A dental abscess is the result of an infected tooth or may be the result of severe gum disease. The abscess itself—which is a swollen area typically filled with pus—forms at the root of the tooth that’s infected. A dental abscess is usually painful and will require treatment as soon as possible. But...
Most people don’t want to hear that they need a root canal. However, root canal therapy has changed dramatically over the years and today, having a root canal procedure isn’t much different than getting a filling. Root canal therapy allows your dentist to save your tooth and avoid the need for a replacement....
A cracked tooth can happen as the result of an accident, misuse of the teeth, or even teeth grinding. For some people, a cracked tooth won’t cause any symptoms; however, an injured tooth should always be evaluated by a dentist, as cracked teeth can eventually cause tooth loss if left unchecked. Depending on...
The human mouth houses 32 teeth—which means that molars, incisors, canines, and wisdom teeth all need a place in your mouth. For some people, there just isn’t enough room for all their teeth. Due to genetics, some people have smaller mouths that aren’t able to accommodate every single tooth. When this happens, teeth...
Over 50 million adults are estimated to use marijuana, a substance that’s still considered illegal in much of the United States. Although this substance is thought by many to be safer than smoking cigarettes or using other forms of tobacco, the truth is that marijuana still has negative impacts on the body,...
Dentures provide you with an option to restore your smile after losing teeth. Whether you need a partial denture for a few missing teeth or a full set of dentures for your entire mouth, dentures can help restore the function and beauty of your smile after living with missing teeth. But how...
Many people experience dental anxiety or dental phobia when it comes to the dentist. Unfortunately, many of these people let these fears prevent them from seeing their dentist and receiving the oral care they need to sustain a healthy smile. Fortunately, you don’t have to let dental anxiety or dental phobia prevent...
So you’ve decided to get whiter teeth with your dentist—congratulations! A white smile can not only boost your confidence, but can remove unsightly stains to give you a picture-perfect smile for an upcoming event or just your everyday satisfaction. What should you expect during your Zoom! whitening procedure? This laser teeth whitening...
Lumineers and porcelain veneers are very similar cosmetic choices for your smile. Porcelain veneers are made of a durable ceramic material that’s thin yet provides a strong, attractive solution to tooth appearance that may be impacted by chips, stains, or unusually shaped teeth. Meanwhile, Lumineers are made of a patented form of...
Your jaw is home to one of the most complex joints in your body. This joint—called the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ—enables the jaw to chew, speak, move side to side, and open and close. With so many functions, it’s no wonder some people experience tension in their jaw. Jaw tightness can range from...