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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 Are My Gums Bleeding?
The short answer to this question is that there is inflammation present, bringing increased blood flow to the gum tissues and making the tissues more delicate so that they bleed at the slightest provocation. The longer answer to this question includes what various things lead to inflammation in the gums and predispose you to bleeding. […]
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 […]
Tonsil Stones: What Are They, and Why Do I Get Them?
To be frank, tonsil stones are gross. If you have never experienced them, count your lucky stars. They feel weird, they smell bad, and they put you at risk for infections! What are Tonsils? Tonsils are lumps of lymphatic tissue (part of your immune system) at the back of the mouth. They come in all […]
Why Does My Dentist Ask So Many Questions about the Medicine I Take?
That’s a great question! Both medicine and dentistry have changed drastically over the past few decades. An old anecdote said that dentists built their offices on the second floor of buildings for a reason. If the patient was healthy enough to climb the stairs to get to the dentist, he was healthy enough to have […]
What Exactly is Preventive Dentistry?
There are many different categories within the realm of dental treatment. In our opinion, the most important category is PREVENTIVE dentistry. At Timberlake Dental, we are committed to practicing conservative and preventive dentistry. We believe those two go hand in hand. In order to be as conservative as possible, we need to help each and […]
Why Does the Dentist Take my Blood Pressure?
Why do they always take my blood pressure at the dental office? If you have visited our practice, you know that the first thing we do when you sit down in the dental chair is take your blood pressure. Sometimes we are questioned about this, and we always want to be able to adequately answer […]
Working Together for Excellent Patient Care
Interdisciplinary Dentistry At Timberlake Dental, not only do we believe that each patient should be treated with excellence; we believe that each individual procedure should be carried out with excellence. Because our goal is for each patient to receive the best treatment in every aspect of their health care, we cooperate with medical and dental […]
What Does It Mean To Be High Risk For Cavities?
What is a cavity? A cavity is the destruction of tooth structure caused by a combination of bacteria, sugar and acid. When bacteria in the mouth digests sugar, acid is produced. The acid destroys enamel, just like it etches glass, and this process is called demineralization. Once a cavity has grown through the outer layer […]
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