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What is the Purpose of Restorative Dentistry?

No matter how hard people may try, sometimes dental problems will occur. Cavities, broken or cracked teeth, and other issues can disrupt your oral health and will require treatment from a dentist to make sure the problem does not snowball into something worse. Some common treatments include fillings, root canal therapy, implants, bridges, and many… Read more »

What is the Purpose of Fluoridated Water?

Fluoride is an element that can be found naturally in the Earth’s crust and water. It can also appear in mineral form in some cases (like fluorite). Over the past decades, fluoride has become a common ingredient of tap water, as cities will add it to the water supply in order to help prevent tooth… Read more »

How to Treat TMJ Disorders

You have two TMJs (temporomandibular joints) that connect your lower jaw to your skull. These joints are what allow you to talk and chew. However, TMJ disorders can interfere with the effectiveness of your joints, causing pain, a locked jaw, and/or difficulty chewing. Prevention is difficult because researchers don’t know what exactly causes these problems…. Read more »

The Purpose of Enamel

When plaque sticks to your teeth, the bacteria inside of it produces acid that attacks your enamel. While your enamel, the outer layer of the teeth, is the strongest substance in your body, the acid can eventually wear a hole in it, and cause a cavity. This can lead to the infection of your teeth, so… Read more »

Be Prepared for a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies can happen at any time due to events such as an accident that knocks out a tooth, biting down on hard food (like ice or hard candy), or any unexpected event that compromises your oral health. Therefore, it is important to be prepared for an emergency by knowing what constitutes one, and what… Read more »

Common Questions About Burning Mouth Syndrome

Burning mouth syndrome is a chronic condition that may not have an obvious source or treatment. The syndrome can afflict your tongue, gums, lips, the inside of your cheeks, and roof of your mouth with a burning sensation that may last for months to years at different intervals during the day. If you experience it,… Read more »

Preventing Oral Health Problems as You Age

As you age, you may face more oral health issues than you did in the past, as elderly patients tend to experience more dental issues. Despite this, cavities and tooth loss are not a natural part of aging. Instead, medication, plaque buildup, and arthritis, which can prevent you from brushing your teeth properly, can cause… Read more »

The Worst Foods For Your Teeth

There are many foods you can eat to replenish the minerals in your enamel or neutralize acid created by bacteria. However, some foods do the opposite for your teeth, promoting acid or sticking to your teeth long after you’re finished eating. Some of these foods may even be useful to the rest of your body… Read more »

The Best Foods for Your Teeth

The foods you eat can have a big impact your oral health as well as your overall health. Eating nutritious foods can make your teeth and gums healthier, and reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. The ADA recommends that you follow nutritionist’s guides for healthy eating, such as choosing fruits, vegetables, and… Read more »

A Quiz About Bruxism

If you grind your teeth when you’re stressed or angry, you might be causing damage to your teeth. Chronic teeth grinding, called bruxism, can create long-term oral health issues, because of the stress you place on your teeth. Some patients may have sleep bruxism, grinding their teeth while asleep, and might be unaware of the… Read more »