5 Tips to Make Sure Your Filling Is Shaped Correctly

If you need a filling on a tooth surface that makes contact with another tooth when you close your mouth or chew, it is important that the filling is properly shaped to give you the appropriate amount of contact between your teeth. If the filling is too low, then you may have difficulty chewing efficiently. If the filling is too high, then the pressure of chewing may cause tension in your jaw and may eventually cause your tooth to crack. Read More 

Inexpensive Ways To Whiten Your Teeth

Have you looked in the mirror at your teeth and wished they were whiter and brighter? But is your tight budget keeping you from buying teeth whitening products? A lack of money shouldn't keep you from the white teeth you are after. There are plenty of items you likely already have around your home that can help you to whiten your teeth, while still keeping your budget in check. While some of these are fairly well-known, such as using baking soda, there are some unique ways to whiten your teeth out there. Read More 

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