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Does Getting Older Hurt The Enamel?

Getting old is unavoidable. It is isn't always pretty and comes with its fair share of problems. Your mouth and oral health will be no exception. Over time, daily mouth activities such as chewing and cleaning cause your teeth to wear down...
Jan 20th, 2020

Dangers Your Mouth Can Face if You Only Drink Bottled Water

Water is one of the most important elements any human being needs. Scientists say that about 60% of the body is made of water. Therefore, for the body to work as it should, it needs about 8 glasses of water every day. This is to ensure that the body can...
Dec 10th, 2019

Adults Are Not Too Old to Get Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are effective at protecting your teeth from further damage or evening a bite. They are typically placed on the biting surface of a tooth and are made of a thin plastic material.
Nov 20th, 2019

Are There Benefits to Getting a Glass Filling?

If you have developed a cavity, it's nothing to be ashamed about, and it doesn't necessarily mean you did anything wrong. In fact, the truth of the matter is that no matter how healthy we eat, or how rigid our oral hygiene routine is, everyone...
Oct 20th, 2019

Best Daily Practices for Keeping Gum Disease Away

Plaque build-up under the gums is the first stage of gum disease. Plaque forms when the “bad” bacteria in your mouth feeds on food particles left behind after eating. Plaque build-up can lead to gingivitis, which is the initial phase of gum disease.
Oct 10th, 2019

Things We Can See When Comparing Old and New Dental X-rays

When you are a new patient, we may take a full set of x-rays at your first appointment. X-rays are a vital tool in dentistry. You would be amazed at what we can discover by taking x-rays of your teeth. We use x-rays for adults and children...
Sep 20th, 2019

What Does an Onlay Entail?

When you have a tooth that is decayed we have to repair it or you will lose the tooth. Decayed teeth can be repaired in several ways. We can fill the cavity with amalgam or a composite, we can put a crown on it or we can use inlays or outlays.
Sep 10th, 2019

Options for Covering a Badly Decayed Tooth

We have patients come in with decayed teeth who wonder what went wrong. They practice good oral hygiene. They brush their teeth twice a day and floss in between brushing. They use fluoride toothpaste and a soft bristled toothbrush.
Aug 20th, 2019

How the Teeth of Stressed People Are Often Different

Anxiety and stress are at an epidemic high in American society today. This causes everything from minor issues such as irritability to more major issues like panic attacks. Unfortunately, it can also take a massive toll on your dental health.
Aug 9th, 2019

Three Most Common Brushing Mistakes

Brushing your teeth regularly is your first line of defense against tooth decay. You should brush them twice daily, preferably right after breakfast and before you go to sleep. Brushing is one of the most crucial elements to maintain your oral health.
Jul 19th, 2019

There Are Several Ways Tea Boost Your Oral Health

There are many different beverages out there that can damage your teeth, gums, and overall oral health. Sodas, coffee, and many teas contain a large amount of sugar, and that's not good for any part of your body.
Jul 10th, 2019

Common Causes of Cracked Teeth

Cracked teeth can be caused by a number of problems, such as a developing cavity or biting down on something hard the wrong way. Cracked teeth might not happen to everyone, but when they do happen, it is important that you consider ways that you can get...
Jun 20th, 2019

Resin Gives You the Look of Veneers

If your teeth are in need of some minor cosmetic repairs and you are searching for an inexpensive solution, dental bonding with composite resin may be a good option. Read on to learn more about how resin can give your smile the appearance of veneers.
May 20th, 2019

How to Manage a Crack in Your Veneers

Picture this – you're eating popcorn, a steak dinner, or something else that is difficult to chew, and you suddenly feel your veneer break. You suspect that your veneer is cracked, and now you need to take steps to protect your tooth.
May 9th, 2019

By Changing Your Diet, You Can Reduce Tooth Sensitivity

It is estimated that between 15 to 20 percent of the population suffers from sensitive teeth at some point in their lives. Research estimates that as you get older, your teeth may begin to lose enamel, and may become more sensitive...
Apr 10th, 2019

