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Contrary to the belief of some, it is possible for cavities to form under dental fillings! Although dental fillings are designed to seal your tooth and protect your teeth, no dental filling material lasts forever. Whether you have silver amalgam fillings or composite resin ones, your filling will need to be replaced...
Tooth extraction is a serious surgical procedure that demands appropriate aftercare. Failure to follow your dentist’s aftercare advice can lead to painful complications, significantly increasing the time to recover completely. Effective tooth extraction aftercare can alleviate the pain, reduce the risk of complications, and ensure speedy recovery. If you...
If you’ve been trying to conceive, you’re probably hyperaware of any signs your body might be giving you that you’re going to be a mom until you can take that pregnancy test! While most people keep an eye out for typical pregnancy symptoms such as fatigue or a missed period, your teeth...
Gum swelling is a term for inflammation of the gum tissue that can have numerous causes. Healthy, normal gum tissue should be firm and pink. If your gum tissue is swollen, it may appear puffy and red, and may even bleed when you brush. What exactly causes gum swelling? The following causes...
The crown is the part of your tooth that’s visible above the gumline. Normally, the gums protect your tooth roots beneath this tissue and only expose parts of the teeth that are necessary. However, for some patients or some procedures, a dental crown lengthening is needed. Dental crown lengthening is a process that...
Gum grafting is the process of taking gum tissue from another area in the mouth and attaching it to places where gum tissue is lacking, such as in areas where gum recession has occurred. Since gum recession is a symptom of gum disease, if left untreated, it can progress to expose the...
Dental implants are excellent replacements for a missing tooth or teeth. These sturdy restorations consist of a post that’s implanted in your jaw with a crown affixed onto the end. With the post fused to your jawbone, these tooth replacements allow your tooth or teeth to function almost exactly as they naturally...
Toothaches can have many causes, which is why it’s important to not try to diagnose the problem by yourself at home. Since toothaches can cause severe pain and even have the potential to cause a life-threatening infection, getting professional help sooner rather than later is always a good idea....
When you’re considering teeth whitening, you may have considered take-home options that you buy over the counter. Why would someone pay for an in-office whitening when they could get white teeth at home? Here’s why getting your teeth whitened at your dentist’s is always more effective than getting a take-home kit and trying...
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are any disorders that encompass the complex joint in your body that connects your upper jaw to your lower jaw. Although necessary, the TMJ has the potential to cause chronic pain and discomfort, especially if you have a misaligned bite. A TMJ disorder is best diagnosed by a...