All posts by Dr. Mariana Conant

Bad Bite Caused by Dental Problem

Most of us know what an overbite or underbite looks like, but there are other types of bad bites  that can be less obvious. A healthy bite is one where your top and bottom teeth come together in a very precise way. If the bite is off, even a little bit, it can cause problems with your teeth, chewing and the function of your jaws. Dental problems can arise if you have a bad or uneven bite.

Crooked Teeth

Crooked teeth can stress you mouth and jaws. If your teeth do not come together in a balanced way, you may unconsciously move your jaws in a way that eases discomfort or pain. Over time, this can affect the muscles and soft tissues of your face and jaw, causing TMJ symptoms. Continue reading

List of Bad Habits that affects Dental Health

When you are going about your daily life, you probably are not thinking about the effect that bad habits have on the health of your teeth.If you are prone to any of these habits, let us know. We will schedule an evaluation to check the condition of your teeth and then discuss ways to break these bad habits or replace them with healthier ones. Below are a few bad habits that are harmful for your teeth.

Drinking Soda

We all know that soda is not great for our teeth. Soda is basically sugar water, regardless if it is diet soda or not. Soda is a highly acidic drink and this acid eats away at your enamel in the same way as the acids produced by bacteria. Instead of drinking soda, switch to water. To add some extra extra flavor, try infusing with fruit, cucumber or mint leaves.  Continue reading

Beauty of Cosmetic Dentistry

If you have years of wear and tear on your teeth, it can be difficult to look in the mirror and imagine to ever have a beautiful smile.If you want to strengthen the structure of your teeth, improve your oral health and look younger, then cosmetic dentistry is for you. We know what the power a beautiful smile can bring and we are here to help you look younger and feel more confident with our cosmetic dentistry procedures.

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

General dental work is usually focused on the best ways to improve daily functioning for speaking, and eating. Improvements with the appearance of your smile is what cosmetic dentistry focuses on. The outcome can be greater confidence in yourself, the ability and desire to smile more and higher self esteem. Continue reading

Ways to Improve Your Bad Breath

One of the most nerve wrecking dental concerns experienced by our patients is chronic bad breath. It is a problem that affects millions of people. Patients who feel that they have persistent bad breath want effective solutions, and quickly.

If you believe that you might suffer from bad breath or would just like to avoid this condition in the future is it most important to understand the underlying causes. Chronic bad breath, which is also known as halitosis, can be completely avoided or corrected in most dental patients. Continue reading

Composite Fillings

One of the most common dental conditions is tooth decay. Dental fillings are the most popular restorative dentistry procedures performed in our office every year. Patients of all ages are subject to tooth decay. The good news is that unattractive metal amalgam fillings are a thing of the past.

Amalgam fillings were the only option for repairing tooth decay years ago. Amalgam fillings could not adjust themselves to changes in temperatures and other conditions, they would move and eventually break within teeth over a number of months or years. This caused the fillings to fall out, or even worse, for teeth to crack. Continue reading

Bring out the Best in Your Smile

Many of us are considering how we can make life better as we look forward to a new year ahead of us. Our resolutions may include things like creating healthy habits that will promote more energy and weight loss. Some may choose to expand their skills in their career. Our dental team is here to help you make the most of your smile this year, and every year to come! Dental care in our office means more than the occasional routine visit, it means working with an experienced dentist who has the passion and the knowledge for supporting attractive, healthy smiles. Continue reading

5 Tips for Keeping Your Mouth Healthy Between Cleanings

Regular dental cleanings are imperative to maintaining oral health. But it is what you do at home in between your dental cleanings that really makes a difference in the strength and health of your teeth and gums. Follow our dental tips below to keep your oral health on track.

Refine Your Brushing Technique
You might be brushing your teeth twice a day, but are you doing it the right way? The proper way of brushing is to hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle as you make contact with your teeth and gums. Brush lightly in an up-and-down motion, focusing on the front and back of each tooth and along the gum line. You should be brushing for a total of two minutes! Continue reading

Create a Straighter Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry

Our dental office provides cosmetic dentistry services to help create a smile to be proud of. We want to partner with you to increase your confidence in smile and yourself. Misaligned or crooked teeth can hinder your confidence and create insecurities. The truth is that you are perfect just the way you are, but we want you to feel that way at all times. We are here to help.

Crooked Teeth
Crooked teeth can be results of hereditary or nutritional issues but it can also be due to incorrect jaw development, thumb sucking during teeth development, teeth crowding or other persistent gentle pressure. Even consistent tongue pressure on the teeth over a long period of time has been said to cause crooked teeth. Whatever the cause, crooked teeth can cause pain, make it difficult to eat and be more difficult to clean. Continue reading

Common Dental Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

We all know the importance of scheduling our routine six-month dental checkups, but some dental ailments warrant immediate attention. Our dental practice offers services for all dental health concerns. Below are a few symptoms you should never ignore.

Tooth Pain Or Sensitivity
If you notice irritation when your teeth are exposed to hot and cold or sugar, you are experiencing sensitivity. Sensitive gums or teeth can result from a variety of ailments including root exposure, gum recession, a cavity, a cracked, chipped or damaged tooth,tooth grinding or clenching and more. Sensitive teeth can be one of the first signs of a problem and the best time to treat any issues are before significant damage occurs. Continue reading

5 Signs That You Could Benefit from a Night Guard

When we grind our teeth, this bad habit can cause our teeth to age quickly and cause jaw problems. Teeth grinding can also cause teeth to fracture and can deteriorate the appearance of our smile. Millions of Americans suffer from a teeth grinding habit. Our dental practice offers night guards, so that you can enjoy a healthy and comfortable smile. Below are five signs you may benefit from a night guard.

Morning Headaches Or Migraines
Headaches, migraines, facial muscles, sore shoulders, head muscles, and ringing in your ears all indicate a teeth grinding habit. Patients who seek treatment with a night guard often enjoy a dramatic reduction of symptoms. Continue reading