Tooth whitening risks: Is it bad to get your teeth whitened?

There are many teeth whitening systems and products, including whitening toothpastes, over-the-counter gels, rinses, strips, trays, and whitening products you get from a dentist. Over time, drinking coffee, red wine, smoking cigarettes, and simply aging can stain our teeth, as can certain medications such as tetracycline. Teeth whitening is ideal for people who have healthy, gums and teeth with no fillings. Individuals with yellow […]

Tooth extraction aftercare: pain control, foods and medicine

The blood clotting process is a vital part of the natural healing mechanism and it is important not to disturb the tooth socket for at least 24 hours after the tooth has been removed. The blood clot provides insulation and protection to the bone and nerves underneath and it is vital not to burst this […]

Dental scaling

If you have been to the dentist for a routine check-up and cleaning recently, then you have had a tooth scaling procedure. Dental scaling, or teeth scaling, is a cleaning procedure designed to eliminate excessive plaque buildup on the teeth and prevent gum disease. The dental scaling procedure when performed by itself is used for […]

How much does tooth restoration cost?

How much does tooth restoration cost?

Restorative dentistry refers to any procedure that is performed to correct damage to a tooth. Damage can come in the form of tooth decay, cavities, and trauma. Restorative dentistry can also include replacing missing teeth or teeth that can’t be saved. Severe gum disease can also cause the need for restorative dentistry, as teeth can […]

Oral Appliance Therapy for sleep apnea: How do they work?

Oral Appliance Therapy for sleep apnea

Oral appliance therapy is a treatment for snoring and sleep apnea. It involves wearing a removable oral appliance in your mouth when you sleep. The device fits much like a sports mouth guard or orthodontic retainer. An oral appliance prevents your airway from collapsing by either holding the tongue or supporting the jaw in a […]

How to care for tooth after root canal treatment?

How to care for tooth after root canal treatment?

When you have an oral cavity on your tooth, the initial days are not hard to get by. However, with time, the cavities grow into dental decay, which becomes a problem that needs to be addressed. Many people downplay the consequences of tooth decay until they are faced with the reality of having to lose […]

Dental bone grafting: Why is it done, types, risks and benefits?

Dental bone grafting

A dental bone graft is a procedure performed to increase the amount of bone in a part of the jaw where bone has been lost or where additional support is needed. Bone may be taken from elsewhere in the body and surgically fused to existing bone in the jaw. Sometimes, synthetic bone material is used. […]

Costs of repairing a cracked or chipped tooth

Costs of repairing a cracked or chipped tooth

Chipped teeth can not only be an issue for your overall oral health, affecting the roots of the teeth and appearance, but they can also be painful. Chipped or cracked teeth can cause pain when chewing or exposed to hot or cold temperatures. Pain can occur erratically as well. In some cases, you might not […]

Porcelain veneers cost and factors affecting them

Porcelain veneers cost and factors affecting them

Porcelain veneers are a subcategory of veneers and in fact the most common of all. Sometimes they go by the name laminate veneers as well and it is the procedure that makes nearly all the smiles you see in Hollywood. Before digging into the what porcelain veneers cost, let’s talk a bit about them. What […]

Dental crown costs: factors that contribute to the costs

Dental crown costs

Dental crowns have long been a solution to restore the look and function of a damaged tooth. These tooth-shaped caps help restore your teeth and improve your smile. When your dentist suggests you need a dental crown, two questions may come up to your mind: What type of dental crown is best for me?  And, what […]