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.