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Is Enamel Shaping a Good Way to Help Your Teeth?
Posted on 7/20/2018 by Downtown Dental Care Office
There are many things people can do to improve their teeth. Good habits such as regular brushing and flossing are a simple thing that everyone can do. For some people the simple things are not enough. They want to turn to other procedures to help their teeth. Enamel shaping is a procedure that can help many people. The question to ask is if you will benefit from enamel shaping. Fixing the SmileA chipped tooth or rough teeth can ruin the smile. Many times, these are just a cosmetic problem. They are not always something for a person to worry about, but that does not stop it from happening. A smile is one of the way people judge others. Because of that, many turn to enamel shaping to fix their smile that is no longer perfect. The goal of enamel shaping is to remove a small part of the surface of the tooth to smooth it over or cover a chip. It does not require a lot of time or money at the dental offices to do this. It is also a painless procedure that is not very different from a good cleaning. What it Does Not DoWhile enamel shaping can fix minor imperfections or roughness of the teeth, it cannot do everything. People with large chips may not benefit. If the problem with rough teeth or chipped teeth is because of tooth decay or some other problem with the teeth, enamel shaping is not enough on its own to fix the problem. It is important to fix the underlying problems first. The best person to explain how enamel shaping can help you are if it is something that would not work is our dental professionals. They can provide the advice and the guidance you need to make the best decision about whether this is a procedure for you. If you want more information or if you want the opinion of one of our dental professionals, contact us today....

Do Your Tonsils Cause Your Halitosis?
Posted on 7/10/2018 by Downtown Dental Care Office
Halitosis is the medical term for chronic bad breath and it's not something that can be cured simply by using mouthwash or toothpaste. If your breath tastes bad or returns soon after you brush your teeth, you may be suffering from halitosis, which can be a sign of something more serious. The farther inside the mouth that you get, the more bacteria you will find. Therefore, the real test of whether you have halitosis or just bad breath is done when you take a sample from the very back of your tongue. A study published by the journal Microbes and Infection, concluded that tonsil stones cause halitosis because they are full of anaerobic bacteria. Another study suggested that tonsil stones are composed of layers and layers of living microbes. Even if your practice the best oral hygiene and visit us regularly, bad breath from tonsil stones will not improve. Treatment for Halitosis from Tonsil StonesUnfortunately, brushing, flossing, and other dental hygiene habits will not help halitosis that results from tonsil stones. While rinsing your mouth and brushing your teeth may temporarily help, the condition will return, and it may get exacerbated, since these products tend to produce a dry mouth. The best way to attack a case of halitosis from tonsil stones is to use oxygen in combination with traditional oral care hygiene practices. We recommend that you brush your teeth after each meal, floss and clean your tongue once a day. In addition, you must keep your regular dental checkups. If you suffer from halitosis from your tonsils, we can recommend certain products that have proven to help with this condition. These products alter the hard to reach places in your mouth, such as your tonsils, and make them less attractive to microorganisms that produce bad breath....

Most Common Reasons Your Fillings May Hurt
Posted on 6/23/2018 by Downtown Dental Care Office
If you have a cavity or a missing filling, we can take care of that in our office. There may be times when some discomfort occurs following the procedure and these are the most common reasons your fillings may hurt after the numbing effect goes away. Bite is OffWhen the numbing hasn't worn off after the procedure, you can't bite normally, so it may be difficult to make sure that everything is adjusted to your liking and comfort. This is easy to fix in a follow-up visit by correcting the bite. Inflammation in the ToothSometimes dental work can cause inflammation of the tooth and this causes pain after you get your filling. It is normal to have some discomfort after a filling and it should subside within a few days. Other times the pain can persist for a week or more and in this case, we advise you to call our office immediately. Allergies to Tooth FillingsBefore starting the procedure, we will ask you if you have any known allergies to the material being used for the fillings and we will offer you an alternative that works for you. In some cases, allergies still occur. Loose FillingsIf the filling is not put in properly, it can cause pain and if you suspect something is wrong with the way in which your filling was added. Tooth SensitivitySome sensitivity to cold or hot foods is to be expected after a tooth filling. Air temperature is also uncomfortable when the area is exposed. If any of the most common reasons your fillings may hurt don't improve within a few days and go on for longer than a week, please don't hesitate to call our office and we will make sure we get rid of that pain for you....

All Posts:

Is Enamel Shaping a Good Way to Help Your Teeth?
Do Your Tonsils Cause Your Halitosis?
Most Common Reasons Your Fillings May Hurt
Dangers of Leaving Dental Cracks Alone
Do You Have a Loose Tooth as an Adult? If So, You Need to Come See Us
Do You Grind Your Teeth in Your Sleep?
Sometimes Educating Yourself is the Best Way to Overcome Dental Fears
Ways of Cutting Down Acid in Your Diet
Foods to Eat to Reduce Your Stress
Brushing Your Teeth Too Hard Will Not Polish Your Teeth
Resolutions You Can Make Any Time of Year to Protect Your Teeth
Relieving Toothaches Until You Can Get Seen
Easing Pain When You Have an Oral Infection
Do Not Consume These Products Following Oral Surgery
Is Stress Causing You to Crack Your Teeth?
Is Sleep Apnea a Big Enough Deal to Require Treatment?
Learning About the Dangers of Ice When Using It to Cool Off
Can Teeth Feel the Effects of Stress?
Why Your Health Depends on You Replacing Missing Teeth
Why Your Family Should Avoid Gummy Snacks
The Benefits of Glass Fillings
The Benefits of Eating Red Produce
Should You Floss Once or Twice Each Day?
Should You Brush Before or After Breakfast?
How Long Does it Take to See Results from Professional Whitening?
How a Straw Can Help You Bypass Stained Teeth
How to Best Keep Your Dental Bridge Clean
How Straight Teeth Improves Your Oral Health
Why You Need to Avoid Clear Sodas
Getting a Photogenic Smile
Is Sugar Your Tooth's Worst Enemy?
Having Nice Breath This Holiday Season

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