All the Things a Tooth Filling Can Do

In general, tooth fillings aren’t a new concept in restorative dentistry. Cavities, which are the most common dental concern for patients of all ages, have been a problem for as long as we’ve had teeth. Cleaning and filling the cavity has always been the most effective way to treat it. However, today’s tooth fillings have evolved significantly in several different ways, and are designed to not just treat a cavity, but do more for your tooth’s long-term health, integrity, and appearance than you might expect. (more…)

Things a Good Dental Hygiene Routine Can Help You Prevent

In a general sense, most people are aware that good dental hygiene is important. However, the specific ways in which keeping up with good hygiene practices every day helps your smile might not always be obvious. In addition to keeping your teeth fresh and clean more often, sticking to a good dental hygiene routine can help you prevent many of the common conditions that often lead to the need for more extensive dental treatment. Today, we examine a few of those conditions, and how they’re related to the quality of your preventive dental hygiene efforts. (more…)

Understanding Your TMJ Disorder

The main strategies for keeping your smile healthy involve good dental hygiene practices, like brushing your teeth twice and flossing at least once every day. These help you stop the buildup of plaque and the bacteria it contains, as well as prevent the conditions that can result from it, like tooth decay and gum disease. However, when it comes to your bite’s function and the concerns related to it, symptoms of problems might not always be preventable. For example, TMJ disorder describes a dysfunction in your jaw’s joints (or TMJs), and it can develop from several different concerns that might not always be within your control. (more…)

How to Improve Your Chances of Preventing Gum Disease

At its core, good hygiene is a preventive dental effort. By brushing and flossing your teeth every day, your goal is to prevent the excess buildup of plaque on your teeth, or at least remove it to prevent it from calcifying into tartar. When you do this successfully, you also prevent some of the common problems that arise from excess oral bacteria, including the development of gum disease. Today, we examine a few ways you can improve your chances of preventing gum disease and the many potential consequences it could have on your oral health. (more…)

The Main Benefits of Dental Implants

When you’ve experienced tooth loss, you might instinctively know that you should replace them. However, the main goals of tooth replacement may be more comprehensive than you realize at first, which is why some restorative options may be more beneficial than others. Specifically, dental implants, which are small posts designed to replace your lost teeth roots, are often the most beneficial option for replacing one or more lost teeth. Because they’re unique in their ability to replicate your teeth roots, they can do more for the immediate and long-term health of your smile than more conventional dental prostheses. (more…)

When Tooth Decay Becomes an Emergency

When you think of a dental emergency, tooth decay may not be one of the conditions that immediately comes to mind. After all, in most cases, patients seek treatment for it early enough to restore their teeth with minimally invasive tooth fillings. However, when tooth decay is allowed to progress into more severe stages, it can be the cause of many different conditions that are typically associated with dental emergencies. This includes severe discomfort in and around the tooth, as well as the significant and immediate threat that the tooth infection can pose to the rest of your oral health. (more…)

Got a Toothache? Here’s What It Might Mean

If you develop a toothache, the reason why your tooth hurts might not be your first concern. Depending on the extent of it, the pain itself may be the most pressing matter. However, the cause of your toothache or sensitivity is important for many reasons, including whether or not you can find lasting relief from it. Today, we look at a few of the more common and minor causes of tooth sensitivity, and how you might be able to alleviate it if it’s still a minor issue. (more…)

At-Home Remedies to Improve Your Bad Breath

Not all of the concerns that you might have with your oral health are things that you can see. For example, there may be times when you (or other people) notice that your breath isn’t as fresh as you’d like, which may be more than just a coincidence. Today, we take a look at a few ways you can improve your bad breath, as well as what it might mean if your bad breath doesn’t improve despite your best efforts. (more…)

The Thing About Cavities

There are several different reasons why cavities are the most frequent concern to affect people’s smiles. However, the fact that they’re common also makes them one of the most significant concerns, and one of the biggest reasons why people often need to restore their teeth. The good thing is that knowing all you can about cavities will help you prepare to protect your smile against them more effectively. Even if you’ve already dealt with a cavity before, you can have a better chance at preventing any more of your teeth from developing one. (more…)