Tooth decay is a dental health problem that frequently arises as a result of poor dental hygiene and/or a diet that is rich in sugar and sweetened beverages. The solution to tooth decay is usually a dental filling, which seals the cavity and stops the decay from progressing further. Fillings can be composed of composite, […]#dentalfillings
Most orthodontic treatment starts in the teen years when all permanent teeth have come in, and the results are more predictable. However, some young children need early intervention or Phase One treatment. This evaluation doesn’t necessarily mean orthodontics are needed right away. However, monitoring growth patterns can indicate the best opportunity to start treatment to […]
If you ask several people whether chewing gum is good for your health or detrimental to it, you are likely to get several different answers. This is because chewing gum is a mixed bag when it comes to your dental and overall health. In order to answer this important question, we’ll need to explore several […]
Everyone knows regular dental appointments are important to dental health. But perhaps you haven’t really considered the many benefits to routine dental appointments, or the things you can do between appointments to help maintain good dental health and keep the dentist’s work – and your bills – to a minimum!
The best offense when considering the risk of oral cancer is a good defense. It’s always easier to prevent cancer by limiting risk factors than it is to treat a patient who has already developed the disease. Although frightening, oral cancer can be treated effectively, especially if discovered early on. Routine dental visits can prevent […]#oralcancerprevention
Perhaps you read our “crash course” article on water flossing and water pick devices and have decided to look for one to buy. Maybe your dentist or dental hygienist has mentioned them as a possible alternative for reluctant flossers. Or perhaps you already have a water flosser and are simply looking to replace it with […]
Teeth whitening is among the most popular corrective dental procedures since it can enhance the appearance of your smile. It is a procedure that re-establishes the shade of the teeth to a whiter appearance. There are various reasons many are whitening their teeth, for extraordinary occasions or boosting self-assurance, whatever your reason may be, our […]
Gum disease is a common problem that can occur very gradually. Aging, brushing too hard, genetics, and any lapse in hygiene habits can get the ball rolling in the wrong direction. It starts with oral bacteria that feed on particles of carbohydrate-rich foods left behind after a meal. The bacteria metabolize carbohydrates and produce plaque […]#gumdisease#treatment#oral health#gum health#periodontal treatment
Fluoride is a mineral that exists naturally in rocks, water, and soil, and is the 13th most abundant element in the earth’s crust. The fluoride that is added to our water supply and food comes from phosphorite rock and contributes to the constant cycle of weakening and rebuilding of tooth enamel that extends throughout our […]
Dental Tip #2
Limit acidic drinks like soft drinks, cordials and fruit juices. Food acids soften tooth material and dissolve the minerals in tooth enamel, causing holes (cavities or caries). In severe cases, teeth may be ‘eaten’ right down to the gum.
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Pacifier use and thumb sucking are heavily ingrained in our culture, and in most cultures around the world throughout history. As a result, most of us don’t think much about it. However, a lot of people have recently started taking a closer look at this common practice and wondered just how healthy it actually is. […]#toothgrowth#pacifier
If you’ve been thinking about getting braces, you may have some questions and concerns. Knowing what to expect can make the process less nerve-wracking and help you focus on the results – a perfect smile! Even though braces are most often associated with teenagers, there is no age limit for orthodontic treatment. Whether you are […]#braces
Over 30% of the population avoids going to the dentist due to anxiety and fear. Dental phobia prevents you from receiving the routine treatment you need to maintain the health and functionality of your smile. Sedation dentistry can help you get the care you need by providing a relaxing experience with significantly less anxiety. Sedatives […]#sedationdentistry