No More Natural Teeth: Deciding Between Implants and Dentures

  • 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.

  • Expecting, Have A Toothache? Four Things To Know About Pregnancy And Dental Procedures

    27 October 2015

    Sometimes, it is hard to plan for everything. You may have planned on having a baby, but have a dental emergency. It could be you are planning on a dental procedure and have an unexpected pregnancy. No matter what the case may be, your dental health is still important for you and your baby. Here are some things that you should know about your dental health and your pregnancy: 1. Having Regular Dental Treatments Done Before Conception

  • When Your Child Loses Their First Tooth: Celebrate With These Crafts

    14 October 2015

    When your child loses their first tooth, it is one of the most exciting times of their lives, and it's a pretty exciting time for you as well as a parent. It is a life event that will never happen again, so it is important to properly celebrate it. Here are a few crafty DIY ideas to celebrate that first tooth loss and to provide something for the Tooth Fairy:

  • 3 Homemade Mouthwashes to Help Soothe an Abscessed Tooth

    29 September 2015

    An abscessed tooth is the result of a bacterial infection that has reached the tissues underneath your tooth. An abscessed tooth is painful to deal with and usually results in extreme pain and throbbing gums. As a result, it is important to see a dentist at the first signs of an abscessed tooth. However, your dentist is not on 24-hour call, therefore, you might find yourself in pain for a few days if you are unable to schedule an appointment.