No More Natural Teeth: Deciding Between Implants and Dentures

  • Is A Hairline Fracture Causing Your Dental Pain?

    16 March 2016

    When you are experiencing tooth pain without any obvious signs that something is wrong, the problem could be a hairline fracture in one of your teeth. These small fractures are not easy to notice at first glance, and they may even look normal when you look in a mirror. Be sure to understand the signs of and treatment for this dental complication. The Signs of Hairline Fractures When a tooth has a large fracture in it, the signs are quite obvious since you'll be able to see the crack that runs through the affected tooth.

  • Learn How Crowns And Bridges Can Give You Back Your Nice Looking Smile

    23 February 2016

    If you have problems with your teeth, then some of them may need crowns put on them. If any need to be removed, then a dental bridge may be a good option. A dental bridge can provide you with both replacement teeth and crowns for your damaged teeth at the same time. If you are unfamiliar with crowns and bridges, then this article will educate you on how they are made and the process for having them put in.

  • 3 Discreet Alternatives To Conventional Metal Braces

    4 February 2016

    Having misaligned teeth is not unusual. Still, there are many orthodontic options that can be use to correct dental misalignment. Nevertheless, some adults may not embrace traditional orthodontic treatments that display metal whenever the patient smiles, speaks or laughs. If you would like to have your dental misalignment straightened in a discreet manner, there are orthodontic alternatives available. Here are a few of them: Lingual Braces Lingual braces are fabricated from metal.

  • How To Effectively Use Your Dental Scaler

    14 January 2016

    A dental scaler is a metal instrument that is used to clean the parts of your teeth hidden underneath your gum line. It is used by your dentist, or you can purchase one on your own to clean tartar buildup between your semi-annual cleanings. Before you use your dental scaler on your own, be aware of these 3 tips that will help you use the tool effectively. Clean Both The Front and Back Side Of The Teeth

  • Why It's Not A Good Idea To Skimp On Your Teeth Whitening

    23 December 2015

    It's tempting to try whitening your own teeth when you see the dozens of home whitening kits available at the drug store. These one-size-fits-all solutions will likely be disappointing and could be painful. Your local dental clinic anticipates your needs and tailors the whitening session for your comfort. Here are the major differences between what you'll get at your dentist's office and a home whitening kit. The Dentist's Approach The dentist first cleans your teeth to remove any plaque or tartar that prevents the whitening agent from contacting the tooth enamel.

  • 3 Ways Your Dentist Can Test The Health Of Your Tooth's Pulp

    7 December 2015

    Dental pulp in the center of a tooth's root canal contains nerves, tissue and blood cells that travel between the tooth and the gums. Pulp can become infected or damaged due to trauma or periodontal disease. The pulp can then put the tooth at greater risk of cavities, cracking, and suffering necrosis or tooth death. If you have a toothache, your dentist might want to perform one or more vital pulp tests.

  • 2 Milestones In Your Baby's Dental Development And The Measures You Should Take

    17 November 2015

    Your baby's mouth will go through multiple developmental phases as his or her teeth present. Here are two of the milestones that your baby will encounter in his or her dental development and some of the measures you should take those periods: Teething Some babies begin teething at around four months. However, the first primary tooth may not emerge until your little one reaches six to 12 months of age. To help soothe your teething baby's sore gums, apply a cold, wet cloth or rub the gums with the smooth back of a chilled spoon.