How to Keep Your Lips from Drying and Cracking

When it's dry outside, your lips may dry out and start to crack or feel chapped. This condition can be more than just annoying—it can actually be painful and cause your lips to bleed.
Mar 10th, 2019

Signs You May Have Developed a Dental Abscess

An abscess is a cyst that has become infected by bacteria, causing pus and ichor to build up inside of it. Particularly when it comes to your teeth, an abscess can be dangerous not just to your mouth, but to your entire body. Here are some of the signs...
Feb 20th, 2019

How to Care For Your Mouth If You Have a Fluoride Allergy

Allergies are incredibly common, and most people tend to think of allergies to food, animals, and outdoor environmental factors first. What you might not know is that some people can actually be allergic to the fluoride found in toothpaste.
Feb 10th, 2019

Drinks to Avoid for Healthy Enamel on Your Teeth

When it comes to maintaining healthy teeth, the food that you eat often gets most of the attention. However, it is also important to consider what you are drinking. Water is the healthiest option for strong teeth, and certain drinks can cause damage...
Jan 20th, 2019

Benefits that Come from Waxed Floss

We all know about the importance of brushing and flossing our teeth, but the fact is, only 30% of us floss daily and a whopping 32% of us never floss!
Dec 10th, 2018

Brushing Your Teeth Too Much Can Damage Your Enamel

When it comes to brushing your teeth, there is such thing as too much of a good thing. Also referred to as over-brushing, this condition occurs when you brush your teeth too much, too hard, or for too long.
Nov 20th, 2018

Bottled Water Does Not Protect Your Teeth Like Tap Water Can

If you have an ongoing problem with cavities, you should consider what type of water you drink. The U.S. is in a bottled water revolution, where many people choose this option over the water that comes into their home via their sink.
Nov 10th, 2018

How the Sun Can Damage Your Teeth

If you spend time outdoors in the sun, you know that you have to protect your skin, but what about your teeth? Fortunately, your teeth generally aren't at risk for direct sun damage, as you aren't liable to sit outdoors with your mouth open...
Oct 20th, 2018

How Stress and Bruxism Combine to Harm Your Teeth

Bruxism is when you consciously or unconsciously clench and grind your teeth. You may do this at night while you sleep or catch yourself tightening your jaw during certain times of the day.
Oct 10th, 2018

How to Treat a Severely Broken Tooth

A broken tooth is not something that is very pleasant. It is often painful, and it can have a negative impact on your appearance. Knowing how to treat a broken tooth is important.
Sep 20th, 2018

How Can Tea Improve Your Overall Oral Health?

Oral health is not just about good dental practices. Simple things such as consuming various foods and drinks that are readily available can help to improve your oral health.
Sep 10th, 2018

What Role Does Your Enamel Play?

Tooth enamel is an impressive part of your body. It is the hardest substance of your body, and it is highly-mineralized.
Aug 20th, 2018

Are You At Higher Risk for Cavities Than Others?

A recent article published in Newsweek magazine debunked a popular theory that bad teeth are genetic. While you might not inherit your cavities from your parents, there are certain factors that can increase your risk. These are a few of the most common.
Jul 10th, 2018

What Restorative Options Do You Have for Cracked Teeth?

While the teeth are some of the strongest parts of your body, they aren't indestructible. Perhaps you chewed on ice or had an accident and suffered a crack in your tooth. You may be worried about the appearance of your smile, but fortunately, there are ...
Jun 20th, 2018

Best Ways to Prevent Tooth Decay

One of the questions we most commonly see is whether there are any tips or tricks to prevent tooth decay. If you have often wondered what steps you could take in order to ensure a longer life out of your smile, here are some things to keep in mind.
May 10th, 2018

Can Lighter Tea Leave Less Staining Behind

We realize that coffee is bad for our teeth because it can easily stain them. However, some people wonder if this is also true for tea. If you talk to any dentist, you'll find that the answer is "yes." In fact, tea is actually more likely to stain your...
Apr 20th, 2018

Can we Keep our Original Teeth Forever

Since we only get one set of teeth, it's important for us to take good care of them. According to science and research, when we do so we can keep our original teeth forever.
Apr 10th, 2018

Oral Hygiene Changes to Make After Getting New Braces

When it comes to getting braces, you want to make sure that you are getting the cleaning done that needs to be done. This means being able to clean in the right areas, making sure you floss and always making sure that you eat the right things...
Feb 10th, 2018

Are you worried about a Lump in Your Mouth?

