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Root Canal 101: Learn More to Ease Your Fears

One of the most dreaded procedures in the dental world is a root canal, due to fear or being uneducated about the procedure. In general, patients are terrified to hear the dentist say they need a root canal. They expect the procedure to be extremely painful and hard to endure. However, that is not the case. By learning more about a root canal, you can put any fears to rest and be ready for the procedure. What is a Root Canal? The term root canal is actually referring to the natural cavity found within the center of a tooth. In terms of treating a root canal, the correct terminology would be a root canal procedure or treatment. A root canal…

Regain Your Confidence with Teeth Whitening Dental Services

As we age, the teeth begin to change colors. The foods we eat, beverages we drink as well as other activities such as smoking and drinking wine, all have an effect on the color of our teeth. Teeth go from being white to yellow or even brown. When your teeth begin to become overly discolored, it can lead to self-confidence issues. Thankfully, there are ways you can brighten your smile and bring back the white appearance to your teeth. Feeling Confident If your teeth have turned yellowish or are browning, you may not feel comfortable or even smiling. The ability to smile freely has a big impact on your self-confidence. To feel good about yourself, take time to speak to…

Dental Care for Special Needs Children

As a parent, learning how to balance the requirements of a special needs child can be a challenge. Medical issues usually take center stage and dental care often falls to the wayside. Falling behind on dental care can become an issue as children with special needs often have more dental problems than children without special needs. Dental care needs to be provided to ensure any issues with the teeth and gums are cared for properly. Special Needs Children Oral Conditions Children with Down syndrome and other genetic disorders can cause a delay in the eruption of teeth. Children can have extra teeth during an eruption or malformed teeth as well as missing teeth. When a special needs child has crowded…

Tooth Removal: Is Dental Surgery Necessary?

We are only given one set of permanent teeth, so it is important to keep them healthy and clean. However, circumstances can occur where teeth must be removed to ensure overall oral health. Sometimes, teeth are easy to remove, while other times the process is more complicated. Learning more about surgical extraction of teeth and why it is necessary can help you to feel more at ease with an upcoming procedure. Removing Teeth It is suggested by the experts that teeth be removed when they are subject to trauma, crowding or disease. When a tooth is unable to be repaired by a crown or filling due to decay or accident, an extraction may be the best option. Teeth are also…

Teen Oral Health Care: What You Need To Know

Parents of teenagers know that life is super busy. From school work to sports, friends and family events, teenagers seem to be constantly on the go. For many, oral hygiene is not a major concern. However, improper oral health care in teens can mean teeth and gum problems as adults. As parents, it is important to teach your child a proper oral health care regimen so they can build proper habits. Below are a few tips to help you along the way! Products for Teens Your teen may not be interested in brushing their teeth properly. Most products for oral hygiene are not specific to teens, can be unappealing and have a strong flavor that they disagree with. Try to…

Family Dentist: Why One Office is Important

As a parent, you want to make the best decisions for your family. One part of the responsibility is having a dentist to care for your oral health needs. To make scheduling appointments easy on your family, a family dentist is a perfect solution. Not only can everyone have their appointments in the same place, but you all receive care from a qualified professional as a family. Benefits of a Family Dentist There are many benefits to working with a family dentist. To begin, by going to one office, you alleviate any trips elsewhere. You won’t be taking one child to one office while a parent has a procedure somewhere else. Traveling to one office for dental care makes your…

Emergency Care: Does Your Dental Injury Need Emergency Services?

It is important to understand what type of dental injury requires emergency assistance. This ensures that your teeth, as well as your family member teeth, are cared for correctly. An accident can happen at any time and while some oral injuries require immediate treatment, others do not. By learning more about what type of injuries constitute emergency care, you can make the right decision at the time of the injury. Common Mouth Injuries Common injuries to the mouth can cause teeth to crack or break as well as being knocked out. Such injuries that can cause issues with the teeth include sports injury, biting down on hard food or candy, a fall, etc. The severity of the injury and where…

Common Denture Problems: What You Need to Know

Dentures are an important dental solution for tooth loss. For decades, dentures have been used to restore a smile based on teeth loss as well as to improve the process of eating and talking. Today’s dentures are advanced, more natural looking and providing a better fit than ever before. It is important for denture wearers to take care of their teeth so that problems do not occur. When you wear dentures, it is essential that you get to know common problems. By learning more about what can go wrong, you can make the right decision to prevent or treat common issues. Common Dental Problems If you wear dentures, you must keep your mouth healthy and clean. Only wear dentures that…

Avoiding Common Issues with Dental Hygiene Practices

When it comes to oral hygiene, it can be easy for adults as well as kids to be lacking in the care of their teeth and gums. From busy school schedules to work, many times, proper dental hygiene practices are not followed. When you do not brush your teeth and floss regularly along with avoiding dental appointments, you run the risk of oral health issues such as bad breath, tooth decay, and dry mouth. By learning more about how to care for your teeth and gums, you can hopefully avoid such issues. Using a Proper Brushing Technique The first step to quality dental hygiene is to brush your teeth with the right technique. When you quickly brush your teeth for…

What Parents Need to Know about Permanent Teeth

As a parent, you will soon see your child begin to lose their baby teeth and the permanent teeth will appear. As your child loses teeth, they are reaching important milestones in their growth and development. It is important to learn as much as you can about permanent teeth, so you know what to expect and can ensure that your child is provided the dental care needed for quality overall oral health. Primary Teeth to Permanent Teeth The baby teeth, also known as primary teeth, will begin to come in at six months of age. Teeth will continue to come in until age 2 or 3. The baby teeth will then be replaced by permanent teeth, around the age of…