Dental Problems

Many people occasionally grind and clench their teeth, but when this occurs regularly (bruxism), it can wear down the tooth enamel and lead to other health complications such as earaches, jaw pain, and headaches.

A beautiful smile starts with healthy oral care in childhood continuing from adolescence through adulthood. By the teenage years, adult teeth have replaced baby teeth, and proper dental care is even more important. It is important that teenagers are aware of dental threats in order to keep their smiles picture perfect. Cavities Cavities are a… Read More »

Summertime is just around the corner – that means it is time to plan a summer vacation! You can plan fun in the sun or other activities, but no one expects a dental emergency. However, if you know what to do in the event of a dental accident, you can still salvage your vacation. First… Read More »

Cracking a tooth is easier than you think.  Accidents like a hit to the mouth or chewing on hard foods like nuts or ice can cause a sudden crack.  Long-term friction such as tooth grinding, uneven chewing, and even large fillings may make teeth more vulnerable to cracking.

A cavity happens when a tooth begins to break down and decay.  Cavities eat through the protective outer layer of the tooth called the enamel.  Once through the enamel, the hole grows bigger and deeper over time.  If the decay goes too deep inside the tooth and reaches nerve endings, it causes pain and sensitivity. … Read More »

One of the most popular cosmetic procedures requested from dentists these days is teeth whitening. This is mostly due to its wider availability, lower cost and the increasing number of techniques available to dental care professionals, and even though teeth are meant to have some degree of color, more and more people are choosing this… Read More »

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