Are Your Wisdom Teeth Impacted?

See Your Dentist If You Experience Any of These Problems When your wisdom teeth start to emerge it can definitely be painful, but it can be even worse if your wisdom teeth become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth are trying to erupt but are unable to do so because there is not sufficient room for them…

The Role Fluoride Plays in Preventing Cavities

Fluoride Slows Breakdown of Enamel and Speeds Remineralization Tooth decay (cavities) is the single most prevalent childhood disease. Tooth decay affects nearly 60% of children and causes problems that often last long into adulthood affecting health, education, employment opportunities and well-being. Untreated tooth decay can cause pain and infection that can lead to problems with…

Ditch Discolored Fillings for Natural Looking Options

New Fillings From Personal Care Dentistry Can Benefit More Than Your Looks The cosmetic reasons for replacing amalgam (often referred to as “silver”) fillings may be obvious your smile looks better without the telltale dark spots and any associated feeling of self-consciousness goes away. People don’t realize is that if your metal dental fillings are…

How to Keep Your Smile Healthy

Receding Gums Can Wreck Your Oral Health Receding gums, as the name itself suggests, occurs when the gum tissue around your teeth wear away and the gums seem to recede backwards making a larger area of the surface of tooth more visible. If you do not contain receding gums, even the root of teeth may…

Homemade Mouthwash Alternatives

9 Natural Mouthwashes You’ll Feel Good About Using While Saving Some Bucks Believe it or not, mouthwashes have been around for a long, long time. In fact, the very first references that we have are from books in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine that list ingredients for a mouth rinse for the treatment of gingivitis from…

11 Tips to Help Protect Your Tooth Enamel

Tooth Enamel Erosion: Causes and How to Prevent It Tooth enamel is a semi-clear, hard, outer layer that protects your teeth from daily wear and tear. It also keeps you from feeling temperature extremes from the hot and cold things you eat and drink. Acids and chemicals that can damage your teeth are also fended…

Mystery Solved: The Story on Canker Sores

Information About these Sometimes Painful Oral Nuisances and How to Prevent Them Canker sores, also called aphthous ulcers, are small, shallow lesions that develop on the soft tissues in your mouth or at the base of your gums. They can be painful and can make eating and talking difficult. Although anyone can develop canker sores,…

9 Ways Medicine Can Affect Your Smile

Many Medications Have Side Effects on Your Oral Health Generally speaking, medicines are designed to make you feel better. But all drugs, whether taken by mouth or injected, come with a risk of side effects, and hundreds of drugs are known to cause oral issues. Medicines used to treat cancer, high blood pressure, severe pain, depression, allergies…

Sealants Can Stop Cavities Before They Begin

This Simple Process Can Save You From Future Fillings Dental sealants act as a barrier to prevent cavities. They are a plastic material usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (premolars and molars) where decay occurs most often. Thorough brushing and flossing help remove food particles and plaque from smooth surfaces of…