Dealing with Enamel Erosion

You probably know that there are a number of things you could do if you’re interested in enjoying a healthy smile. For instance, you probably know that you should brush and floss your teeth if you’re interested in avoiding a cavity. However, did you know that a cavity could actually weaken your enamel and leave… Read more »

Restoring a Chipped Tooth with a Crown Is Often a Sound Preventative Measure

A chip can form on a tooth from any number of sources. A hard blow to the face during sports can easily chip a tooth. However, more banal sources, like grinding your teeth or nibbling on pencils and pens can also cause a chip in your tooth enamel. The most significant danger of damaged tooth… Read more »

Should You Choose a Crown or a Filling?

If you want to protect the health of your pearly whites, you probably know that there are a number of things you should do. Fortunately, there are several options that can help you meet the needs of your teeth. For example, either a crown or filling could help you, but each may be better for… Read more »

What Are Your Options for Gapped Teeth?

Do you have a gap in your front teeth? Do you have a larger gap caused by a missing tooth? If you do—and even if you don’t—you understand that these types of gaps can be embarrassing. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to address these problems. One option you can consider is dental… Read more »

Basic Information to Consider When Toothpaste Shopping

Your dentist and the American Dental Association recommend that you brush twice and floss your teeth once per day as part of an effective oral hygiene routine. Applying toothpaste to a soft-bristled toothbrush improves its ability to remove residual food particles and plaque from the surfaces of your teeth. At the same time, there are… Read more »

Inlay and Onlay Fillings Are Often Used to Repair Large Cavities in Premolars and Molars

It’s quite common for the occlusal, also known as biting surface, on premolars and molars to have deep pits and fissures in the tooth enamel. While these deeply textured areas make the teeth more efficient at chewing and grinding food, they can also be hard to clean. They could potentially trap residual food particles and… Read more »

The Benefits of Dental Crowns

A dental crown in , , is a tooth-shaped cap that covers the entire outer surface of your tooth and improves its health and appearance. There are many benefits to a dental crown. In fact, a dental crown can: -Protect a weak tooth from breaking -Restore a broken tooth -Repair a tooth that has been… Read more »

A Missing Tooth Can Be Replaced by a Dental Implant

If you’ve lost a tooth to severe tooth decay, damage or extraction can seriously compromise the function and appearance of your mouth. Beyond simply impairing your ability to chew food, it can impact your smile, and cause you to slur your speech. In time could lead to alignment issues as the surrounding teeth turn and… Read more »

A Broken Off Crown Needs Immediate Care

When your crown was cemented in place by your dentist it was designed to stand the test of time. Unfortunately, there are situations where a blow to the face, accident or complications resulting from gum disease can compromise the integrity of the abutment. In an extreme situation, the abutment itself can be damaged or broken… Read more »

What to Do If Something Is Stuck in Your Gumline

It’s not uncommon to have a small piece of food get stuck in your gum line. Even though this might cause an immediate surprise and minor pain, it can usually be resolved by rinsing your mouth vigorously with lukewarm saltwater. Unfortunately, there are a few rare instances when something gets stuck in your gum line… Read more »