Dentistry Topic Data Blog: Sleep Apnea

Have you ever heard of sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is an oral health condition that arises when breathing patterns are broken up or interrupted while you sleep. Typically, a person will not get a full night's sleep if sleep apnea is present. Furthermore, if left untreated, sleep apnea can lead... Read more »

Boost Your Oral Hygiene and Oral Health With These Quick Tips

Smile care is important for strong and healthy teeth and gums, which is why keeping up on oral hygiene and visiting your dentist, Dr. Steven Thompson, is strongly recommended. In addition to these tasks, there are other things you can do to boost your oral hygiene and your oral health.... Read more »

A Retainer Will Help You Straighten Your Smile

Everyone’s mouth is different. When it comes to braces, you may have yours for many months, or perhaps up to two years. On average, a person will be wear their braces for about 22 months. Once your braces come off, you will want to show off your new smile to... Read more »

Oral Health Treatment Essentials: TMJ Disorders

Is your mouth not functioning as it is intended? Have you ever wondered why your mouth isn’t fully opening and closing properly? In most situations, it is the result of damaged temporomandibular joints, referred to as TMJs, in your jaw.  If they are damaged, a TMJ disorder occurs, also known... Read more »

Replacing a Lost Tooth Will Improve Your Smile

Do you find yourself wishing for a full smile since losing a tooth? Have you suffered a severe injury or another problem that has left you with multiple missing teeth? If so, tooth replacement therapies can be used to fill out your smile in three distinct ways: dentures, dental implants,... Read more »

A View of Veneers

When it comes to a beautiful smile, you have a number of options from which to choose. One option for enhancing your smile is a dental veneer. Veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain that your dentist applies to the surface of your tooth. Veneers can be used to give... Read more »

Overcoming the Oral Health Obstacles of Being a Teen

Overcoming the oral health obstacles of being a teen is no easy task. Not only are teens faced with a multitude of teeth growing in, potentially improperly, but there is a host of pressures and risks to one’s oral health that most teens will have to face very day, including... Read more »

Cavities Can Cause Serious Complications with Braces

The braces components installed in your mouth at Dr. Steven Thompson’s orthodontic clinic represent the functional component needed to correct the alignment of your teeth. This is done by applying progressive tension to the braces at your routine adjustment appointments. As time goes by, this will gradually alter the alignment... Read more »

Setting Things Straight: Braces or Invisalign?

Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered how your appearance would be different with straightened teeth? If you have, you are not alone. Millions of people have found the answer to that question by seeking help from an orthodontist. Here at Thompson Dental Care, we are dedicated to... Read more »

The Quest for Alternative Dental Tools Begins with Sugarless Gum

The quest for alternative dental tools begins with sugarless gum. If you are looking for alternative dental cleaners that can be used to help keep your mouth fresh and your teeth clean, you may want to consider sugarless chewing gum. Sugarless gum can be used after meals when brushing your... Read more »