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Surprising facts about gum recession and treatment options

January 21, 2020

Surprising facts about gum recession and treatment options

Gum recession can affect people of all ages. However, gum recession is much more common in adults. If it looks like your adult teeth are growing longer, this is a sign that your gums are receding. Gum recession is associated with gum disease which is a progressive infection of the soft tissue that supports the teeth. Gum recession can be localized to a small area of the gum or around several teeth. Often gum recession goes unnoticed because it usually does not cause pain. Visiting your dentist every six months can help prevent further recession of…


How did our teeth become what they are today?

January 21, 2020

How did our teeth become what they are today?Have you ever thought how did our teeth become what they are today? How each tooth developed to performed their specialized task when biting and chewing? Teeth found in animals and humans are mineralized appendages found inside the mouth. Teeth are not just use for eating and chewing, but they are also use for self-defense, display of dominance, and help form words. The development and specialized function of human teeth was largely influence by dietary habits and ecological adaptations. These two forces help shaped the numerous forms and shapes of teeth represented by the…


Who Works in a Dental Office?

January 16, 2020

Who Works in a Dental Office?

You have probably been to a dental office many times. But have you stopped to wonder about all the different roles it takes to run a dental office? You most likely know your dentist and the dental hygienist. However, there are many other different careers and jobs that need to be filled for a fully functioning dental office. Let’s take a quick look at some of the various roles in dentistry and how they contribute to taking care of your dental health.

Careers in Dentistry

  1. Dental Hygienist – a dental hygienist performs dental cleanings, examining patients for signs…

When to Visit Your Dentist

January 14, 2020

When to Visit Your Dentist

Keeping a beautiful smile and healthy gums takes daily dental brushing and flossing with regular professional dental cleanings. The American Dental Association recommends that you visit your dentist every six months. Regular dental visits are important for the routine maintenance of your healthy teeth and gums. Having regular dental visits help maintain oral hygiene and prevent many dental diseases. During routine exams, your dentist will check for signs of oral problems, such as gum disease and cavities to help catch early symptoms so your dentist can treat oral issues before it can become more serious. If your teeth and gums need additional…


Selecting the Right Dentist

January 13, 2020

Selecting the Right DentistEven with daily brushing and flossing, it is recommended that you visit for a check-up and professional cleaning every 6 months, or twice a year. If you have any ongoing oral health issues, then you may have to visit your dentist more frequently. These visits to the dental office are essential for healthy teeth and gums. Finding the right dentist to care for your oral and dental health is very important. If you don’t have one currently, have moved and are looking for a new dentist, or just want to try out a different dentist then there are a few ways to…


New Year’s Resolution: Dental Health

January 10, 2020

New Year’s Resolution: Dental HealthThe New Year is here! It’s 2020 and everyone is making their new year’s resolution. Many people are looking to focus more on themselves for the coming year, while others are making plans to exercise and eat healthier. There is no absolute new year’s resolution for all. As you are trying to figure out a new year’s resolution for yourself, consider making dental health part of your year. Your dental health is a very important part of your overall wellness. Understanding the benefits of great dental health can be motivating and rewarding. Taking small steps and remaining consistent is key to achieving…


Importance of a Regular Dental Check up

January 9, 2020

Importance of a Regular Dental Check up

Going to see your dentist can be a nuance and you might not think it is important. You probably already know that everywhere you look it is recommended to visit a dentist every 6 months or at least twice a year for a routine checkup and cleaning. You already think you are doing your part by at least brushing your teeth twice and flossing your teeth once, every single day. But the fact of the matter is that brushing and flossing daily is not enough. It is important for you and your family to keep regular…


Filling vs. Root Canal

January 7, 2020

Filling vs. Root CanalThe most common dental problem is tooth decay. Tooth decay or caries is also known as cavities. Cavities are damaged and decayed areas of the hard surfaces, or enamel, of the teeth. Tooth decay are caused by the bacteria in the mouth converting left over food particles or sugar into acid to erode the enamel. Frequent snacking, sipping on sugary drinks, and not appropriately cleaning your teeth will increase your risk of cavities. Signs and symptoms of cavities depend on the extent and location of the damage. As the cavity gets worse, the symptoms usually get more serious. In the beginning of a cavity,…


Cavity Prevention Strategies

January 6, 2020

What is a cavity?

Cavity Prevention Strategies

A cavity is a permanent damaged area on the hard surfaces of teeth that develop into tiny holes or openings. Cavities are also called tooth decay or caries. Cavities are caused by bacteria in the mouth that convert plaque to acid. Cavities can be repaired with composite fillings. If cavities are left untreated, the damages to the tooth enamel worsens leading to severe toothache, infection, and loss of teeth.

Ways to avoid cavities

  1. Brush and floss your teeth daily. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing your teeth daily can help…

An End Of Year Review of Dental Vocabulary and Definitions: Part 2

December 27, 2019

An End Of Year Review of Dental Vocabulary and Definitions: Part 2

Remembering to schedule a checkup visit with your dentist is important. But it is also a good thing to know and understand some of the dental vocabulary you come across when at the dental office. Since it’s the end of the year, let’s take some time to review some common vocabulary terms and definitions used in a dental offices. This will help you become more familiar with different terms and understanding of different dental concepts. This is part 2 of the list of common dental terms and their…