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.
8 September 2015
Tooth root infections, excessive decay and large fillings can all lead to the need for a crown on your child's tooth. Temporary dental crowns on primary teeth do not take as long to put on as permanent adult crowns do. Despite the quick and easy process, your child may feel apprehensive about the upcoming crown installation appointment. Thankfully, you can help ease your kid's fears and promote comfort before, during and after the appointment with the following tips.
17 August 2015
A painful toothache can cause your day to come to a halt. It's hard to get anything done when all you are focusing on is the throbbing pain in your mouth. Until you are able to visit a dentist to get to the bottom of what's wrong, try these 5 ways to soothe a toothache. Salt Water Rinse An easy way to treat your toothache is by rinsing your mouth out with some salt water.
31 July 2015
Wisdom teeth seem like they should bring some sort of great benefit when they arrive in your mouth, judging by the name. For many people, however, the only thing wisdom teeth bring is the need to remove the teeth. Why do wisdom teeth become impacted? How do you know that they are impacted? What is done to treat impacted wisdom teeth? Many people have teeth that come in fine up until the wisdom teeth decide to erupt.
15 July 2015
Your family dentist reminds you at every appointment that proper oral health care is vital to a bright, beautiful smile. So you hit up the drug store and stock up on mouthwashes, toothpastes, and whitening agents to keep your mouth as healthy as possible. But then you start noticing some odd side effects to these common products and you might not be sure what is happening. While it's always best to see the dentist when a problem arises, here are a few potential side effects to common dental products -- and how to treat the problem.
22 June 2015
Sometimes, time is not on your side. While wearing braces and headgear will fix your teeth, you may not want to use such an overt method as an adult. If you cannot go the route of heavy artillery when it comes to fixing your teeth, there are subtle and less expensive measures to take. Here are some methods for fixing your pearly whites that won't be noticeable to others while they are being worked on.
3 June 2015
There are many times when a dental emergency may occur when you are not able to see your regular dentist. This could be a knocked out tooth on a holiday, a lost crown or filling after normal dental clinic hours, or a severe toothache on the weekend when the dentist office is closed. It may not be possible to live with this kind of pain for very long, and you may need to see a dentist right away.