Your smile is not only important for your appearance – it is also important for living a normal life where you can eat and speak without pain or difficulty. Unfortunately, there are many conditions that can affect the look and health of your mouth, teeth, and gums. Today, most Americans have some form of tooth decay, which can wreak havoc on your smile's appearance and health. Early detection is key, though, so knowing all the possible signs of a cavity is essential.
19 March 2019
For many people, sensitive teeth seem to develop out of the clear blue sky. If you don't have an injury, it might surprise you to notice that one or more of your teeth are suddenly painful when trying to eat cold or hot foods. If you're wondering how your teeth have become sensitive, here's what you need to know. Gradual Wear and Tear Although some people get sensitive teeth due to obvious damage, like chipping a tooth, many more people experience it simply from day-to-day wear and tear.
19 February 2019
20 January 2019
In many cases, your dentist's main priority is to preserve all your teeth. Sometimes this means actually having a tooth extracted rather than working on the tooth itself. While losing a tooth may not be considered a good thing, your dentist may make this recommendation for a few reasons. Here are signs your tooth should be pulled; your dentist will discuss tooth pulling versus dental repair with you. Your tooth is dead or dying
18 December 2018
If you're missing a single tooth, you may assume that the best way to fix it is by having a single dental implant placed in your mouth. This may lead you to believe that if you need multiple teeth replaced, that you'll need an implant for every single tooth that is missing. This is not true, since dental implants can be used to support other tooth replacement methods to provide your new teeth with strength and stability.
19 November 2018
Halloween is supposed to be the spookiest time of the year, but for many kids, it's seen mostly as a candy jackpot. If you want to keep those scary cavities away from your child this Halloween, here are some tips that might help. Everything in Moderation You were hopefully planning on putting limits on just how much candy your kid can have every day anyway, but it's worth repeating here. There's nothing wrong with satisfying your sweet tooth, as long as it's done in moderation.
22 October 2018
If your dentist has advised that your teeth are in such bad shape that all of them should be extracted in order to make room for dentures, you might wonder just what it is you should expect afterward. Knowing what you will most likely go through after all of your teeth have been extracted for dentures will help you prepare for the entire process. Here are some of the things that you will want to keep in mind.
26 September 2018
If you have noticed a few online ads and videos about whitening your teeth by brushing with activated charcoal, you may be tempted to try it. However, before you start rubbing charcoal all over your enamel, consider the following reasons why you should not use this at-home treatment to whiten your teeth. Charcoal Is Highly Abrasive One of the reasons activated charcoal is praised as a teeth whitening treatment is that it helps scrape away plaque and tartar, as well as any residual bacteria and food particles on the enamel.
1 September 2018
Bruxism is a dental term used to refer to the actions when a person clenches his or her jaw and grinds his or her teeth. These actions take place while a person is sleeping, and therefore, he or she does not even know that it is really happening. While some people do not experience a lot of negative effects from this condition, others do, and here are some of the common negative effects caused by bruxism.
5 August 2018
Your family dentist can care for your little ones from before they learn to walk all the way through their adult years. Plus, everyone in your family can get complete dental care under one roof. But, getting your child used to going to the dentist can be a bit overwhelming. These four essential tips can help make your child's trip to the dentist go a little smoother and be a little more successful.
10 July 2018