Why Fillings Are Necessary for Baby Teeth

When your child's pediatric dentist tells you that he or she has a few cavities in some baby teeth, your initial instinct might be to have the dentist remove the teeth instead of fixing them; this is a common response from parents. However, it is not always the best option. Removing baby teeth before they are ready to come out can present issues with the child's teeth, and this is why dentists will typically suggest removing and filling the cavities found on primary teeth. Read More 

As You Approach Menopause, Keep An Eye Out For These Dental Changes

Menopause is a time of great change. You're probably prepared for certain changes -- such as weight gain, hot flashes, and vaginal dryness -- as these are commonly discussed by women and health publications. But there's another part of your body that's going to go through some changes as your hormone levels adjust: your mouth. As you approach menopause, being aware of the oral health issues that often occur in menopausal women will keep you from being alarmed and will also ensure you take proper measures to address any problems you experience. Read More 

How to Make a Healthy Post-Tooth Extraction Smoothie to Help You Heal Faster

After you have a tooth extracted for any reason, it is important to follow your dentist's rules for helping your tooth extraction site heal properly. The foods you are able to eat during your recovery can be limited, but that does not mean you have to only eat ice cream, juice, and applesauce. Here is a recipe to make a healthy and healing smoothie for your post-tooth extraction period and the health benefits you will get from it. Read More 

3 Common Myths About The Root Canal Procedure

Brushing, flossing, and regular visits to your dentist are imperative for a healthy, appealing smile. However, underlying dental conditions can still develop with proper oral hygiene. While surprising to hear, an estimated 15.1 million root canal procedures are performed annually due to painful tooth infections. If you are dealing with one of these painful infections, your dentist may suggest a root canal to treat the underlying infection and save your natural tooth. Read More 

4 Types of Tooth Loss That Are Treatable with Dental Implants

There are several different dental health problems that can lead to tooth loss. Dental implants are an excellent option for replacing missing teeth from a number of causes. Here are four causes of missing teeth that can be treated with dental implants. Congenitally Missing Teeth In some cases, permanent teeth are missing because they never emerged in the first place. Congenitally missing teeth is the term used to describe gaps that occur when a baby tooth falls out, but a permanent tooth never formed below it. Read More