Dental problems can occur outside the scope of your family dentist but that doesn't mean you cannot cope well with an emergency until you can be seen. Read below and get some tips on dealing with several common dental emergencies that will make things better for you in the meantime. Lost fillings can be painful when food or the air makes contact with the root of your tooth after losing a filling.
19 September 2019
When a tooth hurts, sometimes a person's mind can go to one of the worst possible concerns: cavities. It's true that cavities can induce pain in teeth, but they're certainly not the only causes. Here are three potential things that could be triggering your tooth pain that deserve a dentist's attention. Enamel Damage One common cause of tooth pain that isn't a cavity is enamel damage. This is when the hard exterior shell of your tooth is damaged, exposing the inner surfaces of the tooth.
26 August 2019
As you probably know, smoking is bad for your entire body, including your mouth. The smoke, tar, and nicotine can cause serious damage to your gums and teeth, among other things. If you've given up smoking but still aren't happy with the way that your gums work, then read on to discover why they still look that way and what you need to do to have them fixed. Impact on Gums
25 July 2019
Most people know that stress is a normal part of life, but also that it affects many things in life. It can affect your mood, energy level, and health, and you might be surprised to know that it can also affect your oral health. Here are some of the effects that stress may have on your teeth, gums, and mouth. It can lead to grinding of the teeth When a person is stressed, it causes their body to tense up, and one of the effects this can have is grinding of the teeth.
28 June 2019
Children, even very young children, need dental care just like you do. When the need arises, it's only natural that you make an appointment with your own family dentist, but some parents use specially trained pediatric dentists. Read on to find out what sets pediatric dentists apart and make the right decision for your family. The Need for Early Care Setting up good oral hygiene habits are best done early. Baby teeth are not immune to cavities and the problem of permanent teeth trying to emerge before the loss of baby teeth is a fairly common one.
31 May 2019
A cavity isn't just a cavity -- it's a potential stressor in your mouth that makes it difficult to eat, which affects your overall nutrition. Gum disease isn't just gum disease, it's often a first sign of heart or circulation related issues. And of course, your smile isn't just a set of teeth -- it's the way that you greet the world and a huge indicator of self-esteem. What all of these things have in common is that they are issues that require the help of a top quality dentist.
10 May 2019
If you want straight teeth, chances are you're looking into getting braces of some kind. These days, there are plenty of options to choose from, including different materials and different types. However, if you have TMJ, there are additional factors to consider. The jaw pain, stiffness, or swelling you may experience on a regular basis could impact your braces experience, and vice versa. Here's what you need to know about braces with TMJ and which kind is best for you.
31 March 2019
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that affects many people, but the majority of people that have it do not know they do. The main reason that people do not know that they have sleep apnea is because it is a disorder that occurs while a person is asleep, making it hard for the person to see the signs. If you sleep in the same bed as someone else, they may be able to tell you if you do any of the following things, and this may help you know if you have this disorder.
4 March 2019
If you've noticed that a small piece of food has become wedged under your gumline, this isn't an issue that you want to ignore. Leaving the food can not only be uncomfortable, but as it begins to break down, it can create bacteria and lead to bad breath and other oral health issues. Removing food from below your gumline isn't always an easy job, but a patient approach and the right tools can often yield success.
4 February 2019
After dealing with some tooth pain, you may have made a trip to the dentist's office only to find out that you have a cavity. Your dentist has likely told you that you will need to get a filling to save the tooth. If this is the first time you have ever had a cavity, you might not know why you need a filling, but it is something that can protect your damaged tooth for years to come.
6 January 2019