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What Is Considered A Dental Emergency?

What Is Considered A Dental Emergency?

Dental issues can arise at any time of day. If you have a dental emergency during working hours, you can call your dentist right away to see if he or she can set an appointment for you immediately. For acute dental problems, it’s usually best to be seen by a professional as soon as possible […]

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Why Do My Wisdom Teeth Have To Go?

Why Do My Wisdom Teeth Have To Go?

What are Wisdom Teeth? Wisdom teeth are your four back molars and are relatively superfluous teeth as they are so far back in the mouth that they do not aid in the chewing process. The teeth generally erupt between ages 17 and 20 and represent the final stages of dental development in a human. While […]

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Dental Implants: What You Need To Know

Dental Implants: What You Need To Know

Dental implants are changing the way we speak and eat, literally. Gone are the days of dentures and denture adhesive creams that created many embarrassing moments for artificial teeth wearers everywhere. Today, dental implants are revolutionizing dentures and bridges in a way that is restoring confidence in denture wearers across the world. What Are Dental […]

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Tips For Preventing Tooth Erosion

Tips For Preventing Tooth Erosion

It can be difficult to maintain healthy, sparkling teeth. Often, as we go about our days we overlook the importance of our teeth. If we’re downing cups of coffee by the liter, chomping into a greasy burger, or drinking bottles of wine at a dinner party, our teeth can feel it. Here’s an easy to […]

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Tips For Relieving Tooth Sensitivity

Tips For Relieving Tooth Sensitivity

Those with sensitive teeth know the struggle of having to deal with being uncomfortable while trying to enjoy their favorite things. Teeth can be sensitive to hot, cold, sweet, or sour. You may have adjusted the way you eat or drink to avoid sensitive areas. It doesn’t have to be that way, however. There are […]

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Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Even the least fearful among us tend to have a few phobias hidden within their psyches. And for some, dentists and orthodontists tend to elicit a few. The fear of dentists and dentistry work is known as odontophobia. It is perfectly natural, and luckily not something that you have to deal with if you feel […]

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Keeping Your Gums In Good Health

Keeping Your Gums In Good Health

You already know that you need to take good care of your teeth, but taking care of your gums is equally, if not more, important. Gums are the support system for your teeth, bones, and connecting tissue. Without healthy gums, your teeth wouldn’t have a place to thrive. Unhealthy gums could lead to gum disease […]

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The Different Types Of Teeth And What They Do

The Different Types Of Teeth And What They Do

The Importance of Teeth Your teeth are more than just a pretty smile. There are four main types of teeth: Incisors, Canines, Premolars, and Molars. Each type of tooth has specialized characteristics for the job that it does in the mouth. All the teeth working together also have an important role. They help chew and […]

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How To Relieve A Toothache Before Seeing A Dentist

How To Relieve A Toothache Before Seeing A Dentist

Toothache can refer to any pain near the teeth. While a toothache is typically the result of decay, there are several factors that can cause toothache pain. A toothache may present itself in several ways. The pain can be mild or severe, constant or may come and go without warning. Eating or drinking, especially hot […]

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How to Choose the Right Toothbrush

How to Choose the Right Toothbrush

Proper brushing is the most important step in the oral care process. Nylon bristle toothbrushes were created by DuPont in the 1930s and are still used today. 8 decades later, there are a wide variety of toothbrush brands and types on the market that can make it difficult to choose. You can choose between soft, […]

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Recognizing The Early Signs Of Gum Disease

Recognizing The Early Signs Of Gum Disease

Almost half of the population in the United States is dealing with some form of gum disease. This statistic may be surprising to you but gum disease is actually one of the most common reasons that a person will visit the dentist’s office this year. You may not even know that this is something you […]

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Grinding Your Teeth: Recognizing Symptoms

Grinding Your Teeth: Recognizing Symptoms

Bruxism is the medical term for teeth grinding. Most everyone will have an occasional bout of this, probably without even noticing it, and that is normal. However, if teeth grinding becomes a habit, or an unconscious activity you can’t control, then you could suffer from eventual tooth damage or oral health problems due to the […]

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What To Expect From An Oral Cancer Screening

What To Expect From An Oral Cancer Screening

Screenings can be scary and sometimes stressful. Knowing what to expect can help you feel more relaxed. Let’s face it, you don’t need any extra stress on exam day. Here are some tips on what to expect at an oral cancer screening exam. First Things First The dentist that you use is the most important […]

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Dental Sealants VS Fillings: What’s The Difference?

Dental Sealants VS Fillings: What’s The Difference?

Dental sealants and dental fillings have two different purposes. Both have been designed to improve dental patients’ overall oral health, but they are not the same. Dental Sealants Dental sealants are used to prevent tooth decay. A dental sealant is a plastic-like coating that is placed on the surface of your molars where chewing takes […]

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Behind Dental X-Rays: Radiation And Safety

Behind Dental X-Rays: Radiation And Safety

Dental X-rays are quite routine but very important for both dentists and patients. Dental X-rays help the dentist to pinpoint problem areas within the teeth and gums. Dental X-rays can help the dentist identify teeth that need fillings or filling replacement. Therefore, Dental X-rays are critical for evaluation as well as treatment purposes. Margin of […]

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How You Can Benefit From Dental Sealants

How You Can Benefit From Dental Sealants

Your teeth deserve maintenance and hygienic treatments to improve their health and resilience against bacteria. Teeth make up an important part of a person’s hygiene practice. Just like the skin, the teeth can also indicate the age of a person. The efforts people put in to keep the skin healthy and glowing should also apply […]

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Root Canals: What They Are and How to Prevent Them

Root Canals: What They Are and How to Prevent Them

A root canal is the process of cleaning out the compromised tissue, debris and contaminates and filling and sealing off the space inside a tooth which was originally occupied by the nerve or pulp tissue. The process resolves internal problems with the tooth by eliminating irritants and bacteria and stopping any infection. It also promotes […]

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Whitening Your Teeth: What You Should Know

Whitening Your Teeth: What You Should Know

Our smiles are one of the ways we are seen by the world. Clean, white teeth are a sign of health and cleanliness. No one wants to smile with stained, unhealthy teeth. Understanding the different kinds of stains and discolorations is an important part of your decision in teeth whitening. Deciding to Whiten There are […]