Category: General Dentistry

dental tools

Let’s face it, there’s a lot going on in the dentist’s office. While the atmosphere may be cheerful and calm, it’s also a busy place with a great deal happening around you. One of the most common questions we get from patients is about equipment. Boiled down: what are all those things in the dentist’s […]

wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth are deeply entrenched in popular culture, generally as a joke about painful dental procedures and the oft-dubious joys of growing up. As a result of their popularity as a source of anecdotal humor, however, there are a number of misconceptions and misunderstandings about wisdom teeth, what they are, and what they do.  That’s […]

dental crown chipped

Our teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and towards that end, they are made of the strongest substances in the human body. While your smile should provide years and years of service, the truth is that accidents happen. You may bite down too hard on a piece of ice or a nut, you may […]

Dental- Filling

Dental fillings are some of the most common dental procedures out there and the most common restoration technique in dentistry. Despite being so common, dental fillings are surprisingly complex and often misunderstood. So what exactly are fillings? What function do fillings perform–ie what do they do? And what are the different types of fillings? Let’s […]

Mouth Guard

Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is a fairly common problem. It affects about 20% of the adult population, so if you suffer from it please know that you’re not alone. While teeth grinding may sound simple, it has several possible causes and a variety of potential treatments. The key to finding the one that’s […]

Cavities

A toothache is one of the more uncomfortable pieces of bad luck we routinely experience, and the bad news is, tooth pain can have a number of different causes. As such, it can be difficult to determine what’s behind your tooth pain and what steps you need to take to deal with it. We’re here […]

dental tartar

Keeping your smile clean and healthy is an important job—so much depends on your oral health in terms of your overall well-being! One of the biggest parts of maintaining your; teeth and gums is preventing tartar buildup. Dealing with tartar before it becomes a problem can help prevent all sorts of oral health issues including […]

Gum disease and pregnancy

Pregnancy is a life-changing time for most women. In the process of creating a new life, the body transforms in many ways. While some of these can be beautiful, others may bring health complications if they are not handled with care. The focus during pregnancy tends to be on reproductive health and overall well-being, but […]

Root canals are a staple of pop culture, chiefly as a metaphor for extreme pain. Whether played for laughs or for fear, root canals are everywhere in television, movies, and fiction. Despite all of this attention, many people are still unclear as to what a root canal actually is and what it does. A relatively […]