Month: March 2014

Surprising Causes of Bad Breath

Most people are familiar with the foul smell of morning breath, but aren’t sure why it occurs. They might also be confused if their bad breath continues throughout the day, even when they haven’t eaten anything strong, like garlic or onions. While sugarless gum and fresh-smelling mints can temporarily improve your bad breath, they won’t… Read more »

What Does Smile Improvement Mean to You?

Whether you flash it or hide it, your smile (or lack of one) is one of the first things that others notice about you, especially during a first impression. If you’re self-conscious about your smile, then your lack of confidence can have a tangible effect on your social and professional interactions. As a highly-experienced, AACD-accredited… Read more »

Could Genetics Play a Role in Future Dental Health Care?

The Human Genome Project (HGP) was one of the largest and most significant undertakings in human history. It involved an international research effort to sequence and map all human genes, collectively known as the genome. Since the project’s completion in 2007, epigenetics (the study of how genes contribute to healthy and unhealthy states within the… Read more »

Is Your Toothache an Emergency?

How do you know if your toothache is a dental emergency? If you just recently suffered trauma to your face or mouth, then it likely is. Otherwise, a sensitive tooth might not seem like a dire situation, but if left ignored, it can quickly become one. Discomfort is your body’s way of telling you something’s… Read more »

Orthodontics, without Braces

Orthodontics is the study and treatment of irregularities in teeth alignment, or occlusion. When teeth aren’t perfectly straight, the discrepancy can detract from your smile’s appearance and affect how well your bite works. Serious cases of malocclusion (crooked teeth) usually call for orthodontic braces, consisting of brackets and wires that slowly move teeth into more… Read more »

What an Abscess Means for Your Tooth

You can usually gauge the severity of tooth decay by the amount of discomfort it causes your tooth. Slight tooth sensitivity could mean that the enamel around your teeth is compromised, and a cavity is bound to grow (if it hasn’t already) unless you seek treatment as soon as possible. On the other hand, a… Read more »

How to Design a Smile Makeover

By its very nature, your smile is dynamic, and any dental procedures you undergo depend on the state of your dental health at the time you seek treatment. For many patients, dental health isn’t as much of a concern as dental aesthetics, or how bright, straight, and attractive their smiles are. To correct cosmetic issues,… Read more »

Helpful Tips for Tooth Sensitivity

When your teeth seem like they’re overreacting every time you bite down, or when you drink a cold or hot beverage, the feeling could be a warning. The most common reason for tooth sensitivity is the wearing down of your teeth’s enamel—the super-resilient layer of mineral crystals that surround and protect your teeth. Enamel is… Read more »

Curb Late-Night Cravings for Better Dental Health

If you work hard at managing your diet, then late night snacking could be a serious boon to your efforts. When a craving strikes, going back to sleep could be difficult, and you may give in just to get some rest. Besides affecting your otherwise carefully-followed diet, midnight snacking could also significantly influence your chances… Read more »

All About Tooth Fillings

As the most common chronic disease in the world, tooth decay may occur even if you brush and floss your teeth and visit your dentist regularly. When allowed to progress, the bacterial tooth infection can lead to a cavity, or hole in your tooth, that will need to be cleaned and filled to stop the… Read more »