So what can you expect at the beginning of treatment? One reason many people would prefer to use Invisalign to adjust their teeth is because it does so in a less conspicuous fashion than traditional bracket and wire braces. Invisalign can also be more convenient, thanks to your ability to remove your appliance whenever you eat, or when you are cleaning your teeth. (more…)

How Nitrous Oxide Can Change Your Treatment Experience

How would you describe your overall comfort with dental appointments? Are you fine during a checkup, but find yourself experiencing a spike in anxiety when you need restorative dental work? Many patients may feel real alarm when they have to undergo something like cavity treatment, and some will feel nervous during preventive appointments. For patients who need help feeling at ease, nitrous oxide can be supplied during your visit. The gas will relax you, but allow you to stay conscious of what is happening. Anxious patients who normally dread their dentist’s office can be put at ease, so that they can more comfortably undergo necessary oral care. (more…)

VELScope Offers Important Early Detection For Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is a serious, potentially deadly, disease. When it comes to combating this condition, early detection can have a big impact on your odds of successful recovery. You can perform a self-check for oral cancer, monitoring the inside of your mouth for lesions, sores, or other suspicious textures. Your dentist can also provide a careful examination thanks to VELScope. VELScope provides your dentist with a means to detect the earliest signs of oral cancer. This means you can be diagnosed – and have treatment started – before symptoms would even be visible. (more…)

Questions About Porcelain Veneers? We Have Answers

What will it take to really transform your smile, and help you dramatically improve your appearance? For many people, the answer to their cosmetic dental woes is to have porcelain veneers placed on teeth. When veneers are put in place, they can cover up issues with damaged or badly formed teeth, and hide discoloration. This cosmetic dental procedure offers patients the opportunity to make lasting changes, and enjoy their desired smile. Of course, if you are unfamiliar with what it takes to craft and place veneers, and unsure of how to care for them, you may be hesitant to move forward with a treatment. A better understanding of how veneers are made, placed, and maintained can help you more comfortably move forward with securing improvements. (more…)

Enjoy The Friday Night Concert And Fireworks August 18

As part of this year’s Old Home Day series of events, you and your family are encouraged to come out to the Londonderry High School lawn and enjoy the Friday Night Concert And Fireworks! The Friday Night Concert And Fireworks has been a popular gathering, and a popular Old Home Days attraction, for many years. You can enjoy the sounds of the band Manchuka, an eight piece group featuring a five piece horn section, singers, and a rhythm section. The group is sure to keep your toes tapping, but once they wrap up, make sure you stick around for the fireworks display, organized by the Londonderry Fire Department. (more…)

Root Canal Therapy Can Take Care Of Serious Tooth Decay

Once bacteria have access to your pulp – and the opportunity to attack your tooth’s living tissue – you can be in for an uncomfortable experience. An advanced stage of tooth decay can lead to serious discomfort, and make it more difficult to bite and chew food. You can even lose your tooth! Root canal therapy involves the accessing of your tooth’s interior, and the safe removal of all signs of infection in your root and pulp. By performing this procedure, your dentist can save your tooth from serious harm, and bring an end to your ongoing tooth pain. (more…)