Category Archives Dentistry

We interviewed 42 dentists, dug deep into the scientific papers and have compiled a comprehensive study of the best teeth whitening products on the market. To determine the best teeth whitening treatments, you must first understand what type of discoloration you have and what treatments work best on it. What is teeth whitening?  Teeth whitening is the physical or chemical…

Overbite correction

An overbite is a misalignment of the upper and lower teeth that causes the upper teeth to be forced forward. Overbites can change the overall shape of the face, making the chin smaller and the face rounder. Orthognathic surgery can provide dramatic improvements, but comes at a high cost. There are many ways to correct an overbite, although the treatment…

cheek biting

Cheek biting can be caused by misaligned teeth or behavioral factors. Chewing, biting, or constant pressure on the inside of the cheeks results in lesions or ulcers. A range of treatment options are available to address both the causes and symptoms. What is cheek biting? Cheek biting is the chronic act of clenching teeth down on the inner cheek. Often…

white spots on teeth

White spots on teeth can occur in people of all ages. They can be caused by a number of medical and oral health issues. Happily, there are many treatment options available for white spots. Most people prefer the appearance of bright, white teeth. However, pale patches that are brighter than the color of surrounding tooth enamel can mean you are…

zirconia crown

Dental crowns are used most often to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth or implant. Zirconia crowns are made of zirconium oxide -- a light-colored metal. Zirconia crowns are durable and low-maintenance, but more expensive than gold, porcelain or ceramic crowns. Dental crowns are fixed devices that are cemented on to existing weak, damaged or broken teeth to support…

gold tooth

Gold teeth implants offer a trendy, durable, and biocompatible alternative to standard porcelain. Unlike grills or crowns that are worn over the teeth, gold implants are meant to permanently replace teeth that are missing. Costs vary depending on the type of implant, the amount of gold used, and the dentist's treatment fees. Gold has a solid track record in the fields…

tongue scraper

Bad breath is typically caused by poor oral hygiene and lifestyle choices. It may also be a symptom of a more serious underlying medical condition. If halitosis is a consistent problem in your life, you should consult a doctor. While coffee breath, garlic breath or morning breath can be offensive, they’re not chronic problems. Chronic halitosis is a more serious, long-lasting…

cracked tooth

Teeth grinding is the leading cause of cracked tooth syndrome (CTS). Pain ranges from relatively mild to, in certain advanced cases, practically insufferable. CTS is one of the toughest dental issues to treat, and many dentists are not adequately trained to spot it. It is the third leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. What is cracked tooth…

Knocked out tooth

Knocked-out teeth often result from a sudden injury or from eating hard foods. Immediately preserving your tooth and promptly seeing your dentist may help you retain your tooth. There are several replacement options available in the event your tooth is not salvageable. A blow to the face, a fall, an accident during a sports activity or a car accident can…

Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is an surgical procedure that removes a portion of the gums and sometimes the supporting bone. It takes at least three months for gums to heal fully after surgery. Crown lengthening may be covered by dental insurance in certain cases. Crown lengthening is a dental surgical procedure that exposes more of the tooth’s surface. Below, we answer commonly…

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