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  • Potential Treatments For Reversible And Irreversible Pulpitis

    9 November 2015

    Pulp is the material that fills the hollow root canal within your tooth. Pulp contains blood and tissue cells and nerves that are what keeps the tooth and the underlying tissues healthy. Oral bacterial buildup due to improper cleanings can infect the pulp and put the tooth at risk of cavities or even extraction. The pulp infection is also called pulpitis. In the early stages, pulpitis is usually reversible. If left untreated, pulpitis can become irreversible and severely limit the options your dentist has to treat the condition.

  • Invisible Braces: Aligning Your Teeth With Minimal Impact

    16 October 2015

    Misalignment of the teeth can cause anyone, young or old, to feel self conscious of their smile. If you're one such individual, you've likely researched your options before and may have even come across invisible braces. While not everyone qualifies for this option, invisible braces offer a number of benefits which are outlined below. Why Invisible Braces? If you're an adult interested in straightening your teeth and giving yourself a smile you'll love, it's likely that braces have crossed your mind.

  • 5 Types Of Dental Crowns And Their Advantages

    22 September 2015

    If your tooth is broken, cracked or misshapen, your dentist may suggest a dental crown to correct its appearance and restore functionality. There are multiple types of crowns that are used for dental restoration. Here are a few crown types and their advantages: Metal Alloy Alloys, such as gold alloy, nickel alloy or chromium alloy, may be used as the material for a metal crown. These crowns require less tooth debridement than most other crown types.

  • Three Bad Habits To Avoid When Wearing Invisalign

    14 September 2015

    Many patients love Invisalign because wearing these aligners is so simple. However, there are certain precautions you must follow in order to ensure your outcome is favorable. Avoid these three common bad habits when wearing Invisalign, and you'll have a better chance of ending your treatment with a straighter, more attractive smile. Drinking coffee with the aligners in. If you're a regular coffee drinker, then you know how bad the temptation can be.

  • What You Need to Know about Caring for Your Toothbrush

    27 August 2015

    Many people know how important it is that they brush and floss their teeth. This is something that is ingrained in your head from a young age. However, even though people try to have good oral hygiene habits, they might not get the best brushing experience available because of certain things they do with their toothbrush. Here are a few brushing mistakes to avoid so that you can  get the most out of the process

  • Helping Your Child Adjust To Braces: Three Things To Know

    10 August 2015

    If you never wore braces yourself, it can be difficult to tell your child what he or she can expect from the orthodontics process. The more that both of you understand about the transition, the easier it will be for you to help him or her along in the process. Here's a look at some of the things you can expect your child to experience and some tips to help deal with them.

  • Dental Implants: Choosing Between Crowns & Overdentures

    27 July 2015

    Are you looking for the best way to replace your missing teeth? You can get artificial teeth installed on dental implants in the form of permanent dental crowns, or you can opt for removable overdentures. Find out below what you should know about dental implants with crowns and overdentures, as well as what you will have to pay if you get them. How are Dental Implants Used for Permanent Crowns?

  • Important Tips For Treating Periodontal Disease

    23 July 2015

    Periodontal disease is a serious threat to your general dental health. It's a condition that causes your gum tissue to detach from your teeth, exposing the roots and bone underneath the gums. When left untreated, it can progress significantly, damaging the roots of teeth. The severity of your condition is determined by how much space there is between your teeth and the gums. If your dentist has diagnosed you with periodontal disease, here's what you need to know to treat it.

  • Before You Go: Preparing to Make Your Child's Dentist Visits a Success

    30 June 2015

    Choosing the right dentist for a young child is an important decision; it may shape their lifelong relationship towards dentists and dental hygiene. Even before your first appointment, there are some things that you can do to make these initial visits a success.  Choose a Children's Dentist Finding a pediatric dentist is a good idea for many reasons. From a care perspective, dentists that deal exclusively with children might provide a higher level of child-specific care.

  • 4 Health Benefits Of Seeing A Cosmetic Dentist

    15 June 2015

    If you are unhappy with your smile either because it is discolored, you have missing teeth, or you have crooked teeth, you may have considered going to a cosmetic dentist to fix these issues. However, some people with these problems feel that it will only resolve their appearances and nothing else health-wise, so they avoid it in order to save money. Cosmetic dental work can be expensive, but there is good reason to spend the money: there are many health benefits that come with cosmetic treatment.