Special Considerations for a Temporary Crown

The hard plastic cap of your temporary crown serves the purpose of protecting the abutment that will anchor your permanent crown once the dental lab has completed your permanent crown. It’s important to understand that the temporary crown fitted by does not fully restore the tooth’s ability to bite off or chew food. If the… Read more »

The Ins and Outs of an Abscessed Tooth

If you or someone you know has an abscessed tooth, also known as a periapical abscess, the tooth has a pocket of pus (fluid) in it caused by a bacterial infection. This occurs when the nerve of a tooth is dying or dead, and develops on the tip of the tooth’s root and spreads out…. Read more »

What Causes Dry Mouth?

What is dry mouth? Dry mouth is a medical condition where the saliva production by the glands in the mouth is diminished and your mouth feels unusually dry. Saliva is critical to a healthy mouth because it helps protect the oral tissues against ulcers or sores that can arise during friction when eating and speaking, and… Read more »

Implants, Age, and Missing Teeth

Do you know what you should do if you’re missing teeth? Or if one of your children loses a tooth? If you’d have the gap filled as soon as possible, good for you. Leaving a space in your smile can lead to a number of serious problems. However, there are a few things you should… Read more »

Root Canals: How Common Are They?

What have you heard about root canal therapy? Would you be surprised to learn that the treatment may not be as bad as you’ve heard? In fact, most patients who’ve had root canal therapy claim that it isn’t any worse than having a cavity filled. This is good news since root canals may be more… Read more »

Sugar and Your Oral Health

Do you ever find yourself craving something sweet? Do you find yourself facing these cravings fairly often? If so, what do you do? Naturally, eating candy is not the best thing you can do for your smile, but it may not be the worst thing you can do either. In fact, some snacks may not… Read more »

Tips for Cleaning Your Dental Bridge

Your dental bridge replaces two or more lost teeth in your mouth. It represents a serious investment in your long term oral health and function. With proper care your bridge can last for many years to come. Just as with your natural teeth twice daily brushing and flossing is critical to maintaining healthy gums and the… Read more »

Should my Child be Sucking Their Thumb?

Have you ever given your child a pacifier? Have you caught them sucking their thumb? Do you ever wonder if either of these habits is safe? As you’ve probably realized, your child typically sucks their thumb for comfort. Thumb sucking is natural and typically won’t cause problems for young children. Sadly, if your child sucks… Read more »

Understanding Dental Veneers

Today, more and more people are turning to cosmetic procedures than ever before in order to obtain the flawless smile they always dreamed of. That is why dental veneers are a popular option when it comes to perfecting your smile. Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells that cover the outside of your teeth. Veneers are… Read more »

Toothaches, Pimples, and Root Canals

Did you know that a root canal is technically just a different name for the nerve (also called pulp) in the center of a tooth? Or that root canal therapy is simply removing that pulp if it is damaged or infected, then sealing your tooth again? While root canal therapy is dreaded, it is also… Read more »