Dental Blog

June 6, 2017

Taking Care of Your TMJ


June is here, and that means another National Jerky Day. It’s a great day to remember the fun foods that you can eat when relaxing or when you are enjoying outdoor activities like camping, because jerky makes great trail food. Jerky can also cause problems for some dental patients, though, and it is important to understand […]

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April 25, 2017

5 Questions to Ask Your Dentist About Invisalign®


Many people suffer from problems associated with crooked teeth, including jaw misalignment, difficulty eating and speaking, TMJ pain and low self-confidence. However, there are several effective orthodontic treatments available that can straighten teeth for a beautiful smile and better oral health. Dr. Steven Crandall, Dr. Karen Johnson and Dr. Kathy Lopez offer a variety of […]

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March 8, 2017

The Surprising Truth About Affordable Implants


Did you know that more than half of all middle-aged adults in the United States are missing one or more of their teeth? If you have lost teeth due to poor oral hygiene, injury or periodontal disease, you are probably learning as much as you can about your tooth replacement options. Wondering whether or not […]

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December 14, 2016

Maintaining Your Dental Implants


Dental implants have many benefits, including increased durability and comfort. That is why the dentists at South Hills Dental Arts provides implants for his patients. In order to get the most out of your implants, it is important to take care and maintain them appropriately. Know What To Expect For most cases, there are many […]

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October 24, 2016

Dental Implant Costs


Dental implants are a common form of dental restoration and are considered one of the best options available due to how real they look. A large amount of money has been spent on research and development for these implants.  Dental implants are designed to be extremely durable and long-lasting. Here is a breakdown of how […]

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August 24, 2016

Teeth Whitening From a Cosmetic Dentist vs. a Drugstore


Teeth whitening has grown in popularity over the years. Naturally, teeth will begin to yellow as individuals grow older. For those who like to partake in tooth-staining foods, drinks and activities, these effects can be even more severe. To help combat them, many individuals now turn to teeth whitening. With the various drugstore whitening options […]

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June 6, 2016

What Are Your Options When It Comes To Missing Teeth?


Are you missing a tooth or two? Well, it’s pretty understandable if your self-esteem and self-confidence has taken a hit because of it. After all, missing teeth are certainly not a pleasant sight. Though, if it’s any consolation, missing teeth is quite a common problem, especially among adults. According to the American Dental Association, the […]

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June 6, 2016

3D Imaging in Dentistry – South Hills Dental Arts


As one of today’s many dental patients,  it’s imperative that you demand the best out of your dental care. And, to that demand, many dentists have responded by using 3D imaging in their field. While the application of 3D imaging in the field of dentistry doesn’t sink in immediately, give it more thought and you’ll […]

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June 6, 2016

The Consequences of Missing Teeth – Upper St. Clair Dentist


Esthetic issues aside, missing teeth don’t really present that much of a problem. After all, shouldn’t there be fewer dental problems to worry about now that one has fewer teeth? Well, as much as most people think that’s how it works, it’s not. While it is true that esthetics is the most common reason cited […]

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June 6, 2016

What Is Bone Grafting?


In cases of severe dental damage, such as when the natural tooth roots have deteriorated, artificial teeth or metal implants may be used. Of the two, dental implants are arguably the better option because they’re built to mimic both the look and function of regular teeth. If implanted successfully, it’ll be near impossible to tell […]

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