Having Dental Sealants
Usually by early to mid-adolescence, all of your child’s baby teeth will have given way to their permanent set of teeth. It is quite common for the occlusal or biting surface of your child’s back teeth to have natural deep pits and fissures. Sometimes these deep spots can be hard to clean with regular brushing alone. Stuck on plaque and residual food particles in these deep textures easily promotes cavities.
Do you Need Root Canal Therapy?
What do you know about root canal therapy? As you may know, root canal therapy is designed to treat a tooth whose center is decayed or infected. Still, there are several myths surrounding root canal therapy.
As you know, you may need root canal when a cavity filling won’t save your tooth. You see, if you have an infection in the center of your tooth, your dentist will need to remove the infected area. Similarly, if the bone or root surfaces are damaged, you may need root canal therapy.
Dental Phobia? Let Us Help!
Do you avoid routine dental checkups and cleanings because of dental anxiety? Or do you put off necessary dental treatment that is now affecting your oral health? If you suffer from dental phobia, you are not alone. Our practice is pleased to offer our patients sedation dentistry to help with their dental anxiety and make treatments a breeze.
Sore Jaw? Your TMJ Might Be Telling You Something
Do you feel like you’ve just chewed a ball of toffee even though it was just a ham sandwich? Your temporomandibular joints, or TMJ, might be out of whack. These are the joints and jaw muscles that enable your mouth to open and close. You use them whenever you chew, speak, or swallow. When something happens to prevent this complex system from working properly, a TMJ disorder may be present.
8 Reasons to See Your Dentist
Are you brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day, and seeing your dentist for regular six month checkups? If so, congratulations! You are well on your way to a brighter, healthy smile. But there are times when you may need to see your dentist in between these six month cleanings if you are noticing any of the following:
Toothache – If you are suddenly experiencing tooth pain, and it isn’t going away, you may have a cavity or something serious going on.
How Dental Sealants Help Molars
Taking good care of our teeth is easy in our modern age, we have a variety of dental tools at our disposal: toothbrushes, toothpastes, and flossing methods to help us achieve excellent oral health. Another modern marvel (well, since the 1970s), dental sealants have been helping patients better protect and preserve their cavity-prone molars.
How To Fight Tooth Stains
Do you struggle without a cup of coffee in the morning? Are blackberries your favorite snack? Do you love Italian cuisine? Though these foods and drinks may seem like a normal part of your life, they actually contribute to tooth stains. How can you fight these stains and protect your white, beautiful smile?
How To Prevent Stains
There are many steps you can take that prevent stains from developing in your teeth. Some of these steps include the following:
Taking Your Child to Their First Dental Visit
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association, your baby should see the dentist before their first birthday. The general rule of thumb is to have them seen six months after their first tooth erupts. This early visit will help you find out how your child is doing, help you know how to care for your child’s developing teeth, and help your child’s first visit make them feel comfortable at the dental office.
Potential Causes of Sensitive Teeth
Do you ever experience sensitivity or pain when you bite into something too hot or too cold? Are you ever hesitant to talk or smile because you worry about exposing your teeth to the cold? Did you know that regardless of how long you’ve dealt with tooth sensitivity, there may be something you can do to alleviate your discomfort? But before you can address sensitive teeth, you should know what causes it.