How to Avoid Needing a Root Canal

When you get an infection within a tooth and in its roots, you will need a root canal. This procedure requires drilling a hole into the tooth and removing the infected tissue. It is a common procedure, though many people find it uncomfortable. During the recovery period, you will need to be careful about what you eat, and will need to return to the dentist for a permanent crown. While in some cases, you can't prevent a root canal, you might be able to reduce your risk for needing one. [Read More]

What is causing my toothache? A guide to different types of toothaches

If you are having a toothache you may be interested to know what the difference is between a range of different sensations and aches you can have in your mouth.  Temperature or touch sensitivity Although there are no nerve endings in the enamel, or white outer layer of your teeth, decay in that enamel can lead to cavities deep enough to affect the dentin layer inside your tooth. This causes many issues with teeth being sensitive to touch or temperature. [Read More]

The Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

For many people, having a great and bright smile is very important. A great smile can give you confidence and will make you happier because you will want to smile more to show off your teeth. Many people use over-the-counter teeth whitening kits to add a bit more luminosity to their smile, but usually they do not get the results that they want. The only way to rid your teeth of any stains they have is by letting a dental professional do your teeth whitening for you. [Read More]

Tips for Overcoming Fear of Your Dentist

Oral health is vital to help maintain the body's overall health. Regular trips to the dentist will help keep the teeth, mouth and gums in good condition. Even with this in mind, a lot of people will still avoid a dental surgery due to fear or phobia. In fact, one in four people share a phobia of dentists; including the fear of emergency dentists. Understanding the Issue There is an endless list of reasons that could be the cause of your fear or phobia. [Read More]