Q: What Is Holistic Dentistry?
Your teeth are part of your body. What happens to them can affect your whole body. As a holistic dentist, Dr. Miller takes that into account. For example, our office does not use metal fillings, latex, or nickel containing alloys because all three can have negative effects on your overall health. While fluoride can be helpful to prevent decay, we offer fluoride-free options for our patients. Instead, Dr. Miller uses alternatives that won’t react poorly with your body. You get the dental care you need, but you stay healthier.
Q: Am I Vain If I Want Cosmetic Dental Treatments?
Absolutely not! Wanting to look your best is normal. When you know your smile looks bad, you are less confident and can have a harder time meeting people. But the opposite is also true. When you look great, your confidence and self-esteem are high. Everyone deserves that. Cosmetic treatments like dental veneers, teeth whitening, and more do much more than just help you look better. They help you feel better about yourself.
Q: Can A Dentist Help With Bad Snoring?
Dr. Miller made his first snoring/sleep apnea appliance in 1989. If you are snoring almost every night, you could be suffering from sleep apnea. This is when your airway becomes obstructed during your sleep, causing you to wake up and fall back asleep over and over again. Sleep apnea can be serious, as it can lead to chronic fatigue, hypertension, depression, and accidents. Simple screening tools can identify sleep apnea, and we have home sleep screening devices such as the Medibyte and the Watchpat to screen for sleep apnea in the comfort of your own bed. If we identify sleep apnea, one of our comfortable dental sleep appliances can help you get the rest you need.
Q: Why Does My Jaw Hurt So Often?
Jaw pain is a sign that you might have TMD or temporomandibular disorder. This is when your jaw joints (TMJ) or muscles are sore and overworked. TMD can lead to many problems, including chronic headaches, neck pain, tinnitus, and lockjaw. At your Roseville, CA dental office, you can get checked for TMD with our K7 Evaluation System. You can also get relief with dental splints and more.