Tooth Decay: What Are the Signs?
Tooth decay is the destruction of your tooth’s enamel, the hard-out layer of your teeth. Though cavities are more common among children and teens, adults and seniors are all susceptible to tooth decay. Not all tooth decay needs to result in cavities and/or tooth loss. Here’s what to look for, how to treat it, and […]
Why You Should Wear a Mask at the Dentist
If you’re heading into the dentist’s office for a checkup or procedure, you’ll likely find the experience much different from what you’re used to. COVID-19, or the coronavirus, has made it necessary for dentists to balance the need to provide their services and minimize the risks to both you and the dental staff. Since social distancing is […]
Do Crowns Hurt?
Thanks to the use of anesthetics and sedation, getting a crown is not a painful experience for the majority of patients. The tooth being restored is numbed before the work begins and any discomfort post-procedure can usually be handled with aspirin or ibuprofen. Why Get a Crown? Your dentist might recommend a dental crown procedure for several […]
The Link Between Oral Health and Alzheimer’s Disease
Taking care of your oral health is essential for several reasons, far beyond just keeping your teeth in good shape. For instance, did you know that last year, researchers found a link between gum disease and Alzheimer’s? What’s the link, and how can you lower your risk of both gum disease and dementia? Let’s take a look. […]
The Difference Between Invisalign and At-Home Aligners
Now that generic, at-home aligners are available, you might be considering giving them a try. But is straightening your own teeth a good idea, even if it saves you money? Before you decide, it’s worth spending a little time taking a closer look at the differences between Invisalign® and at-home products. What is Invisalign? Invented 20 […]
Are Porcelain Veneers Right for You?
Cosmetic dentistry is a great way to improve or restore your smile. Its popularity grows every year, with many people choosing porcelain veneers to achieve the perfect smile they’ve always dreamed of. But are porcelain veneers the right choice for you? Here’s everything you need to know to make the right decision. What Are Porcelain Veneers? […]
Important Steps to Prevent Cavities
Dental cavities, or tooth decay, affect more than 90% of the US adult population. Cavities occur when the enamel on your teeth is damaged, resulting in a small hole in the tooth. These holes leave the sensitive lower layers at risk for decay. Genetics plays a big role in how many cavities you’re likely to get, […]
Why are Oral Checkups Important?
Few people put visiting the dentist on their list of top 10 favorite things to do. But did you know that regular dental appointments are good for both your oral and overall physical health? Here’s why it’s best to take a proactive approach to your dental care. Dental Cleanings Do What Brushing and Flossing Can’t […]
Is Charcoal Toothpaste Bad for You?
Have you heard about activated charcoal toothpaste? When you brush your teeth with it, it turns your mouth black – but in the long run, it’s supposed to have whitening properties. In fact, there are several claims about charcoal and its miraculous properties for your mouth. However, not only does it not live up to […]
Dental Bridges vs. Implants
Missing or severely damaged teeth can make you feel insecure and affect your oral health, but there are plenty of solutions to fix this embarrassing problem and improve your smile. Two of the most common solutions dentists use are dental bridges and dental implants, but it can be tough to know which you should choose. While […]