Archive for August, 2015

Teeth Whitening: Professional versus Over the Counter Kits

Friday, 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. (more…)

Root Canals Aren’t That Bad

Thursday, 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! (more…)

How to Prevent Cavities

Friday, 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! (more…)

Bad Habits for Your Child’s Teeth

Wednesday, 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. (more…)