Why You Should Address Your Toothache Immediately

August 5th, 2020
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Address your toothache right away to prevent more serious dental problems.

Toothaches can come in various forms, but one thing’s for certain that a toothache can easily disrupt your life. However, some people who may be opposed to scheduling a dentist appointment for a toothache in the hopes it will just “go away,” can benefit from treating their achy teeth. No matter what form a toothache takes—either cold sensitivity or throbbing pain—you should always immediately address your toothache. If you don’t, the problem may get significantly worse. Read on to learn how scheduling a dentist appointment today can relieve you of future pains.  Read the rest of this entry »

4 Potential Causes of Bleeding Gums

July 29th, 2020
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Learn four potential causes of bleeding gums.

Sometimes dental problems remain hidden until it is too late. However, other dental problems make themselves known right away. If you find that your gums are bleeding as you brush or floss, this indicates an issue you should address right away. While it may be upsetting to notice bleeding gums, they can also be a helpful warning sign. If you can figure out what is causing the bleeding, you can start fixing it immediately. The following four problems are the leading causes of bleeding gums.  Read the rest of this entry »

How to Improve Your Child’s Flossing Habits

July 22nd, 2020
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Learn how to improve your child’s flossing habits.

Although you are likely already well aware of the importance of establishing a daily brushing routine for your children, are you as diligent about making sure your children are flossing? Flossing regularly is essential for removing food particles that can build up between teeth and the gumline in areas where the toothbrush may not be able to reach. Once your child’s teeth are in contact with each other, you can begin incorporating flossing into their dental routine. To help get your kid excited about flossing, and to establish your child’s flossing habits, use the techniques below.  Read the rest of this entry »

Understanding Dental Crowns and How They Work

July 15th, 2020
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Dental crowns are placed over the damaged natural tooth. Read on to learn how they can help you.

Although crown restorations are among the most common cosmetic dental procedures, many people do not fully understand them and remain intimidated by the prospect. However, dental crowns are not something to be scared of but something that can significantly improve your dental health. If you want to understand dental crowns and how they work, read on for an introduction to these helpful structures.  Read the rest of this entry »

How Cavity Fillings Work

July 8th, 2020
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Learn how cavity fillings work and why they are beneficial.

When you have a cavity, you know it’s time to get a filling. However, you may not know how fillings work and what the dentist is doing when operating on your teeth. Understanding what happens during a cavity filling is useful for not just calming your nerves around the procedure but for understanding why fillings are important to have. Read on to understand how cavity fillings work and why you should not hesitate to get one when it’s needed.  Read the rest of this entry »

What 4 Types of Tooth Pain Might Mean

July 1st, 2020
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Learn the potential causes of several types of tooth pain.

Tooth pain can quickly become unbearable and become a daily distraction. This pain can become even worse when you don’t know what is causing it, and if you don’t know what causes your pain, you won’t know how to fix it. Tooth pain does not always feel the same, however. If you are experiencing any of the following types of tooth pain, there may be specific causes behind each. Read on to determine which reason might be the most probable for your uncomfortable tooth pain.  Read the rest of this entry »

How to Treat Temperature-Sensitive Teeth

June 24th, 2020
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Learn how you can help your temperature-sensitive teeth.

When your protective tooth enamel wears down, the layer of dentin underneath is exposed. Dentin can also become exposed on the surface of a tooth root once the gums start receding. Each tubule that makes up dentin is connected to a nerve ending within the center of the tooth, and they are incredibly sensitive. When hot or cold stimuli touch these exposed tubules, they create a pain response in our teeth. The best way to prevent temperature-sensitive teeth is to do what you can to keep enamel strong and gums healthy. If you already have sensitive teeth, there are also a few things you can do to alleviate your discomfort. The four methods below can help temperature-sensitive teeth.  Read the rest of this entry »

The Common Warning Signs of Gingivitis

June 17th, 2020
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Gum inflammation is one of the warning signs of gingivitis.

Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease and often has several warning signs. If you believe you are at risk for gingivitis or gum disease, be on the lookout for these five common warning signs so you can immediately consult with your dentist on how to prevent further teeth and gum damage.  Read the rest of this entry »

Answering Your Top 3 Questions About Dental Cleanings

June 10th, 2020
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Once you understand why dental cleanings are essential, you will be eager to schedule your next one!

You have undoubtedly heard the advice to have your teeth cleaned by the dentist at least once every six months. But have you ever wondered why that is? Or, perhaps you wonder what your dentist can do that you can’t? There are reasons for the recommended six-month dental cleanings, which we explain below. Once you understand the reasons behind dental cleanings, you may be more enthusiastic about scheduling them.  Read the rest of this entry »

3 Tips for Making and Keeping Dental Appointments

June 2nd, 2020
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Follow these three simple tips to help make and keep your dental appointments.

Just like your car needs regular checks and tune-ups, your teeth require their own kind of maintenance! Cavities and tooth decay can develop, plaque can accumulate, and chronic bad breath can become a problem. These complications often arise when people skip their regular dental appointments. Dentists recommend getting your teeth examined and cleaned twice a year, but we know that scheduling those appointments in a timely manner and making time for them can be challenging. By following these three simple tips, you can be sure never to miss another dental appointment.  Read the rest of this entry »