Most Small Cavities Can Be Repaired by a Standard Filling

An inadequate or inconsistent oral hygiene routine can allow the natural bacteria in your mouth to exploit and weaken your tooth enamel. If this is not counteracted in a timely fashion, it can allow a small cavity to form. If a cavity is treated early, your dentist can repair it with a standard dental filling… Read more »

Crowns Need Regular Dental Care

Your new crown effectively replaces the enamel layer of your tooth with an artificial material like gold, base metals or porcelain. While these materials are not vulnerable to bacteria and tooth decay, your crown will still need inclusion in your daily oral hygiene routine. Without twice daily brushing and flossing residual food particles and plaque… Read more »

A Severely Decayed Tooth Might Require a Root Canal

If you’ve allowed a cavity too go too long without repair the decay will continue to spread deep and deeper into the tooth. Given enough time the decay can infect the pulp and root of the tooth. When this happens you will likely feel pain and extreme sensitivity issues in the tooth. At this stage… Read more »

Diagnosing the Source of Tooth Sensitivity for Effective Treatment

Tooth sensitivity will often cause pain or a sharp stinging sensation in one or more teeth when you consume hot, cold, sweet or acidic foods and drinks. This can drive some people to avoid a wide array of foods they enjoy. Some people find relief from tooth sensitivity by brushing their teeth with a toothpaste… Read more »

The Foods to Avoid Eating to Maintain Healthy Teeth

If you want to maintain strong and healthy teeth, then it’s best to avoid eating tooth-harming foods in , . Some tooth-harming foods our team recommends avoiding are: -Empty-calorie foods: Empty-calorie foods are a cause of dental concern because they have high amounts of sugar. The bacteria in your mouth feed off these sugars and… Read more »

What to Do When You’ve Injured Your Soft Tissues

If you’ve recently injured the soft-tissues in your mouth, you may be experiencing some bleeding. If that’s the case, there are things you can do to stop it. It’s also important to stay calm and improve the situation as much as possible. If you’ve injured your tongue, cheeks, gums, or lips, it’s best to do… Read more »

The Tooth Fairy & Similar Legends

The Tooth Fairy is a much beloved legend. We all have fond memories of leaving each lost tooth under the pillow for the Tooth Fairy to find. But where did the Tooth Fairy originate? The legend of the Tooth Fairy has evolved over time. However, legends and myths surrounding losing baby teeth go back for… Read more »

Dry Mouth: Helpful Tips

Saliva is an important part of oral health. Saliva cleanses the mouth, aids in digestion, and prevents infection by controlling the bacteria and fungi in the mouth. Dry mouth occurs when there is not enough saliva production. Talk to Dr. if you have any of the following symptoms: – Frequent thirst – A dry feeling… Read more »

Tips and Basic Habits to Help Prevent Some Oral Emergencies

While you can’t prevent all oral emergencies from happening there are a few tips and lifestyle habits you can adopt to help prevent some common oral emergencies. At the very least you will be better prepared for an oral emergency when and if it does happen. Try to work on breaking bad habits like chewing… Read more »

Creating a Healthy Oral Environment

Did you know that the bacteria in your mouth feeds off of sugars in your foods? Over 700 types of bacteria have been discovered in the mouth. So when we eat, our food can feed bacteria which allows them to create lactic acid which causes tooth decay. According to the International Journal of Drug Testing,… Read more »