Month: November 2014

Foods That Benefit Your Teeth

You can prevent gum disease and cavities at home by making your dental hygiene a priority. If you do not protect your mouth, then plaque can stick to your teeth, creating cavities and worse. However, if you follow guidelines for protecting your teeth, such as brushing twice a day and going to the dentist regularly,… Read more »

Maintaining Your Dental Health On Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is mostly known for two things: football and food. The feast may include turkey, dressing or stuffing, cranberry sauce, rolls, mashed potatoes, and plenty of delicious pies for dessert. Much of this food is not healthy for either your diet or your oral health. However, if you are careful, you can enjoy your favorite… Read more »

Why use Laughing Gas?

You are probably familiar with the idea of using laughing gas to calm you down during a dental appointment. This substance is safe to use for most patients, and it can be used during a variety of procedures to ensure that you remain comfortable. In addition, it is helpful for younger patients as it can… Read more »

When Your Enamel Doesn’t Form Properly

Enamel is your teeth’s most important defense against tooth decay. This mineral layer can be weakened by overexposure to sugar and poor dental hygiene, leaving your teeth susceptible to trouble. However, in some cases, your enamel might not form properly on your teeth from the beginning, leaving them naturally prone to decay and other dental problems…. Read more »

Teeth Layers and Their Function

Your teeth are the strongest parts of your body, and can withstand a lot of pressure from biting down and chewing. However, they can often become damaged or decayed, despite their strength. Oral bacteria can attack them and create holes (cavities) that undermine the structure of your teeth by spreading decay progressively through the layers…. Read more »

Common Questions About Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are your third set of molars that erupt during your late teens or early twenties. These teeth can often cause problems for your oral health, as they can crowd your other teeth, grow in crooked, or cause other problems. They are typically extracted by the dentist, to fix these problems or to avoid… Read more »

Dentistry For Pregnant Women: Part Two

Although you will have many concerns while pregnant, protecting your oral health remains important throughout this time. Pregnancy can lead to an increased risk of some dental problems, such as gum disease and tooth decay. These problems can be prevented by following certain guidelines your dentist can give you, so make sure to discuss your… Read more »

Dentistry For Pregnant Women: Part One

Pregnancy can affect your body in many ways, and can cause problems for your oral health if you are unprepared. In addition, some of the treatments and technologies that dentists use can interfere with your pregnancy if certain steps are not taken. However, once we have been made aware of the circumstances, we can treat… Read more »

What is a Dental Emergency?

Some patients may be confused about what exactly is a dental emergency. When does a problem go from being an inconvenience, or something that can be handled later, to something that is urgent? It is considered a dental emergency if treatment is required immediately to save the tooth, stop bleeding, or deal with intense pain…. Read more »

Is Non-Smoking Tobacco Nicer to Your Teeth?

If smoking cigarettes is one of the greatest dangers to your oral health, does that mean non-smoking tobacco is better for your teeth? While some people might believe so, the truthful answer is a loud and clear no. In fact, by coming into direct contact with your teeth, and lingering around for much longer, chewing… Read more »