Understanding Dental Pain and Bacterial Infections

About five years ago, a nagging pain started to form in my back molar. I ignored the pain for about six months, and the discomfort disappeared. The tooth soon cracked while I was munching on some nuts. After some x-rays and a brief meeting with my dentist, I was informed that I needed a root canal procedure. The dentist explained that the initial dental pain indicated that I had a dental infection. The bacteria destroyed the pulp and nerve inside the tooth, and this left the molar dead and brittle. The tooth was later repaired with a crown, and I started to investigate dental infections. I know now that dental infections are extremely serious. Bacteria can spread through the mouth, to the heart, and to the brain. In some cases, infectious bacteria can even destroy the jaw. You need to know these facts too, so you can retain your health.

Spring Clean Your Dental Hygiene Routine

Spring cleaning is commonly considered something you do for your house, but spring is a good time to do some maintenance on your dental hygiene routine, too.  To reduce your risk of cavities, gum disease, and other dental ailments, follow this checklist to spring...

So, You Need Braces? You Have A Few Options

Braces look like they may be some kind of medieval torture device, but they are a necessity if you want to have perfect teeth. There are several kinds available, so you can control the way your braces look and feel. Each of these kinds has several benefits and...

Three Root Canal Myths: Debunked

If your dentist has suggested a root canal, you’re probably full of fear and angst. You think they’re painful, lengthy, and the tooth will need to be removed anyway, right? Listed below are three common root canal myths and the truth.  Myth #1: The...

2 Unexpected Ways To Whiten Your Teeth Naturally

If whitening strips leave you with the pain of ultra-sensitive teeth, maybe it’s time to find a new way to whiten your smile at home. Consider trying one of these DIY teeth whitening remedies to achieve that beautiful, white smile you desire: Oil Pulling An...

How To Get Over Your Dental Anxiety

It is common to suffer from some form of dental anxiety. It could be as simple as sweaty palms as you are sitting in the dentist’s chair, or maybe it is an overwhelming fear that prevents you from making your regular 6 month appointment. If you suffer from...

What To Consider Before You Get Your Teeth Whitened

If you are thinking about getting your teeth whitened, going to your dentist is a great option. However, there are some things to think about before you make this decision. When you’re ready to seriously contemplate a professional teeth whitening, consider the...