Dental X-Rays: The Differences Between Each Machine

Dental X-Rays are great images that can help you prevent as well as identify dental issues. This is extremely beneficial because it can help you maintain a strong and healthy smile as well as treat problems at the early stages of development. This technology makes it possible to identify any issue in the mouth, even… Read more »

Water Picks vs. Floss

Everyone knows that they are supposed to floss their teeth once a day. However, some may wonder if using a water pick can be just as effective as flossing. Here we analyze the benefits of water picks and their role in dental health. What Are Water Picks? Water picks are also known as oral irrigators,… Read more »

A Lost Filling Might Need a Crown

When a filling is applied to a cavity it is intended to repair the area of tooth decay for a long time. Unfortunately, as time passes the natural bacteria in your mouth can start to attack and weaken the cement holding your filling in place. The larger and older a filling is, the more likely… Read more »

Restoring a Knocked Out Tooth with a Bridge

If you’ve had a tooth knocked out, or one that needed to be extracted after being damaged in an accident it can seriously compromise your mouth and impact your quality of life. Beyond simply limiting your ability to chew food it might also cause a slur in your speech or be noticeable in your smile…. Read more »

Teaching Your Children About Their Teeth

A child who learns great dental health habits becomes an adult with great dental health habits. To this end, the American Dental Association sponsors “National Children’s Dental Health Month” every February, in hopes of raising awareness among children (and their parents) about the importance of maintaining good oral health. But how can a family incorporate… Read more »

Strengthening Tooth Enamel with a Fluoride Treatment

The natural processes of the bacteria in your mouth, as well as acidic foods and beverages, can cause a microscopic erosion of the mineral crystals that make up your tooth enamel. If this microscopic enamel erosion is not countered by regular, daily exposure to fluoride it can pose several threats to your oral health. The… Read more »

Common, Early Symptoms of Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer

The American Dental Association reports that 1 out of every 92 adults will develop some form of oral or pharyngeal cancer in their lifetime. While the average age of diagnosis is 62 years of age, increased risk factors such as regular tobacco use, increased alcohol consumption, or a family history of cancer, increase your chances… Read more »

Cleaning Your New Crown in Your Daily Oral Hygiene Routine

Your new crown represents a serious investment in restoring the appearance and function of a tooth that was severely fractured, or suffered extensive tooth decay. Even though the material your new crown is made from not subject to tooth decay, it will still need attention in your daily oral hygiene routine. Residual food particles and… Read more »

A Deeply Fractured or Cracked Tooth Might Need a Root Canal

The enamel layer of your teeth is composed of a microscopic mineral crystal structure that is very hard and durable. Unfortunately, there are still times when something like a fall or a blow to the face can cause a deep crack or fracture in the enamel layer of one your teeth. A sharp or persistent… Read more »

Using a Bridge to Restore a Lost Tooth

Losing a tooth due to advanced tooth decay, can compromise your mouth and impact your quality of life. While it can impact your ability to chew food it might also cause a slur in your speech or be noticeable in your smile. Over time the void caused by the lost tooth can cause the surrounding… Read more »