If You Have Teeth, You Need to Brush Them

One of the most common questions dentists get about pediatric dental care is, “When should my child start brushing their teeth?” Actually, you’ll begin brushing your child’s teeth long before they’re able to do so themselves. That’s because you should begin brushing your teeth as soon as they erupt. Once your child’s first tooth appears, it’s time to start caring for it. Your child should also begin regularly seeing the dentist once they have a tooth. To say that dental care starts from a young age is an understatement! (more…)

Dental Crowns Offer Superior Protection

Your teeth are meant to endure years of wear and tear. You only have one set of adult teeth for life, so of course they have to be resilient. Then again, there is such a thing as too much wear, and too much tear. If your teeth suffer damage from tooth decay, or from a physical object, you can experience cracking, chipping, and structural damage. Without complete structural integrity, your teeth lose some of their function, and they become a liability for later. When this happens, you need the superior protective strength of a dental crown. (more…)

Why Haven’t You Started Flossing?

You may already be asking yourself this question. Almost everyone has been to a dental visit where they lied about (or sheepishly admitted to) how well they were caring for their teeth. If you know you need to floss, but you haven’t started yet, you’re not alone. The biggest sticking point in most people’s home care routine is typically flossing. Even ardent tooth brushers still struggle to adopt this habit. Fully understanding the ramifications of failing to floss may help you start. It may also just be a matter of taking the right approach. Whether you need a good reason to start flossing, or you want to figure out how to take on this new lifestyle habit, you need a partner in this journey. (more…)

Does Your Tooth Need to Go?

Tooth extraction is a tough decision to make. It can seem difficult to voluntarily remove one of your adult teeth, knowing that a replacement won’t just grow back. However, tooth extraction is sometimes the only way forward for your overall oral health. It’s not just about the health of the tooth in question, but also the surrounding teeth. Failing to remove a dangerous tooth can have negative impacts on other aspects of your health. So how do you know when your tooth needs to go? Your dentist is the ultimate guide. Of course you should always receive an official diagnosis and treatment from a professional. However, here are some warning signs you can look for if one of your teeth is in jeopardy. (more…)

Find a Dental Filling that’s Right for You

Honestly, no one looks forward to having a dental filling placed. Of course, there are huge benefits to taking care of a damaged tooth, but you’re not likely to get excited about the prospect of having your tooth numbed. Luckily, modern dentistry actually makes the process of receiving a dental filling relatively hassle and pain free. At the end of the process, it’s important that you wind up with a filling that makes you happy. That’s another area where modern dentistry has you covered. You can find the right filling that suits your needs. So don’t hold off on receiving your dental filling. Your teeth won’t get better until they get the treatment they need. (more…)