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Do I Have a Cavity? How Can I Tell?

Did you know? Of adults, 92% have had tooth decay. Tooth decay is the most common disease worldwide, mostly because of the sugar consumption of most people. Is tooth decay typically painful? At what point should you schedule an appointment with the dentist? Continue reading to learn how to tell if you have a potential cavity, and what to do [...]

2020-01-16T19:14:50+00:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: Dental Prevention|Tags: , , |

Dental Specialties – Different Types of Dentists and Dentistry

When looking for a new dentist, you might encounter phrases like general, family, or cosmetic dentistry. Dentists may be orthodontists, endodontists, or periodontists, etc. Here's a quick look at these dental terms and the different types of dentists. Dentistry is "the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment (nonsurgical, surgical or related procedures) of diseases, disorders and/or conditions of the oral cavity, [...]

Am I Missing Teeth Due to Hypodontia?

We will typically have and lose 20 primary teeth early in our lives. As they fall out, we will grow, on average, 32 permanent teeth. That's on average, anyway. Did you know that not everybody has 32 permanent teeth? Maybe you are one of them. Your situation may be a result of hypodontia, a developmental abnormality. Usually, those with hypodontia [...]

2019-11-04T19:58:40+00:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: Oral Health|Tags: , |

I Just Chipped My Tooth. How Should I Handle It?

Chipping a tooth while eating something hard can come as a shock. Is this a dental emergency? How should you handle it when you've chipped a tooth? The first action to take is to rinse with warm water to clean your mouth. Then you should bring down any swelling by applying a cold compress to the face. After that's done, [...]

2020-07-29T17:08:40+00:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry|Tags: , , , |

Do I Have Dental Allergies? – Part 2

In our previous blog post, we discussed some different types of allergies a patient may have at the dentist’s office. Part two continues this discussion in more detail. Signs of Contact Dermatitis Our last post talked about latex allergies. Sometimes these can be considered a type of contact dermatitis. When our skin comes into contact with an ingredient in fragrances, [...]

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