Most people ignore an aching tooth, passing it off as sensitivity and just pop some pain relievers and hope for the best. Unfortunately, a toothache can be more than just tooth sensitivity. For example, it may be a dental cavity. If a serious dental problem goes untreated and ignored, more severe conditions may develop. An example ofRead More
Treatments for Oral Cancer
Oral cancer is a serious threat and it deserves adequate medical attention. The American Cancer Society estimates that oral cancer will strike more than 50,000 people this year. Unfortunately, the survival rate after five years can be as low as 52%. The good news is modern medicine provides many options for treating oral cancer, so patients areRead More
When Are Fillings Needed?
Tooth decay creates cavities or holes in tooth enamel. To stop the decay, the hole in the enamel must be filled. The filling also builds a barrier to prevent the nerves in the gums at the base of the tooth from being affected. If the nerve is exposed due to too much tooth decay, itRead More
Treatments for a Cracked Tooth
A cracked tooth may be slightly chipped, have tiny fractures, or be broken all the way down to the gumline. Our teeth can crack in many different ways depending on the location and the cause of the break. Teeth are especially vulnerable to being cracked when we bite into something very hard, such as nutsRead More
What to Do if You Have a Loose Tooth as an Adult
A loose tooth in a young child is a common occurrence and is healthy, because their baby teeth are naturally being pushed out and replaced with adult teeth. However, this is no longer normal when you are an adult. Adult teeth are permanent and are designed to last a lifetime. However, a loose tooth in adults canRead More
Why Is It Important to Get Your Teeth Cleaned Multiple Times Per Year?
The idea that you only go to the dentist to fix dental problems, such as a toothache or discolored teeth, is a long-standing misconception. Many people think that it’s not really necessary to get regular dental care and cleanings, but this assumption has caused many people a lot of problems that could have been avoidedRead More
10 Most Common Dental Problems
What pops into your mind when you hear the word “dentist?” Most likely it’s your regular check-ups, during which time your dentist will ensure your mouth is healthy by conducting a thorough examination will include a cleaning and perhaps X-rays. But outside of those regular visits, dentists see patients for a host of dental problems.Read More
What Is The Correct Way To Brush Your Teeth?
If you think there is no right or wrong way to brush your teeth, you are mistaken. Brushing your teeth correctly can keep your teeth and mouth healthy for years to come. Everyone automatically assumes that they are brushing their teeth the right way, but the truth is that a lot of people do it incorrectly. HereRead More
At What Age Should My Child Go to a Pediatric Dentist?
Many parents take their children’s oral health for granted. Most parents in the United States do not bring their children to a dentist until they are at least two years old or so, but it is actually best to take the child to see a pediatric dentist at age one or as soon as theyRead More
The Importance of Going to the Dentist Regularly
A lot of people neglect going to a dentist regularly. In fact, they wait until they have a problem with tooth decay, tooth pain, or a broken tooth before they even head to the dentist. It is crucial to good oral hygiene that you have regular visits to the dentist. The American Dental Association recommends goingRead More