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.
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.
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.
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
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:
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.