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Exploring The World Of Dentistry

Going to the dentist was always a bit of a thrill for me. I'm not quite sure if it was my mother's promise to pay me $5 for each cavity free visit or the awesome toys my dentist kept in the waiting room that led to my initial love of dentistry, but one thing is for sure. My early love of dentistry has helped me to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile throughout my entire life. I am convinced that the more we know about dentistry and how it can impact our lives, the more likely we will be to develop good oral hygiene habits. That is why I have decided to start this blog so that everyone can have access to the latest information in the world of dentistry.



Two Reasons A Toothache May Have Nothing To Do With Your Teeth

When you get a toothache, it's natural to assume the problem is a cavity, sensitivity, or similar problems with your teeth. Though a toothache typically does indicate an oral health issue, it's not always the one you're thinking of. Here are two conditions that can cause tooth pain and how to handle them: Sinus Infection Many people don't realize this, but the back portion of the upper teeth sit right underneath the sinuses. Read More 

Night Guards For Bruxism

Bruxism, which is the official name for nightly teeth grinding, is a common condition. The grinding occurs at night as you are sleeping, so the practice can be difficult to stop at will. Here is a bit of information about bruxism and the night guards that can be used to protect your teeth from its effects: How does bruxism affect your teeth? Bruxism irreparably damages your teeth, causing your tooth enamel to progressively wear away. Read More 

What to Expect During Your First Dental Visit

If you have never visited a dentist for a routine dental examination, you may wonder what to expect during your first appointment. Here are a few things that will likely happen during your first dental office visit. You will be asked questions about your medical and dental history. During your first visit, your dentist will likely have you complete a brief questionnaire about your medical and dental history. This information will aid him or her in determining the best course of treatment for your specific needs. Read More 

How To Maintain White Teeth After Getting Professional Teeth-Whitening Services

Going to a cosmetic dentist is the best way to find ways to improve the looks of your smile, and one common service people choose in cosmetic dentistry is teeth whitening. If you want to have whiter teeth, this is the best way to get it; however, even professional teeth-whitening services will fade over time. If you decide to get your teeth whitened, you may want to take the following steps to maintain the white, bright teeth you have after professional whitening services. Read More 

Finally Turned 60? 4 Ways To Protect Your Teeth Now That You’re Older

If you reached your 60th birthday, only to start getting more cavities, you're not alone. Many people reach their golden years and realize they've got a problem with cavities. That's because the older you get, the more susceptible to tooth damage you become. Dry mouth is a common ailment for people over the age of 60. Unfortunately, dry mouth can increase your risk of cavities and gum disease. Luckily, there are some things you can do to reduce the occurrence of these dental problems. Read More