Accidents Happen

Accidents happen and can lead to tooth damage, whether that’s getting hit by a ball during sports or biting on something hard. How do you know if it’s a dental emergency though? We want patients to know that your care and comfort is our top priority, and if you find yourself in a situation where you have tooth pain or the following symptoms, please call us right away. Keep reading to learn more.

Topical Fluoride In Children

Did you know the most chronic disease in children is cavities? Even though your child may brush and floss daily, they might not be brushing as properly as an adult would or using the right amount of toothpaste. Also, consuming sugary foods and drinks contributes to tooth decay because bacteria in the mouth thrive on sugar and leave behind an acid that eats away at the tooth’s enamel. How can you help your child fight tooth decay?

Caring For Your Young Child’s Teeth

Even though baby teeth do fall out, it’s still important to care for them, as they are critical to your child’s dental health and development of their permanent teeth. As soon as the first tooth erupts, or breaks through the gum, you can begin setting good oral health habits. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child visit a dentist by the age of 1 or within 6 months after the first tooth erupts. Primary teeth, or as many people call them, baby teeth, begin to grow around 6 months of age. Daily cleaning and regular dental checkups will set your child up for a lifetime of good oral health.

Not Just For Kids

Preventing tooth decay is just as important for adults as it is for children. While we tend to think that it’s only kids who get cavities, adults can get them too. Even if you brush twice a day and floss, bacteria in the mouth, frequent snacking, or drinking sugary drinks can lead to this common dental condition. There is a treatment, however, that adds a layer of protection that will help protect your teeth from harmful bacteria. Read more to find out about this procedure.

Complete Your Smile

Do you lack the confidence to flash your pearly whites because of an annoying little chip on your front tooth? Details like this can be fixed with dental bonding. Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that consists of the application of tooth-colored composite resin to blend in and repair chipped, fractured, discolored, or decayed teeth. The process is targeted to fix problems similar to those repaired by veneers or crowns, but it’s faster and more convenient, since it can be done in a single visit.

In-Office Whitening vs. At-Home Whitening: Benefits & Differences

Having pearly whites is easier than ever thanks to the wide range of treatments available today that can be performed at the dentist’s office or at home. Tooth discoloration is a common issue caused by a variety of factors — food and beverages, tobacco use, illness, and aging. A dental evaluation is the right way to go if you’re considering treatment. It’s up to you and your dentist to determine an accurate diagnosis and the appropriate next steps to achieve a brighter and whiter smile.