If you feel or notice unusual lumps and bumps in your mouth, it is always best to see us immediately. There are many possible causes for oral bumps and lumps and most of them are not causes for concern, but it is better to be safe than sorry.
Jan 20th, 2018

How Fluoride Really Boosts Your Oral Health

Many people may have used fluoride when they were little and in school. Not only this, but some toothpastes have fluoride in them, so they may have gotten it that way too. But, does fluoride boost oral health? It seems so...
Dec 19th, 2017

Caring for Your Porcelain Veneers so They Do Not Crack

When it comes to false teeth there are few options better than porcelain veneers. That's because the veneers look and function just like regular teeth, and they are hard enough to stand up to most chewing tasks...
Oct 19th, 2017

Can You Floss Too Hard?

Many people ask whether or not they're brushing or flossing in the right way. This is a common question and all too often people are actually brushing or flossing too hard...
Oct 9th, 2017

The Damage Teeth Take When You Have an Eating Disorder

An eating disorder can do terrible things to your health and your quality of life. Between the reduced levels of nutrition, the obsessive behavior, and the frantic counting of calories, you can begin to suffer a number of ill effects. While an eating diso
Sep 19th, 2017

Oral Biopsy Pain is Easy to Manage

For most people, the hardest part about getting an oral biopsy done is waiting for the results. The procedure is nerve-wracking, but it isn't often seen as overly painful. The area to be biopsied is numbed before the procedure,...
Aug 19th, 2017

Most Common Causes of Sleep Apnea in Adults

Many adults face sleep apnea at night. It is when they stop breathing for anywhere from 10-30 seconds, up to a few minutes at a time, depending on how severe the diagnosis is...
Aug 9th, 2017

Can You Sanitize Your Toothbrush?

Have you ever sanitized your toothbrush? If not, then you should. You need to replace your toothbrush every three months anyway, as they become less effective and the germs can build up over that time...
Jul 29th, 2017

Simple Ways of Keeping Your Teeth Whiter

You do not need to go out and buy whitening kits or have your dentist whiten your teeth if you are only looking for a way to whiten your smile a little bit. After all, it will get a little dingy for all of us as we age...
Jun 19th, 2017

Should Old Fillings Come Out and Be Replaced

Have you ever wondered if your old fillings should be replaced? There are two answers to this. If your old fillings are still sitting in your teeth perfectly fine and not causing you any type of an issue,...
Jun 9th, 2017

Does it Hurt to Bite Down? If So, Call Your Dentist

Biting down shouldn't hurt, but if it does, that signals a problem. It could be any number of problems, but all of them need to be addressed by you seeing your dentist. Chewing should not be a painful experience, but that is not always possible...
May 19th, 2017

Do Your Teeth Really Need You to Floss Each Day?

Are your teeth nearly as worried about daily flossing as your dentist makes them out to be? The truth is, your dentist isn't making anything up. Your teeth and your gums really want you to make sure that you are flossing each and every day...
May 9th, 2017

Things to Avoid When You Have Dental Veneers

Veneers are complicated little things. First off, they are little porcelain pieces that bond to your tooth surface to cosmetically enhance them. They cover cracks, chips, misalignment, or discoloration...
Apr 9th, 2017

Does Toothpaste Really Expire?

