Brushing your teeth may not seem like rocket science, but you would be surprised to learn just how many people brush their teeth incorrectly. Teaching children to brush their teeth properly when they are young is the key to keeping them in the habit for the rest of their...
Cracking or chipping a tooth can cause a panic, and acting fast is important. Getting to the dentist as soon as possible after discovering a chip or a crack is essential to saving the tooth. If you have an accident or injury and discover that a chip has come out...
Too much candy can be bad for your teeth, and may eventually lead to a cavity or two! But this harm is not just a matter of sugar content. All candy is not alike, and some is worse for the teeth than others: It depends on how the candy...
Do you suffer from sensitivity to cold or hot foods or drinks? Does breathing cold air cause discomfort? You are not alone. Sensitive teeth is a common complaint among our patients, but this pain can be treated with professional care. Causes of teeth sensitivity may include: gum recession, worn enamel or dentin,...
When it comes to bad breath, we've all been culprits. The key is getting to it and fixing it as fast as possible, and hopefully before any friends are lost. The majority of breath mints are high in sugar. Sugar does not actually hurt the teeth or gums directly, but...
Everyone wants white teeth, but unfortunately some of our favorite foods and beverages have a different agenda in mind. It isn’t just natural and artificial dyes that present a problem; foods that are highly acidic promote staining by wearing down the enamel surface of the teeth, which allows color-containing...
Root canal therapy is a procedure that can save a tooth that is damaged on the inside. Without root canal, a tooth that has deadened nerves will eventually decay and fall out. A root canal thoroughly cleanses the tooth from the inside, clearing out dead pulp and replacing it...
A common question that I hear from patients considering or looking for restorative dental care is, 'What is a Prosthodontist?' As a result of that rigorous education and clinical instruction, this dental specialist has obtained the additional knowledge and skills that usually translate to more efficiently placed, longer lasting restorations, which also...
Your Dental Health Resource Magazine is happy to support World Smile Day®, Harvey Ball and Smiley! .For more information, visit http://www.worldsmileday.com. "...As is well known by now throughout the world Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts created the smiley face in 1963. That image went on to become the most...
Many dentists advertise that they are family dentists and can treat patients of any age, but when it comes to the dental needs of children, some parents prefer a specialist. This is where a pediatric dentist comes in. The difference between a pediatric dentist and a family or general...

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