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Although our teeth are strong, they’re not invincible. They’re susceptible to cracks and chips, especially from injuries or from biting down on something hard. Even oral piercings such as tongue rings and conditions such as teeth grinding can cause chips and cracks in the teeth. You should never wait to fix your …

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When trauma occurs, a tooth can change color from pearly white to black (and several shades in between). The idea may immediately conjure images of a hockey player who recently took a puck to the mouth. But the injury doesn’t have to be anything so drastic. It can be caused by anything from slipping while on the …

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What does endodontic mean? The prefix “endo” means “inside”, and therefore endodontics refers to procedures that occur inside a tooth. This would include procedures that involve the root and pulp of the tooth. General dentists can perform most of these procedures themselves since it is a part of schooling to …

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A cracked or chipped tooth can ruin your smile, and it can also lead to a lost tooth if it isn’t fixed. Tooth enamel is a hard surface, but if a portion of it cracks or breaks due to an injury or from biting down too hard on something, the remaining part of the cracked tooth is left in a fragile condition. …

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