Of course you want your teeth to look as bright as possible. Whiter teeth give the appearance of health and youth as well as boosting your confidence, so it’s understandable that white teeth would be a priority! But what happens when you want a professional teeth whitening but you have dental implants or...
Gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease, is a condition in which bacteria accumulate around the gumline and cause an ongoing infection. As a result of this, gum disease causes symptoms such as gum inflammation, chronic bad breath, or bleeding gums . With an estimated half of American adults over the...
Flossing plays an instrumental role in removing plaque and food debris that gets stuck between your teeth that can contribute to cavities and gum disease . Brushing simply can’t reach the tight spaces between teeth like floss can. It’s why the American Dental Association recommends flossing once per day for best results. There...
It’s estimated that over 64 million Americans have some form of gum disease. Ranging from mild to severe, this is one health problem you shouldn’t ignore. If you have any of the signs of gum disease—from bleeding while brushing to chronic bad breath—it’s imperative that you get a dental checkup as soon...
Bruxism is a condition in which you grind your teeth, whether knowingly or unknowingly. For most people, bruxism happens during sleep and they’re not even aware that they have this harmful habit. For others, bruxism happens during times of stress while awake, and for others still, they may grind their teeth while both...
There are several things in the body that change with age, and your teeth and mouth are no exception. Although you might brush and floss your teeth on a regular basis, there is natural wear and tear on the teeth and mouth as a whole that will occur as...
If you’ve had a cavity at some point in the past and gotten it filled, you might think you’re in the clear—the tooth is sealed, so nothing bad can happen to it, right? Unfortunately, tooth decay can still happen underneath a filling, especially if the filling has been cracked, worn, or otherwise...
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a progressive oral health condition that can have serious consequences. Unfortunately, gum disease is a common problem that not only affects nearly half of Americans, but is the 11 th most prevalent disease in the world .
Teeth grinding, also referred to as bruxism, happens when you clench or grind your teeth together. Our teeth actually aren’t meant to touch together, making teeth grinding very damaging to your smile, especially if it occurs frequently over time. Bruxism can be caused by stress, an improper bite, or even...
If it common for patients ask if their dentist can restore their tooth with a large filling versus getting a dental crown. The main reason why dentists recommend dental crowns as a treatment option, is because there is little tooth structure left, once the old filling and cavity is removed....

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