Most of us know about the common dangers our teeth face such as cavities and gum disease.  But there are also external dangers to be aware of, especially if you are active in sports or other physical activities.  Fortunately, nearly all tooth injuries can be treated by your dentist.  Here are the three most common…

For such a small part of the body, tooth pain is no joke. From trouble eating your meals to a restless night’s sleep, if you’ve ever had a toothache you know how disruptive it can be. While there can be many explanations and culprits, here are the five most common reasons your tooth might be…

Whether it be from tooth decay, gum disease, or an accident, it is not uncommon for adults to be missing one or more teeth.  Missing teeth can have plenty of negative consequences, such as difficulty in chewing, mild to moderate pain, and a lack of confidence.  Fortunately, if you are missing any teeth, you have…

Summer is coming to an end and school is starting back. The time has come for our children to get back into a routine. While you start reinforcing early bedtimes, doing homework, and getting back on a schedule, why not also begin ensuring your kids are practicing healthy dental hygiene habits? Here are our top…

Whether being stirred into your oatmeal, smashed by your toddler, or plopped into your bowl of ice cream, bananas are one of the most widely consumed fruits in the world.  High in valuable nutrients such as potassium and fiber, we can all agree that bananas are a healthy addition to most diets.  However, after you’ve…

While some things like plaque buildup and gingivitis can often be ignored for a period of time, if you have ever experienced a tooth or gum abscess, chances are this could not be ignored.  Usually extremely painful, a tooth or gum abscess is a serious condition that can lead to various complications if not treated. …

Apart from the many health benefits orthodontic treatment can have on children, including but not limited to less cavities and a corrected bite, there are many other benefits orthodontic treatment can have on children.  The main reason people get braces is to straighten out crooked teeth, so it goes without saying that one of the…

You may be surprised to learn that detecting a cracked tooth can be hard to do on your own.  While you will know immediately if you chip your tooth or lose a crown, getting a cracked tooth can happen gradually or without you even knowing it.  In fact, some cracks, also called fractures, can’t even…

Do you avoid ice cream because you know it’s going to hurt your teeth?  Do you wait for your hot latte to cool off before you drink it to avoid mouth discomfort?  If so, you are probably experiencing tooth sensitivity.  There are two main culprits of tooth sensitivity. Worn Away Enamel.  Tooth enamel is the…

Dental fillings are materials put on decaying teeth to restore the tooth’s original shape and function and to prevent further decay.  If a cavity is too large for a filling or the tooth is too weak for a filling, the dentist will put a crown on the tooth.  Like a filling, a dental crown restores…

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