Category: General Dentistry

Impacted Wisdom Tooth and Symptoms

Impacted Wisdom Tooth

Often depicted as a right of passage into adulthood, wisdom teeth are typically the last adult teeth to emerge. Often an uncomfortable experience, wisdom teeth are the subject of much discussion and concern, particularly for folks with dental anxiety. Most of the time, however, wisdom teeth can be dealt with relatively easily with minimal discomfort… Read more »

Dental Caries and How They Affect Your Health

dental caries

Dental caries is the more formal term for dental cavities. We’ve all been warned about cavities since childhood as part of our oral health education–it’s how we traditionally teach children about the importance of brushing and flossing and overall dental hygiene. However, as an adult you may have a few remaining questions, like what are… Read more »

Prevent Teeth Stain

teeth stain

A brilliantly white smile is one of life’s great joys–it lights up your face and the whole room around you. And while you likely do your best to take care of your teeth with a regular regime of brushing and flossing combined with visits to the dentist for an exam and cleaning, the fact is… Read more »

Straight Talk About Tooth Decay

Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is inherently an unpleasant subject. Our culture puts a lot of emphasis and value on a bright smile as an indicator of both attractiveness and health, and tooth decay is the antithesis of that! However, it’s an important subject–tooth decay is one of the most common diseases in the country, and understanding what… Read more »

Why Would Your Tongue Be Tingling?

tounge tingling

The human body does some pretty weird stuff, but tingling tongue is one of the stranger symptoms a person can develop. While the causes of a tingling tongue can vary widely, sometimes a tingling sensation in the tongue is a sign of serious problems. If you’re experiencing this in conjunction with any of the following,… Read more »

What Does Getting Porcelain Veneers Involve?

Porcelain Veneers

Your smile is a greeting to the world, and a healthy smile can do so much for your self-image and self-esteem. Unfortunately, as time goes by teeth take wear and tear. They can chip or stain, or move out of position, leaving your smile in less than ideal shape. Maybe your smile just naturally has… Read more »

Stress and Your Oral Health

oral health and stress

Stress affects every aspect of our health, often in ways we may not notice at first. The relationship between stress and your oral health is a complex one, with both short and long term effects which can become quite serious if untreated.  It’s important to understand the relationship between stress and your oral health, which… Read more »

New Research About Fluoride Safety

fluoride safety

Fluoride is an important mineral that contributes a great deal to our dental health. A naturally occurring element, it is widely found around the world and is present to varying degrees in most water sources. Over the last century, dentists and other oral health professionals have found ways to use fluoride to enhance dental treatments… Read more »

Who Needs Dental Implants?

Dental implants

Dental implants are one of the great boons of modern dentistry–a way of replacing a lost or damaged tooth with a prosthesis that functions for the most part like the real thing. Dental implants offer a number of significant advantages over traditional dentures or bridges, and often improve a patient’s quality of life beyond what… Read more »

Can a Root Canal Be Done Through an Existing Crown?

steps of a root canal cartoon

There’s no doubt about it–root canals can cause a lot of anxiety or fear. They’ve become a pop-culture icon for a painful dental procedure, and are one of the things many folks dread most about dental care or a trip to the dentist office. Despite their unpleasant popularity, many misconceptions abound around root canals and… Read more »