A Toothache Could Be a Symptom of a Failing Filling

Toothache pain is more than inconvenient. In fact, it is a salient sign that something significant has distressed your tooth. You need to seek quality dental care at Dr. [doctor_name]’s [city], [state] clinic. One of the more common culprits to cause toothache pain is a failing filling that has gone untreated. When this happens, the…

Oral Infections: The Effect on Your Mouth

Did you know that dental infections were one of the highest causes of death before modern medicine was available? While dental infections are less of an issue than they have been in the past, there are many different signs you need to be aware of. An oral infection you may have to deal with is…

Why You Should Get Your Cavity Filled

Have you ever felt an aching in a tooth but chosen to ignore it? Unfortunately, visiting a dentist can seem like an inconvenience. Even worse, most people associate the dentist with pain—both to your teeth and to your wallet. However, did you know that waiting could lead to much more serious damage? In other words,…

A Missing Filling Requires Our Attention

When a filling is used to repair a small to medium sized cavity, it is intended to stand the test of time. Still, you shouldn’t expect a filling to last forever. As time passes the bacteria in your mouth might start to exploit the cement holding a filling in place. Sometimes you can notice symptoms…

How You Can Avoid Plaque Buildup

As you probably know, it’s important to brush and floss your teeth. Similarly, you know that you should visit your dentist every six months. But do you know why doing these things are so important? Honestly, there are several benefits to brushing your teeth, but removing plaque is a very important one. You see, after…

How to Keep Your Toothbrush Clean

In your quest for excellent oral health, you brush and floss after meals, and toss the floss when you are done. You can’t do that with your toothbrush though, so what happens when you remove bacteria that inhabit your mouth when you brush? Actually, bacteria aren’t the only things that can be transferred to your…

Dental Plaque 101

Dental plaque is a sticky film that covers your teeth and contains bacteria. It is a harmful substance that can easily destroy your smile if you let it. The plaque is not generally noticeable, unless you have not brushed your teeth for a long amount of time. At this point, the teeth feel fuzzy and…