If your child is at high-risk for tooth decay, it is important that you talk to their dentist about your child's access to fluoride. Fluoride can help remineralize teeth and prevent cavities, but only if your child is receiving the proper amount for their age. Luckily, there are several ways for your child to receive fluoride, and you and your child's dentist can create a plan for fluoride treatment that works for your child. [Read More]
Tired Of Missing Teeth? Should You Have A Dental Implant Or Bridge?
If you've been bothered by a missing tooth for years, you may finally be considering a permanent (or semi-permanent) replacement. While dental implants can help create a tooth that looks and feels nearly identical to your natural tooth (and requires no nightly removal or cleaning), you may wonder whether it's worth investing in this option and the associated surgical procedure if a bridge or partial denture would do the job just as effectively. [Read More]
Dental Abscess FAQs
You've had a nasty toothache for a couple of days and no matter what you do, the pain won't seem to subside. Before you assume you have a cavity, there may be another more serious reason why you're in so much dental pain: an abscess. An abscess is an bacterial infection that if left untreated, can be very serious. Here are some questions you might have about dental abscesses – including whether or not you should head straight to the emergency room: [Read More]
Do You Have A Dental Bridge? Watch Out For These Possible Problems
For many patients, a dental bridge provides a simple and affordable way to replace a missing tooth. There's a good chance you'll go through the rest of your life and have no trouble at all with your bridge -- but there also a chance you'll run into some issues with the bridge or the teeth adjacent to it. Being aware of these problems and their early signs is essential, since the earlier you notice them and seek treatment from your dentist, the fewer consequences you're likely to suffer. [Read More]