Month: February 2017

What Is Composite Dental Resin Used For?

In the world of dental materials, excellence is measured in how well the material interacts with your teeth as well as how lifelike it looks compared to the rest of your smile. Tooth-colored composite resin—a biocompatible mixture of acrylic and quart-like particles—excels in both areas, and is often utilized for a variety of procedures. Whether… Read more »

The Main Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

When it comes to treating a cavity (a hole in your tooth caused by tooth decay), you have several things to consider. Because tooth decay is progressive, your treatment must stop it from spreading; because the cavity weakens and exposes your tooth, your treatment must also strengthen and protect it. The good news is that… Read more »

Can You Fix My Chipped Tooth?

A chipped tooth can seem endearing, in some cases, or it may make your entire smile seem incomplete. In any case, the damage to your tooth structure won’t heal itself, and will in fact grow worse the longer it’s left untreated. The good news is that your dentist offers a number of different options for… Read more »

Is Bad Breath Holding You Back?

Even if your smile is the most beautiful one in the room, chronic bad breath (halitosis) can hinder your confidence. If you’re aware of it, then you might limit conversations with others and keep a more-than-respectable distance trying to avoid embarrassment. The good news is that bad breath always has a reason, and therefore, a… Read more »

Is All Food Bad for Your Teeth?

At any moment, hundreds of types of oral bacteria live in your mouth, metabolizing nutrients and forming plaque to cling to your teeth. Therefore, part of a good hygiene routine is being careful with what you eat and how often to limit the damage that harmful bacteria can cause. With all of the warnings about… Read more »

Are You Considering Porcelain Veneers? Here’s Why You Should

The obvious point of cosmetic dental treatment is to improve your smile’s appearance, but preserving your healthy, natural tooth structure is an equally important goal. While cosmetic treatment focuses on esthetics, your dentist knows that your smile looks its best when its natural beauty shines through. With porcelain veneers, your dentist can easily achieve both… Read more »

Is There a Difference Between Cavities and Tooth Decay?

Tooth decay and cavities are often used synonymously, but the truth is that they describe two sides of the same coin. Tooth decay is a progressive condition that is largely caused by inadequate hygiene and dental care, and that leads to the formation of cavities in your teeth. Tooth decay affects over 90% of adults… Read more »

Should I Be Worried About Root Canal Treatment?

Dealing with a severe toothache is difficult. In fact, a large percentage of people have had to take time off of work or school at least once in their lives because of dental pain. Yet, when people find out that their pain can be alleviated with root canal treatment, some people may hesitate. As one… Read more »

How to Temporarily Relieve TMJ Pain

The thing about jaw dysfunctions is that they might hurt a lot, or they might just be slightly (but constantly) annoying. They might cause your jaw to click and pop when you open and close your mouth, or they might not. Regardless, issues like TMJ disorders can cause serious degradation in your jaw’s joints, and… Read more »

Have a Dental Emergency? We Can Help!

With consistently good dental hygiene and preventive dental care, most people can avoid common dental issues that could otherwise become serious. Even progressive issues like tooth decay and gum disease can be largely prevented or mitigated. However, there are times when prevention and good hygiene cannot prevent an emergency, such as sudden pain or structural… Read more »