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What to Expect If You Need a Root Canal

What to Expect If You Need a Root Canal

Few patients look forward to a root canal, and many dread them, but a lot of that fear is actually unnecessary. Root canals are an important procedure that can be extremely beneficial to your oral health, and when done by an experienced dentist, relatively painless....
How Aging Affects Your Teeth

How Aging Affects Your Teeth

You leave those cavity-prone years behind you when you enter your 20s, right? Wrong. The rate of tooth decay in people 65 or older is now higher than that of schoolchildren. Also, as you age, your gums become more susceptible, and the nerves in the central pulp of...
What Is the Ideal Daily Oral Health Routine?

What Is the Ideal Daily Oral Health Routine?

Almost all of us have a dental routine that we go through every day. We may brush first thing in the morning, then again after meals or at night. Perhaps we floss and use mouthwash daily. Or maybe you don’t care for your teeth like you should, never flossing and...
Bad Breath in Children & How to Prevent It

Bad Breath in Children & How to Prevent It

Bad breath in children not only indicates a possible oral health problem, but it can also be socially detrimental for your child. After all, bad breath in kids can cause teasing, bullying, or rejection by your child’s peers. Depending on the age of your child, it may...
How to Repair a Chipped Tooth

How to Repair a Chipped Tooth

A dental emergency like a chipped or broken tooth can be a little scary, not to mention uncomfortable and sometimes painful. Thankfully, emergency dental services can help you find relief and get you taken care of the same day. Here are some of the most common ways...
Signs of Periodontal Disease & How to Prevent It

Signs of Periodontal Disease & How to Prevent It

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that 47.2% of people in the U.S. age 30 or over are dealing with some form of periodontal disease. 70.1% of U.S. citizens age 65 and older suffer from gum disease. A healthy mouth is about more than white...

Avoid These 5 Bad Foods for Teeth

Plaque is the sticky substance that forms on your teeth when food particles are not removed through brushing and flossing. Bacteria clings to this plaque and feeds on sugars, which can break down enamel and cause cavities and gum disease. Not all sweet treats are...
What Causes Yellow Teeth?

What Causes Yellow Teeth?

What causes yellow teeth? There are dozens of causes of discolored teeth, including dark particles in foods and drinks, certain medications, poor oral hygiene, behaviors such as smoking, and even aging.  We know how frustrating tooth discoloration can be. The good...