The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends getting your teeth cleaned twice a year to obtain better oral health. Getting your teeth cleaned also gives your dentist the opportunity to screen for gum disease, oral cancer and any other infections or lesions all while removing plaque and tartar with professional grade instruments that leave your mouth […]
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Tartar buildup is a common dental health problem in which dental plaque stays on your teeth and hardens into tartar, also known as calculus. Tartar usually forms below and above the gum line, leading to receding gums and gum disease and needing to be removed with special tools at the dentist’s office. However, what causes […]
There are many reasons a tooth can be broken or cracked, stemming from accidents to common daily activities. When this happens, chipped tooth bonding is one of the leading types of treatments dentists choose to fix the problem. Bonding consists of a process in which the dentist applies a tooth-colored composite resin over the dental […]
If you happen to be suffering from receding gums, you may be wondering: Can this condition be reversed? While gums can’t grow back on their own, in order to reverse gum recession you’ll need to visit your dentist or periodontist to talk about the number of treatments available for you. Gums are meant to protect […]
Cavities, also known as tooth decay, are one of the main reasons people visit dentists every year, and although the myth says this is a problem that only affects children who eat too much candy, the truth is cavities can be an issue at any stage of life. Destruction of Tooth Enamel Cavities are one […]
A recent scientific study was prompted by anecdotal reports that bisphenol A (BPA) might be a cause of a condition that causes problems with the enamel on first molars and permanent incisors. This relatively recently identified problem, officially known as molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH), causes the teeth to be oversensitive and more prone to decay. […]
If your tongue is sore, and there appears to be no good explanation (such as drinking something too hot or cutting it with something sharp), your dentist can be a good first line of defense in sorting out the cause. The cause can be triggered by dental issues or by other diseases (such as celiac […]
If you have a broken tooth and you’re reading this trying to decide what to do, make calling your dentist to schedule an appointment a top priority. Don’t panic. But do call for an appointment whether you are experiencing pain or not. Provide as much information as you reasonably can about the cause and nature […]
A few minutes that could save your life The fact that you don’t hear much about oral cancer could be a good thing or a bad thing. It’s not that uncommon – the National Cancer Institute predicts more than 40,000 people will be diagnosed with it in 2012, and that close to 8,000 will die […]
Protect Your Baby’s Health Before and After You Become Pregnant! If you’re trying to get pregnant, one very smart thing to do is to make sure your gums are healthy. A recent study showed that, on average, women with gum disease took two months longer to conceive. By making sure that your teeth are clean […]
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