Laughing Gas: A Patient's Guide

Posted on: 28 January 2016

You've probably heard of laughing gas – it's that special concoction that dentists sometimes have their patients inhale in order to take the edge off during treatment. If you've never had laughing gas before, you may want to learn a little more before choosing to have it during your next dental procedure. Here's what you need to know: What is laughing gas? The technical term for laughing gas is actually nitrous oxide. [Read More]

DIY Teeth Whitening Ideas You Should Never Try At Home

Posted on: 25 January 2016

From the stars that grace the red carpet and show off their pearly whites to the cameras to the everyday people you encounter on the street, it can seem like everybody in the world has a whiter smile than what you have in your own mouth. If you have not yet made the choice to seek professional teeth whitening at a cosmetic dentist, you may be tempted to try out some of the DIY teeth whitening ideas you find posted by other people online. [Read More]

3 Tips To Reduce Teeth Sensitivity While Wearing Dental Veneers

Posted on: 6 January 2016

Dental veneers are used to hide cosmetic issues, like chips and cracks, in your teeth. In order to apply the dental veneer, your dentist will remove some enamel from the surface of your teeth. The enamel is removed in order to create a surface in which your veneer will be able to adhere to. As a result, this may often result in tooth sensitivity immediately after the procedure. The discomfort should go away on its own, but doing things like eating or speaking can become extremely painful. [Read More]

Trauma And Facial Reconstruction: 3 Tooth Replacement Timelines For Severe Injuries

Posted on: 17 December 2015

It's not uncommon for teeth to become displaced or knocked out during an event that causes facial trauma. If the trauma is mild, most natural teeth can be re-inserted, provided that they aren't chipped or broken. However, implantation must occur immediately. If a natural tooth is put back into place within 30 minutes of being knocked out, there is a 50 percent chance that it will survive. After an hour, the chances of survival dwindle to zero. [Read More]