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Frequently Asked Questions About Cavities

When you think about the dentist, typically the first thing to come to mind is teeth, perhaps followed by cavities. A cavity can be described as an empty space within a solid object; in this case, a tooth. When cavities form, they hurt almost from the beginning.  Since they increase in size and can affect… Read more »

Symmetry in Smiling

You probably don’t need a professional opinion to tell you that straightening crooked teeth can significantly improve your smile’s appearance. Still, as an adult, you might be hesitant about wearing metal braces, especially if your image and confidence are an important part of your professional life. Unfortunately, vanity doesn’t change the fact that, without proper… Read more »

“Chewse” Wisely When It Comes to Chewing Gum

It’s a habit most of us enjoy as kids and many of us never grow out of as adults: chewing gum. We chew gum to freshen our breath after meals and to blow bubbles just for fun. When it comes to your oral health, gum can be a mixed bag: in some cases, gum can… Read more »

Keep Your Whitened Teeth Whitened

You have made a significant investment in your appearance by having your teeth whitened and your smile brightened by Dr. Michael J. Young. You want to know how to protect its value and how to let it generate a return on investment for years to come. Below are so helpful ways to safeguard your newly… Read more »

How Does Sugar Cause Cavities?

If you have a sweet tooth, then you’ve probably wondered, “why?” whenever someone warns you about candy’s danger to your teeth, or wished there were some way around it. Though sugar inevitably fuels the destructive processes that can threaten your smile, understanding these processes and sugar’s exact involvement in them can help you take measures… Read more »

Are You Losing Sleep to Sleep Apnea?

In a world where nearly everything new is designed to stimulate and entertain, losing sleep is easier than ever before. Instead of resting, you might want to catch up on new episodes of your favorite program, play around with your new phone or tablet, or get ahead on the next day’s workload. Sometimes, however, you… Read more »

More than Digital X-Rays: The Technology of Modern Dentistry

Diagnostics is the most important aspect your of cosmetic and restorative dental treatment. Without accurately diagnosing your condition, Dr. Young wouldn’t be able to assess your dental health and suggest an appropriate treatment plan. Though X-rays have long been a vital resource in dental diagnostics, digital X-rays offer significantly improved and instantaneous images while producing… Read more »

Is Gum Disease Something You Should Worry About?

It’s more than an issue with your gums; periodontal disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss in the United States. The rampant inflammation associated with the condition is also a recognized risk factor for other chronic inflammatory conditions.  The good news is that gum disease is highly preventable, and equally as controllable if… Read more »

Why You Should Consider Invisalign® for Straighter Teeth

Even if they understand the complications associated with crooked teeth outside of cosmetic appearance, many older teens and adults hesitate or neglect to seek treatment for fear of having to wear braces. If their goal is to improve their confidence, then conspicuous metal brackets and wires can seem counterintuitive. Such hesitation, however, can expose your… Read more »

Defining Crooked Teeth

Of all the issues that can affect your smile’s function and appearance, crooked teeth are often among the most complex to treat. Besides the asymmetrical look it lends to your smile, malocclusion can make it difficult for your mouth to operate properly by throwing your bite pressure off balance. Your jaw’s joints and muscles can… Read more »