Month: October 2014

How the Dentist Can Fix Your Cavity

If you have a cavity, you probably want to know the best option to fix your tooth. There are a variety of treatments that can protect and preserve the tooth after decay, and prevent extraction. Fillings, inlays, and onlays will fill the hole in the tooth, caused by acid from bacteria attacking your enamel. However,… Read more »

The Dental Bonding Quiz

Many people exhibit minor dental issues that they don’t know how to deal with, such as stains that won’t come out, minor chips or cracks in your teeth, or crooked or misshapen teeth. If you have one of these problems, dental bonding might be the right solution for you, as this procedure can fix these minor… Read more »

Why Choose a Dental Bridge?

If you are missing a tooth or teeth, you are probably looking for a way to restore your smile. Because of advancing technology, there are many remedies for missing teeth that will give your mouth a natural look and protect it. One often-recommended appliance is the dental bridge, which will serve as a placeholder for… Read more »

Keep Your Children’s Teeth Safe this Halloween

Some costumes might scare smaller children, but what worries parents most about Halloween is typically the massive amounts of candy that their kids will come home with and gorge on. Stomach aches, sugar highs and lows, and especially cavities are among the many consequences that can stem from excessive candy indulgence. However, while moderation can… Read more »

The Truth About Tooth Extractions

Tooth extraction isn’t exactly the most pleasant of dental procedures, but sometimes, its necessity trumps all else. When your dentist recommends that a tooth be extracted, it typically means that the tooth is not only beyond saving, but also a threat to the rest of your oral health. To learn more about tooth extractions, or… Read more »

The Basics of Root Canal Therapy

Root canal treatment, or RCT, is a restorative treatment designed to save a tooth from complete destruction when it’s been severely consumed by tooth decay. Also referred to as endodontic treatment, root canal therapy describes removing the infected tissues inside of your tooth, sealing the tooth’s roots, then reinforcing the tooth and sealing the root… Read more »

Keep a Naturally Bright Smile

Wouldn’t it be great if you could maintain a bright smile without needing professional teeth-whitening treatment? In many cases, that’s actually possible. The most common form of teeth stains, known as extrinsic stains, develop on the surfaces of your teeth, and are caused by issues like excessive plaque buildup, or overexposure to dark foods and… Read more »

Is It Really Possible to Prevent Cavities?

Did you know that cavities, a result of tooth decay, are the most commonly-experienced chronic disease in the world? Given the fact that they affect nearly 35% of the world’s entire population, you might wonder if cavities are, in fact, as preventable as you’ve been told. The truth is, they are; the prevalence of cavities… Read more »

3 Reasons Why You’re Experiencing Jaw Pain

Whether it’s a sharp pain, a dull throb, or a popping or clicking that just feels and sounds unsettling, pain in and around your TMJs (the jaw joints on either of your face) is no fun. While taking a dose of ibuprofen or applying a warm compress can help ease the ache temporarily, a more… Read more »

Prevent Tooth Loss by Preventing Why It Happens

Is losing teeth a worry at the back of your mind? If you have older family members with a history of tooth loss, then it might seem like an especially worrisome prospect. While heredity might play a role in some of the issues that could lead to missing teeth, their actual loss doesn’t necessarily run… Read more »