Dental Crowns: Function and Materials

September 11th, 2015
Dental Crowns

Your dental crown is not only for cosmetic appeal, but to help strengthen your tooth!

A dental crown is a cap that is placed over the tooth to help protect it. It is shaped like your regular teeth and is used to not only improve your mouth’s appearance but to save the remaining part of your natural tooth. Your new crown will be cemented into place to fully encase the visible portion of your tooth that is above the gum line. Read the rest of this entry »

Sensitive Teeth: Causes and Treatments

September 4th, 2015
Sensitive teeth

You don’t have to suffer from sensitive teeth. Follow these tips to help enjoy your life again!

Things that you used to eat and drink every day can suddenly bring you to the edge of tears as your teeth become increasingly sensitive. It is estimated that one in eight people suffer from sensitive teeth. Why should you have to suffer from eating and drinking the things you love? There are ways to treat your tooth troubles! Read the rest of this entry »

Teeth Whitening: Professional versus Over the Counter Kits

August 28th, 2015
Teeth whitening

For the best results, going to a cosmetic dentist to have your teeth whitened is your best option!

With all the ads bombarding everyone on television, it may seem like a cost-effective measure to buy over the counter (OTC) teeth whitening treatments. Everyone wants to know if they are better off with OTC solutions or if cosmetic dentistry is the way to go. Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of each method. Read the rest of this entry »

Root Canals Aren’t That Bad

August 20th, 2015
Root canal is needed now

Waiting to have a root canal done on your infected teeth can not only prolong the pain, but it can also worsen it over time.

When you tell someone you are getting a root canal, people either look at you with pity or shrug it off and tell you it isn’t that bad. But the truth is, you are probably in a lot more pain right now than the pain a root canal will cause you. So what is this terrible thing? Well, let’s talk about the procedure and why you need one! Read the rest of this entry »

How to Prevent Cavities

August 14th, 2015
Cavity Prevention

To help minimize the damage of cavities, see your dentist regularly!

The word “cavity” actually refers to the hole or structural damage to a tooth that is caused by bacteria. Bacteria attacks the two outer layers of your teeth called the enamel and dentin. These layers help to protect the soft living tissue underneath. This tissue is called the pulp. Is there a way to protect your teeth from getting cavities? Let’s explore the causes, symptoms, and prevention! Read the rest of this entry »

Bad Habits for Your Child’s Teeth

August 5th, 2015
Bad oral habits for children

Caring for your child’s teeth from a young age can give them good oral health throughout their lives.

After a baby is born, you spend months teaching it about the world around them. You help nurse them when they are sick, teething, and spend sleepless nights by their side. So why do parents ignore the source of all the pain when it stops hurting their little one? Oral health should be a top priority in your child’s life. So let’s talk about bad habits that could be ruining your child’s teeth before they are even fully formed. Read the rest of this entry »

The Importance of Mouth Guards

July 28th, 2015
Mouth guards can protect your teeth.

Mouth guards can help protect you from grinding and clenching your teeth.

Stress and sports are two of the biggest causes of people grinding and clenching their teeth. It is a habit that can be extremely hard to break and can also severely damage your teeth. So what can do you do prevent yourself from ruining your teeth? Talk to your dentist about obtaining a mouth guard! Read the rest of this entry »

Which is Better: Dentures versus Dental Implants?

July 20th, 2015
Dentures vs Dental Implants

Choosing between dentures and dental implants can be confusing. But maybe this will help you decide.

If the thought of someone seeing your missing teeth gives you the shivers, this article is for you. For many people, missing or broken teeth are an embarrassment. They are the people that cover their mouths when they talk or laugh. But there are two types of products that can help you get your confidence back: dentures and dental implants. But which one do you choose? Read the rest of this entry »

Bad Habits for Your Teeth

July 16th, 2015
Bad habits for your teeth

There are several habits that could be causing your toothaches.

Every parent knows that having their child suck their thumb past teething is a bad idea. But what about the other habits children pick up from other adults or even from their own parents? Read the rest of this entry »

Choosing the Right Toothbrush

July 9th, 2015
Toothbrushes need to be replaces every three to four months.

Toothbrushes should be replaced every three to four months. Are you overdue?

Toothbrushes are 25 percent of our dental care routines but anyone who has ever walked into a drugstore knows how difficult it is to shop for a toothbrush. There are so many different options to choose from: hard, soft, or medium bristles, tongue scrubbers, electric ones, ones that just kind of vibrate but don’t move, and the manual ones with the little plastic arms that look vaguely useful but are really just weird. So short of play “Eenie Meenie Miney Mo”, how do you choose the right one for you? Read the rest of this entry »