Teeth Grinding-Diagnosis, Symptoms, Treatment And Management

There are two different classifications of bruxism (BRUK-SIZ-UM) awake and sleep. They both have to do with the grinding, gnashing or clenching of teeth, the main difference is quite obvious, being whether you are awake or asleep. When someone grinds their teeth while they are asleep it is considered a sleep-related movement disorder. Many people who suffer from this often... read more »

Reasons To Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Your wisdom teeth are essentially molars, sometimes referred to as your third molars. They were necessary from a time when our ancestors survived on a diet of crunchy foods and roots. Most people have four wisdom teeth. However, it is not uncommon for some people to have as many as six, while at the same time, some people never develop... read more »

When Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

The removal of wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, is one of the most common surgical procedures in dentistry. Wisdom teeth grow at the back of your mouth and are the last teeth to come through If they do at all. Most people have four wisdom teeth - one in each corner of the mouth so to speak. Wisdom... read more »

Wisdom Teeth Removal At Any Age

You probably understand that there are many things you should do to keep your teeth healthy and strong. For instance, you may know that you should floss and brush regularly. You’ll also need to schedule regular dental cleaning appointments. Many people, at any age, decide to have their wisdom teeth removed due to painful tooth eruptions or to protect the... read more »

Occlusal Cavities Might Need to Be Repaired by an Inlay or Onlay Filling

The teeth in the back of your mouth are often called upon to do a significant amount of chewing and grinding. Deep textures, pits and fissures in the tooth enamel along the occlusal biting surfaces make these teeth more effective for the task at hand. Unfortunately, these areas can sometimes trap food particles and plaque, causing tooth decay. If the... read more »

Dental Veneers: The New Hallmark of Great Smiles

What was once considered a great smile has, in modern times, been pushed further back into the pack. Even if you have spectacular oral hygiene and brush and floss as directed, you can still find yourself with a smile that lacks the dazzle of modern smiles. Teeth whitening treatments have raised the bar, but dental veneers have changed the game.... read more »

Large Cavities Can Be Repaired with Inlays or Onlays

Sometimes even the most thorough oral hygiene regimen simply isn’t enough to prevent a cavity from forming on one of your teeth. Your regular dental checkup at Brent A. Spear, DDS is designed to detect any areas of tooth decay on your teeth. However, if you notice a problem area on one of your teeth in between dental checkups, you... read more »

What to Know about Predisposition to Cavities

Have you ever had a cavity? You probably have. In fact, how many people do you know that haven’t had a cavity? You may know a few, but as you know, cavities are a fairly common problem. However, did you know that some people are actually more likely to have a cavity than others are? You see, many people are... read more »

Reasons to have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Your wisdom teeth are essentially molars from a time when our ancestors survived on a diet of crunchy foods and roots. Most people have four wisdom teeth. However, it is not uncommon for some people to have as many as six, while at the same time, some people never develop wisdom teeth at all. Wisdom teeth usually start to emerge... read more »