Root Canals: Different Solutions to the Same Problem

Contrary to popular vernacular, a root canal isn’t a dental procedure; it’s the channel through which your tooth receives its essential minerals, nutrients, and hydration. Often called root canal for short, root canal treatment (or RCT) involves cleaning and sealing these passages when your tooth’s internal tissues are severely infected. The procedure is a last-resort… Read more »

Sweet Magnolia Fights Bad Breath & Cavities!

How many ways can you fight bad breath? If you’re currently fighting halitosis, then that may be more than just a rhetorical question. Chronic bad breath can plague patients for a number of reasons, but usually stems from poor hygiene and an excess of oral bacteria. Some of the germs in your mouth, mainly the… Read more »

What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

In an emergency situation, you may have little time to react. When your tooth suddenly incurs damage, or is accidently knocked out, then time can determine whether or not Dr. Wright can save your tooth, or what remains of its healthy structure. Aside from a traumatic injury, some dental emergencies are long in the making,… Read more »

Transform Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers

Do you wish your smile were brighter, straighter, and healthier looking, but believe that great smiles are only the domain of the rich and famous? You’re wrong. Teeth and gums are the same for everyone, and even the most fabulous-looking celebrities typically turn to cosmetic dentistry to create the smiles they enjoy. Using the same… Read more »

Past and Present Dental Fillings

The dental filling is one of the more well-known restorations in modern dentistry, and has been a popular option for longer than many people realize. Designed to reinforce a tooth after it’s been treated for an infection, a dental filling serves a number of purposes, like protecting your tooth from further infection and improving its… Read more »

Non-Metal Cavity Treatment

Cavities are the most widespread chronic disease among children and adults alike. In fact, we spoke yesterday about the Global Burden of Disease (2010) study that reported over 35% of the world’s population suffers from tooth decay. If you’re among them, and you’ve had your cavity treated, then there’s a good chance that it was… Read more »

How Many People Have Cavities? Billions Worldwide

If you’ve ever had a cavity, or are suffering from one now, you’re not alone. In the United States alone, over 90% of adults aged 65 and older have experienced at least one permanent cavity in their adult teeth. According to a report published in the Journal Dental of Research, tooth decay is also the… Read more »

The Bright Smiles Guide

Every day, your teeth grind and tear the food you eat, filter the beverages you sip, and fight off the harmful bacteria that cling to them. Even if you strive to keep your teeth clean and healthy, they can lose their sparkle and pearly white color over time. Darkly-pigmented foods and drinks are more notorious… Read more »

How Dental Crowns Compare to Other Restorations

Dental crowns are lifelike replicas of teeth’s natural crowns, and they’re a popular way to reinforce and improve a compromised tooth. A dental crown can serve as an effective treatment alone, or be combined with other restorative treatments, such as a dental filling or root canal procedure. In many cases, having a spare replica of… Read more »

Gum Contouring and Disease Treatment with Lasers

Your gums, or the soft periodontal tissue that covers and protects the lower halves of your teeth, are an important component of your oral health. They support your teeth’s roots where they emerge from the gum line, and gum disease is one of the most wide-spread and destructive dental issues today. An uneven gum line… Read more »