Basic Dental Care Made Simple

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...

Do Natural Teeth Whitening Remedies Work?

Normally, in the world of teeth whitening, there are only a few methods that have been proven to work. For example, having your teeth bleached by a dentist who specializes in teeth whitening is one of the most reliable teeth whitening methods. However, you may wonder if natural teeth whitening methods may also work. Beware of Abrasive Remedies Fruits are sometimes recommended as a way to whiten your teeth. While most fruits are great for your overall health, the acids found in some fruits actually harm your pearly whites by eroding the protective enamel.   Read More...