Why A Root Canal Is Often Needed For A Tooth With Infected Pulp

If you've been experiencing a toothache or tooth sensitivity and you've put off going to the dentist, it's possible an infection has spread to the pulp of your tooth. If you have swelling in the area of the toothache or pus coming from your gums, that's a good sign you have an infected tooth and need immediate treatment. When the pulp of your tooth is infected, your dentist will probably need to do a root canal and then put on a crown to save from pulling the tooth. Read More 

3 Important Facts About Adult Orthodontic Treatment

Many people get braces when they're teenagers, but not everyone does. Some people couldn't afford braces when they were young or their teeth took longer to fully develop. If you're an adult who has misaligned teeth, it's not too late to seek orthodontic treatment. Adult orthodontic treatment is just as effective as treatment undergone in adolescence. In fact, in some ways, it's beneficial to have your teeth straightened as an adult since you won't have to deal with braces and other oral hardware during the emotionally tender years of adolescence. Read More 

3 Surprising Fringe Benefits Of Visiting Your Dentist

You probably already know that periodic dental evaluations and treatments can do your teeth and mouth a world of good, from detecting early-stage oral cancer to dealing with cavities before they can invade the tooth roots. Did you know, however, that those dental appointments and procedures can also have a major impact on other aspects of your health and wellness? Here are three surprising fringe benefits of scheduling that regular care from a dentist in your area. Read More 

What Can I Expect After Losing A Tooth?

When you have lost a tooth, the other teeth will begin to shift to fill the gap. The more time that passes, the worse the situation will become. The shift in teeth creates more gaps in which food can enter, which can lead to further oral decay. The spaces that form in-between your teeth are harder to maintain. As a result, bacteria can form and can contribute to bone loss.  Read More 

How To Ensure Your Dental Implants Look Natural

What can make you look more disheveled than having a mouth full of missing teeth? Just about nothing. If you have had to have one or more teeth pulled recently due to an infection or an injury, you may feel at a literal loss of what to do. But don't let your tooth loss get you down because you have several options to restore your smile, including dental implants. Dental implants are unique because they last a lot longer than other types of dental prosthesis, and they are implanted inside of your mouth. Read More