What To Do When Your Kid Knocks A Tooth Loose

When your child has a tooth knocked loose, it can seem like a very large ordeal. Here's the thing: most teeth, even permanent ones, can get knocked loose then reset themselves so long as there isn't extensive damage to the root system or gums. Your child is likely to be scared and a little sore, but odds are, they'll be okay and so will their tooth. That being said, any trauma to the mouth that knocks a tooth loose can be considered a dental emergency so you should always call your child's dentist when they have a tooth knocked loose. [Read More]

4 Telltale Signs You Need A Tooth Extraction Urgently

Dental problems can make your life unbearable. They can lower your productivity, cause significant pain, and affect your quality of life. One common remedy to some dental issues is tooth extraction, which should only be handled by a competent dentist. So, what are the possibilities of tooth removal when visiting your dentist? Here are some telltale signs you should have your tooth extracted. 1. Severe Tooth Decay Tooth decay may occur due to poor dental hygiene, poor diet, and excessive plaque build-up. [Read More]

All About Elastics For Braces

Elastics commonly referred to as rubber bands are a critical part of the brace's treatment. While people often give much of the credit to the metal brackets that rest atop the teeth, elastics play an equally important role in the goal of helping you achieve the smile you want. If you have braces and your orthodontist told you that you might need to wear elastics in the future, learn more about them. [Read More]

Why Your Teeth Feel So Sensitive

Do your teeth feel particularly sensitive, and you are not sure why? If so, it will help to know some reasons why this can happen to you.  Cold Temperature Changes Be aware that exposure to cold outdoor temperatures can actually cause your teeth to feel sensitive. If you are sitting in your home with the temperature around 70°F, and then you step outside in the winter to temperatures that are below freezing, the cold air rushing over your teeth is going to cause them to feel sensitive. [Read More]