Impacted teeth: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments
We often hear about teenagers or adults having impacted wisdom teeth, but did you know that other teeth can become impacted too? Impaction simply means that a tooth has either not erupted above the gum line in the mouth or it has erupted in the wrong position, in the wrong direction or incompletely. Impacted teeth are caused by a variety of factors...Read More
How do I know if my dentist practices Sedation Dentistry?
Do you experience dental anxiety? Does the thought of a dental cleaning or more complicated dental treatment make you break out in a cold sweat? You are not alone. In order to cope with dental anxiety, many seek an oral health care provider that offers sedation dentistry and other comfort measures to make the dental care experience as comfortable as...Read More
When Should Children Begin Using Fluoride Toothpaste?
Although general growth charts serve as a guide, babies and toddlers grow and develop at a varying rates, which means that teeth erupt a slightly different times for each child. So how can you know when is the right time to start brushing a child’s teeth? And when is the correct time to begin using fluoride toothpaste? Until recently, the American Dental...Read More
Will Oral Sedation Dentistry Work for Dental Phobia?
Quite a few people have a very big fear of going to the dentist. Dental anxiety is one of the major reasons many put off routine dental care and avoid seeking help for dental pain or treatment for problems. Dental fears are caused by a variety of things. Some fear the perceived loss of control during dental cleanings. Others may have an overactive gag reflex that keeps from...Read More
Should You Fix Cavities on Baby Teeth?
It’s a common question: if cavities form in baby teeth, should the cavity be filled? Why go through the expense, discomfort and trouble if the tooth is just going to fall out eventually anyway? The quick answer is yes, the cavities – often also called dental caries - should be filled. And here are just a few of the reasons why:...Read More