After The Braces: Tips For Treating And Preventing Stains

When you invest in braces, you're excited for the big reveal of your new, straight smile. You might be discouraged, however, to find stains on your perfectly straightened teeth. There are some things you can do during your time with braces and after they are removed to make sure you don't have to worry about stains spoiling your straight smile.  1. Proper Oral Care White spot lesions (WSLs) are caused when plaque is allowed to build up on teeth. Read More 

Worried A Root Canal May Not Have Been Successful? Get Answers To Your Questions

A root canal is a procedure done to remove a damaged or rotted tooth root. This can help save a tooth, preventing it from having to be pulled. Unfortunately, not every root canal is successful. In some cases, the tooth can't be salvaged and must be pulled. In other cases, a second root canal or other endodontic procedure may need to be performed. If you have had a root canal and are worried it may not have been successful, here are a few questions you may have. Read More 

Airplane Tooth Loss: 4 Steps To Help Save Your Tooth During A Flight

When you're on a flight, losing a tooth can be an extremely stressful experience, especially if you have a while until the airplane plans. Instead of panicking and letting the tooth die out, you can take numerous steps to help protect the tooth and prepare for an emergency trip to the dentist. By using the following four tips, you can save your tooth and make arrangements to get your mouth looked at as soon as possible. Read More 

How Are Dental Abscesses Treated?

Do you have a pimple-like swelling on your gums? Maybe a section of your gums are swollen, red, and very painful -- or perhaps you have a serious toothache. All of these symptoms are indicative of a dental abscess, which is an infection in your gums, tooth roots, or both. If you think you may have a dental abscess, it's important to seek treatment right away, since an untreated abscess can spread to your jaw bone or other tissues, becoming even more serious. Read More 

3 Shortcuts toward a Happier Dental Experience

For many people, going to the dentist is a wearisome, time-gobbling necessity while for others it's a potentially agonizing nightmare to be avoided at all costs. Even if your dentist is the nicest human being on the planet, scheduling those visits may give you pause—and the longer you pause, the more trouble your teeth and gums can get into in the meantime. But if you must keep those dental appointments (and of course you must), here are three smart tactics you can employ to make the process faster and easier. Read More