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What are Cavities and How are They Formed?

What are Cavities and How are They Formed?

by Shearly (SU)
“Look ma, no cavities!” was the tagline used for decades that allowed a famous national brand of toothpaste to beat out its competition. To this day, a clean bill of health after routine preventive-care dental appointments includes a finding of no cavities.

Six Ways to Stop a Toothache Quickly

Six Ways to Stop a Toothache Quickly

by Shearly (SU)
Sometimes, a toothache can come on quickly, and there may be a forecast for considerable pain until you make it to the dentist. The dreaded tooth pain has reared its ugly head on a Saturday night and your dentist office won’t be open until Monday morning. You need to stop this toothache quickly or else you’re not getting a good night’s sleep and will probably wake up even crankier than when you went to bed. So, what can you do in the meantime?

Is it safe to get a root canal?

Is it safe to get a root canal?

by Shearly (SU)
If your dentist or endodontist is recommending that you need a root canal, but you’re on the fence about safety, fear not. While some research shows that root canals may cause or put you at risk for bacteria, dentists continue to stand by the procedure that they feel is perfectly safe when properly performed. In fact, a root canal procedure is one of the more commonly performed dental procedures, so your dentist has plenty of experience in the books.

Children’s Dental Health Month

Children’s Dental Health Month

by Shearly (SU)
Many parents struggle to get their little ones to brush their teeth without a fight. While they may not think it’s fun to take care of their oral health, children need to learn healthy habits, so they can protect their smile for a lifetime. To promote good oral health, the American Dental Association (ADA) devotes the entire month of February each year to helping children and parents learn about dental care in a fun and engaging way.

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