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Sep 15

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a bacterial infection of the gums. It develops when plaque and tartar accumulate on the teeth, along the gum line, pushing the gums away from the surface of the teeth. This creates warm, moist, dark pockets where harmful bacteria thrive.  Gum disease causes painful symptoms inside the mouth. […]

Sep 01

Tooth pain (also called toothache) refers to any pain that a patient experiences in or around their teeth. Sometimes, tooth pain can feel like a sharp pang and, other times, like a dull aching sensation. Whatever type of tooth pain a person has, it can be quite unpleasant. Toothaches can make it difficult to sleep, […]

Aug 15

A dental implant is one of the most popular options for replacing teeth when a patient is missing one or more because they offer patients the most natural feel, function, and look of all tooth replacement options. Dental implants can also be used to anchor a dental bridge. Additionally, dental implants are used to securely affix a full […]

Aug 01

Every smile is unique and beautiful in its own way, but it’s not uncommon for patients to want to improve the look of their smiles with either teeth whitening or dental veneers. Both of these treatments are designed to improve the appearance of a smile. Dental Veneers vs. Teeth Whitening While teeth whitening can brighten a patient’s […]

Jul 15

If you have sensitive teeth, finding a whitening product that won’t aggravate the problem and worsen your pain can be difficult. Sometimes, depending on the underlying cause of the sensitivity, teeth whitening is not recommended for patients with sensitive teeth until the underlying issue has been addressed. What Causes Teeth to Be Sensitive? Patients can […]

Jul 01

Dental complications can have a huge impact on your life. But while many people believe oral health problems only affect your teeth and gums, they can actually cause issues for the rest of your body. This is why it’s essential to visit a general dentist at least twice a year for routine checkups. Doing so not […]

Jun 15

In addition to preventing periodontal disease, combating tooth decay is one of the primary reasons patients should brush and floss twice a day while also keeping regular appointments for dental cleanings and examinations. What Is Tooth Decay? Tooth decay is a common type of damage that can happen to teeth that, left untreated, can result […]

Jun 01

Oral cancer is characterized by the uncontrolled growth of cells that hinder function and harm surrounding tissues. Oral cancer, also sometimes called mouth cancer, refers to cancers of all parts of the mouth and throat including the cheeks, lips, tongue, sinuses, hard and soft palates, the floor of the mouth, the tonsils, and the pharynx […]

May 15

After your root canal procedure, you likely want to know if your tooth will need a dental crown. While it is true that all root canals require some form of reinforcement after the fact for your tooth to remain functional and healthy, a crown isn’t always necessary. Before we look at that, though, let’s explore the […]