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Wisdom Tooth Hurts

WISDOM TOOTH HURTS

You start to have pressure pain in the back of the jaw behind the molars.  The pain is sudden and then it goes away. The pain comes back and goes away.  This pain and relief cycle repeats itself, and each time the pain comes back it gets worse. You go to a dentist […]

By |April 3rd, 2017|Wisdom Tooth|0 Comments

Does root canal tooth need a crown

WHY DOES A ROOT CANAL TOOTH NEED A CROWN?

Your tooth was causing you pain, and your dentist recommended that you get it evaluated for a root canal to prevent an extraction or tooth loss.  Now that the tooth has a root canal, the dental care team advises you the tooth needs a crown.  So why […]

By |March 1st, 2017|Root Canal|0 Comments

Do Cavities Go Away

DO CAVITIES GO AWAY OR GET SMALLER?

Tooth decay, or cavities, develop when bacteria encounters sugars on the tooth and the bacteria “digests” the sugars.  In process of doing so, the bacteria releases an acid that erodes the tooth’s enamel.  Once the enamel is eroded and softened, this is compromised tooth structure is called tooth decay, […]

By |February 1st, 2017|General Dentistry|0 Comments

teeth cold sensitive

TEETH COLD SENSITIVE
Teeth cold sensitive is a prevalent issue in adults.  It’s also normal for teeth sensitivity to cold to occur more often in the winter due to the colder air and temperature.  While over 50 percent of adults have reported teeth sensitive from cold, it’s an issue that can often be treated with either […]

By |January 3rd, 2017|Root Canal|0 Comments

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

WISDOM TOOTH EXTRACTION

Wisdom tooth extraction may be indicated if it is impacted or causing crowding, tooth decay, or pain.  Wisdom tooth removal may also be required if there is sustained gum infection and swelling.  So how can you tell if your wisdom teeth needs to be removed?

WHERE IS MY WISDOM TOOTH?

Your wisdom teeth are third […]

By |December 1st, 2016|Wisdom Tooth|0 Comments

Dental Checkup

WHAT IS PART OF A DENTAL CHECKUP
You’re at the dentist office and due for a dental checkup.  What does a dental checkup entail?  It is an evaluation of your dental, periodontal, and medical history.  Its comprehensiveness depends on if you are in as a completely new patient or if you are an established patient and […]

By |November 1st, 2016|General Dentistry|0 Comments

Prevent cavities during Halloween with healthy habits

HALLOWEEN
Halloween season is here, with our children’s teeth susceptible to tooth decay from sugary sweets, treats, and candy.  With zombies, bats, ghosts, and vampires around, trick or treat candy may cause tooth decay if good diet and oral hygiene are not addressed.   Since Halloween October 31 trick or treat time is coming, it would be […]

By |October 12th, 2016|General Dentistry|0 Comments

How to choose a toothbrush

How to Choose a Toothbrush

How do you choose a toothbrush, one that is most effective at removing plaque and bacteria from your teeth? People have been using toothbrushes to remove food from their teeth for many years, with some of the first toothbrushes made from animal hairs! Today, there are many types of toothbrushes to […]

By |September 30th, 2016|General Dentistry|0 Comments

Flossing is Important

FLOSSING
Flossing is important.  Yes, you need to floss! The benefits of flossing are clear. It helps prevent cavities in between the teeth; decreases risk of periodontal disease; and lowers risk of gingivitis and bleeding gums.  It also helps rid of bad breath and improves the appearance of your teeth by removing trapped food and biofilm.  […]

By |September 1st, 2016|General Dentistry|0 Comments

Food Stuck Between Teeth

FOOD STUCK BETWEEN YOUR TEETH?

Common causes of food trap between teeth:

Not flossing regularly thereby causing an accumulation of plaque and bacteria
A filling between a tooth recently broke
There are one or more cavities between two adjacent teeth, and these cavities have chipped off
A crown adjacent to a tooth has chipped off
A piece of the tooth broke […]

By |August 1st, 2016|General Dentistry|0 Comments