What to Expect After a Tooth Extraction

Sometimes, the most effective way to resolve an oral health situation is to remove the tooth (or teeth) causing the problem. Tooth extraction can become necessary for many reasons, including: Advanced tooth decay, particularly if it has compromised the structure of the tooth Infection in the tooth pulp … [Read more...]

5 Foods That Are Good for Oral Health

We are frequently warned about the dangers of sugar to our oral health, as well as to our health more generally. Earlier in September, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a study reaffirming regular consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks dramatically increases your chances of dying from … [Read more...]

What Options Do I Have to Fix Receding Gums?

If your gums recede from the bottom of your teeth, you should be concerned. Not only do receding gums make your teeth look abnormally “tall,” your tooth roots are exposed, which can leave them vulnerable to bacterial infection and decay. Receding gums can be a sign of serious gum disease, but it can also be caused by … [Read more...]

Do Dental Veneers Look Realistic?

Dental veneers are a permanent restoration that offer a solution for patients whose teeth have minor problems with shape, shade, or rotation. Because there is no surgery involved, veneers are an attractive option for those who desire a new look for their smile and lack significant oral health issues. Some patients … [Read more...]

4 Tips to Prevent Oral Health Problems

In most circumstances, it is easier to prevent a problem than to correct it. This is especially true where oral health is concerned. Your dentist has a huge toolkit of restorative options at their disposal when it comes to healing a problem with your teeth or gums, but there are at least four very simple ways to avoid … [Read more...]

How to Tell When Your Tooth Pain May Be Serious

Just as it’s never normal for your gums to bleed, your teeth should never hurt. Some tooth pain comes on gradually, and some begins suddenly and can be frightening in its intensity. Understanding what kind of tooth pain requires a prompt call to the dentist, what kind requires urgent care, and what tooth pain can … [Read more...]