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Replacing Old Fillings

Fillings can last for decades, but like everything else, they eventually require replacement. You might think it would be obvious when you have a broken filling but that isn’t always the case. In this blog, we outline five signs that could indicate a filling has broken or become worn beyond repair. Increased Pressure on the [...]

Tongue Health

Did you know that you can tell a lot about your oral health by inspecting your tongue? For example, a white coating on your tongue could indicate that you have oral thrush. Your tongue should appear a healthy pink color but could become coated in white film due to an overgrowth of yeast in your [...]

Tips for Preventing Teeth Staining

Teeth naturally lose color over time, changing from bright white to more of a dullish yellow or brown color. Your teeth can also become stained if you have certain habits. We discuss the most common causes of tooth staining and remedies for it below. Lifestyle Habits That Increase Tooth Discoloration Smoking is one of the [...]

Preparing for Wisdom Teeth Removal

The wisdom teeth, or third set of molars, erupt in the late teens or early twenties for most people. Unfortunately, a lack of space on the back jaw means you need the wisdom teeth removed before they cause extensive damage. It’s only on rare occasions that they grow in properly aligned and have adequate gum [...]

Botox in Dentistry

Botox is a substance approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for cosmetic procedures such as eliminating wrinkles and certain medical procedures. Derived from the poisonous substance botulinum toxin, Botox temporarily freezes muscles by blocking nerve signals that controls the movement of muscles. Noticeable results typically appear within hours, and the effect of a [...]

Gingivitis: What It Is and How to Prevent It

Gingivitis is the term dentists use to describe gum inflammation caused by bacterial infection. If left untreated, gingivitis can lead to a more serious condition known as periodontitis. According to the American Dental Association, both conditions are major causes of tooth loss. How Does Gingivitis Develop? When you look in the mirror at your [...]