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How Do Fillings Work?

Many people are familiar with the terms “cavity” and “filling” without really understanding the process.  Here is what you need to know when your dentist tells you that you need a filling. What is a Cavity? A cavity is a bacterial infection of the hard structures of a tooth.  The bacteria in dental plaque eat […]

Why Does My Tooth Hurt After a Filling?

One of the most frustrating things for a dental patient to experience is pain or sensitivity on a tooth that just had dental work.  Even more frustrating are those teeth that didn’t’ bother you beforehand. Unfortunately, this is a very common phenomenon, and understanding it a little better might ease the sense of concern and […]

Why are X-rays So Important?

Many people accept x-rays as a fact of life when it comes to consistent dental visits.  Others question their necessity or fear negative consequences from them.  We covered the safety of dental x-rays in a previous blog that you can read here.  In this blog, we’ll explain why they are so important. X-rays Enable Early […]

What are My Options to Repair Cracked or Broken Teeth?

We are living through some unusual and stressful times.  In many people, this stress manifests itself in the physical form through heavy clenching and/or grinding of the teeth.  You might do this at night while sleeping or throughout the day.  Regardless of when you do it, it is important to understand that this could be […]

Is Going to the Dentist Safe Right Now?

These days, it can be hard to know if anything is safe.  We cover our faces in public and cannot gather in large groups.  We change procedures constantly as new information emerges.  There was actually quite heated debate among dental professionals at the state level about when we can perform routine dentistry and how to […]

Why Does the Dentist Take X-Rays?

We know that many of you may never have even had this thought.  You just accept it as a fact of life that when you go to the dentist, you will have x-rays.  Now that we’ve asked the question, you may be wondering what the answer is.  So here you go! What Do X-Rays Show? […]

Why Do Some Root Canals have to be Retreated?

We know root canals give some of you the heebie-jeebies.  Many people are afraid of root canals.  The thought that they don’t last forever and require more treatment can be upsetting.  Here, we aim to explain why it can be necessary to re-enter a root canal and make repairs. Brief Explanation of Root Canals In […]

What Exactly is a Crown?

Most people have heard of the terms “crown” and “cap” in regard to dentistry (they are interchangeable, and dentists prefer the term crown), but few actually understand what a crown is.  This blog will explain this, along with why they are necessary, what types of crowns are available in modern dentistry, and what to expect […]

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 […]

What, Exactly, is a Root Canal?

What is a root canal? A root canal is the anatomical term to describe a portion of a tooth.  Teeth are hollow, and the internal chamber that contains the nerves and blood vessels inside the tooth is called the root canal.  The nerves and blood vessels are also called the pulp. What is root canal […]