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 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 […]
Most people are aware of the pitfalls of drinking sugary soft drinks when it comes to tooth decay. The science behind that is that bacteria in the mouth love to feed on the sugar and convert it to acid which attacks tooth enamel and eventually leads to tooth decay. But the issue is far greater […]
Those suddenly faced with the need to undergo chemotherapy are often already aware of side effects such as nausea and hair loss. Many may be less aware of the impacts to oral health and what, in general, can be done to manage those. Dental Care Before Chemotherapy As soon as you are aware that you’ll […]
If you knew just half of what saliva does for you, you’d be a lot less inclined to think of it as disgusting, or even to call it “spit.” Those who have ever experienced dry mouth (xerostomia) certainly have a greater appreciation for it. They have firsthand experience of the importance of saliva because it […]
In earlier blog posts, I’ve talked about the connections between oral health and your general health. Another aspect of the connection between oral health and general health is the possible link between tooth loss and memory loss. A study published in Behavioral and Brain Functions on December 31, 2010 provides even more incentive to see […]
Dental Health Magazine If you’re thinking of starting a family, it’s time to be thinking seriously about your dental health. The relationship between your oral health prior to pregnancy and during pregnancy is becoming clearer and clearer with recent research. It’s important that you address dental health issues before pregnancy, because pregnancy may present its […]
TM 2007. Copyright © Raleigh Comprehensive & Cosmetic Dentistry, 2006 – 2020. All rights reserved.
You are hereby advised: this site is fully copyrighted, trademarked, and continuously monitored. All rights to copyrighted and trademarked materials are specifically reserved. Any and all acts of plagiarism in part or whole, will be pursued, prosecuted, and remedied to the fullest extent of the law both domestically and internationally.