Avoid Reconstruction by Managing Teeth Grinding, Clenching and TMJ

Teeth grinding, clenching and TMJ can cause major damage to your mouth over time. This damage can become so bad that it requires reconstruction. A procedure like this can be invasive, time-consuming and painful. Since reconstructive surgery is a very … Continued

What is a Thumb and Finger Appliance?

A thumb and finger appliance could be the solution if your child sucks their thumb. Children suck their thumbs mainly as a way to soothe themselves. This mindless activity might seem harmless at first, but continued finger and thumb sucking … Continued

Disclosing Agents Show Plaque You’ve Missed When Brushing and Flossing

If you’re worried you might be missing some areas in your mouth when brushing and flossing, a disclosing agent may be able to help you. This solution can identify areas of higher than normal plaque buildup where bacteria are repeatedly … Continued

5 Signs and Symptoms of Occlusal Disease

Occlusal disease is a topic that is just starting to gain some traction in the dental and medical community. This is a disease that can be hard to understand. In order to understand it more clearly, we will first take … Continued

Controlling the Pain of Sensitive Teeth

There is nothing fun about having sensitive teeth. The pain can be so bad that it affects your performance during the day. It also limits your ability to enjoy things most people take for granted, such as a cold soda … Continued

How a Root Canal Can Save a Decayed or Infected Tooth

A root canal is the last line of defense when it comes to saving a tooth that has been severely damaged by tooth decay. The procedure has a bad reputation since many think it is painful or scary. However, the … Continued

Daily Oral Maintenance: 3 Tools Every Dentist Recommends

Daily oral maintenance is crucial to keep a healthy set of gums and teeth. It’s important to pay attention to the entire mouth as a whole. Doing this will provide a person with healthy teeth and gums, as well as … Continued

When You Need an Emergency Dentist vs. an Emergency Room

If an individual injures a tooth in an accident, an emergency room will be able to stop the bleeding but will not repair or even possibly be able to save the tooth itself. Therefore, once the individual can return home … Continued

Tips for Picking a Toothbrush and Toothpaste

Picking a toothbrush and toothpaste is an important part of oral hygiene. Brushing twice a day is the best protection from tooth decay and gum disease. It helps remove food particles and plaque that are left on a person's teeth … Continued

Do You Need a Crown After Root Canal Treatment?

Are you preparing yourself for your upcoming root canal treatment? Good idea. When you are ready, the entire root canal process is one that will be much simpler for you. Since one of your teeth is in jeopardy, it is … Continued