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Exploring the Composite Filling vs. Amalgam Filling Debate

When restoring teeth, dental care providers typically offer patients the option of composite filling vs. amalgam filling. For those unfamiliar with this type of dental terminology, amalgam fillings are silver, while composite fillings are white in appearance. These are the most common materials used today in restoring teeth that require a filling. Each one has …

Differences Between Teeth Whitening vs. Teeth Cleaning

Not surprisingly, there are more people than would be expected who may not have idea what would be the  differences between teeth whitening vs. teeth cleaning. This is simply not the case. While a professional cleaning is always beneficial to patients, those who have had their teeth cleaned may still not have completely white teeth. …

How To Experience a Better Smile

Everyone enjoys having a beautiful smile and all the benefits associated with attractive looking teeth. In fact, everything from improved self-esteem and better personal self-image to more employment prospects as well as increased quality of relationships can be experienced by simply improving one’s smile. Many have suggested that attractive looking teeth are one of the …

What is Periodontics?

Periodontal care is typically administered by a periodontist. This kind of dental care professional is one who specializes in the prevention as well as the diagnosis and treatment of something known as periodontal disease. A periodontist also routinely performs procedures associated with the placement of dental implants. They may in addition treat oral inflammation and …

What is Endodontics?

A dentist who specializes in keeping teeth healthy through endodontic therapy or treatment is known as in endodontist. Endodontic procedures primarily focus on the soft inner tissue of the teeth known as the pulp. While all dentists are trained to some degree in the diagnosis, treatment and therapy associated with endodontics, some teeth require the …

Regular Dental Cleaning Vs. Deep Cleaning

To better understand the differences between regular dental cleaning vs. deep cleaning it is first important to know more about periodontitis. In short, periodontitis is a chronic type of infection or disease that affects the teeth as a result of excessive bacteria collecting in the pockets and spaces underneath the gum line. The cause of …

Gum Diseases and Their Symptoms

Not surprisingly a large percentage of adults today have some form of periodontal gum disease. Gum diseases vary substantially today and may include everything from the most basic types of gum inflammation to more serious conditions. More severe problems can end up damaging bone and the soft tissue that is used to support teeth. In …

Exploring the Science of Gum Graft Procedure

Gum graft procedure is a unique and innovative type of treatment that is designed primarily to help those who have receding gums. One telltale sign that you may have receding gums is that teeth will actually begin to look longer than they have in the past. In addition, those with receding gums may experience sensitivity …

What to do About a Persistent Toothache

Tooth pain or a toothache can occur for a number of reasons. In many cases, the reason for a toothache is simply that a nerve within the tooth is irritated, diseased or traumatized. That said, toothaches and tooth pain can be the result of many different causes. From dental infections to tooth decay and gum …

Understanding Teeth Whitening and its Advantages

Enjoying a brighter and more vibrant smile can be as simple as taking full advantage of all that modern teeth whitening makes possible. The options available today to those interested in teeth whitening technology include products that can be used at home or simply visiting a dentist for more complete treatment. Even tooth whitening toothpaste …