If you’ve had a cavity, you’re not alone. A recent study found that nearly every American has tooth decay, and a majority of them have tooth fillings to treat and prevent more decay. With all those dental fillings comes a host of questions; here are our answers that address patients’ frequently asked questions about cavities and dental … [Read more...] about How long do fillings last?
Cracked tooth injuries always come with a story, such as running into a teammate or enjoying a delicious (and hard) snack. Even extreme temperatures, teeth grinding, and age can cause a cracked tooth. No matter what the cause, the pain from a chipped tooth is real---and so are the questions that come with this common mouth injury. What should I do … [Read more...] about Cracked Tooth? Use these Step-by Step Instructions
Cracked teeth, broken braces, and mouth cuts shouldn’t be a part of kids' sports---but, sadly, they can be (and are). According to the American Dental Assistants Association, athletes have a 1 in 10 chance of getting injured in their mouth, face, or teeth. How can we prevent sports injuries to the mouth and teeth? While we can’t control what … [Read more...] about How can I protect my child’s mouth from sports injuries?
A fear of the dentist is very real to those with dental fear and anxiety. Dentaphobia is also very common; some estimates put the amount of Americans with dental anxiety at approximately 30-40 million. A fear of the dentist can have some very unfortunate consequences; an unwillingness to go to the dentist can result in more dental issues and … [Read more...] about “I’m afraid to go to the dentist!”
The first day of school is fast approaching, and so is the daily question that every parent faces: what do I pack for lunch today? What can I pack that’s healthy and filling? Most mornings, you need to make the decision quickly (and sometimes in the middle of a chaotic mad house!). We’ve put together a list of school lunch options that can help … [Read more...] about 10 Tooth-Healthy School Lunch ‘Musts’
When the temperatures rise, staying cool may feel like a luxury. In reality, though, keeping cool is actually an important part of staying healthy and keeping heat-related emergencies at bay. Summer is too beautiful to spend in urgent care! These ‘stay cool’ can help you get through the steamiest days and keep you from dealing with painful heat … [Read more...] about 8 Quick Tips to Stay Cool on Hot Days
Your next dentist appointment should be anticipated, not dreaded or feared. If your emotions fall with the latter, chances are you have a reason behind your reluctance to go to the dentist. You’re worried about what your dentist is going to tell you. You don’t have insurance. You’re just not looking forward to it. Your dentist appointment doesn’t … [Read more...] about 8 Tips for Enjoying Your Next Dentist Visit
Painful sensitive teeth are a common condition. Unfortunately, the condition is as common as the myths that can exacerbate and prolong the pain of sensitive teeth (if believed!). Don’t fall into the trap of believing these common sensitive teeth myths, which can keep you from finding relief from painful sensitive teeth. Only cold foods cause … [Read more...] about 5 Common Sensitive Teeth Myths Exposed
White, healthy teeth is not an oxymoron---or at least it shouldn’t be! That’s the good news, though it does come with a note of caution. Just type “whiten teeth,” into an internet search browser and pages of promises pop up, all with natural solutions that instantaneously whiten teeth. However, all those promises should come with a note of caution. … [Read more...] about Tips for Whiter (and Healthier!) Teeth
“My tooth hurts so much I can’t eat or sleep.” “On a scale of 1 to 10, the pain is a solid 7.” A painful tooth doesn’t have to be off the charts to interrupt your daily activities. It just hurts---and it’s natural to want to know why. We’ve compiled a list of common reasons that a tooth hurts, but it comes with a (small) disclaimer. If the pain … [Read more...] about 6 Reasons Your Tooth Hurts