You might think it would be obvious if you had a crack in one of your teeth, but it's actually quite common for small, hairline cracks or fractures in the teeth to go unnoticed for many years. Still, cracked teeth can expose the tooth's inner pulp, making it more prone to infection and decay, which is why it's a good idea to be on the lookout for some common symptoms of cracked teeth.
19 January 2017
Your child's first tooth fell out right on time, and your whole family got excited about putting it under the pillow for the tooth fairy. Yet, now your teen has been waiting on their last tooth to fall out long enough for them to accumulate enough interest on their tooth fairy money to buy a car. All jokes aside, dealing with an over-retained baby tooth is no laughing matter. As you wait for it to hopefully fall out, here is what you should know about what a lingering baby tooth may mean for your child's future smile.
13 January 2017
When you sip on a cold beverage, do you experience shooting feelings of pain and sensitivity in your teeth? Cold sensitivity is a pretty common problem, but it's one that has many causes. To get to the bottom of the issue – and hopefully experience some relief – follow these steps. Consider whether you recently had dental work done. If you recently had a cavity filled or a crown put on your tooth, what you're experiencing is probably a normal, temporary side effect of the procedure.
10 January 2017
If you had a tooth knocked out of your mouth, you are most likely distraught, in shock, and scared of how you are going to proceed in getting your smile repaired. If you are able to find the tooth and care for it properly, there is a chance an emergency dentist can reinsert it back into the socket. Here are some tips you can use to maximize the likelihood that a dentist will be able to save your tooth after it is knocked out if its socket.
30 December 2016
A dental emergency is never a pleasant experience to go through. It can be especially troubling for a child. In some cases, dental emergencies will require that your child be sedated. This may not be the case for adults, but with scared children, many emergency procedures are best done with general anesthetic. Removing broken teeth or anything else that requires that the child remain still and calm is often done with sedation.
16 December 2016
When it comes to replacing missing teeth or teeth that you need to have extracted because of decay, you don't want to wait. However, you may be a bit uncertain as to what your best options are. After all, there are many options to consider, such as implants, dentures, and bridges. Here are four reasons why dental implants are the best choice: Keep Surrounding Teeth Strong: The problem with bridges or dentures is that the natural teeth you still have will need to be shaved in order for replacement teeth to fit securely in place.
30 November 2016
When it comes to your child's oral health, it's important to start them out on the right track. Showing them how to properly brush and floss their teeth and impressing upon them the importance of regular dental visits are keys to helping your child build the right habits that can last a lifetime. If you're looking for a pediatric dentist, you may understand that your child has different needs than you do, so it's important to know how to select a dental professional who will fulfill these needs.
24 October 2016