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  • When Your Tooth Is Hot: Understanding Why Your Tooth Needs A Root Canal Procedure

    6 January 2016

    When you have a hot tooth, it is highly likely that you are experiencing severe pain in your mouth. A hot tooth is a sign that there is an infection in your mouth, inflammation is present, and your tooth is not able to recover. A hot tooth occurs when you have a cracked tooth and bacteria infect the pulp within. The infection can come on slowly, or come on very quickly, causing you excruciating pain that will send you to the dentist right away.

  • Healing An Abscess With These Three Natural Remedies

    16 December 2015

    An abscess is a small pocket of pus and bacteria that grows in an unclean mouth. Not only can an abscess be painful and hard to live with, if not properly taken care of immediately, it can lead to further dental issues. Fortunately, there are many home remedies that you can use in order to help the healing process along. Most of the popular remedies that you can use are made from items that you may already have in your home and are safe enough for every day use.

  • Dental Bonding For A Chipped Tooth: Things To Know

    28 November 2015

    Do you smile with a closed mouth because your front tooth is chipped and unappealing? The easiest fix for the chipped tooth is to undergo dental bonding, as your smile will be improved on the same day of the procedure. Discover below the things you should know when trying to decide if dental bonding is a good option for repairing your chipped tooth. Why Should Someone with a Chipped Tooth Opt for Dental Bonding?

  • 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.