Month: March 2015

Questions And Answers Regarding Thrush

Your body has germs inside and out including fungi and bacteria. Most of these germs are harmless, some are even helpful like the good bacteria in your oral cavity, but others are not. Some of these germs or fungi can cause infection under certain conditions. Thrush is one of those infections. Thrush is caused by… Read more »

Help Your Gums Get a Grip

Although your oral health is a complex beast, the components of your oral health (i.e., teeth, gums, tongue, etc.) are recognized by most people. What is lesser-known, however, are the various kinds of afflictions that can beset different parts of your mouth, and how to recognize their signs. As dental health experts, we know well… Read more »

How Drinking Through Straws Helps Prevent Cavities

Little can compare to the refreshment of a cool drink on a warm day, when cold lemonade and sweet iced tea seem to flow almost as readily as water. Unfortunately, many of your favorite drinks may be working to undermine the health of your teeth with every sip you take. Today, we explain how your… Read more »

The Point of Restorative Dentistry

Dental restorations are a major facet of modern dentistry. Although strong, your teeth do not possess the ability to repair or regrow their damaged structures; when your teeth are damaged or diseased, they require professional restorative measures to regain their good health and proper function. Today, we explore how and why restorative dentistry may be… Read more »

Does Dental Terminology Sound Greek To You?

That’s because much of it is. In fact most medical terminology is derived from Greek or Latin words. If you’re just visiting your dentist twice a year for an exam and professional cleaning and all is going smoothly, you may not hear complicated dental terms. However, if you’re undergoing a smile makeover, or receiving restorative… Read more »

Some Facts About White Fillings

Do you have metal fillings in your mouth that were placed many years ago? In the past, metal, or amalgam fillings, were thought to provide the best range of protection and stability when repairing a dental cavity. However, most dentists nowadays use white, tooth-colored resin for dental fillings because they have proved to be a… Read more »

Teeth Whitening FAQs

The practice of whitening one’s teeth has become increasingly popular in recent years for many reasons. There are several treatment options to choose from based on your needs and goals, and you can generally expect impressive results in a short amount of time. A bright, white, smile is a great asset in personal and social… Read more »

The Sad Facts About Smoking

Are you a smoker? If not, there is no doubt you know somebody who is. Smoking is an unhealthy habit. Let’s face it, it can kill you. Smoking causes lung cancer and it has been estimated that over 158,000 Americans will die from lung cancer in 2015. Smoking also causes emphysema, mouth cancer, throat cancer,… Read more »

The Significance of a Cracked Tooth

Although it sounds incredibly serious, and painful, a cracked tooth can easily go undetected for quite some time. There may be no pain or symptoms associated in the beginning, but if allowed to worsen, your damaged tooth can become quite sensitive and may even throb with pain. The best method of detection is to maintain… Read more »

Gum Disease True or False Quiz

Although considered common, seeing blood when you brush your teeth is far from normal, and can be a significant indicator that you need to visit your dentist. The beginning stages of gum disease often go unnoticed by the sufferer, and can quickly progress into a serious ailment requiring extensive restorations. Regular dental visits are the… Read more »