How Long Is The Recovery For A Tooth Extraction?
Sometimes when a tooth is too broken to repair or a cavity is too deep, a dentist may recommend the tooth be removed entirely. A common case where many people end up getting tooth extractions is with wisdom teeth, which for many people don’t grow in properly and cause pain due to a lack of […]
What Causes Bad Breath?
Bad breath – the tried and true sign of poor oral hygiene and the subject of hundreds of commercials meant to sell quick and easy fixes. But what actually causes our breath to smell bad, and is there a quick fix beyond brushing and flossing regularly? (Hint: No!) When you eat or drink, some of […]
How Can I Tell If I Have A Cavity?
Most people have experienced a cavity at least once in their life. A cavity is a small hole in the tooth caused by bacteria decaying the tooth over time, caused by a lack of proper oral hygiene, and exacerbated by frequent consumption of sugary foods and drinks. They are most commonly found in children, teenagers, […]
Why Do I Need Dental X-Rays So Often?
Sometimes when coming in for a regular check-up and screening, a dentist may want to get a dental x-ray to get a better look at a patient’s teeth to make sure the teeth and mouth are healthy. Dental x-rays happen much more frequently than other kinds of x-rays largely because they’re used for preventative medicine, […]
Four Ways To Prepare For Wisdom Teeth Surgery
Four Ways To Prepare For Wisdom Teeth Surgery Wisdom teeth removal is one of the most common oral surgery procedures and something many people go through in their late teens and early twenties. Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that begin to develop in adolescence, though for some people they may never begin […]
What Foods Stain My Teeth?
For all of the health benefits that proper dental hygiene and care provide, perhaps the thing many people care about the most regarding their dental health is how they look. Without proper care, our teeth are easily stained and can grow discolored over time. The best way to prevent this is to stay on top […]
Are There Any Medical Benefits to Getting Your Teeth Straightened?
Many people may remember the process of getting their teeth straightened with braces as a child, but have you ever wondered why teeth straightening is such a common practice? Is it a purely cosmetic procedure, or are there medical or health benefits to doing so? Aesthetics can be a huge motivating factor in getting teeth […]
How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?
Dental hygiene is incredibly important to maintaining both health and high quality of life, and keeping up with your dental hygiene now can save you a lot of pain, time, and money later. Have you ever gone to brush your teeth and seen your toothbrush, discolored bristles bent out of shape, and thought to yourself, […]
How Can I Prevent Receding Gums?
Receding gums are a fairly common oral health issue, but their prevalence does not make the issue any less troublesome. Whether it’s poor oral hygiene, genetics, or just bad luck receding gums can cause a patient’s gums to pull back, which creates pockets of space between the tooth and gum These pockets can easily harbor […]
Why Do Dentists Need So Many X-Rays?
A visit to the dentist office and x-rays tend to go hand-in-hand. As children, many people remember being annoyed at the discomfort that can come from the x-rays. As a result most of us now find ourselves more frustrated with the cost of the x-rays than the procedure itself. The truth is that up-to-date x-rays […]