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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

DENTAL 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 […]

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

Dental X-ray Radiation

HOW MUCH RADIATION FROM DENTAL X-RAYS

Background Radiation Sources

How much dental x-ray radiation am I exposed to at the dentist?  Are x-rays necessary?  An exam with 4 bitewings is about 0.005 mSv, less than one day’s worth from natural background radiation, and is the same exposure amount from an airplane flight of ~2 hours.  Such are […]

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

Root Canal Retreat or Extraction

ROOT CANAL RETREAT OR EXTRACTION

Failed root canal treatment

Patients may present a tooth that previously had a root canal and is now causing pain and discomfort.  Treatment may be to attempt a root canal retreatment or extraction of the failing endodontic tooth and replace with a dental implant and crown.  Which one to choose, root canal […]

By |May 2nd, 2016|Root Canal|0 Comments

Tooth Broke When Biting

I BROKE MY TOOTH WHEN BITING AND EATING

Broken Tooth Fractured Molar

Have you ever bit down during lunch or while eating and chewing you suddenly noticed you a piece of your tooth broke when biting? You look at the broken tooth part and wonder what part of the tooth may be.  If this accident ever occurs […]

By |April 1st, 2016|Cosmetic Dentistry|0 Comments

Tooth Sensitive to Sweets and Sugar

Tooth Sensitive to Sweets and Sugar

Ouch! My tooth hurts when I eat sweets!

“My tooth is sensitive to sweets and sugar!” If your tooth has sensitivity to sweets and sugars, their is a chance the tooth might have a cavity.   Tooth sensitivity also occurs when teeth becomes thinner, thereby exposing the dentin layer.  Tooth sensitivity, also […]

By |March 1st, 2016|Root Canal, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dental crown fell off

MY DENTAL CROWN FELL OFF

Re-cementing a dental crown that fell off

“My dental crown came off when I was eating, what do I do?”  Though it’s rare, dental caps or crowns may occasionally come off the tooth.  If the crown does come off, it’s important to see your dentist right away, and may be considered an […]

By |February 1st, 2016|Dental Crowns|0 Comments

Why Do My Gums Bleed

BLEEDING GUMS

 Bleeding Gums

Why do my gums bleed?  Common complaint patients say to me is their gums bleed when brushing their teeth or when they are flossing.  And as such bleeding gums is often a sign of bacterial infection and gingival irritation.
Why do my gums bleed? Below are some causes:

Gingivitis – Gums are irritated and may […]

By |January 3rd, 2016|General Dentistry|0 Comments