Teeth Grinding: Causes and Solutions

Teeth grinding, or bruxism, can occur in children, teens, and adults—even seniors. In fact, approximately 15% to 33% of children grind their teeth. This usually happens either at the time they begin teething (tooth eruption) and during the time that their permanent teeth are emerging.
If you only clench or grind your teeth occasionally, then you probably won’t suffer any major consequences. But if you are a chronic teeth grinder, you may be damaging your teeth on a regular basis.
Causes of […]

Haven’t Been to the Dentist in a While

When You Haven’t Been to the Dentist in a While
Here’s What You Can Expect…
Has it been a while since your last dental visit? It happens. You may not have had insurance coverage. You may have become busy with life. You may have a fear of the dentist. Or you may be a little embarrassed that it’s been so long. If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, you’re not alone.
At Peace Haven Family Dentistry, we understand, and we […]

Summer Care for Your Teeth

Thinking about summer care for your teeth? Probably not.
We are deep into summer, which means many of you have been on vacation or are still planning to head away to a summer destination. While you’re in vacation mode, it’s easy to “bend the rules” for both you and your children and say, “Oh, we’re on vacation. Let’s treat ourselves.” And while we all deserve a treat, it’s still important to stick to some healthy routines to balance all of your […]

How Invisalign Will Change Your Look

Have you been wishing for that perfect, confident smile? 
Four decades ago, the only option to straighten teeth was to use traditional braces with glue and brackets and wires, which can be uncomfortable and cause sores in the mouth from friction.
At Peace Haven Family Dentistry, we offer our patients the newest and most proven techniques and tools to help give you the best smile possible. Today, there is a newer and much more convenient option to straighten your teeth: Invisalign clear […]

Why You Should See Your Dentist Every 6 Months

You’ve probably heard your dental hygienist or even a friend recommend that you see your dentist every six months. On the one hand it makes sense. And on the other hand, you wonder if it’s really necessary. But have you ever stopped to ask why?
For some people, going to the dentist twice a year is part of their normal routine, and they typically don’t think too much about it. For others who may be nervous about going to the dentist, […]

Repairing Teeth After an Injury

Traumatic teeth injuries can sometimes happen, often due to an accident, a fall, violence, a car accident, biting down on hard foods or a sports injury. No matter the damage, you should have your injury examined by your dentist or endodontist as soon as possible. When repairing teeth after an injury, we take special care to save the integrity of your natural tooth.
Most injuries involve either a chip or a crack in the tooth. On rare occasions, one or more […]

Why Children Need Dental Sealants

Why Dental Sealants are Essential to Your Child’s Teeth
How well does your child brush his/her teeth?
Does your child already have cavities?
Struggling to get your child to floss?
Dental sealants are the best option to prevent dental problems. Good teeth brushing techniques, flossing, and teeth care are all common concerns among parents of growing children. At some point, it’s natural for your child to take over the task of brushing their own teeth. But how well are they brushing? Are they getting […]

Get a Beautiful Smile This Year

Get the Beautiful Smile You’ve Always Wanted
New Year, New You!
Do you have a New Year’s resolution this year?
Do you find yourself avoiding laughing because you’re self-conscious about your smile?
Do you smile less often because you’re embarrassed about your teeth?
How about getting the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted? So many times, we see patients who let their undesirable smile change how they live their lives. If you find yourself hiding your smile more often than not, you could be holding yourself […]

Using Up Your Dental Benefits

As we close out another calendar year, many people are leaving money on the table when it comes to using up their dental benefits. Many people have Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), which use your own funds to pay for dental care with pre-tax dollars. But whether you are insured through an employer plan, through an individual plan or through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), your plan likely expires on December 31. 
Since the holidays are here, now is the time to […]

Holiday Tooth Care

Tooth Care through the Holidays

The foods you eat during the holiday season can be tough on your teeth. All kinds of hard candies and ooey-gooey treats can cause havoc on your natural teeth and your dental work. The sugar in cookies, cakes, pies, candy, and other goodies you consume throughout the season create a natural byproduct, acid. The continued presence of acid on your teeth will cause your enamel to wear away, leading to painful cavities.
The good news is that […]

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