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The Effect of Chewing Tobacco on Teeth

There's no way to sugar coat this: Chewing tobacco is terrible for teeth, mouths, and health. Just like cigarettes, smokeless tobacco contains nicotine and dangerous chemicals and, actually, is processed with sugar just the same as candy, and we all know how bad candy is for teeth. Even a small pinch next to the gums [...]

By | January 10th, 2014|Tobacco|Comments Off on The Effect of Chewing Tobacco on Teeth

Symptoms of a Cavity (Dental Caries)

The word cavity is one of the most ominous words in dental health. It's associated with a potentially painful--but necessary--trip to the dentist's office to get the problem fixed. Ignoring a tooth cavity could lead to various long term problems including tooth loss, gum disease and dangerous infections. Since most people aren't dentistry experts, we [...]

By | December 20th, 2013|Cavities|Comments Off on Symptoms of a Cavity (Dental Caries)

Correcting a Smile with Dental Veneers

A dental veneer is a material shell used within cosmetic dentistry to protect, as well as cover, teeth. Veneers are available in both composite and dental porcelain materials. Composite veneers differ from dental porcelain ones in that composites can be directly placed within the mouth, bonded with dental cement. Porcelain models can only be established [...]

By | December 10th, 2013|misc|Comments Off on Correcting a Smile with Dental Veneers

Disadvantages of General Anesthesia For Dental Procedures

Going to the dentist can be a worrisome task for some people. In the past, many of these people chose to have general anesthesia employed as a way of avoiding their fears. In other cases, in the past, this type of anesthesia was used because the treatment itself required it and there were no suitable [...]

By | November 25th, 2013|Dentistry|Comments Off on Disadvantages of General Anesthesia For Dental Procedures

The Importance of Regular Dental Visits

Having healthy teeth and gums is vital to having a healthy life and body. It is not something that most of us think about daily, but our teeth and gums are daily stretched, pounded, and exposed unremittingly. The amount of different food and drink that passes through our mouths, the amount of chewing that we [...]

By | November 20th, 2013|misc|Comments Off on The Importance of Regular Dental Visits

Common Causes of a Toothache

Toothaches can be caused by a number of reasons, most of which will need some type of dental work for a long term solution, but this is not necessary in every case. In some cases other pain can manifest as a toothache. These include the pain of the joints of the jaw, ear infections or [...]

By | November 10th, 2013|Sensitivity, Tooth Decay|Comments Off on Common Causes of a Toothache

Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

For many people, the idea of having their wisdom teeth removed is a scary thought. But, there are some good reasons that people sometimes need to have their wisdom teeth removed and this article looks at the more common reasons. In many cases, the wisdom teeth are removed because they are being block by other [...]

By | October 28th, 2013|Wisdom Teeth|Comments Off on Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Top 3 Benefits of Flossing

Good dental health is important to everyone, at all ages throughout life. We all know the importance of brushing and how proper brushing can reduce a variety of dental problems. But, some of us may not be aware of how important flossing is to our dental health. Here are three of the primary benefits for [...]

By | October 10th, 2013|Flossing|Comments Off on Top 3 Benefits of Flossing

Most Common Causes for Tooth Decay

Tooth decay can lead to a variety of dental problems. Knowing what causes tooth decay is a good way to help prevent it from starting in the first place. Here are some of the most common causes for tooth decay. Perhaps the most common reason for tooth decay is poor dental hygiene. Individuals must learn [...]

By | September 25th, 2013|Tooth Decay|Comments Off on Most Common Causes for Tooth Decay

What Does Laser Dentistry Mean?

Laser dentistry is one of the wonders of the modern world. It has been around for two decades now; and as the years have passed, the methods and technology used in it have improved. The procedure was once exotic and expensive. Now it is rather inexpensive and routine. When people hear the term laser, they [...]

By | September 20th, 2013|Laser Dentistry|Comments Off on What Does Laser Dentistry Mean?