What to Do If You Break or Crack a Tooth

If you’ve cracked a tooth, first you need to determine the extent of the damage. A simple chipped tooth or a small crack is not a medical emergency. You should be cautious about chewing, especially hard foods. It may also be helpful to try taking some over the counter pain medications to help with any… Read more »

Dentures 101

Dentures are not just for the elderly. We’ve all seen those movies and TV shows with an elderly person spitting out their dentures, but dentures can be useful for anyone missing teeth. These removable teeth can be a great option for anyone missing a full set of teeth or even just a few.   What are… Read more »

Who Should Get Dental Sealants and Why?

What are dental sealants? Dental sealants are a dental treatment that prevents tooth decay by covering fissures or biting surfaces of teeth. Food can easily get caught in the grooves of teeth and lead to tooth decay. Sealants fill in those grooves to ensure cavity protection. The process of getting dental sealants is simple and… Read more »

Benefits of a Root Canal

What is a Root Canal? When a tooth is decaying past the point of a cavity, it can lead to a root canal. Under the enamel and dentin of a tooth, there is soft tissue known as pulp. This pulp contains blood vessels, nerves, and connectives tissues. When this pulp gets infected, you may need… Read more »

What You Need To Know About Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are coatings made of plastic that fill the chewing surface of molars and premolars to prevent decay. Back teeth like molars and premolars have grooves in them. Food can easily get caught in these grooves and cause decay. This is why a majority of cavities happen in these areas. These grooves are called… Read more »

What To Expect After Dental Bridges

What is a Dental Bridge? When you lose a tooth, a dental bridge can help you avoid having an awkward gap between your teeth. Gaps in teeth can leave other teeth vulnerable to decay and becoming loose. It can also be uncomfortable to chew with a gap and it can even change your bite. Not… Read more »

Best and Worst Foods For Your Oral Hygiene

Ever heard the phrase “you are what you eat”? We don’t if that’s true, but it definitely impacts your oral health. Certain foods can lead to extra cavities, even if you practice other good oral hygiene habits. If you are addicted to some of the foods on the “Be Cautious” list, you don’t necessarily have… Read more »

Dental Implants vs Bridges

What is a Dental Implant? Dental implants use a metal post to replace the underlying structure of a tooth. Over time, new bone will grow around the implant, once this happens and it is secure enough, a top part of the implant will be screwed on top and sealed into place. When a dental implant… Read more »

What is a Dead Tooth?

A tooth that is no longer receiving any blood flow, it is considered a dead tooth. A dead tooth can due to tooth decay or injury. There are three layers to a tooth—the enamel, dentin, and pulp. Dying nerves in the pulp of a tooth can lead to a dead tooth. A dead nerve is… Read more »

How To Care for Your Retainer

A retainer is a pricey investment that will help keep your teeth straight. Keep it in top-notch condition to keep your teeth in top notch condition. Taking care of your retainer will also help prevent you from needing to replace it—which can be pricey. Follow these tips will keep your retainer around and working for… Read more »