If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »
When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »
When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »
By now you may have already seen the value of daily oral hygiene when it comes to maintaining a healthy mouth with strong teeth and gums. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush combined with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing in between the teeth and... Read more »
A smile says a lot about a person. In fact, a smile is one of the first things people will notice about you when they meet you for the first time. So that’s why so many people put an emphasis on making their smile dazzling, right? If you said yes,... Read more »
When you chip a tooth, it’s normal to be freaked out. After all, a chipped tooth really puts a dent in your smile. Plus, it hurts, and there’s a legitimate risk of infection of a chipped tooth. But in all reality, it’s likely you’ll worry more about restoring your tooth.... Read more »
The loss of a tooth can cause a lot of uncertainty and decreased oral function. Even if you have adapted to the reduced function and any changes in the appearance of your smile that developed as a result, it can leave a gap in your mouth that may result in... Read more »
Athletic injuries and accidental blows to the mouth caused by a fall in the home can sometimes damage soft oral tissues and gums. In these moments you might need to apply some simple oral first aid while you seek professional treatment. If the soft tissue trauma has caused minor bleeding,... Read more »
The contours of your teeth can sometimes trap stray food particles and plaque buildup. If these bacterial deposits are not removed by your daily oral hygiene routine, they could increase your chances of suffering a cavity on one of your teeth. Early symptoms of tooth decay develop could include discomfort... Read more »
Are you looking to enhance your smile by providing pain relievers before your oral health care treatments? Did you know that several different forms of sedatives can be used to help improve your smile and lower your risk of various pains and discomforts you may feel during your oral health... Read more »