Dealing With Root Canal Anxiety Without Medication

Many people associate root canals with pain. It's not really a deserved reputation; the root canal itself is performed with a local anesthetic that blocks pain, and the tooth is generally most painful before the root canal is done. But anxiety is not always logical. If knowing that the root canal is going to relieve your pain doesn't quell your anxiety about the procedure, there's quite a bit that you can do to treat that fear. Read More 

4 Tips To Get Your Kids To Floss

Do you have a child who is resisting flossing his or her teeth? For many children, flossing can be unpleasant and even downright scary. However, it's important that they work past their fear and discomfort and get in the habit of flossing on a regular basis. Flossing is one of the most effective ways to remove plaque and bacteria. If your child doesn't floss, he or she could suffer a number of serious issues, including tooth and enamel decay and gum problems. Read More 

Potential Dental Treatments For Abfraction Lesions

Dental abfractions are essentially small stress cracks that can appear in a tooth's surface. The abfractions can come from mild trauma or the normal bite pressure of chewing. Cracks tend to appear at the bottom of the tooth near the gums where the protective enamel layer is the thinnest. A slight abfraction often doesn't require dental treatment. But abfractions that have start to spread or deepen should be treated to prevent a larger crack from forming. Read More 

5 Things You Need To Know About Oral Erythroplakia

There are many types of lesions that can form inside your mouth, and while some of them are harmless, others can be a sign of more serious problems. Oral erythroplakia is a red lesion that forms on the mucous membranes inside your mouth, like the insides of your cheeks. This lesion is a concern because it can be a precursor to oral cancer. Here's what you need to know about it. Read More 

3 Things That Can Ruin Your Child’s Teeth

As a parent, you want the best for your child. You take them for health and dental checkups regularly, and you make sure they eat a well-balanced diet. But, did you know that there are things you let your child do that can ruin their teeth? These are things that a lot of people don't really pay attention to - or think has any effect on the child's teeth. Here are three things that can ruin your child's teeth. Read More