Crowns Versus Fillings: Which Option Is Right For You?

Repairing a damaged tooth can help to restore your smile, but you'll need to examine the different options available to make these repairs. For people with cavities, crowns and fillings are common options. Here are a few things you should know about each option to determine which one is right for you. Dental Crowns Dental crowns are caps that are placed directly over the damaged tooth. Some dentists may even refer to them as caps. Read More 

Hemophobia: Three Ways to Prepare for a Dental Appointment and Avoid Blood

For someone with hemophobia, going to any type of doctor's appointment comes with natural fears. While the sight of blood is not always common at the dentist, there are times when gums bleed or advanced procedures result in the sight of blood. Instead of worrying about blood during your appointment, you can consult with a dentist and plan ahead for your visit. There are three different ways you can prepare for a dental appointment and deal with your hemophobia in a reasonable fashion. Read More 

Pros And Cons Of Nickel And Chrome Alloy Dental Crowns

Damage to a tooth due to either trauma-related cracking or decay-related cavities can often be fixed with a dental crown. General and cosmetic dentistry specialists use crowns to strengthen an otherwise healthy tooth for easier chewing and a more beautiful smile. Crowns come in a variety of materials and each has its own particular pros and cons. Nickel and chrome alloys are one such crown material. Here are a few pros and cons you can discuss with your dentist if you are considering this type of crown. Read More 

Your Gums, Embedded Objects, And A Periodontist: What You Can Expect From Your Appointment

Most people tend to think that their gums are firmly attached to the surfaces of their teeth. In truth, they are not attached, and there is a slight amount of room between your gums and the teeth they secure. You see this every time you floss and the floss disappears underneath the gumline and returns with particles of food. You can also feel this when something gets stuck in your gums and no amount of floss or toothpicks seems to jiggle it loose. Read More 

2 Foods To Give Your Child In Order To Prevent Them From Developing Enamel Hypoplasia

Enamel hypoplasia is a dental defect that is often caused by lack of nutrients that your body needs in order to create strong and thick dental enamel. This causes your child's enamel to grow in thin and sparse. As a result, over the course of their early years, their teeth will be more vulnerable to tooth decay and infection. One of the few causes of enamel hypoplasia often leads back to nutrition. Read More