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General Dental

Why Do My Teeth Hurt?

teeth pain

Tooth pain is usually something we don’t think about until we are experiencing that unwanted sharp pain that irritates our teeth. But, how do you know where this pain is even coming from in the first place? Well, there can be many different causes for why your teeth hurt aside from the most obvious issue,…

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Benefits of Fluoride Treatments for Teeth

Fluoride plays an important role in oral health maintenance and is single-handedly one of the best cavity fighters. Although brushing and flossing your teeth is a great way to keep up with your oral hygiene at home, skipping fluoride could be detrimental. Many people do not realize the importance of incorporating fluoride into their daily…

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Do You Need a Root Canal?

Root Canal setup at dentist office

Most people cringe at the phrase “root canal” but this simple procedure’s bad reputation really isn’t warranted, as it’s quite harmless. As technology has evolved, procedures that were once a hassle are now much easier and less painful for everyone. Root canals often make patients nervous, but this article will help make a potential root…

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What are dental implants & how do they work?

When teeth are missing, it not only leaves a gap in the mouth, but it can create other oral problems. When someone has missing teeth, the alignment of their teeth and facial features, as well as their capabilities to chew and speak, can be hindered. By getting a tooth implant, the structure of the jaw…

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Does Oil Pulling Work For Teeth Whitening?

olive oil for oil pulling

Since you were young, you’ve heard about caring for your teeth by brushing, using mouthwash and visiting the dentist. Now, however, another oral hygiene practice that’s growing in popularity may have caught your eye: oil pulling. Proponents claim that the practice of oil pulling can make your mouth healthier and whiten your teeth. Does it…

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What Do Patients Want to Ask the Dentist?

dental questions

As you might imagine, when people show up at the dentist, they have a lot of questions. Not surprisingly, people also have lots of questions before they get to the dentist. We wanted to know exactly what types of questions people were asking about our services so we dug into some of Google’s tools and…

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TMJ Treatment for Pain Relief

jaw pain from tmj x-ray

TMJ, or temporomandibular joint syndrome, is a painful feeling inside the jaw triggered by an array of medical problems. The temporomandibular joint is the joint connecting the skull area directly in front of the ear to the lower jaw. Some of the muscles used to chew attach to the lower jaw. When there are problems…

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Learn How to Prevent Dry Socket and Recognize Dry Socket Symptoms

dry socket

One of the biggest concerns after a tooth extraction is dry socket. A dry socket, also known as alveolar osteitis, happens when the blood that clots in the socket is gone which causes the jawbone to become inflamed. When there is nothing clotting the hole, it leaves the bone or nerves exposed causing serious discomfort…

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The Most Important Things to Know Before Getting Braces

Getting braces is a bittersweet journey. You soon will have a beautiful smile but the process can be uncomfortable. Many patients going into this situation have questions about the changes they will experience and what is going to happen during and after the procedure. Lucky for you, this article will tell you what you need…

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