Tooth growth over the years
Like most mammals, humans get two sets of teeth over the course of a lifetime. The first set of teeth are temporary and are often referred to as milk teeth or baby teeth. The second set of teeth are permanent, adult teeth. While the development, growth, tooth appearance patterns and overall oral health can vary widely from person to person,...Read More
How to tell if you have bad breath and how to fix it
Many people suffer from bad breath – often referred to as chronic halitosis – and aren’t even aware of it. Bad breath can be embarrassing. How can you tell if you have bad breath, and what can you do to prevent it? A few simple steps will ensure that your breath stays fresh and that your teeth, gums and mouth are in...Read More
What causes a tooth ache?
Mouth pain and tooth sensitivity can occur for a variety of reasons. While it’s tempting to fear that these discomforts might mean you have a cavity or need a root canal, it is important to remember that not all tooth aches or mouth pain mean big problems. Let’s take a closer look as some of the common causes of tooth aches...Read More
What should you do about a wisdom tooth cavity?
When most people think about wisdom teeth, cavities aren’t the first thing that comes to mind. Instead, they may remember their own wisdom teeth removal procedure or might recount stories of woe from friends or relatives who have endured pain and discomfort from impacted wisdom teeth or the removal process itself. But did you know that if left in place, wisdom teeth can...Read More
Tooth Sensitivity: What causes it, and what can I do about it?
Tooth sensitivity is also called dentin hypersensitivity. This can affect visible areas of teeth and exposed root surfaces in the mouth. When the enamel – the outer covering on teeth – gets thin, or when gum recession occurs, this can cause a tooth to become sensitive to hot and cold, which may cause pain or odd sensations. The enamel and gums...Read More