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Three signs you might have a cavity.

November 15, 2019

Three signs you might have a cavity.

Cavities are damaged areas on a tooth caused by bacteria. The hard enamel outer layer of the tooth becomes damaged as the bacteria secretes acids to breakdown enamel. As the cavity spreads, deep into the tooth, it may cause pain and discomfort because the pulp or nerve is irritated. If proper oral hygiene such as brushing and flossing is not practiced daily, you can be at high risk of developing cavities. With that in mind, let’s look at the three signs that you should not ignore if you are concern about cavities.

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Have you ever wondered why your dentist use different dental tools?

October 17, 2019

Have you ever wondered why your dentist use different dental tools?

When you visit your dentist for a dental procedure, you will notice the types of tools your dentist use. Depending on the dental treatment plan, your dentist will select different sets of tools or devices to perform a treatment. This allow the dentist to perform specialize procedures in the most specific and precise way. Each tool is made for a particular task. The tools can range in shape, size, and attributes. Some tools have curves, pointed tips, or very thin to blunted surfaces. The shape and size dictate how the…


The shape, color, and size of your gum is a good indicator of gum health

October 16, 2019

The shape, color, and size of your gum is a good indicator of gum health

Let us talk about how the color, shape, and size of your gum indicates the health of your gums. We use our mouth every single day talking, eating, smiling and might not pay much attention to the health of our gums until it starts to hurt or show sign of disease. Gums that are in good health have a light to medium pink color. Gums should look and feel firm when you press on them. Teeth should fit snuggly between them and…


What is an impacted tooth?

October 14, 2019

What is an impacted tooth?

If you think you may be suffering from an impacted tooth, take the time to read this article to understand condition and seek out dental care for treatment. As the name suggest, an impacted tooth is a tooth grown out of the gum incorrectly. The tooth can come in sideways, crooked, or not at all. When a normal tooth comes in, it normally grows upwards from the bottom or downwards from the top. An impacted tooth can happen at any age. Children who are starting to get their permanent teeth…


What you should know about dental recontouring

October 10, 2019

What you should know about dental recontouring

Dental recontouring is a procedure that reshapes the tooth by removing small amounts of tooth enamel to change the size, length, surface of a tooth. The procedure is usually done to correct a problem or for cosmetic purposes. Recontouring can improve the appearance of teeth by reshaping teeth to look straight and balance. To correct a patient’s bite, contouring can be done to fix misaligned teeth. A dentist will perform a thorough examination before recommending dental recontouring, whether for cosmetic or restorative procedures. Recontouring is only recommended if a patient’s tooth has a sufficient amount of enamel.

Recontouring is…


What is periodontal disease and how it is treated

October 9, 2019

What is periodontal disease and how it is treated

Swollen and bleeding gums are early signs that bacteria have infected your gums. Periodontal disease is caused by bacterial plaque buildup. Sometimes the bleeding and swelling might not cause pain or discomfort, but if the infection is not treated, the infection can spread. When the infection spreads, it can destroy the bone and gum tissue that supports your teeth. It is not necessarily the bacteria that destroys the tissue and teeth. It is the immune system’s response that causes inflammation that eventually destroys the gums, soft tissues, and bone structures. The…


What is Invisalign, and how does it correct my bite?

October 8, 2019

What is Invisalign, and how does it correct my bite?

Transparent braces have become a massive hit for adults and teens to correct misaligned teeth, gap teeth, and crooked teeth. Invisalign is a popular brand of clear transparent braces. Similar to a mouthguard, Invisalign is used for orthodontic treatment of misaligned teeth. The Invisalign aligner is custom made to fit your teeth and mouth. Invisalign braces are designed not be like braces but a removable system trays that fit the upper and lower teeth. The aligner is interchanged roughly every two weeks over a six to eighteen-month period to correct…


What is dentin sensitivity, how it is developed, and how is it treated.

October 7, 2019

What is dentin sensitivity?

 

What is dentin sensitivity, how it is developed, and how is it treated.Dentine sensitivity is tooth pain caused by irritation of the dentin tissue. To understand what causes dentine sensitivity, let’s take a look at the structure of a tooth. A tooth consists of the outer enamel surface, dentin, cementum, and the pulp tissue. The enamel is the hardest layer of a tooth. Beneath the enamel layer is the dentin layer. The dentin layer is tissue that forms the tooth from the dental crown to the tooth root. The dentin layer is…


What is dental caries, and is it preventable?

October 4, 2019

What is dental caries, and is it preventable?

Dental caries or tooth decay is a prevalent chronic disease in children and adults. Over the last few decades, childhood dental caries has significantly increased in children aged 2 to 4 years. The early signs of caries start as a small patch of demineralized enamel on the tooth surface. These small patches are often hard to see when presented in the grooves or in between teeth. Acid-producing bacteria cause demineralization or softening of the tooth enamel. When left untreated, the decay will spread, causing tooth sensitivity, decay, and eventually loss of the tooth….


What are the differences between my toddler’s milk teeth and my permanent teeth?

October 3, 2019

What are the differences between my toddler’s milk teeth and my permanent teeth?

Our teeth perform a fantastic job without us even noticing the amount of force we subject them to when chewing food. Teeth have three main functions:

  1. help us eat foods,
  2. help us form words,
  3. shapes our facial features

When we lose our teeth, we can notice immediately how these three functions are affected. For this reason, we should take good care of our teeth. Our tooth develops very differently from the toddler years until the permanent teeth…