What Happens When You Miss a Dental Appointment?

While going to the dentist may not be your favorite way to pass your time, it’s really important to take good care of your teeth. Part of doing that is regularly seeing your dentist. You may think that occasionally skipping an appointment won’t make a big impact on your dental health, but that’s not the [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | January 22, 2020 | Comments: 0 | Wellness

Can your dentist fix a chipped tooth? How bad is it to chip a tooth?

Have you ever chipped a tooth? It’s pretty easy to do unintentionally. Whether you accidentally bumped into something or were injured playing sports, little everyday accidents can cause unsightly chips. Sometimes you get away with a small chip on your tooth that you can hardly see. Maybe you shrug it off and hope that no [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | January 13, 2020 | Comments: 0 | Dental Health | Veneers

What is your level of risk for tooth decay?

Tooth decay can happen to anyone, but some people are at an increased risk. This can be due to health conditions, age, genetics, and a number of other reasons. Tooth decay is simply damage to a tooth’s enamel and later dentin. This occurs when acid created by bacteria in your mouth damages a tooth’s surface. [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | December 30, 2019 | Comments: 0 | Dental Health | Wellness

What is a full mouth reconstruction and who may be a candidate?

Do you ever wish that you had a smile that you could confidently show off? That you never had to worry about what you looked like or whether or not anyone is staring at your teeth? With a lost or chipped tooth or two, the fix is relatively easy. You just talk to your dentist [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | December 18, 2019 | Comments: 2 | 3D Dentures | Dental implants | Dental Technology | Oral Surgery

What is Corrective Jaw Surgery?

Orthognathic surgery, or corrective jaw surgery, a variety of both minor and major dental and skeletal irregularities. These surgical corrections can include misalignments of the jaw and teeth. By having this surgery, a patient can see an improvement in breathing, chewing, and speaking. All of these things are crucial for a full, healthy life. This [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | December 12, 2019 | Comments: 2 | Digital Dentistry | Oral Surgery | Periodontics

Bite Imbalance: Cause, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Have you noticed that your teeth are misaligned? Maybe when you smile you have noticed that your teeth don’t fit together properly. While this may be an issue for you cosmetically, an unbalanced bite can cause a number of other issues. This misalignment can cause enamel wear, ringing in the ears, TMJ pain, and other [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | December 4, 2019 | Comments: 0 | Bruxism | Dental Health | Digital Dentistry | Periodontics | Wellness

Repairing Gaps in Teeth With Composite Bonding or Veneers

Do you have a gap in your teeth that you wish you could close? Gaps in your teeth, also referred to as diastema, aren’t an issue for children, but as an adult you may want to consider seeking treatment for gaps in your teeth. Children’s teeth fall out and are replaced by their adult teeth, [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | November 25, 2019 | Comments: 2 | Dental Health | Veneers

Digital Dentistry

Technology is being developed at lightning speeds across all parts of medicine. The development of newer, faster machines and techniques aided by computers and robots allows doctors to treat more patients, faster, and with better results. These advances even stretch into the dental industry. Robust development of new X-ray machines, virtual technologies, and more are [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | November 15, 2019 | Comments: 0 | 3D Dentures | Dental Technology | Digital Dentistry

3D guided surgery

Dental implants have become the most common and effective way to replace a missing teeth. Typically, implants are made out of titanium and are fused and integrated into the jawbone. Because of this, the spcecialist performing the implant surgery has to be precise and careful to ensure that the implants look natural and do not [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | October 31, 2019 | Comments: 0 | Dental implants | Dental Technology

How to address tooth-wear issues

With age, and as a result of other factors such as diet, genetics, lack of dental care, teeth can age and wear. This causes them to fall out, chip, turn yellow, and other unsightly consequences.  Most of the time, the obvious solution to the problem is dentures. But dentures require further damage to the existing [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | October 25, 2019 | Comments: 0 | Bruxism | Dental Health