13 May 2019
During your most recent visit to your dentist, they may have informed you that you have several teeth that are geminated, which means that one tooth is basically a double tooth that has two regions of pulp that are held together by a single layer of enamel. While this condition normally occurs in baby teeth, it can affect permanent teeth as well. Usually, the gemination is small enough that it does not cause any issues.
13 April 2019
When your kids say they are brushing their teeth but you suspect otherwise, you might be on the hunt for clues that suggest the truth. After all, with how important oral hygiene is for your child's personal self-esteem and comfort, it could pay to find out what is really going on. Here are three signs your child isn't actually brushing their teeth. 1. They Never Run Out of Dental Care Supplies
11 March 2019
Dental hygiene is important to focus on at any age. It helps you keep your teeth and gums healthy and looking great. If you're looking to have success with dental hygiene like never before, be sure to take these actions. Use a Specialized Toothbrush So many people today don't put much thought into which toothbrush they use. They think they're all the same. They couldn't be further from the truth, unfortunately.
14 February 2019
Dental fillings are synonymous with repairing cavities, but you might be unaware that your family dentist can also use this type of treatment for other tooth problems. If you have a crack in one of your teeth, your dentist may be able to treat it with a filling. While a serious crack can often require a dental crown, more moderate cracks are good candidates for fillings. It's important to make a dental appointment promptly if you notice a crack while you're brushing or flossing, because the sooner that you see a dentist, the likelier he or she will be able to treat the damage with a filling.
15 January 2019
If you find flossing to be a challenge or a task for which you seldom make time, your dentist or dental hygienist may have already expressed some concerns about your gum health. Some dental professionals will recommend using a floss holder — a simple, plastic device in which string a piece of floss through two short arms, essentially allowing you to floss your teeth by holding the handle of the device.
13 December 2018
If you have a gap in your front teeth that has always bothered you, then you should talk to a dentist about a solution. A gap isn't necessarily a bad thing, but if it bothers you, then you should find a way to close it. Also, when you have a gap in your teeth, it may cause other teeth to twist or be too crowded, and that problem may need to be corrected, too.
15 November 2018
If your tooth hurts, chances are the first thing you start worrying about is whether or not you have a tooth problem, like a cavity. While this can sometimes be the case, it might surprise you to learn that many toothaches are actually the fault of a problem with the gums, not the tooth itself. Here's how gum disease may be giving you a toothache. The Structure of a Tooth
19 October 2018
If you have decided to go the Invisalign route—as opposed to the metal bracket route—to straighten your teeth, you may be curious about the treatment. Well, here are a few helpful things for you to know. Follow the 48-Hour Instruction. With Invisalign, you will switch out trays every so often as your teeth start to shift. For the first 48 hours of each tray, you will want to make certain that you follow the instructions of your orthodontist—which is to wear the align tray as much as possible.
24 September 2018
When you have braces or Invisalign, keeping your teeth clean is really important. That is why you need to really understand how your toothbrush works and how to take care of it when you have braces. Your toothbrush is one of the major keys to your dental health. You need a clean and effective toothbrush if you want to keep your teeth clean. Here are a few things you should know about your toothbrush.
29 August 2018
There has always been a lot of debate over composite fillings versus amalgam fillings, and this is primarily because amalgam fillings tend to last a lot longer than composite fillings. If this is the case, why do dentists recommend and use composite fillings? There are several good reasons dentists prefer composite fillings over amalgam fillings, and here are some of the reasons. Composite fillings look nicer If you look at a composite filling, you will barely be able to see it.