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June 2017

What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

If your teeth hurt when you floss or brush, you could be having tooth sensitivity. The inside of your tooth is made up largely of a material known as dentin which is packed with tiny nerve endings. Dentin is protected by a harder outer layer called enamel.
Nerve irritation or tooth sensitivity occurs mostly when dentin […]

4 Types of Teeth

By the time a child is two years old, they will have twenty primary teeth. When they reach adulthood, they will normally have thirty-two teeth. The following are the four main teeth types and how they function.
Incisors
At the front of the mouth are eight teeth known as incisors. There are four of them at the […]

What are Dental crowns and Tooth Bridges?

Both dental crowns and most bridges are fixed prosthetic devices. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, which you can take out and clean daily, dental crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist.

How do crowns work?

A dental crown is used to entirely cover […]

September 2015

Amalgam

Dental amalgam is a blend of metals such as silver, copper and tin. Mercury binds these metals together, providing a strong, hard, durable ‘silver’ filling for your teeth. Dental amalgam is less expensive than other materials.

Amalgam fillings have been the most widely used, time tested and cost effective material for fillings in back teeth. It […]

Nutrition For Kids: 5 Healthy Foods That Improve Dental Health

There are many ways to help your kids have better dental health. You can encourage your kids to brush at least twice a day and floss once a day. You can take them for regular dental checkups every six months. You can make sure they avoid sugary treats and juices. But good nutrition for kids is one of the easiest ways to improve dental health. Here are 5 foods you can add to your child’s diet to help them have healthier teeth, based on recommendations from the American Dental Association (ADA): […]

How Often Should You Replace Your Toothbrush?

Do you know how many bacteria live on your toothbrush? Brace yourself! Researchers have found that a single toothbrush can be loaded with as many as 10 million germs and bacteria. In fact, recent studies even found that your toothbrush could be a breeding ground for tiny microorganisms. […]

The Truth About Root Canal Pain

The mere mention of the term “root canal” can make many people squirm nervously in their seats. The procedure has been vilified in movies and situation comedies, and most people have probably heard alarming stories of the pain associated with it from at least one friend or family member.

But is all of this fear truly warranted? Is this procedure as painful as people seem to think? According to experts, the popular conception of root canal pain may no longer be based in fact. […]

The Four Types of Teeth and How They Function

Your teeth and the structure of your mouth play important roles in your ability to eat and speak and stay healthy.

Most of us take our teeth for granted … until something goes wrong. Our teeth help us chew and digest food, play an important role in speech, and impact our health overall. And by brushing up on your dental health knowledge, you’ll be taking the first step toward giving your teeth the attention they deserve.

How much do you know about your pearly whites? […]

Dentist Should Advise Vegetarians on Good Oral Health

Health concerns about fat and cholesterol have prompted many people to become vegetarians, and the nutritional deficiencies that can sometimes result may reveal themselves during dental exams.

Academy of General Dentistry spokesperson Ludwig Leibsohn, DDS says he usually asks patients if they adhere to vegetarian or other special diets.

“Most adult vegetarians are very knowledgeable about nutrition,” says Dr. Leibsohn. “They maintain their diets in a proper fashion.” […]

Dental Sealants

What Is It?

A sealant is a clear or tinted plastic protective coating for teeth. It is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars and premolars). These are the areas where most cavities form.

Molars and premolars have grooves and crevices. Dentists call these pits and fissures. Food can get stuck in these crevices. Some are so deep that the bristles of a toothbrush can’t reach into them.

Grooves and crevices provide the perfect environment for bacteria to grow and cause cavities. Sealants help to prevent this from happening. They cover the grooves and crevices so that food cannot get into them.

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