You’ve heard your dentist and TV commercials talk about plaque. But do you know what plaque actually is, and why it’s bad for you?
With summer well under way, many children and adults are spending more time in swimming pools. One side effect of swimming in chlorinated water can be increased staining and tartar deposits on the teeth.
Can you guess which of these teeth is an implant? We’ll give you a hint: It’s on the bottom row of teeth.
What options do you have for whitening teeth? Let’s dispel some teeth whitening myths and talk about which whitening options I recommend.
Xylitol is a naturally occurring sweetener that does not cause cavities and actually helps protect your teeth! Many gums and mints are now sweetened exclusively with xylitol.
This patient hated her old crowns, which had dark discoloration showing through. When one of them broke off, she decided it was finally time to replace all 3.
What Is Gum Recession? Gum recession happens when the root of your tooth is not covered by your gums. Let’s talk about the causes of and treatments for gum recession. While healthy gums usually attach to the teeth at a level that completely covers the root, this is not the case with receding gums. Gingival…
Has it been a while since you had your teeth cleaned? The plaque on our teeth tends to accumulate calcium and other minerals, becoming hard and sticky over time. This harder substance, called tartar or calculus, causes inflammation of the gums that can lead to chronic infection and bone loss, not to mention bad breath!
Many people find chewing on ice to be strangely addicting, but this habit is really destructive to the teeth. Here’s why.
Concern over radiation is understandable, but it’s important to know the risks as well as the benefits of dental x-rays.