Caring For Teeth With Fillings

Caring For Teeth With Fillings

To maintain fillings, you should follow good oral hygiene practices — visiting your dentist regularly for cleanings, brushing with a fluoride toothpaste, and flossing at least once daily. If your dentist suspects that a filling might be cracked or is “leaking” (when the sides of the filling don’t fit tightly against the tooth, this allows […]

8 Ways to Dental Health

8 Ways to Dental Health Brushing, flossing, and rinsing are the ABCs of oral health, but they’re only the beginning. A marvelous mouth takes more than squeezing paste out of a tube — think improving your toothbrushing technique, ditching the daily soda habit, and saying good-bye to cigarettes. David Leader, DMD, an assistant clinical professor […]

Mouth Guards for Athletes

Mouth Guards for Athletes Because accidents can happen during any physical activity, using a mouth guard during sports can help limit the risk of mouth-related injuries to your lips, tongue, and soft tissues of your mouth. Mouth guards also help you avoid chipped or broken teeth, nerve damage to a tooth, or even tooth loss. […]

Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD)

Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) occur as a result of problems with the jaw, jaw joint and surrounding facial muscles that control chewing and moving the jaw. These disorders are often incorrectly called TMJ, which stands for temporomandibular joint. What Is the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)? The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the hinge joint that […]

What Treatments Are Available for TMD?

What Treatments Are Available for TMD? Treatments for TMD range from simple self-care practices and conservative treatments to injections and surgery. Most experts agree that treatment should begin with conservative, nonsurgical therapies first, with surgery left as the last resort. Many of the treatments listed below often work best when used in combination. Basic Treatments […]

Children and Orthodontics

Children and Orthodontics If your child has crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw, it may be time to pay a visit to an orthodontist. An orthodontist specializes in perfecting smiles using orthodontic appliances, such as: • bands • brackets • wires • headgear • rubber bands • retainers WebMD takes a look at common forms […]

Dental Information

Can Dental Care Make Me Look Younger? Everyone wants to look younger and we know that eating right and exercising regularly may help us. But have you ever thought about the fact that your mouth is the entryway to your overall health? Keeping that gateway clean and healthy may keep your whole body healthier longer […]

Brushing Tips & Facts

1. A child’s first visit to the dentist should be at 12 months of age and will cover the following: Complete a tooth decay risk assessment Familiarize the child with the dentists Initiate a preventive dental program Council the parents about infant dental nutrition, precautions and oral hygiene 2. Begin cleaning your child’s new teeth […]