Month: October 2015

How Dental Bonding Can Help Your Smile

Cosmetic damage to a tooth, or to several teeth, can critically undermine a person’s confidence, and be a source of anxiety. A popular remedy for superficial damage to teeth is the dental bonding procedure. Dental bonding fixes damaged teeth by attaching (“bonding”) material that will replicate the appearance of a healthy tooth, with care to… Read more »

How Much Do You Know About Root Canal Treatment?

A tooth’s root canal is the chamber inside of its root, which travels underneath your gums and into a socket in your jawbone. The root canal contains nerves and blood vessels that begin at the tooth’s pulp (center chamber) and extend into the jawbone. The point of root canal treatment is to remove these tissues… Read more »

A Close Look at Adult Tooth Loss

It may only be one tooth, but losing it can have resounding consequences for the rest of your oral health (not to mention the confidence in your smile). Those consequences increase with every tooth you lose, but can be mitigated with the right replacement option. Still, the best way to avoid the dangers that your… Read more »

Can Adults Get Dental Sealants?

You probably know that dental sealants are an essential part of children’s dentistry and are routinely applied to school-age children’s teeth to prevent the development of cavities. You might be surprised to learn that teens and adults can also reap major oral health benefits from having dental sealants placed, especially if you’re at a higher… Read more »

Should I Whiten My Teeth at Home?

If you ask most adults what they would like to change most about their smile, the majority will answer that they’d like whiter, brighter teeth. This focus on white teeth probably accounts for the sudden boom in the teeth whitening industry over the last 15 years. In any given grocery store, you’ll find a mind-boggling… Read more »

5 Tips to Prevent Cavities

The crazy thing about cavities isn’t that they affect over 90% of adults; it’s that they are so highly preventable with consistently good hygiene and dental care. Despite their destructive nature (cavities are a product of tooth decay, which destroys your tooth structure), they begin as peacefully as plaque accumulating on your teeth. The oral… Read more »

Is There a Link Between Coffee and Oral Cancer?

It’s no surprise that Americans love their coffee. In fact, according to a recent poll, 83% of U.S. adults drink coffee every day and the average American drinks about 3 cups of the brown stuff per day (that’s a whopping 537 million cups a day!). A slew of recent studies have shown that regularly consuming… Read more »