Posts made in February, 2016


Do you cringe from discomfort or pain when you drink a hot beverage or bite into a popsicle? If so, you may be suffering from sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity is a fairly common problem triggered by hot or cold foods and drinks, or even by breathing cold air. Causes of Sensitive Teeth Exposed dentin is usually to blame. Dentin is the tissue that makes up the core of each tooth. On the crown of the tooth the dentin is covered by a...

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An abscess is an infection in or around the root of the tooth which may or may not be painful. It occurs when the pulp, the soft tissue inside the root canal, dies and becomes inflamed and goes untreated. The most common symptom of an abscess is an ache in the bone around the tooth, but you may also experience pain when chewing, swelling of the gums, or other symptoms. If you have ongoing pain or suspect an abscess, see an...

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Everyone knows about the effects obvious bad breath foods like garlic and onions have on our kissability, but let’s dig a little deeper and delve into the depths of some of the worst bad breath foods in existence.Top 10 Stinkiest Foods that Cause Bad Breath According to KidsHealth.org, bad breath (or Halitosis) is caused by odor-producing bacteria that grow in the mouth. When you don’t brush and floss regularly, bacteria accumulate on...

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The Basics Everyone knows that a balanced, nutritious diet is essential to healthy living. But did you know that eating patterns and food choices play an important role in preventing tooth decay and gum disease, too? You may eat with your eyes first, but your mouth, teeth, and gums are more than just tools for eating. They’re essential for chewing and swallowing—the first steps in the digestion process. Your mouth is your body’s...

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There are many common theories and misconceptions about what exactly the root canal process entails, and exactly how it is performed. The following fun hand drawn diagram does a great job of explaining the nearly pain free...

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