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 »

Does Activated Charcoal Really Work

In recent years, activated charcoal has found its way into a lot of products. You can find activated charcoal shampoo, face masks, deodorant, and even smoothies. But you’ll be hard pressed to find any scientific backing to its medical and cosmetic uses.   Activated charcoal is carbon that has been heated or treated to increase… Read more »

What is a Dental Abscess?

When you experience a cavity—that means that your tooth is decaying. An abscess is an infection that occurs when a pock of pus gathers under the tooth and causes infection. Do not leave an abscess untreated. Abscess will not go away on its own and is likely to get worse. In severe cases, a dental… Read more »

Halitosis: Causes and Treatments

What is Halitosis? Halitosis is chronic bad breath. This is the sort of bad breath that mouthwash and mints can’t get rid of. This strong smell lingers for an extended amount of time and is often a sign of other dental issues. Quick fixes may cover the issues for a short period of time, but… Read more »

The Best Foods To Eat For Better Breath

Did you know that changing out some of the foods in your diet can give you fresher smelling breath? It’s true. Most of the time, bad breath comes from bad bacteria growing in your mouth. This can happen because of food particle left in your mouth, tooth decay, dead cells, or sulfur compounds. These things… Read more »