If you look into a mirror and smile at yourself, you’ll notice the white outer layer of your teeth. This is your tooth enamel, and as the most visible part of your teeth, it is one of the hardest and most mineralized substances in the human body. It also plays a very important role, as
Gum Recession: Causes and Treatments
When gum tissues “recede” into a lower position on a tooth, exposing more of the tooth’s structure, this is referred to as gum recession. Though common, having receding gums can be troubling, as individuals may begin experiencing tooth sensitivity and pain. Thus, if you’ve noticed that your gums are receding, continue reading below to learn
The Truth About Root Canal Treatment
Despite advancements in dentistry, including new-age techniques and patient education, root canal treatment remains the most feared dental procedure among patients. In fact, some will avoid getting a root canal under the assumption that they will eventually need to have their tooth removed anyway. With this in mind, dentists continue to devote ample time in
Special Needs Dentistry
Like everyone else, children and adults with special needs deserve the best in routine oral health treatments, as well as restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Yet, for those with special healthcare needs, it’s important to find a dentist that can provide the type of dentistry needed in a safe, rewarding environment. This is because patients with
What is Osteonecrosis of The Jaw?
Often called ONJ, Osteonecrosis of the jaw is a condition in which the bone of the jaw becomes exposed and begins to deteriorate because of the lack of blood flow. This is indicated by its name. For instance, “osteo” means bone, while necrosis means death. Though the majority of cases of ONJ occur following a
Do You Have A Jaw Pain?
An increasing number of Americans experience jaw pain, which many assume is related to their teeth. While this is a valid assumption, however, there are numerous potential causes for jaw pain. Colgate mentions the following: decayed or abscessed teeth, gum infection or periodontal disease, teeth grinding (bruxism), temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) or injury to the
The Truth About Bruxism
As a common condition affecting 30 to 40 million adults and children (Colgate), Bruxism occurs when individuals grind or clench their teeth. Many do not realize that they are doing this. For instance, those with nocturnal bruxism, or sleep bruxism, grind and clench their jaw while sleeping. Thus, while they may not realize what they
Gingivitis—What You Need To Know
Do your gums bleed when you brush? Have you noticed that your gum tissues are puffy and red? Given these symptoms, you might have Gingivitis, which is early stage gum disease. Affecting many Americans, Gingivitis is mostly caused by the presence of plaque, as reported by Colgate. As you may know, plaque is a clear