Root Canal

Root canal therapy is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected.  During a root canal procedure the root and the pulp which is the soft area within the center of the tooth are removed and  the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.  When nerve tissue or pulp is damaged,…

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Coffee can actually protect your teeth

Like most people, I like my morning cup of coffee. It wakes me up and helps me get on with the day and it’s also my energy booster in the afternoons when I need to stay on schedule. Thankfully, there is new research out that reveals our mugful might do more than just boost energy; it could protect our teeth too. …

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Toothache

A throbbing toothache can make you feel helpless if you don’t know how to solve it. Many times we think it’s a cavity which can only be remedied by a dentist. The truth is there is a list of reasons and home-remedies for any type of toothache. Loose cavities, gum disease, infection or even an…

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Dental Crowns

  Over time our teeth begin to weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks and discoloration. In cases like this a filling or bonding will not be sufficient. If you feel your smile is not what it once was, crowns can help you recover your smile. Crowns can be made from porcelain, porcelain…

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Is flossing better before or after brushing?

  I’m frequently asked about this question and scientifically, there aren’t a lot of studies that address it directly. Based on existing evidence, flossing first isn’t necessarily better for oral health than the other way around. Although dentists have their own opinions on this matter. The America Dental Association recommends flossing first and the reason…

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Healthy Diet Healthy Teeth!

  What and how often we eat can affect our teeth. Bacteria in the mouth and on the teeth, use the sugar in foods and drinks to make acid that attack the teeth. Each time we eat or drink, that acid can attack the teeth for 20 minutes or longer. Over time tooth decay can…

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Gum Diseases

Gum disease can be preventable, and even reversible in the early stages, by regularly brushing teeth, flossing and having routine dental check ups. Here are some of the warning signs of gum disease: • Red or swollen gums• Tender or bleeding gums• Bad breath that won’t go away• Sensitive teeth• Gums that are pulling away…

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