The symptoms of nighttime teeth grinding are difficult to miss, but all too often ignored — like headaches, tooth sensitivity, and weak or worn down teeth. Unfortunately, many people don’t seek treatment for the condition we also call bruxism simply because they don’t realize there is an effective solution in sight. But relief is on the way when you visit your dentist in Dublin, Dr. Eric Buck or Dr. Hannah Burton. They and the team at Distinctive Smiles treat nighttime teeth grinding with custom fitted nightguards.
Distinctive Smiles of Dublin Blog
June 30, 2017
At Distinctive Smiles of Dublin, our goal for all of our patients is right there in our name: a one-of-a-kind, distinctive smile that no one can forget. If you’re not completely satisfied with the appearance of your front teeth, we can help with porcelain veneers in Dublin. These thin porcelain coverings remake the appearance of teeth affected by any number of imperfections, like chips, cracks, gaps, stains… and the list goes on.
June 28, 2017
More adults than ever before are getting braces these days. If you’re busy considering your options in orthodontics, think about joining the 4 million people (and counting) who have had their teeth straightened with Invisalign, clear braces for adults and teens. This treatment is super subtle and reveals the straight, beautiful teeth you’ve always dreamed about! Your dentist in Dublin is pleased to offer the Invisalign treatment at Distinctive Smiles.
May 22, 2017
You’ve heard your family dentist in Dublin warn you about how too much sugar can be bad for your smile. You’ve really tried to take his advice. Instead of having candies, you’d select a healthier snack. But, you can’t seem to kick your addiction to sugary drinks like sodas and energy drinks. Our Dental professionals are here to explain the real dysfunctional relationship sugar has with your teeth and what you can do to avoid your oral health from taking an ugly turn for the worst.
May 17, 2017
Many people look forward to summer break. What’s not to love about the warm weather, water sports, and most importantly—the fun photos you get to post on social media! But, are you one of the few people who doesn’t look forward to taking pictures with your friends and family because of your discolored smile? You shouldn’t have to sacrifice all the fun in the sun because of how you feel about your teeth. Luckily, Distinctive Smiles has two options for teeth whitening in Dublin: in-office treatments and at-home whitening kits.
May 9, 2017
Do you understand the true threat that gum disease poses to your oral and overall health? Dr. Buck and Dr. Burton of Distinctive Smiles wants you to truly appreciate how healthy gums keep the rest of your body healthy and the signs of when your gum health starts to deteriorate. It’s important to be able to recognize the signs of gum disease so that you can seek therapeutic treatments from your dentist in Dublin to help improve your oral health. We’re happy to explain the symptoms of gum disease and how we can help you get your dental health back on track.
April 21, 2017
Restoring your smile’s appearance and function is a top priority when you’ve lost one or more teeth. Your Dublin dentist offers an amazingly versatile dental service to patient’s wanting to gain their confidence back and teeth that can perform like they’re supposed to. Dental implants can be combined with a single crown, partial denture, or full arch of dentures to mimic the natural design of your teeth. Would you like to learn more about the possibilities that new, functional teeth replacements can offer you?
April 11, 2017
You’ve probably heard from your peers that flossing isn’t the “tooth saver” your dentist has always told you it was. When you heard that you probably experienced a sense of relief from your hovering sense of shame that you’ve held in from your poor flossing habits. Your dentist in Dublin doesn’t want to burst your bubble, but flossing is still important to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Distinctive Smiles of Dublin still encourages every patient to practice daily flossing. In case our sense of urgency isn’t enough, here are five reasons why we support flossing your teeth daily.
April 1, 2017
Tobacco abuse is the single highest risk factor in the development of oral cancer with heavy alcohol consumption right behind it. Thankfully, smoking rates are decreasing in the United States, but your Dublin dentist wants you to know that there are more risk factors to consider. When you and your dentist are working together to diligently prevent oral cancer, you need to consider your tobacco and alcohol consumption, genetic makeup, immune system function, diet, inflammatory processes, and a variety of other factors. One of the best ways to actively stay two steps ahead of this dangerous disease is to get oral cancer screenings with your dentist during your regular appointments.
March 15, 2017
Can you imagine as many as eighteen million Americans alone waking up moody, irritable, or with tension built headaches every morning? The Sleep Orders Guide online reports that this statistic reflects one in fifteen Americans has had a case of sleep apnea. The only positive about that statement is that you’re not alone. Your dentist in Dublin understands the prevalence of sleep disorders in America and how it affects our patients on a day to day basis. That’s why our office, Distinctive Smiles of Dublin, offers effective sleep apnea treatment to help you get the full night’s rest that you deserve.