Types Of Fillings

Your dentist has told you that you have a cavity which requires treatment. But before the numbing and drilling begins, ask your dentist about what type of filling will be used on your cavity. Here are the three main types of fillings available. Gold Gold fillings are the most durable filling on the market, lasting… Read more »

A Few Words About TMJ

TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. Everyone has two of these. They are the two joints, jaw muscles and ligaments that enable the opening and closing of the mouth. Your TMJ facilitate chewing, talking and even swallowing. These joints also control the lower jaw as it moves forward, backward and side to side. Each of your… Read more »

Do you Experience Tooth Sensitivity?

The American Dental Association estimates that approximately 40 million people in the United States deal with mild to chronic tooth sensitivity. What causes tooth sensitivity? Many things can cause tooth sensitivity, but some of the most common causes include cavities, older fillings, gum disease, worn tooth enamel, and exposed tooth roots. Regardless of the cause,… Read more »

Why It’s Often Necessary to Remove Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth (also known as third molars) typically erupt during the mid to late teens, between ages 16 to 18. A person can potentially have up to four wisdom teeth total, one in each quadrant. Wisdom teeth got their name because they are the last adult teeth that “come in” or develop in the mouth…. Read more »

Five Dental Terms To Know

Do you ever find yourself at a loss when the dentist is talking about terms that you don’t understand? Here are five basic terms to familiarize yourself with the dental lingo. Periodontal Disease Periodontal disease is another term for gum disease, or inflammation and irritation of the gums. Ranging from mild gingivitis to severe periodontitis,… Read more »

The Importance of Brushing

What happens when you skip brushing? It might not seem like a big deal if you fall asleep before brushing your teeth from time to time or if you sacrifice brushing your teeth in order to be on time for work in the morning. However, each time you don’t brush your teeth allows more plaque… Read more »

Paying Attention to Toothaches

“Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.” – Mae West Is toothache causing physical pain in your life? The words of Mae West could have real life meaning if you are allowing oral pain to persist. By putting off a visit to the dentist, you could be adding stress to your life and letting the physical… Read more »

Why Most Toothpaste is Mint Flavor

Have you ever noticed anything while you were at the store shopping for toothpaste? Nearly every tube of toothpaste on the shelves is mint flavored. There are the traditional flavors such as peppermint, fresh mint, or spearmint. There are the new flavors such as Crest’s Mint Chocolate Trek, Vanilla Mint Spark, and Lime Spearmint Zest…. Read more »

What do dentists do?

When you visit the dentist, you may only see a small part of what we do on a regular basis. Dentists do much more than just clean your teeth and instruct you to brush and floss. In today’s blog, we’ll talk more about just a few of the things that dentists can expect to do… Read more »