It’s common to see people wearing mouth guards in Columbus for protection during all kinds of sports, such as football, basketball, and boxing – but did you know that lots of folks wear mouth guards at night for their dental health? People who grind their teeth (bruxism) and people with sleep apnea can get relief from their symptoms simply by wearing a specially-designed mouth guard at night. Dr. Barry and Dr. Love have helped many Columbus residents improve their quality of life with nightguards. Our team at Lifetime Dental Health invite you to come visit us today to find out more.
As specialists in facial anatomy and esthetics, an increasing number of dentists are taking their skills into the world of Botox®. Often associated just with appearances, Botox® can be equally as therapeutic as cosmetic.
Botox® is a purified protein that irons out wrinkles by attaching to a muscle and preventing it from contracting. (Muscle contracting away from skin is what causes wrinkles). This has thus far been its most popular use in cosmetic facial treatments.
What most patients don’t know is this same function can relax other muscles in the jaw and face for pain relief or support of orthodontics.
Have you ever heard someone say, “It was worse than a root canal?” Most of us in Columbus are used to hearing root canals compared to some genuinely unpleasant circumstances, but Dr. Barry & Dr. Love would like set the record straight and talk about how root canals can do some serious dental good. As always, we are happy to answer any questions you may have, so please feel free to give Lifetime Dental Health a call.
Root Canals Save Teeth
Here it comes, the question on everyone’s mind – why on Earth would you want a root canal?! There is one thing all dentists in Columbus and beyond will agree on – saving your natural teeth is always the best option. There are many ways that Dr. Barry & Dr. Love can replace missing or damaged teeth, but nothing is as good as the real thing. If you have a tooth with inflamed or infected pulp, a root canal, or endodontic treatment, can get rid of infection and save it. Thus, root canals are preferable to extraction. Here are some more advantages of endodontic treatment:
With modern advances in dental medicine and the careful attention that Columbus residents pay to their dental hygiene, it is hard to imagine what life for teeth was like when the pilgrims first landed on these shores. We at Lifetime Dental Health would like to share with you how our roots took care of their roots, so we can appreciate just how far dental care has come in the hundreds of years since.
If you are a parent, you probably know how difficult it is to get Columbus children to brush and floss regularly. On top of that, young children often lack the necessary motor skills to properly care for their teeth. At Lifetime Dental Health, we want your whole family to have excellent dental health, so here’s some information on how Dr. Richard Barry and Dr. Beth Love can help protect your kids from tooth decay. If you have any questions or would like schedule a consultation, please give us a call.
Do you have a spouse or loved one that complains about your snoring? Do you wake up in the middle of the night gasping for air? Do you find that you are always exhausted during the day and just can’t seem to catch up on sleep? If these symptoms sound familiar, you may be one of many Columbus residents suffering from sleep apnea. Dr. Richard Barry and Dr. Beth Love want you to know you are not alone, and there is a solution to help you get the restful sleep you deserve. Read on to learn about what sleep apnea is and how we can treat it. If you have any questions, our team at Lifetime Dental Health is happy to answer them. Feel free to give us a call!
Sleep Apnea and Your Health
Getting restful sleep every night is a crucial part of your daily health.