3 Reasons to Choose a Root Canal Instead of an Extraction

If you have been experiencing uncomfortable dental symptoms, such as a throbbing tooth ache, heightened sensitivity to cold and heat, a dental abscess on your gums, foul smelling fluid leaking from the gums around a painful tooth or severe discoloration of a tooth, your dentist may prescribe a root canal or an extraction. Initially, you may consider the extraction as your best option. After all, the upfront financial cost of an extraction is usually substantially less than that of a root canal. Read More 

Making Orthodontics More Affordable

It isn't uncommon for people to need treatment with orthodontics to improve the look and alignment of their teeth. In fact, as many as 45 percent of kids need this type of treatment. Unfortunately, it isn't always easy to pay for braces, which can cost thousands of dollars. Luckily, there are some ways to make this type of treatment more affordable. Consider an Insurance Plan Some types of insurance plans are available to help pay for the costs of dental care, including orthodontics. Read More 

Mouthguards For Child Athletes

When you have a child that loves playing sports, you have a lot to worry about. Not only do you have scheduling to concern yourself with, but you also worry about your child's safety while taking part in the sports that he or she loves. One thing that you can do to decrease the likelihood of some injuries is to encourage your child to wear a mouthguard during practice and games: Read More 

Time For Dental Implants: 3 Techniques Help You Recover From The Procedure

If you're suffering from periodontitis that's not responding to treatment, your dentist may recommend that you have your teeth extracted and replaced with dental implants. Unlike traditional dentures that can be removed, dental implants are surgically implanted into your jawbone. Because it's a surgical procedure, it will take some time for your mouth to completely heal. In addition to the instructions your dentist will provide you with, here are a few other tips that will help you prevent problems during the healing process. Read More 

Your Dentist Knows If You’ve Been Flossing Or Not

Everyone knows that brushing your teeth is an essential part of good dental hygiene and oral health. But many people avoid, forget, or just simply don't decide to floss their teeth in addition to brushing. Flossing is important because it removes the stubborn plaque and food particles from deep between the teeth where your toothbrush simply cannot reach. It's also an important part of cavity prevention. Most dentists ask their patients if they've been flossing regularly, and most people tell their dentist of course they have, even if they haven't been. Read More