A missing tooth in the mouth does not just lead to an uneven smile. While most people readily replace a missing tooth to improve their smile or appearance, there are other important reasons to replace a lost tooth. If a tooth is missing due to injury or if it is naturally missing, it requires replacing. Even though many tooth replacement options exist, dental implants should be your first choice.
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December 16, 2019
There are several different options for tooth whitening that you should consider before based on your needs and expected results. It is a good idea to first learn about types of teeth stains. There are two types of staining, internal staining and external staining. External staining is staining from darker pigmented foods and drinks (usually coffee, tea, red wine, blueberries, etc.). External stains also come from smoking, which causes an accumulation on the outer surface of the teeth. Fortunately, these stains can be removed during your dental hygiene cleanings. Internal staining are stains that have travelled to the inner layer of the teeth and changed the shade of the teeth. Thankfully, there are solutions for both of these types of staining.(more…)
December 9, 2019
You may be wondering about the difference between having a regular check-up exam and a complete oral exam. During a check-up exam, your dentist will perform a check to monitor your oral health, address any concerns and have dental Xrays updated if they are out of date.(more…)
December 3, 2019
Learn how to reduce the risk of chipping or fracturing your teeth by following the recommendations below. You will also learn if you are at risk for chipping your teeth.(more…)
November 25, 2019
Even before baby teeth begin to erupt, around the age of 6-10 months when the first baby tooth comes through, it is essential to start a regular oral hygiene regimen with your baby at home. It is recommended to use a damp cloth or piece of gauze to wipe your baby’s gums after bottles and before bed to remove sugars from the milk. As soon as the first baby tooth erupts, you can begin using a small toothbrush and non-fluoridated toothpaste to brush. The baby teeth will erupt between the age of 6-10 months until around 25-33 months. Baby teeth may be susceptible to cavities as soon as they break through the gum tissue into the mouth, so it is vital to have a good oral hygiene regimen.(more…)
November 19, 2019
Gum disease is an umbrella term used to describe several gum issues. It includes gingivitis, which is an inflammation of the gums. The term also includes periodontitis, which is an inflammation of the bone, ligament and supporting structures of the teeth. Gum disease can also be used to describe temporary, aggressive types of gum issues such as ANUG (acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis.)(more…)
November 15, 2019
My child is snoring, should I be concerned?
Snoring in children is something that should be assessed by a healthcare provider. It may be innocent and related to illness or allergies if it is a rare occurrence. However, if this is a more consistent habit, it could be a symptom of something more dangerous such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).(more…)
November 12, 2019
While there are many foods that are great for our overall health, some caution should be exercised when consuming these foods to ensure that your teeth stay healthy for your lifetime.
Citrus fruit may be healthy for your body, but because of a very acidic pH level, eating lots of citrus fruits can lead to tooth erosion. Tooth erosion occurs when the acids in your mouth erode the outer layer of your teeth, known as the enamel. Tooth erosion can lead to sensitive, thin and yellowish looking teeth. Try to rinse your mouth with water after consumption of citrus fruits, and the water will wash away much of the acid from your mouth.(more…)
November 4, 2019
Why would my child’s tooth need a crown?
There are several reasons why your dentist might recommend placing a crown on your child’s tooth. The main reason is if the cavity on the tooth is large. Baby teeth are not just smaller versions of adult teeth. They have thinner layers of enamel, the protective outer layer. A thinner layer means that a cavity can grow and affect the nerve of the tooth faster than it could in an adult tooth. Once a cavity gets close to the nerve, it will likely need nerve treatment, often called a “baby root canal” this is not as invasive as an adult root canal, but it does leave the tooth weaker and more prone to breakage if not protected. Cavities often occur on more than one surface of a tooth, so instead of placing multiple fillings on one tiny tooth, a crown would cover all of the surfaces. The crown will protect the tooth from future decay and breakage.(more…)
October 28, 2019
Halloween may be known for haunted houses, creepy zombies and monsters that roam in the night. However, the sweeter side of Halloween, the overload of candy, can produce much scarier results than ghosts and ghouls. Completely avoiding candy at Halloween may be too difficult for you, and not very festive. So, here are some tips to help stay healthier during the holidays and avoid those terrifying cavities later on.(more…)