missing teeth

Dental work dates back thousands of years – the earliest known instance of dentistry was discovered in the tooth of a 14,000-year-old skeleton, where portions of the tooth had been cut away, probably with a stone tool, and likely as treatment for a cavity. We’ve come a long way since then, but one thing hasn’t…

veneer

Over time, teeth become yellow and stained. This could be due to lack of care, but even if you take excellent care of your teeth with a strict home regimen of brushing, flossing, and rinsing, along with regular dental visits, your teeth will still change. This may be partially due to the foods and beverages…

headache

Not everyone has the same experience with wisdom teeth, even though everyone starts to get them during adolescence. In some cases, wisdom teeth erupt with little muss or fuss, while others end up dealing with the many issues related to impacted wisdom teeth. Like teething babies, most of us experience some amount of pain or…

dry mouth

Even if you aren’t familiar with the term “xerostomia”, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of, and even experienced the condition. More commonly known as dry mouth, xerostomia is a condition characterized by unusual dryness in the mouth, whether related to a lack of saliva or changes in your saliva. What causes this common condition…

dentures

In general, it takes about 30 days to get used to wearing dentures. One should have a little patience during this time, as learning to eat and speak again can be a challenge. Expect some soreness to persist at first, especially if you’ve had tooth extractions. Such procedures often result in gum inflammation, which takes…

dental crown

Veneers and dental crowns are generally made of porcelain. However, they do have distinct differences. A crown encases the entire tooth; a veneer is bonded to the front surface of the tooth. The choice typically depends on the type of restoration a person requires. If a veneer is needed, the dentist shaves away only a…

choosing toothpaste

There are many different types of toothpaste. Different brands try to sell their products with advertising that highlights one aspect or another. One of the important aspects of oral hygiene is brushing two or three times per day. The type of toothpaste you use can influence the desire to brush regularly, but how do you…

Mouthwash

A mouthwash can be good for your oral health, but it’s only beneficial if you brush and floss your teeth regularly. Advertisers often claim mouthwashes have oral health benefits. In fact, ones that contain fluoride do. Fluoride helps to prevent cavities during a one-minute rinse. The benefits are enhanced by saliva, which helps to wash…

operation

Do you have minor defects on your teeth that you’d like to rid yourself of? A quick conversation with your dentist about tooth reshaping, also referred to as dental contouring, could answer some important questions. What is tooth reshaping? Tooth reshaping is a procedure in which minute changes are made to the length, shape, or…

pregnancy dental tips

There are an abundance of myths out there related to dental care and pregnancy. The following information is intended to dispel the most prominent ones, but always check with your dentist for the best advice pertaining to your specific situation. Myth: dental work should be avoided while the patient is pregnant or the patient should…

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