The Facts Behind 2 Myths About Cavities You May Have Heard

Ever since you were a little child, you may have heard about cavities, especially when your parents took you to see the dentist. Along the way, however, you may have also heard some myths that are either not true or involve more than just what was told. Below are some facts behind two of the myths you may have heard during your lifetime. 1.  Too Much Sugar Causes Cavities While you were growing up, your parents and other adults may have told you that you cannot have too much sugar because it causes cavities. [Read More]

Do You Have Teeth Sensitivity and Discoloration? Talk to Your Dentist About Enamel Loss

If your teeth are getting very sensitive and you don't go to the dentist as frequently as you should, you want to get an appointment and have your teeth examined to make sure that you aren't losing enamel. Sensitivity is often caused by the deterioration of the enamel on your teeth, and if the enamel is eroded you will want to get the teeth cleaned and inspected to see if there are cavities or other complications. [Read More]

Invisalign: A Few Dos And Don'ts To Remember

Wouldn't it be great if everyone was born with straight teeth? Unfortunately, they aren't, which is why many people turn to orthodontic treatment of some type to attain that beautiful smile that they've always dreamed of. However, some individuals don't want to wear metal braces because of the way that they look. Luckily, there is a discreet and just as effective option available: Invisalign. If you have decided to pursue Invisalign treatment, here are a few dos and don'ts to keep in mind for optimal results. [Read More]

Three Safety Precautions That Your Dentist Will Use When Removing A Mercury Filling

If you have one or more mercury fillings in your mouth, you need to be aware that the toxicity of this material can be hazardous to your health. For this reason, you should discuss these fillings with your dentist during your next regularly scheduled cleaning. In many cases, your dentist will want to remove the mercury filling to replace it with a composite filling. Given the health risks of mercury, the process of removing a mercury filling is heavily involved. [Read More]