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Tongue Scraping: Are There Any Benefits?

May 24, 2017 — by Sharon B. Mateja, D.D.S. | Comments (0)
Tags: General Dentistry Oral Hygiene

Scraping your tongue has many benefits. Let's consider the oral hygiene advantages of using a tongue scraper.


Should You Be Concerned about Tooth Sensitivity When Chewing?

Apr 25, 2017 — by Sharon B. Mateja, D.D.S. | Comments (0)
Tags: General Dentistry Restorative Dentistry

If you notice tooth sensitivity when chewing, it may be a sign of a dental problem. Learn more about the link between tooth sensitivity and chewing.


How Oral Injuries Can Lead to Tooth Loss

Mar 25, 2017 — by Sharon B. Mateja, D.D.S. | Comments (0)
Tags: Missing Teeth Restorative Dentistry

Oral injuries and physical trauma to the head or mouth can result in tooth loss. Let's consider some treatments for missing teeth.


What Causes Tooth Sensitivity to Hot and Cold?

Feb 25, 2017 — by Sharon B. Mateja, D.D.S. | Comments (0)
Tags: General Dentistry Restorative Dentistry

Understanding the causes of tooth sensitivity to hot and cold can help you protect your smile and seek any necessary treatments.


How Gum Disease Can Lead to Tooth Loss

Jan 24, 2017 — by Sharon B. Mateja, D.D.S. | Comments (0)
Tags: Gum Disease Missing Teeth Restorative Dentistry

Advanced periodontal disease can lead to the loss of teeth. Let's consider how gum health can impact your smile and what treatments are available.


Protect Your Teeth from Bad Dental Habits

Dec 23, 2016 — by Sharon B. Mateja, D.D.S. | Comments (0)
Tags: General Dentistry Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Sharon B. Mateja discusses the bad dental habits that should be avoided to preserve tooth strength and structure.


Who Is a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

Nov 24, 2016 — by Sharon B. Mateja, D.D.S. | Comments (0)
Tags: Porcelain Veneers Cosmetic Dentistry Smile Makeover

Porcelain veneers can help countless people with aesthetic flaws affecting their smile. Let's consider who is a good candidate.


The Causes of Damaged Dental Crowns

Oct 25, 2016 — by Sharon B. Mateja, D.D.S. | Comments (0)
Tags: Dental Crowns Restorative Dentistry

Dental crowns are durable, though they can chip, crack, and experience damage for a variety of reasons. Let's look at the causes.


Bruxism and the Risk of Dental Damage

Sep 27, 2016 — by Sharon B. Mateja, D.D.S. | Comments (0)
Tags: General Dentistry Restorative Dentistry

Bruxism, or chronic teeth grinding, is dangerous to your oral health. Protect your smile from bruxism and dental damage with these tips.


The Dangers of Dry Mouth: Dental Damage and Other Problems

Aug 26, 2016 — by Sharon B. Mateja, D.D.S. | Comments (0)
Tags: Dry Mouth Tooth Decay Gum Disease

Dry mouth poses a number of dangers to patients. Let's take a moment to consider what they are and how to deal with them.