When we hear the term “root canal,” pain often comes to mind and that’s it. Despite what you’ve heard, the purpose of a root canal is not to cause pain. Rather, the purpose of this procedure is to save a tooth that is severely infected or deteriorating from bacteria inside the tooth. If you have [...]
Many adults have severe anxiety about going to the dentist and if you fall into this category, how are you supposed to convince your kids that going to the dentist is fun? Even if you dread those appointments or avoid making them altogether, it’s important to set the right example and help your children develop [...]
We all know that good dental hygiene is important, but it is even more important to start these good habits early on in life. You can help the health of your children’s teeth by teaching them, not only to start these habits early, but to start them the right way to positively enforce them for [...]
To floss or not to floss. That is the question. The floss debate has been tossed around for years, about whether it’s necessary or not for patients to take the time to floss their teeth as part of their oral care routine. Back in 2016, there were articles and reports in the media that flossing [...]
While most dental emergencies can be avoided with proper oral care, dental emergencies can still happen- whether from an injury, recurring problem, or newly undiscovered problem. In those moments, it can be difficult to know what to do for a dental emergency. If you’ve ever had a dental emergency, particularly on the weekend or when [...]
Dental guards are used to protect the teeth and mouth from permanent damage from an array of potential factors. For example, many athletes wear dental guards when playing very contact sports, like basketball, hockey or football. This is great for protecting your teeth from impact. However, many people wear dental guards every day in order [...]
Dental crowns, also known as “caps”, are used to cover a damaged tooth or implant. It’s also used to help strengthen the tooth and improve the overall appearance and alignment of the teeth. They are made by taking an impression of the tooth to be covered and a dentist must first reduce the original size [...]
Most dental insurances reset at the onset of the new year and any unused benefits will disappear. By using your dental insurance benefits before the new year starts, you could be saving yourself hundreds of dollars!
Periodontal diseases are pretty serious oral diseases, like gingivitis and periodontitis that attack your gums. If left untreated, these periodontal diseases can spread to other areas of the mouth and lead to the loss of tooth or teeth. Periodontal disease is chronic bacterial infection and affects both the gums and the bone that supports the [...]
The technology of dental implants is a blessing for people who have been suffering for years with what missing teeth issues.