Posts Categorized: Tooth Decay/Cavities

Silver Or White? Which Filling Would You Rather Have?

By the time most Americans reach the age of 65 they have suffered from a cavity. In fact, according to one study, 96 percent of Americans have had at least one cavity by the time they reach that age. Regardless of how well you take care of your teeth, you may still get cavities. Tooth… Read more »

Keeping Your Children’s Teeth Healthy

We all know that eating the wrong foods can make us gain weight, feel sluggish, and affect our health. We all know that eating healthy foods helps keep us healthy, at a healthy weight, and feeling and looking better. But did you know that certain foods can do the same thing for your children’s teeth?… Read more »

3 Reasons To Choose Tooth-Colored Fillings

Dental fillings are meant to fill the holes left in your teeth by tooth decay. For decades the only filling material available was metal. There were gold fillings, which were the strongest and most expensive, or silver amalgam, a mixture of metals held together with mercury. Finally, composite resin, or tooth-colored fillings were invented. Since… Read more »

How Is A Root Canal Performed?

Root canals are not much different than placing a dental filling. In fact, placing a filling is one of the steps associated with root canals. Because a root canal involves removing infected pulp tissue from your “root canal,” there are a few more steps involved than simply placing a filling. However, today root canal therapy… Read more »

3 Compelling Reasons to Look Forward to Your Root Canal

It’s perfectly understandable that you might be putting off your root canal. We know you wouldn’t necessarily look forward to it, but we think maybe you should. After all, you’re doing what’s best for your oral health, preventing future damage, and ending the pain that brought you to see us in the first place. If you’re… Read more »

2 Questions to Ask Before Getting a Root Canal

It probably isn’t anyone’s favorite dental treatment, but when your dentist recommends root canal therapy, it’s a good idea to take heed. The restorative technique is designed to remove invasive bacteria and infection from inside of your tooth, and may be the only way to find relief from the pain of tooth infection. Before getting… Read more »

What You Might Not Know About Tooth Fillings

Tooth fillings are the go-to treatment for mild to moderate cavities, and since cavities are the most common dental concern, fillings are among the most popular dental treatments. Still, not everyone understands the point of tooth fillings, or why tooth-colored composite resin can prove a better solution than metal amalgam. Today, we examine a few… Read more »

Why You Should Schedule a Dental Cleaning

Your schedule is busy, life gets in the way, and before you know it, you can’t remember the last time you visited the dentist. Sound familiar? Don’t put off a dental cleaning: Schedule an appointment with your dentist today! Dental cleanings and check-ups improve your dental hygiene and help make your at-home routine more effective…. Read more »

The Facts About Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in adults and children — fortunately preventable with routine, affordable dental maintenance. Tooth decay is the breakdown of your tooth enamel, which is the outermost layer of your tooth. Enamel protects your teeth from damage. While strong and resilient, tooth enamel can erode over time with increased exposure… Read more »

A Quiz on Cavities!

If you had a cavity, would you know it? As it progresses, definitely, since the tooth decay that causes the cavity can also cause your teeth to hurt occasionally (more frequently the worse it gets). However, in its earliest stages, cavities aren’t always noticeable. Therefore, the best way to protect your teeth from tooth decay… Read more »