3 Conditions That Require A Tooth Extraction – And 1 That Might Not

You've probably heard that dentists prefer to preserve your natural teeth whenever possible. Often, dentists prefer to correct a tooth problem with root canals, crowns, or other restorative measures in the interest of preserving the natural tooth. And yet, tooth extractions are the most common surgical procedure in the United States – more than 20 million of them are performed every year. Why? Although preserving the natural tooth is preferable, there are several situations where an extraction actually is the best treatment option. Read More 

Three Common Causes Of Dry Mouth In Children

Does your child often complain that his or her mouth is dry? Maybe you've noticed symptoms of dry mouth, such as frequent drinking, a red tongue and sores in the corners of the mouth, when you're observing your child. Dry mouth is not an issue that should be ignored, since it can increase the risk of dental caries and gum disease. If you think your child may have dry mouth, it is important to work with your dentist to figure out the cause and begin treating it. Read More 

3 Effective, Nontoxic Cleaning Solutions for Your Orthodontic Aligners

Regular visits to your dentist and proper oral hygiene are key to a healthy, appealing smile, but you may still require orthodontic care to repair issues affecting your teeth or jaw alignment. Of course, many orthodontic treatments will repair these underlying dental issues, so finding one suited to your needs and budget is essential. Thankfully, the use of clear, removable orthodontic aligners is becoming a popular option due to their ease of use, appealing look, and effectiveness. Read More 

Silver, Ionic And Silicone Toothbrushes: Do They Work?

The standard toothbrush has been undergoing a lot of makeovers lately, and along with new silicone-bristled brushes, other manufacturers are producing toothbrushes they claim harbor less bacteria than traditional ones or simply clean teeth better. You may wonder if these new types of toothbrushes do have any advantage over typical brushes. Here is a guide to three of the brushes and how they claim to work. Nano-silver Brushes One new type of antibacterial toothbrush that is being produced by several companies is the nano-silver brush. Read More 

Scuba Diving And Tooth Injury: What You Need To Know

All scuba divers understand that rigorous training is an essential prerequisite for anybody interested in taking up the sport. Scuba diving is a dangerous pastime, and while accidents are rare, around 100 divers in North America die annually. Scuba diving presents several health risks, but you may not previously have considered the possibility that this pastime could lead to tooth and jaw damage. Find out how scuba diving affects your teeth, and learn how to protect your mouth while you dive. Read More