In the age of self-help everything, one of the most common ways people look to improve their oral health is to find the secret to preventing cavities. The truth, however, is that there is no secret. The keys to cavity prevention are things that most have known since we were children—brush and floss your teeth… Read more »
Category: Tooth Decay
What if It’s Too Late for Root Canal Treatment?
Tooth decay occurs in stages, and therefore, treating it depends on what stage it’s in when your dentist diagnoses it. For instance, in its mild to moderate stages, tooth decay can often be effectively treated with a custom, tooth-colored filling. In more severe cases, the decayed tooth structure and infected tissues must be removed with… Read more »
Will I Need a Dental Crown After My Root Canal Treatment?
Dental crowns today serve a wide variety of purposes, from improving a tooth’s appearance to restoring its ability to function properly. In some cases, a crown can even serve as the finishing touch to a more involved restorative procedure, such as root canal treatment. When your tooth is threatened by severe, internal infection, root canal… Read more »
Common Reasons for Root Canal Treatment
For many patients, the reason why root canal treatment is necessary is because they have a tooth that is internally infected, or at risk of internal infection. In such cases, root canal treatment is the only way to save the tooth. However, the specific way in which a tooth becomes so compromised can vary between… Read more »
Why You Might Need Root Canal Treatment
Not everyone will have to go through root canal treatment in their lives, especially if they keep up with excellent hygiene and regular preventive dental visits. However, not everyone can prevent the need for root canal treatment, either. While it is often necessary to treat tooth decay that has been ignored for too long, root… Read more »
Ready to Smile Confidently Again After a Cavity?
Did you know that dental cavities are so common that nearly 90 percent of the adults in America are likely to be diagnosed with them? They are largely preventable, of course, through general dentistry and good hygiene. The good news is that if you are one of the millions of Americans diagnosed with a cavity,… Read more »
How An Unhealthy Diet Affects Your Teeth
The foods you’re regularly consuming enter your body through your mouth, are chewed by your teeth (where particles often become stuck), and are then swallowed for your body to digest. When these foods consist primarily of sugars and starches, before they even reach your stomach – they’ve already damaged the normal bacteria around your mouth…. Read more »
What Causes A Cavity?
Many patients are afraid of the words dental filling, but if your tooth has a severe cavity – it may be necessary. What causes a cavity? Plaque (bacteria) forms on the teeth throughout the day, when sugars come in contact with this plaque on your teeth it forms an acid that can destroy your tooth… Read more »
How to Prevent Tooth Decay & Gum Disease
Tooth decay and gum disease put your dental health at risk. Tooth decay often starts as a minor cavity, but an untreated cavity can quickly worsen into decay that could require a tooth extraction. Gum disease does more than damage your gum tissue: It also causes bone loss. How to prevent tooth decay & gum… Read more »
Where Did Our Christmas Traditions Come From?
Not everybody celebrates Christmas. Some celebrate Hanukkah, some Kwanzaa, but either way most people are celebrating this time of year. They are spending time with family and friends, eating, drinking, exchanging gifts, enjoying family traditions, and being festive. In today’s blog in honor of the holiday season we share some history regarding where… Read more »