Learning About Routine Dental Care

Worried About The Pain And Discomfort From A Root Canal? Follow These Three Tips

If you are scheduled for an upcoming root canal, one concern you may have is the potential pain that can result from it—either pain that you experience during the procedure itself or pain from the recovery process afterward. Here are some tips that will help you prevent or deal with pain related to your upcoming root canal. Take Antibiotic Prior To The Procedure One common method that dentists use to help reduce potential pain is to have you use antibiotics prior to the root canal procedure. Read More 

How Are Dental Veneers Made?

Dental veneers are thin, tailor-made shells intended to cover a tooth's front surface. These veneers have shells that have tooth-colored materials, and they help improve dental appearance. A dentist bonds the shells to the front teeth, and this, in turn, changes the size and length as well as the shape and color of the teeth. Dental veneers are either made of resin compound materials or porcelain. Porcelain dental veneers are usually the best since they resist stains and also imitate the light-reflecting aspects of natural teeth. Read More 

3 Unexpected Reasons You Should See Your Dentist Regularly

You've probably already heard the usual reasons that you should visit the dentist: to prevent cavities and tooth decay. You may not know that good oral hygiene can provide other health benefits. Taking good care of your teeth is more important than you realize. Here are three unexpected reasons you should see your dentist for regular cleanings. 1. Prevent heart disease. You know that it's important to exercise and eat a healthy diet to protect your heart, but you might not know that your oral health also affects your heart. Read More 

Why You Should Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed As Soon As Possible

While there may be dentists that do not recommend removing wisdom teeth until they cause problems, many dentists do recommend removing them, and most recommend doing this as soon as the person can. Wisdom teeth are not really necessary for you to have, and here are a few things to know about your wisdom teeth and getting them removed. When they come in Most people end up getting their wisdom teeth somewhere between the ages 17 to 25; however, dentists can typically see them on X-rays long before they actually erupt in a person's mouth. Read More 

Questions To Ask Your Dentist About Your Oral Care Habits

Are you curious about how well you care for your teeth? If so, you should ask the dentist some questions at your next visit. Your dentist is very knowledgeable with oral care habits, and he or she can answer most of the questions you may have about this subject. If you want to know if you have good oral care habits, ask your dentist questions about the following things. How well are you flossing? Read More