Signs You Have A Cavity

Cavities are one of the most common types of dental problems. They are simply tooth decay in its early stages. The good news is that if you catch a cavity early enough and get it filled by a dentist, you can avoid further decay of the tooth. Ignoring or not noticing a cavity can eventually lead to so much decay that you would have to have the tooth pulled or that it would, quite literally, rot out of your mouth! [Read More]

How Braces Correct Overbites When A Child Is Congenitally Missing Some Teeth

When a child is born without congenitally missing teeth, it means that he or she is missing one or more permanent teeth. When certain baby fall out, there will be nothing to replace them; however, orthodontics can often help. This is especially true if the teeth are missing on the upper jaw and if the child has an overbite. How is an overbite corrected with braces? Braces are not only designed to straighten teeth, but they can also assist in correcting problems with a person's bite. [Read More]

3 Things You Need To Know About Getting Dental Implants

Proper dental maintenance is important so you can keep all of your natural teeth. However, even if you try your best to take care of your teeth, you can still end up needing one or more extracted. Whenever a tooth towards the front of the mouth is extracted, many people opt to get dental implants so no one knows they are missing those particular teeth. Here are three things you need to know about getting dental implants. [Read More]

Irritated Bump On Your Gums? It Could Be A Cold Sore

If you have a persistent, painful bump on your gumline that won't go away, even with thorough tooth brushing and flossing habits, the cause might surprise you. While many disorders of the gums can be caused by poor dental hygiene, one potential cause for a painful bump on your gums that doesn't respond to good dental hygiene habits is a cold sore. Cause Despite their name, cold sores have nothing to do with cold temperatures. [Read More]