Don’t Let The Bad Stories Steer You Away From Nightguards

You recently found out that you will probably have to wear a nightguard. Many people are not too thrilled about wearing a nightguard, and that is very understandable. You are probably thinking: “Am I really going to need a nightguard?” Changing your current habits and trying something new is not always easy, even if it…

Ask Dr. Phelan: Do Dental Veneers Stain?

Over the years, Dr. Phelan has answered many patient questions about dental veneers. However, one of most frequently asked is, “Do dental veneers stain?” This is understandable. Veneers provide patients with a new, straight, and white smile. A person wants to know how to take care of it and ensure that the outcome is lasting. Veneers…

Could Your Mouth Pain Be Caused by TMJ Disorder?

Temporomandibular joints in your jaw allow you to perform everyday functions such as chewing, swallowing, and speaking. They sit close to the front of your ears and connect your skull and lower jaw together. Most people don’t think about these automatic functions until it becomes painful to perform them. This could indicate temporomandibular joint disorder,…

Can Dental Implants Get Cavities?

At Exquisite Smiles, we receive many questions and concerns about dental implants. Each one of them is a good question worthy of a good answer. Nevertheless, we have also learned that for every one person who asks, there are many who will remain silent. In order to help you better understand dental implants, today we…

Are Veneers Worth it?

If you are currently unhappy with your smile, it is entirely possible that you have considered veneers. But are they just a solution for celebrities with a lot of cash to throw down or can they be a viable solution for you? Are veneers worth it? Let’s take a look. Veneers for a Better Life…

Do You Think You May Be Suffering From TMJ Disorder?

TMJ disorder is a condition that has a painful impact on the joints of your jaw. We know that jaw pain is very common, but a TMJ disorder can cause various symptoms that may not be associated with common jaw pain. We want you to be aware of some of the common signs and symptoms…

Protect Your Teeth with a Nightguard

If you have frequent head or jaw aches, worn tooth enamel, or cracked teeth, your dentist may recommend a nightguard. These devices, usually made of plastic, protect your teeth and dental work from wear and tear. They also provide relief for a condition called bruxism, which is clenching or grinding your teeth to the point…

How do Dental Implants Work?

Are you interested in getting dental implants? Dental implants can be very beneficial in that they are the closest thing to an actual tooth. Unlike dentures or bridges, they are a more permanent and comfortable solution. They also won’t cause decay to your teeth over time. If you’ve been interested in getting dental implants and…

Are my Gums too Unhealthy for Dental Implants?

If you struggle with gum disease and have ever considered dental implants, chances are that you have had the question of, are my gums healthy enough for a dental implant? This is a simple question with a slightly more complicated answer. The truth is that it is not recommended to get dental implants if you…