What Is Scaling and Root Planing?

Scaling and root planing is a treatment that can help you fight gum disease once it has set in. It can help you clean out the plaque and the tartar that is affecting your gums and causing the disease. What typically happens with gum disease is that the gums pull away from your teeth. When this happens, plaque and tartar... read more »

Halitosis and Your Smile

The average case of bad breath can be solved by a quick brushing or rinsing of mouthwash or even a mint or piece of chewing gum on the go. However, for some people, this is simply not enough. If this is the case for you, it might be a symptom of a deeper issue. Food is not the only thing... read more »

Dental Bridges 101

Do you have a missing tooth? One of your options is to get a dental bridge. Here's what you need to know: A bridge has a fake tooth called a pontic and two crowns on the sides which go on top of your adjacent teeth. This is why a bridge is the best fit for those who have weak teeth... read more »

What is Diastema?

Have you ever heard of diastema? Really, you probably have—even if you don’t know it. Diastema simply refers to a gap in someone’s smile. Typically, this gap is between the upper front teeth, though gaps can appear between anywhere. In fact, diastema can refer to gaps caused by missing teeth. There are a few reasons you could have a gap... read more »

Should You Consider a Plaque Discoloring Agent?

Do you work hard to care for your smile? Do you brush, floss, and visit your dentist regularly? But, do you wonder what else you might be able to do to keep your mouth clean? Unfortunately, plaque is practically invisible, making it difficult to know that you’ve removed it efficiently. If you are interested in cleaning your teeth more effectively,... read more »

Root Canal, Tooth Extraction, and Your Smile

Do you ever hesitate to make an appointment with your dentist because you know—or even think—there’s a chance you could need root canal treatment? If you do, you aren’t alone. But did you know that if a root canal, which is the soft layer in the center of your tooth, is infected or damaged, the afflicted tooth could die? And... read more »

Brushing Your Tongue: Is it Important?

Why is brushing your tongue so important? Actually, is brushing your tongue as important as you may have heard? In fact, cleaning your tongue isn’t as important as you may think. Actually, when it comes to maintaining your oral health, the most important think you can do is brush thoroughly twice a day, floss every day, and go to an... read more »

Solutions to Sensitive Teeth

Do you suffer from sensitive teeth? Do you hesitate to bite into a cool, tasty treat? Do you know why you might have sensitive teeth or that there are ways you can reduce your sensitivity? Gum disease and a damaged or chipped tooth are some of the more common causes of sensitive teeth. If you suffer from gum disease, your... read more »

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