Dental cavities can form for a variety of reasons. When they do occur, patients often complain of tooth sensitivity or persistent toothaches. Without treatment, the risk of dental infection and in extreme cases, tooth loss, can increase. Fortunately, there are steps to keep your smile cavity-free.
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When a toothache forms, you may notice a persistent pain in your tooth. This could be caused by a number of different issues, some of which can subside shortly. However, other aches may require the attention of your dentist. When should you see the dentist for a toothache?
Many people seem confused by this question. How could you not be brushing your teeth correctly? However, often people aren’t aware that without proper cleaning, your teeth can still develop cavities or gingivitis. How do you know if you’re brushing your teeth correctly?
You’ve probably heard your dentist recommend a regular dental cleaning. This procedure is essential for protecting your smile against everything from gingivitis to gum disease. However, many people assume proper brushing and flossing is enough to properly safeguard your smile. In reality, you need cleanings to keep your smile healthy.
Have you ever noticed a popping or clicking sensation in your jaw? What may initially seem like an annoying quirk could actually be an indicator of a serious oral health concern. TMJ disorder, also referred to as TMD, impacts our jaw joints and can lead to a higher risk of major oral health complications unless… Read more »
According to studies from the Centers for Disease Control, half of adults over 30 suffer from some form of periodontal disease. Without treatment, gum disease can lead to major discomfort, as well as a risk of adult tooth loss. How do you prevent gum disease? With a focus on proper homecare and routine visits with… Read more »
We often have people ask us this very question. Why do you need checkups and cleanings? Simply put, these visits are necessary because even if you brush and floss properly, it may not be enough to completely protect your smile from tooth decay and gum disease.
Keeping up with good dental health can seem like a lot. For instance, you have to brush your teeth at least twice every day and floss at least once to keep oral bacteria and plaque at bay. You should also be cautious with your eating habits, taking care not to overindulge on sugar that could… Read more »
What causes cavities? Understanding the cause of tooth decay can allow you to take steps to avoid it in the first place. Avoiding decay can also protect your smile from complications, such as infection or in extreme cases, tooth loss. First, you need to understand what factors can lead to the onset of a cavity.
With the coming new year we hope you vow to keep your smile healthy and beautiful. Gum disease impacts millions of people and can lead to problems with your oral health, including tooth loss. How do you avoid gum disease? What warning signs should you watch for?