Are dental fillings safe?

Fillings are a protective measure for holes that can be created by plaque, a sticky coating of germs that forms on teeth every day. Among Canadian adults, 96 percent have at least one tooth that is either decayed or has been filled (the average is at least 10); Canada’s teens have, on average, at least…

Early Tooth Growth 4: Childhood Dental Treatment

Caring For Primary Teeth It is essential to take good care of your child’s primary teeth (sometimes called baby teeth). Neglecting cavities or other problems in these teeth can lead to problems in their gums and permanent teeth. Though your child will lose these teeth as they grow, primary teeth play important roles in your…

Tooth diagram

Most adults have 32 teeth, including wisdom teeth. Our teeth are one of the hardest parts of the body. Teeth are essential for chewing food, but what lies beneath the shiny white surface of a healthy tooth? Parts of the teeth Parts of the teeth include: Enamel: The hardest, white outer part of the tooth….

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Info-graphics: Wisdom teeth removal

Wisdom tooth, or 3rd molar, are the very last tooth to grow and appear in your mouth. Sometimes these types of teeth can be a valuable asset to the oral cavity in case there are healthful and properlyin line, then again more often, they can be misaligned and demand removal. Many people assume that as…

What Is Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer is one of the most common cancers, with roughly 35,000 new cases reported annually in the United States. The vast majority of oral cancers occur in people older than 50 years, with men being twice as likely as women to develop the disease. The most frequent oral cancer sites are the tongue, the…

Answers about root canal treatment

Root canal treatment has given dentists a safe way of saving teeth. Sometimes the tooth’s soft core (the dental pulp) inside your tooth becomes inflamed or infected. This can be caused by deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, a crack or chip in the tooth or a blow to the tooth. Years ago,…

Aloe vera soothes mouth sores

As winter makes its last stand, keep in mind that the aloe vera plant, which has been used to heal sunburned skin in the summer, can also treat common oral health conditions, including cold sores and fever blisters (outside of the mouth) and canker sores (in the mouth), according to the Academy of General Dentistry….

All about x-rays

Dental x-rays are a valuable part of dental treatment because they can detect damage to teeth and gums not visible during a routine checkup. X-rays can show the condition of your teeth, their roots, your jaw placement and the overall composition of your facial bones. X-rays can help your dentist determine the presence or degree…

Are You Allergic to the Dentist? Allergies to Watch Out For

As you wait for your next dental exam, you probably have a list of things you’d like to discuss — whether you have any cavities, which mouthwash you should use or how much your insurance will cover. But here’s one important topic that probably doesn’t make your list: allergies. Though common allergies like hayfever won’t…

Drill-less Fillings / Air Abrasion

  When dealing with teeth requiring sealants or those with small cavities, we need a device which can remove tiny areas of debris and decay gently and selectively. That’s what Air Abrasion is all about. Air Abrasion works not by cutting, but by selectively scrubbing away soft areas of debris and rotten tooth structure while…

Need a Root Canal? Don’t Be Afraid of the Drill

Despite radical advances in technology and tools, there’s little about dentistry as misunderstood as the drill. If you require a dental procedure that uses a drill, no need to be nervous. Today’s drills are highly advanced pieces of equipment built to maximize effectiveness and minimize invasiveness. More often than not, drills are used for root…