Sensitive teeth include teeth that hurt when hot and cold foods or drinks are introduced into the oral cavity. In addition, sensitive teeth may also hurt when you eat really sweet foods, breathe cold air, or even brush your teeth. Living with sensitive teeth can be inconvenient at best and painful at...
Focusing on your teeth when cleaning your mouth every day is good, but giving just as much attention to your gums is better! This doesn’t mean aggressively brushing your gums, but you should clean your gums to help maintain healthy gum tissue. Gums are an integral part of our mouths, helping to...
Normal gum tissue is typically firm and has a more pinkish color tone. When the gums are irritated or inflamed, they can appear red and swollen. Healthy gum tissue is essential to the health of our teeth, as it helps to both support the teeth and protect the roots of...
It’s understandable that you’d think about replacing amalgam tooth fillings, more commonly referred to as silver fillings. In the past, this was the only way to repair decayed teeth, although the solution was less than ideal due to the fact that they don’t bond with teeth or reinforce the existing tooth structure. Although...
Your child’s first dental appointment is an important event because this is when the child will be introduced to the office, the people who work there and the procedures that take place when examining the teeth. Most parents know as well that first impressions for your children are often...
You know you should visit your dentist every six months—but why do you need to get your teeth cleaned so often? Aren’t you doing a good enough job at home? The truth is that even with great home care habits, plaque still accumulates in places you can’t reach in your mouth. By...
The Tooth Fairy has been a tradition across cultures for generations. The American Tooth Fairy we know today is a story of a woman that comes to take lost baby teeth, which the kids place under their pillow for pickup. In the morning, kids find money, a toy, or...
If you’re frequently experiencing heartburn and indigestion, you could actually be suffering from acid reflux. Acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a condition in which acids used in the stomach to break down food leech into the esophagus. Acid reflux can cause painful and frustrating symptoms such...
Primary teeth, sometimes referred to as baby teeth, play an essential role in your child’s smile. Their health can influence the health of your child’s permanent teeth even before they erupt through the gumline, and baby teeth that are lost prematurely can impact more than the alignment of your...
With all the festivities of the holiday season, it’s easy to get out of your normal routine. One of the things that can get pushed to the side is your oral health. Whether you’ve skipped the occasional brushing or have indulged in a bit too many sweets, your teeth...

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