Month: May 2015

Are There Advantages to Tooth-Colored Fillings?

When you think of a dental filling, your first thoughts may be of metal restorations that show through your pearly white tooth structure. Though many fillings are crafted from a mixture of metals (known as metal amalgam), today’s tooth fillings can often be made instead of more discreet composite resin. While their name indicates the… Read more »

Facts About Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide is commonly called laughing gas, and is an odorless and colorless gas used to relieve pain and anxiety during dental procedures. While laughing gas does not necessarily make you laugh, it can promote a sense of relaxation for people who may become squeamish before or during dental treatments. Nitrous oxide is inhaled orally and… Read more »

Preventive Dentistry and Why It’s Important

Every day, while you may do so without realizing, you are taking preventive action against potential issues with little tasks that you do, such as brushing and flossing your teeth. This is known as preventive dentistry and is used to avoid and prevent issues from becoming just that, an issue. This is especially important when… Read more »

The Benefits of Dentures

People take small things, like chewing food or the ability to speak properly, for granted, until the loss of teeth makes these simple tasks almost impossible. If you lose your natural teeth, there are definite benefits to having dentures compared to leaving your mouth without an adequate number of teeth. Dentures are often-removable replacements made of… Read more »

What Is A Tooth Extraction?

When the word dentist comes to mind, it is often associated with having teeth removed. This is a procedure that is clinically known as tooth extraction and may be performed for different reasons. For instance, if you suffer from periodontal, or gum disease, your gums become damaged and decayed, and are no longer able to support… Read more »

What Is A Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth in order to strengthen and restore a tooth’s shape and size. When a tooth has been damaged and is unable to fully support a dental filling, a dental crown may be set. Dental crowns can either be temporary or permanent, depending on… Read more »

Treating Cavities with Dental Fillings

There are many treatment options when dealing with dental complications. For instance, cavities are commonly a result of bacteria collecting and residing on the surfaces of your teeth. If left untreated, this may result in cavities and will require treatment beyond a routine dental cleaning. A common method for treating cavities is placing a tooth colored… Read more »

Why You Deserve to Know About Cavities

Until you are forced to deal with one, you might not consider knowledge about cavities something you have to learn immediately. Yet, the best way to deal with a cavity is to prevent it from forming, and understanding cavities is the first step to ensuring that you can protect your smile for life. Stemming from… Read more »

Why You Should Do More than Just Brush Your Teeth

Nobody likes to hear that they’re not doing enough, but if your oral hygiene routine consists only of brushing your teeth (even twice a day), then that is exactly what your dentist will tell you. Brushing your teeth is essential to your daily oral hygiene routine, but only when accompanied by flossing your teeth and… Read more »

What Does Preventive Dentistry Prevent?

Preventive dentistry is the most-often practiced branch of professional dental care, and mainly entails routine dental cleanings and comprehensive examinations. Unlike cosmetic or restorative dental services, prevention requires consistent attention, and begins with how well you manage your daily hygiene routine at home. Still, besides brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day,… Read more »