Basic Dental Care Made Simple

Have A Child That Grinds Their Teeth? Know These Three Things

If you have a child with a habit of teeth grinding, know that is is something that can cause some significant damage to their teeth. Read on to learn more about teeth grinding and what you can do to help. Why Teeth Grinding Happens Teeth grinding often happens while a kid is sleeping, and it can happen due to several reasons. Stress can be a big factor, so consider whether your child is having a particularly stressful time in their life.   Read More...

Lost Tooth? Don't Put It Back Into Place In These Situations

When you lose a tooth playing sports or in some other type of accident, many dentists will recommend that you push the tooth back into place and then seek an emergency dental service to assess the issue and, hopefully, save your tooth. Putting the tooth back in its socket can go a long way toward saving the tooth, but there are times that this may not be possible. For example, if the tooth has broken off rather than popped out, you won't be able to push the broken piece back into place.   Read More...

Three Reasons To Ask Your Dentist About Clear Braces Today

"Metal mouth" is an old schoolyard insult for someone with braces, but the stigma that some people feel thanks to their braces can last well into adulthood. While you surely know that getting braces is the right thing to do for your dental health, it's understandable if you are feeling self-conscious about the decision. Luckily, it's possible today to get braces that are much less noticeable. Here are three reasons to ask your dentist about clear braces.   Read More...

Weird, Bony Lumps On The Roof Of Your Mouth: What Is Torus Palatinus And Should You Be Worried?

You know you need to see your dentist when you have a toothache or a chipped or broken tooth and, of course, for your regular annual checkup, but did you know that your dentist can also diagnose a number of less-common and often downright-weird developments in your mouth? If you've discovered a strange, hard lump or two on your upper (or lower) palate, before you freak out, learn more about torus palatinus (and mandibularis) and how your dentist can help.   Read More...

What Determines Whether You'll Get A Filling Or A Crown?

When a person needs to have their teeth fixed, two of the most common solutions practitioners will employ are dental fillings and crowns. A filling involves drilling out existing material and replacing the created whole with new material, and a crown calls for much of the outside of a tooth to be removed and replaced with a cap. What might seem perplexing, however, is precisely why a dentist may elect to perform one procedure versus the other.   Read More...