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Do you make sure to visit your dentist at least twice a year to check on your oral health? Learn why dental visits are so important.

3 Things To Know About Porcelain-Fused-To-Metal Dental Crowns

19 October 2016
 Categories: Dentist, Articles

When one of your teeth is covered in decay, your dentist may not be able to fill the cavities with a filling. In this situation, your dentist will probably recommend putting a dental crown on the tooth. This will save the tooth and solve the problems with decay, but it will probably require two visits to your dentist. Your dentist may also ask you if you prefer a ceramic crown or a porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crown. Read More …

Here’s What You Need To Know If You Have Small Pointy Teeth Beside Your Two Front Teeth

18 October 2016
 Categories: Dentist, Articles

If you have a tooth that is small and pointy on either side of your front teeth, you have either a peg lateral incisor or a retained deciduous tooth. Here's what you need to know.  Peg laterals vs retained deciduous teeth Microndontia is a term used to describe abnormally small teeth and may affect as many as 8.4% of the population. The most common teeth that are affected by microdontia are the maxillary lateral incisors, which are the teeth located on either side of the two front teeth. Read More …

6 Natural Ways To Combat A Toothache

18 October 2016
 Categories: Dentist, Articles

Dealing with a toothache is no fun, especially if you can't see your dentist right away. If you've tried over-the-counter medicines and aren't getting any results, or you'd like to avoid them altogether, here are six safe ways to manage the pain until your appointment time arrives. Cloves Cloves contain eugenol, a natural anesthetic, and they work wonderfully as a natural pain killer. In fact, a recent study by the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons showed that a eugenol-based treatment was better at controlling post-extraction pain and inflammation than using a chlorhexidine-based gel. Read More …

The Do’s and Don’ts of Adult Beverages for Brand-New Denture Wearers

18 October 2016
 Categories: Dentist, Articles

If you've recently been fitted with new dentures, you probably appreciate the enhanced appearance that a good set of dentures provides. In fact, you're probably looking forward to enjoying the holiday social season without having to worry about the appearance of your smile. You probably already know that red wine will stain your dentures, but you may have questions about other types of adult beverages. The following are are do's and don'ts designed to answer your concerns. Read More …

5 Tips For Getting A Root Canal While Pregnant

17 October 2016
 Categories: Dentist, Articles

If you are pregnant and need a root canal due to trauma, infection, or decay, you may be concerned about the length of the procedure and the effects of medications on you and your baby. However, it is important for you to take care of your overall health, including your dental health, while you are pregnant. Below are some tips to make the experience of a root canal more comfortable and less stressful if you are pregnant. Read More …