Month: July 2020

Conditions that Might Lead to Tooth Extraction

The need for tooth extraction isn’t as common as the need for other forms of dental treatments, such as fillings and crowns. The difference is that the goal of other restorative treatments is to help you preserve your healthy, natural tooth by repairing any damage to its structure. By contrast, extracting a tooth means removing… Read more »

What Does Periodontal Cleaning Mean?

The most common form of preventive dental care is routine dental checkup and cleaning appointments. That’s because everyone needs regular checkups and cleanings, even if their teeth and gums are currently in optimal health. There are also more involved preventive dental treatments designed to help you avoid some of the more serious consequences of oral… Read more »

The Underlying Importance of Implanted Replacement Teeth

Dental implants aren’t a secret in the world of dental health care, or to people who’ve lost teeth and need to replace them. However, the particular ways in which dental implants benefit your oral health and rebuild your bite’s function aren’t widely known, nor is the importance of replacing the roots of your lost teeth… Read more »

When Your Tooth Hurts and You Don’t Know Why

When a toothache strikes, your first response my not always be to call your dentist and schedule a visit to find out why. In fact, many people try a variety of home remedies to relieve their sensitive teeth before they consider seeking dental treatment for it, especially if the sensitivity is still minor. However, if… Read more »

Ways to Lower Your Risks of Losing Teeth

If you’ve known many people who’ve experienced tooth loss, then it makes sense to assume that tooth loss isn’t something most people can prevent. You might be surprised to learn that, in most cases, tooth loss is the cause of something that could have been prevented with more effective dental hygiene and care, or treated… Read more »

Why Is Tooth Decay Such a Serious Problem?

The unique nature of your teeth and oral tissues means that the concerns you may face with your oral health can be unique, as well. However, one of the most common concerns for healthy teeth is the development of tooth decay, which results from excessive bacteria buildup on your teeth and the harmful substances they… Read more »

3 Definitions of Tooth Damage (and Their Solutions)

Your teeth are responsible for a lot more than most other parts of your body, and when they’re healthy, they’re protected by the strongest substance your body produces, called enamel. However, your healthy tooth structure can still become damaged in a variety of ways, and when it does, it’s important to restore the tooth as… Read more »

What Makes Bruxism Such a Big Problem?

There are many ways in which bruxism can become problematic if it’s allowed to continue, but at first, it may not seem like something that could be that serious. Occasionally grinding your teeth might not make them hurt until it causes significant wear or damage to your tooth structure. Fortunately, taking quick action when you… Read more »

What Makes a Dental Implant Work?

Things can change dramatically when you experience tooth loss, but with a conventional dental restoration, you can address most of those changes. Unfortunately, some of the impacts of tooth loss aren’t things that you immediately notice, or that can be addressed with a traditional dental bridge or denture. That’s because they result from the loss… Read more »

What’s the Best Way to Fix Your Tooth?

Aside from the regular need for routine dental checkups and cleanings, everyone’s dental health needs are different. That’s because everyone’s smile is unique, and so are the specific concerns that could develop and need to be addressed. For example, your healthy, natural tooth structure might become compromised from structural damage, or from the development of… Read more »