When you buy food at the store, you usually check the expiration date. You know that if it is past the date it may not be safe to eat. People are sometimes surprised to learn that toothpaste also has an expiration date...
Mar 19th, 2017

Common Debris to Find in Your Toothbrush

When is the last time you sanitized your toothbrush? Do you make sure to replace your toothbrush every three months like your dentist says to? If you don't sanitize your toothbrush regularly, or replace it as often as you should,...
Feb 9th, 2017

Unusual Dental Facts You Never Knew

There are so many different things about your teeth and your overall oral health that you never knew. There are new procedures that come out in the dental field on a regular basis...
Jan 19th, 2017

Protecting Your Teeth When Morning Sickness Hits

Morning sickness is typically the part of a pregnancy all women worry about. Sometimes it is barely there, while other times it is the only thing you can think about all day and all night...
Jan 9th, 2017

Dangers of an Oral Piercing

While an oral piercing may make you feel like you stand out from the crowd, it is actually leaving you open to quite a variety of potential issues with your mouth, and the rest of your body...
Dec 19th, 2016

Common Snacks that Hurt Your Teeth

Snacking is common, and some snack foods are really good for your teeth when you eat them. Other snacks, however, are dangerous and can hurt your teeth when you eat them...
Dec 9th, 2016

What to Do if You Start to Lose Tooth Enamel

Your enamel is your teeth's defense against bacteria and decay. It is a strong barrier that faces invaders every day. If not taken care of, your enamel can become damaged and lost...
Oct 12th, 2016

The Exciting Side of Floss!

It's never easy to convince people to floss, at least until they realize how much harm is done to their teeth without it!...
Sep 9th, 2016

Cavities and Dental Sealants

Many adults assume that childhood and cavities go hand in hand. Children are known for eating foods that are high in sugar, and for not brushing their teeth like they should. Both of those qualities are a set up for tooth decay...
Aug 22nd, 2016

Are Teeth Rocks?

What are your teeth? Are they rocks, thick fingernails, or thick hair? Are teeth made of bone? Are they the same material as would be in a tusk or horn? Used to break down food, teeth are a very strong, durable structure biologically created for our use...
Aug 12th, 2016

Why Do My Teeth Hurt When I Run?

There is a connection between running or jogging and pain in your teeth. There are several reasons why a patient may be feeling pain while they run, and it can be different reasons for different people...
Jul 12th, 2016

When Should You Worry about Mouth Sores?

Most of us have dealt with a mouth sore at some point, usually developing on the inner cheeks, gums, or tongue. These sores can be very painful and irritating, especially when you drink or eat or they are exposed to temperature extremes...
Jun 22nd, 2016

What if Your Tooth Still Hurts after a Root Canal?

After a root canal, it is common to experience pain and swelling for a couple of days, but in a vast majority of cases, it will resolve on its own. You'll completely forget about the procedure and your tooth will feel like new again...
May 22nd, 2016

What Can Tetracycline Do to Your Teeth?

Tetracycline is a common prescription antibiotic, and while its use was widespread in the past, many people didn't understand the negative effects that the drug could have on the teeth. Older adults don't tend to experience adverse side effects, but young
May 12th, 2016

Can Good Oral Health Save You Money?

Good dental hygiene not only helps to keep your mouth healthy and to fend of systemic disease, but it also leads to a reduction in dental treatment costs throughout your lifetime...
Apr 22nd, 2016

Are You Experiencing Severe Mouth Pain?

We all experience a toothache or mouth pain from time to time, but for the most part, it is something that we can deal with until we can get into the dentist. In other cases, an injury or other problem can become very painful,...
Apr 12th, 2016

Can You Stain Your Tooth Colored Fillings?

If you have a cavity is in need of a filling, you may be pleasantly surprised to find that you aren't just restricted to the old, metal fillings that you've gotten in the past...
Mar 22nd, 2016

Can You Reverse Tooth Decay?

There are a variety of strategies out there to help keep dental decay and cavities at bay, but what happens if you've already experienced decay?...
Mar 12th, 2016

Is Toothpaste Really That Important?

Brushing the teeth is crucial for removing plaque and bacteria from the teeth, as this can ultimately protect the teeth against decay and gum disease. However, if the actual act of brushing to remove these substances is so important,...
Feb 14th, 2016

Are Your Amalgam Fillings Safe?

Amalgam fillings often get a bad reputation as being unsafe and needing replacement. Although these silver fillings have been used to fill cavities for decades, recent concerns have been raised about their safety because they contain mercury...
Dec 12th, 2015