General Information

Why Are Dental Crowns Expensive?

Whether or not a tooth needs to be crowned is dependent on the overall health and condition of the tooth.  A larger filling, especially amalgam (silver), can undermine and weaken existing tooth structure.  This can make a tooth more prone to cracks and eventual fracture. With age we accumulate more fillings which tend to get…

Why You May Need a Deep Cleaning

Many of us see a dentist for a cleaning and a checkup on a regular basis.  In the other spectrum, there are individuals that only see a dentist when they have a problem. Regular dental visits are important for oral health because the  hygienist and dentist will identify problem areas in their initial stages.  Early diagnosis of…

Oral Cavity Abscess

Regular dental visits are vital to maintaining good oral health.  However, even if you follow the recommended protocol you can still end up with an oral abscess.  This article will cover the most common reasons an oral abscess can develop. There are four general types of abscesses or puss pockets, that develop in the tissues surrounding and…

Wisdom Teeth

There has been discussion in recent years about third molars.  A good portion of the population get at least one.  However,  the number  of third molars can vary.   Many of us have them extracted in our late teens or early twenties.  It is just something that you do.  What is the rationale behind extracting…

Which Toothpaste Is Best?

On a regular basis we hear ads about how one toothpaste is better than another. How 9 out of 10 dentists recommend this product over another. We cannot always believe what we hear. So, which one is best? Let’s examine some of the main differences between different products. One major one is fluoride containing vs…

Dental Implants Facts

If you are considering dental implants to replace missing teeth here are a few facts you should be aware of. -Dental implants should be placed after periodontal disease, or bone loss, is well controlled. -Dental implants are metal fixtures which will never get a cavity. -Dental implants are still prone to bone loss or periodontal…