Archive for February, 2019

Internal Bleaching: What is it, and Who Needs it?

It’s pretty safe to say that everyone wants white teeth.  The teeth whitening industry is worth multiple billions of dollars.  But what if you have one tooth that is darker than all the others?  What if you’ve tried teeth whitening, and that one tooth doesn’t change colors? Then you may need internal bleaching. What is […]

Five Trendy Things that are Really Bad for your Teeth

With the wealth of information available to anyone with internet access comes the risk of incomplete information or misinformation.  Health and beauty blogs tout countless trendy ways to lose weight, clear your skin, and whiten your teeth. There are a few popular trends that can have a detrimental effect on your teeth, and we want […]

Why Do Some Teeth Have to be Pulled?

Having tooth pulled is a relatively common experience.  Children lose twenty baby teeth, perhaps having them pulled by their parents.  Many people have their wisdom teeth extracted in their late teens or early twenties. Aside from baby teeth and wisdom teeth, why do other teeth have to be pulled? It’s all about prognosis. What is […]

What are These Gum Measurements?  What is a Pocket?

The people who come to Timberlake Dental regularly for professional teeth cleanings know that, they will periodically have gum measurements taken by the dental hygienist.  We use terms like “FMP”, “pockets”, and “probing depth”, as well as a long list of numbers. What are Gum Measurements? Gum measurements are a way to evaluate the state […]