Teens and Their Oral Health

Teenagers are often busy with school, jobs, sports and social activities that they don’t find the time to brush or floss. They also tend to eat a lot of junk food and sugary drinks. Combine the two and you’ve got a situation prone to tooth decay! Approximately 80% of adolescents have had at least one cavity by age 19. Here …

Treatments for Nerve Pain

There are a few different dental procedures that can help you get out of pain. This depends on the cause of discomfort and the health status of your tooth. Fillings, root canals, and sometimes an extraction are a few of the most common treatments. Fillings: If your pain is caused by a small cavity, a filling would be the most …

Extractions

What is it and what is it used for? A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. If a tooth is damaged or broken your dentist will try to save the tooth with a crown, filling, or other treatment. However, if there is too much damage to the tooth it may not be …

Fun Facts About Saliva

Here are just a few fun facts you can learn from, considering the fact it plays a big role in your oral health.   – You could potentially produce enough saliva to fill two bathtubs a year! Saliva production varies depending on the person, but on average most people produce about .7 liters of saliva per day which is enough …

Tooth Decay

How Your Teeth Decay In order for bacteria to multiply and live, it must have food! Eating sugary foods, or even starches like rice, feed the bacteria. Acids will produce and may dissolve your tooth enamel (outer layer of the tooth). Types of Decay Children can get a type of decay we call early childhood caries, or baby bottle tooth …