Even if you don’t know much about root canals, you have probably heard enough to hope you never need them. However, about 15 million root canals are performed each year, according to The American Association of Endodontists.
What is a root canal?
Root canals are the natural cavity in the center of a tooth. A root canal procedure is used to repair a tooth that is decayed or infected.
Oh no! You’ve fallen, bumped into something, or bitten down on a hard piece of food. The result? You’ve chipped a tooth. Maybe a huge piece of your front tooth has broken off and your speed dialing one of our dentists for a repair or maybe you have a small tooth fracture that you intend to just live with. Either way a broken or chipped tooth could point to further damage in your mouth than what you may initially see or feel. Therefore your safest option is to go in for an evaluation and X-ray to make sure you are aware of all of the damage and know your options for repair.
Most people want whiter teeth, but are all teeth whitening treatments safe? We review some of the over-the-counter options and in-office treatments for whiter teeth.
If you are one of the almost 30 million people in the US living with diabetes, it’s important you know the facts on how your disease can impact the overall health of your teeth and gums. Did you know that because of your body’s inability to properly fightglucose, you are at an increased risk for a variety of gum problems? In more severe cases, you are also likely to develop gum disease.
Diabetes largely affects your mouth’s ability to fight off plaque and other disease-causing bacteria. Your best bet in preventing gum disease is effective brushing, routine flossing, and regular checkups with your Dental Care Center dentist.
While the occasional soda might be a fun treat with no real long-term effects, if you are a daily drinker of Diet Coke or another preferred soft drink, be warned that the rumors are true: your smile is going to suffer. Not only are sodas acidic and contain artificial preservatives, but they are also packed with sugar. The result is the formation of excess bacteria leading to tooth erosion, and a lot of it.
Finding the toothbrush that is right for you can be intimidating. One of the greatest choices our patients struggle with is whether they need an electric toothbrush or if they can get by with just an ordinary brush.
The greatest difference with most powered toothbrushes is their ability to rotate the bristles while you brush. In several studies, this rotation has been proven to remove more…
When smelly morning breath becomes all day bad breath, it it could be something more than last night’s garlic bread. If you’re experiencing breath with a significantly worsening odor, we recommend visiting the Dental Care Center to investigate the source of your problem. Speak with one of our dentists today about how you can improve your breath to improve your confidence.
If you have lost one or more of your adult teeth, there is no need to worry. The professionals at the Dental Care Center are equipped to help you get your smile and your confidence back as soon as possible.
We encourage you not to wait in making an appointment with us because any space created by a missing tooth can cause a shift in not only the alignment of the rest of your teeth, but your bite as well. In addition to taking X-rays and examining the overall health of your mouth
Why should I floss? A toothbrush can’t reach all of the plaque in between your teeth – that’s where flossing comes in.
Believe it or not there is a right and wrong way to brush your teeth. Here is how to properly brush so you can prevent serious damage to your teeth and gums.
Having a healthy diet can go a long way when it comes to your body and mind, and your dental health is no different. The body is a complex machine and it operates at its best when given the proper amount of nutrients. Here are some of our recommendations when it comes to eating a healthy diet.
By choosing to come in for a routine checkup and an annual screening, one of our dental professional can inspect your mouth thoroughly for any precancerous growths or overall changes to the inside of your mouth.
Several studies have shown a clear link between oral problems and serious health conditions in other parts of the body.
Many people have the misconception that smoking a waterpipe is somehow less harmful than smoking cigarettes, but that’s simply untrue. Smoking hookah regularly can lead to gum disease, oral cancer, and other serious health conditions.
Breastfeeding is one of the first decisions a new mom and baby will make. Many know that breastfeeding and bottle-feeding have different implications for a baby’s overall health, but you may not realize that the approach you choose can affect your child’s dental health, too.
Many people experience the need for teeth straightening and jaw realignment. In the United States alone, more than 4 million people currently have braces, and around 25 percent of those are adults. Although braces are a typical procedure, many people have questions about their care.
Wisdom teeth often bring one thing to mind: pain. Around 85 percent of people need to have their wisdom teeth extracted because the teeth usually don’t have room to grow correctly.
You have probably seen the American Dental Association (ADA) seal of acceptance label on hygiene products, but you may not know what it signifies.
Thumb-sucking is a completely normal reflex children and babies. Thumb-sucking can manifest itself as a pacifier, fingers, or other objects as well. This action can act as a coping mechanism for anxiety, as it allows for your child to feel calm and can even sooth them as they go to sleep.
Vacation is an excellent time for your overall mental state but can be the worst time for your teeth. With all responsibilities lifted, people often feel so relaxed on vacation that they forget to brush and floss.