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What is a Composite Filling?

Fillings are a restorative method that is used when cavities develop in the teeth. Nowadays, there are several filling options available. One of these options includes composite fillings. Composite fillings are made from powdered glass and acrylic resin, and have a natural tooth-colored appearance. Because of their natural appearance, many people choose composite fillings. Composite […]

How Children’s Teeth Erupt and Fall Out

Understanding the normal cycle of how teeth erupt and fall out of your child’s mouth will help you make sure that their dental health is right where it should be. Deviations from this process can be normal in some cases, however they may also indicate a dental issue. It is important that you address any […]

Tooth Pain

Toothaches are one of the most common ailments that brings people to the dentist. Despite being such a common symptom, the type of tooth pain could be indicative of several different dental issues. Listed below are different types of tooth pain and the possible causes. While you should not wait until you are in pain […]

Preparing a Healthy Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important part of the day, or so says moms everywhere and numerous scientific journals. Why? Because breakfast moves your body out of the fasting state it was in overnight and kick starts your metabolism for the rest of the day. While it might be tempting to skip breakfast because you’re strapped […]

What is an amalgam filling?

Amalgam fillings are the most common fillings out. While the name sounds complicated, these are the silver fillings that many people have. While they’re commonly called silver fillings, they’re actually a mix (amalgamation) of mercury, copper, silver, and tin. Approximately half of the amalgam filling is made of mercury because of it superior strength and […]

Childhood Tooth Decay

At all stages of our lives, tooth decay is a major concern, but recent research has revealed that that is never truer than it is during our youngest years. Children of all ages have been presenting with greater instances of tooth decay, creating a movement among dentists to have children in to see their dentist […]

First Visit by age 1

Congratulations on the birth of your new baby, whether it’s your first child or your third, it’s always a new adventure in parenting. If you’ve been down this road before then this information isn’t likely to be new for you, but it’s worth a little refresher course. “When should I take my baby to see […]

Establishing a Dental Home

Your dental home is the place where you will get consistent treatment and care for your oral health. The dental home allows a patient to stay established with a dentist. The more a person feels like they know their dentist and are comfortable with him/her, the more likely they are to be open and honest […]

The Importance of Primary Teeth

Oftentimes people think that baby teeth or primary teeth aren’t important. After all, these teeth fall out. And if they fall out they can’t be all that valuable. This kind of thinking, however, it what causes thousands and thousands of patients to run into oral problems later in life. Primary teeth play an important role […]

Mouthguards

Summer is just around the corner and if your kids aren’t out for summer break yet, they will be. With all the summer fun comes the increased risk of injury to your child’s mouth. Sports like basketball, football, soccer, and baseball all carry an inherent risk of facial injury. Some of the most common reasons […]