Learning About Routine Dental Care

Infected Tooth: Extraction Or Root Canal Therapy

An infection in your tooth can cause serious pain, but even if you don't notice any pain, it is still a condition that must be treated immediately. If left untreated, a tooth abscess may worsen or spread to other parts of your body. Currently, there are only two methods for treating an infected tooth: extraction and root canal therapy. If you aren't sure which is the right choice, check out these three must-know facts. Read More 

Choosing Between A Fixed Bridge And A Resin Bonded Bridge

When damage or age causes you to lose a few teeth, you need something to fill the gap both to restore your smile and to keep the other teeth from shifting position. Bridges are more affordable and come with fewer complications than implants, but not all bridges are the same. Find out the differences between bridges permanently bonded to the surrounding teeth and those attached with resin. Lifespan Of The Prosthetic Read More 

Should You Seek Cosmetic Dentistry While Pregnant?

If you've recently found out you're pregnant for the first time, you may already be overwhelmed with the long list of dos and don'ts handed out by your doctor, family members, and even acquaintances. For those who have wanted cosmetic dentistry for years, having to put off a procedure like veneer application or laser whitening until after you've given birth could seem like an eternity away. Is it safe for you to have cosmetic dental procedures performed during your pregnancy, or should you wait until later? Read More 

3 Effective Tips To Reduce Your Child’s Fear Of The Dentist

As a parent, you most likely schedule routine checkups at your child's pediatrician. While the different vaccinations and medications may be frightening to your child, you understand the importance of these doctor visits. If your child is one of the 30 to 40 million individuals with a fear of the dentist, you may be inclined to put off tending to their dental health. However, skipping the dentist due to your child's fear will affect their belief in dental care as an adult, as well. Read More 

Getting Your Teeth Bleached In The Mall: Cost-Saving Option, Or Unsafe Scam?

Several years ago, if you wanted whiter teeth, you would head to your dentist's office for a professional whitening treatment. Today, however, patients seeking a whiter smile have another option -- heading to the local mall. Tooth whitening boots are popping up in malls across America, and at first glance, they seem like a cost-effective alternative to the dentist's office, offering whitening treatments for less than what you can expect to pay at the dentist. Read More