Take a Quiz on your Tooth Enamel

True or false HandTooth enamel may be touted as the second hardest substance on the planet, but are you aware that this makes your dental enamel the hardest thing in your body. With such an incredible title, you might think that your teeth are the superheroes of your body – darn near impenetrable. Unfortunately, damage to your tooth enamel is quite common, leading to what is known to most as cavities. If you are trying to avoid tooth decay and other dental issues, you may want to ask yourself with knowledge about the outer protection to your teeth that you were born with. (more…)

Brushing Teeth Tips for the Whole Family

Smiling Young FamilyIf anyone in your family has unhealthy teeth and gums, this can lead to a domino effect when it comes to their dental health future. There’s more to dental health than your smile, however. Other insidious health conditions such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s, cancer, and strokes have been linked to oral bacteria through what is known as the oral-systemic condition. If you are concerned with bacterial infestations inside your mouth, it’s important to instill proactivity with your oral hygiene practices for yourself, and your younger loved ones. (more…)

Root Canal Treatments: No Need to Be Fearful

root canal treatments no need to be fearfulThere was a time when the words “You need a root canal treatment” would make even brave patients want to run from the chair. The time to be afraid of a root canal treatment has passed! Not only have tremendous strides been made with anesthetics, but we also have better tools and procedures to deal with an infected tooth. Since root canal treatments concern the inner portions of the tooth, they are sometimes referred to as “endodontic” treatments. Don’t let a false fear make you put off a consultation! (more…)

Keep Your Smile Fresh With Preventive Dentistry

Keep Your Smile Fresh With Preventive DentistryA common way that preventive dentistry is performed is by brushing your teeth, along with flossing daily. In addition, professional dental cleanings performed by your dentist will assist in the removal of food particles and bacteria that have gone overlooked. This will prevent the spread of bacteria, which, if allowed to settle along the enamel of your teeth, or gum line, can lead to infection and complications. If your teeth are properly taken care of, they are able to perform daily tasks with ease; however, if they are not, these simple tasks may become slightly more difficult. (more…)

Brighter Smile with Teeth Whitening

brighter smile with teeth whiteningWho would not want a brighter smile? Teeth stains cannot always be prevented with excellent oral hygiene. There are many factors that cause teeth to look dingy or discolored, although most stains can be erased with professional teeth whitening. Many over the counter whitening products promise amazing results, however they can become harmful with over usage and can cause permanent damage to your teeth. Professional teeth whitening offers a safe and effective solution that delivers whiter teeth and a brighter smile.    (more…)

Advantages of Tooth Colored Fillings

advantages of tooth colored fillingsOver time, there may be a noticeable change in the appearance of your teeth. For example, you may have noticed they are not quite as white as when you were a child. This is because your teeth go through quite a bit throughout a lifetime, from foods and drinks consumed daily, to potential dental complications or repairs, such as a filling. There’s no need to worry; however, as these fillings are made to be similar to a real tooth. Because of this, your smile will appear whole and without damage or repair. (more…)

Fluoride and General Dentistry

fluoride and general dentistryIf you drink tap water, then you’re ingesting minimal amounts of fluoride, and it’s found in most major toothpaste and dental hygiene products today. In fact, you can even receive direct fluoride treatments at your dentist’s office if your teeth are at risk for tooth decay. Yet, do you know why fluoride is such a staple in general dentistry today? To explain, we examine the mineral’s popularity by exploring just how it interacts with your teeth to protect them from destructive tooth decay. (more…)