History of Dental Implants

A dental implant is a surgical component that is inserted into the jaw bone to act as a root of a tooth. It then supports dental objects like crowns, bridges or dentures. Inserting dental implants is a very common outpatient surgery that should be discussed with your...

read more

Three Things to Know Before Whitening Your Teeth

Everyone wants a whiter smile. Teeth whitening is one the most common topics brought up by patients to their dentists. Are you thinking about getting your teeth whitened? Here are three things you should know first.   1. Why are my teeth getting yellow? To understand...

read more

The Most Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Cosmetic dental procedures are performed every day by dentists all over the country. Their main purpose is to improve the look and appearance of your smile. Here is a closer look at some of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures. Teeth Whitening Everyone looks...

read more

A Brief History of Dentures

Dentures are sets of replacement teeth that can be inserted and removed when needed. Of course, keeping your natural teeth is always ideal, but sometimes it's just not possible. Thankfully, dental advancements have come a long way in the last hundred years, and...

read more

How To Tell if Your Toothbrush is Right For You

Shopping for a new toothbrush can be overwhelming. The dental aisle at a grocery store boasts dozens and dozens of different sizes, shapes and firmness, so it's hard to know which one is right for you. 1. Start Considering an Electric Brush if You Haven’t Already...

read more

What Causes Chalky Teeth and How To Treat Them

Hypomineralisation, sometimes called chalky teeth, is a condition where areas of the tooth enamel contain less mineral and become softer and resemble chalk. Let's take a closer look at what causes chalky teeth and how to treat them, both in children and adults. Common...

read more

Common Dental Myths

When it comes to taking care of your teeth, there's a lot of misconceptions out there. That's why it's important to see your dentist regularly and follow their advice, and when looking for information about dental health, go to reliable sources like the American...

read more

Types of Malocclusion

Malocclusion is the term used to describe misaligned teeth and a misaligned bite. Malocclusion is a common dental problem and can be identified by a dentist. Braces are the most common path of treatment for misaligned teeth, although other forms of orthodontic...

read more

Early Warning Signs of Oral Cancer

According to the American Dental Association, oral cancer is divided into two categories. The first category is the kind that occurs inside the mouth, which includes the under part of the lips, inside the cheeks, the gums, the front of the tongue and the bottom and...

read more

What A Healthy Tongue Should Look Like

Your tongue says a lot about your oral health. Stick your tongue out the next time you look in the mirror. Does it look pink and covered in small nodules? Congratulations! You have a healthy tongue. If your tongue starts to look different than this, it could be a sign...

read more

Understanding Dental Crowding

In simple terms, dental crowding is caused by teeth being too large for the jaw they're growing in. Let's take a closer look at dental crowding and the problems it can cause. What challenges does dental crowding cause? If the teeth do not have enough space to grow in,...

read more

How To Treat Dry Mouth

According to the American Dental Association, dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, is caused by a limited amount of saliva in the mouth. Commonly mischaracterized as a disease, dry mouth is a symptom of a medical disorder or a side effect of taking certain kinds of...

read more

Important Information About Wisdom Teeth

Why do we have wisdom teeth? According to scientists, our third set of teeth, otherwise known as wisdom teeth are evolution's answer to early human’s ancient diet of rough foods like roots and gamey meats. This kind of food caused damage to the teeth so nature gave us...

read more

Charcoal Whitening – What You Should Know

Everyone wants to have a bright white smile. It seems a new tooth whitening product or procedure is introduced every year. Currently, the hottest trend in at home tooth whitening is charcoal. But is it effective and is it safe? You should always consult your dentist...

read more

Proper Toothbrush Care

You use your toothbrush several times a day, you depend on it to keep your teeth clean and healthy, but do you ever take care of it? You put this object in your mouth, so keeping it clean and sanitized is essential. Traveling can make this even trickier. Let's take a...

read more

Common Dental Emergencies

A dental emergency can happen at any time to anyone for a variety of different reasons. It's important to stay calm and get to a dentist as soon as possible. Here are some tips to handle some of the most common dental emergencies. Missing Tooth Knocking a tooth out is...

read more

The Importance of Wearing A Mouth Guard

When playing sports or participating in any physical activity, it is important to do everything possible to protect yourself from injury. While helmets and protective gear are important, it is also important to protect your mouth and teeth while playing sports by...

read more

Reasons Not To Fear The Dentist

Many people experience anxiety about going to the dentist. They may be afraid of painful procedures or are afraid they haven't been taking proper care of their teeth. The truth is, going to the dentist does not have to be a scary event, it can actually be something to...

read more

The Connection Between Oral Health and Heart Health

There are many uncommonly known links between oral health and heart health. Taking care of your smile is essential not only for the health of your teeth but the health of your body as well. The most common way poor oral health can lead to poor heart health is through...

read more

American Dental Association’s Dental Standards

In an attempt to protect consumers and provide healthy competition, the American Dental Association has its own regulatory framework. The guidelines are meant to safeguard the interests of customers and ensure a level ground for different service and product...

read more

Importance of Dental Sealants for Your Child

The constant friction between your child’s teeth exposes them to wear, tear, injury, and bacterial infection. Accumulation of food particles on tooth surfaces welcomes bacteria which can cause decay. However, many people have known the secret of dental sealants which...

read more

How Thumbsucking Can Impact A Child’s Teeth

Did you know that thumbsucking can start as early as before a child is born? It is a normal part of the growing process unless it persists beyond the age of 2-3 years. Beyond this age, the habit could negatively impact the healthy development of your child’s teeth,...

read more

Causes and Treatment of Sensitive Teeth

Maybe you prefer a hot cup of coffee to start your day or a cold glass of lemonade on a warm day. However, a sensitive tooth could impact your enjoyment of such beverages or food. According to The ADA, sensitivity is caused by exposure of the dentin of the tooth....

read more

What Causes Bad Breath

You could be asking what causes bad breath in your mouth. Regular mints and mouthwash may not be enough to get rid of the odor. The best approach is to know the cause before treating the symptoms. Bad breath is not only embarrassing but also makes you uncomfortable as...

read more

Why The ADA Recommends Dental Implants

A missing tooth can make you self-conscious and uncomfortable as you open your mouth. A feigned smile with your mouth closed not to reveal what your lips conceal will only make people suspicious. You could have lost your tooth from an accident or disease. Advancements...

read more