Have You Been Putting Off the Dentist Due to COVID?

Have You Been Putting Off the Dentist Due to COVID?

We know there is still so much uncertainty and conflicting information about what you can and cannot safely do as things begin to open up.  COVID has interrupted so many important aspects of daily life, and one of those might have been your consistent dental visits.  We aren’t hearing these questions from our patients because the people asking them are not yet conning in for dental visits.  However, we hear them from friends and family members who wonder if it is safe to go back to the dentist. Continue reading Have You Been Putting Off the Dentist Due to COVID?

How Long Does a Nightguard Last?

How Long Does a Nightguard Last?

Many people wear dental appliances to protect their teeth from the heavy forces of clenching and/or grinding. We commonly refer to these appliances as “nightguards” because they guard your teeth at night (or whenever you sleep). For our purposes, we are limiting this discussion to professional, custom-made nightguards. While there are many different styles and configurations of nightguards, we will discuss the most common type, which is a hard acrylic, single arch (covering only the upper or the lower teeth) appliance that covers all of the teeth in the arch. Continue reading How Long Does a Nightguard Last?