Posts Tagged ‘ cavities ’

What Kind of Floss Should I Use?

It makes us really happy that you are asking this question.  Well . . . okay . . . we know you aren’t really asking it.  But if you clicked on it, at least you are interested, and that makes us happy, too. There are several different types of floors, and we recommend the various […]

What Causes Cavities?

Despite advances in the general public’s understanding of dental health and the preventive treatments available today, cavities remain the most common dental problem affecting millions of people every year.  Understanding the underlying causes and predisposing factors of cavities can help you prevent them, saving you both time and money. What is a Cavity? Click to […]

How Smoking Affects Your Mouth

You know smoking is bad for you.  You know it causes emphysema and lung cancer.  Did you know it is also really terrible for your oral health?  Smoking worsens your risk for every oral health problem. Smoking Causes Dry Mouth One of the ways smoking causes dry mouth is by physically drying out the tissues […]

What Can I Do about Sensitive Teeth?

Tooth sensitivity is not normal, and it isn’t something that you just have to live with.  You should not have to eat and drink everything at room temperature because you want to avoid the twinges of pain caused by hot and cold temperatures.  Are you ready to take action against sensitive teeth? Step One: Talk […]

Myth: I Don’t Need to Go to the Dentist because Nothing is Bothering Me

We hear this one all the time.  It is a dangerous myth because it could put you in a truly life-threatening situation.  We want to make the argument that maintenance is much better than repair when it comes to dentistry. Maintenance vs. Repair Analogy Think of your car.  We all know that we are supposed […]

How Can I Prevent Cavities?

Ever heard that phrase, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”?  It is never more true than when applied to cavities. Why Prevent Cavities? Tooth enamel is one of the only parts of the body that cannot heal itself.  For this reason, cavities are never really cured, only “restored”.  We cannot regenerate […]

How Can I Get My Kids to Brush Their Teeth?

We’ve got bad news for you.  There is not one foolproof way to get your kids to brush their teeth.  We do have some good tips and information about it that could help you establish your kids in a healthy oral hygiene routine. Obviously, you know your child better than we do.  Some children comply […]

How Acid Reflux Affects the Mouth

Acid reflux is a condition that affects millions of Americans, both adults and children.  Also referred to as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), acid reflux allows stomach acid to escape from the stomach, creeping up into both the esophagus and the mouth. Acid reflux is a case of a broken one-way “door”.  There is a “door”, […]

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 […]

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 […]