Dental Care

What is a Tooth Extraction

Natural teeth are ideal for biting, chewing and, maintaining mouth and jawbone structure, which is why a dentist’s first priority is to help restore, save, and repair your natural teeth. However, sometimes a tooth extraction is unavoidable. In this post, we take a look at what a tooth extraction is and what you should expect. [...]

2018-06-29T13:30:02+00:00May 9th, 2018|Dental Care|

How to Deal with Dental Phobia

Let's be honest: not many people enjoy going to the dentist. Many people grumble about their preventive and restorative dental care appointments, and some even avoid them altogether. In fact, more than 80 percent of American adults have some fear of the dentist and nearly 25 percent of Americans are so fearful that they avoid [...]

2018-06-29T13:30:05+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Dental Care|

What are Bone Grafts and Why are They Necessary?

For those who are missing one or more teeth, the cosmetic effect of a dental implant is unparalleled. Dental implants look and function the same as regular teeth, so a successful implant is just about undetectable. With any oral surgery, it is important to make sure that you understand both the procedure and its effects; dental implants [...]

2018-06-29T13:34:40+00:00April 19th, 2018|Dental Care, Uncategorized|

How to Avoid Being Plagued by Yellow Teeth

Though not as urgent as other dental conditions, yellow teeth can cost you your confidence and willingness to smile every day. Luckily, improving the color of your teeth can be as simple as changing what you eat and drink while fixing your oral care routine. You may even benefit from whitening treatment by your dentist. [...]

2018-06-29T13:34:43+00:00April 17th, 2018|Dental Care, Tooth Whitening|

Understanding Root Canals

Root canals get a bad rap – but the goal of the procedure is to save a tooth that is severely infected. A dentist performs the procedure to remove bacteria and dying or dead tissue from inside the tooth. Modern techniques and technology have helped root canals evolve into relatively comfortable treatments that often require [...]

2018-06-29T13:34:48+00:00April 12th, 2018|Dental Care|

Signs of Dental Erosion

Look at your smile in the mirror. On the surface, you may have a full set of straight, white, natural-looking teeth. What might be visible, however, is whether your teeth are suffering from dental erosion. Dental erosion is the process when the enamel on your teeth wears away. If that's the case, it's time to [...]

2018-06-29T13:37:47+00:00March 27th, 2018|Dental Care|

Smoking and Your Oral Health

Lung-related diseases – lung cancer, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis – immediately come to mind when discussing the health consequences of smoking. But because cigarette smoking can affect nearly every organ in your body, it's not surprising that your oral health can take a hit too. While it isn’t addressed as often as the more obvious [...]

2018-06-29T13:37:51+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Dental Care|

Should I Worry About the Sore on my Tongue?

A sore on your tongue can be a nuisance. Causes for these pesky sores can include the foods you eat, certain medications, broken teeth and some diseases. It’s important to be aware of certain signs that signal that a sore requires professional medical or dental attention. We take a look at what symptoms you should [...]

2018-06-29T13:37:53+00:00March 20th, 2018|Dental Care|