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September 2017

When do you Need Full Crown Restoration

A dental crown restoration is one of the most common dental procedures although the term arouses fear in most individuals. In reality, it should not because the procedure is not as invasive as it sounds and is not as painful.
The procedure is both structural and cosmetic. Understanding what it is and when you need […]

August 2017

Are Root Canals Painful?

Do you require a root canal to save your tooth? Then you’re probably wondering if the procedure involves a lot of pain. The truth is that it is very painful but you shouldn’t fear to get this procedure done because, with the aid of numbing medicine, you shouldn’t experience any severe pain.

When most people discover […]

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? […]

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