What Is A Tooth?

Our teeth are important to us. From your baby’s first tooth, to braces, to wisdom teeth, you expend a lot of time and energy caring for your family’s teeth, and your own teeth. But, have you ever wondered what makes a tooth? Understanding the anatomy of teeth can help us understand the steps we take… Read more »

Ten Facts About Sleep Apnea

Ongoing research in the dental field has brought to light useful information regarding our health. For instance, the oral-systemic connection indicating that our dental health, particularly bacteria from unhealthy gingival tissue, can affect our whole body. In addition, we’ve learned that our dentist can treat sleep apnea; something that at one time seemed unassociated with… Read more »

Cosmetic Dentistry: What Can It Do?

When you hear the words cosmetic dentistry, what comes to mind? Perhaps the most popular cosmetic dental procedure today—teeth whitening? Or maybe you think of porcelain veneers? Yes, the words cosmetic dentistry bring to mind a bright white smile, but have you ever wondered exactly what other types of procedures are considered cosmetic? As well… Read more »

Lose One to Save 100

Well, technically, lose one to save 31. Adults grow one set of permanent teeth that usually amounts to 32 (including the four wisdom teeth). Once the permanent teeth have erupted, they are the last teeth that will grow out of your dental ridge. Though adult teeth should be permanent, tooth extractions are often a necessity… Read more »

Is it Time for You to Consider a Dental Bridge?

Tooth loss is only as obvious as the tooth was visible. For instance, losing a molar at the back of your mouth isn’t as visibly noticeable as a missing incisor in the front. Nevertheless, inconspicuous doesn’t mean insignificant; regardless of where your lost tooth used to be, replacing it is important. A dental bridge is… Read more »

In Case of Emergency

Just because it’s a dental emergency doesn’t mean you should panic. On the contrary, keeping a cool head and acting calmly, but quickly, can help you save your smile in the face of an emergency. If your tooth suffers damage, or you develop a sudden, severe toothache and aren’t sure why, then you should visit… Read more »

Make the Most of Your Toothbrush

Your toothbrush should be your most-used, and most-trusted, weapon against cavities, gum disease, and offensively bad breath. Yet, if you use the wrong brush, or if you don’t use the right one correctly, then you have a significantly smaller chance of winning your fight against dental diseases. Even though you’ve (hopefully) practiced the routine for… Read more »

Gum Disease Doesn’t Just Go Away

The lasting effects of gum disease can be disastrous, yet many people don’t consider the dental ailment a serious condition. At least, they may not take it as seriously as they should. Unfortunately, this laissez-faire attitude may contribute greatly to gum disease’s statistics. For instance, the fact that over 80% of America’s adult population has… Read more »