Tag: teeth

What Are These White Spots On My Child’s Teeth?

Those are white spot lesions! Let’s talk a bit about why they happen and what we can do about them. What Are White Spot Lesions (WSLs)? White spot lesions are simply areas of decalcification of our enamel. Before we have a true cavity (a… Continue Reading “What Are These White Spots On My Child’s Teeth?”

So You Lost Your Tooth

You’re putting up the Christmas tree after Thanksgiving (hopefully) and, while carefully placing ornaments, you turn around to be greeted by your kid swinging a branch. You look down to reveal your front tooth in your hand and you’ve quickly realized what has happened… Continue Reading “So You Lost Your Tooth”

Sensitive After a Filling?

‘Well it didn’t start hurting until you started messing with it!’ We get this as dental professionals a lot. And we understand. Let’s talk about why post-operative sensitivity can happen and why it (usually) isn’t something to worry about. What Is Post-Operative Sensitivity? A… Continue Reading “Sensitive After a Filling?”

American Heart Association Updated Prevention of Infective Endocarditis Guide

The American Heart Association has updated their recommendations regarding Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Infective Endocarditis. No changes have been made regarding which dental procedures need prophylactic coverage. Current Dental Procedures Requiring Antibiotic Prophylaxis: Manipulation of the gingival tissues– Any type of Dental Cleanings, gum surgeries,… Continue Reading “American Heart Association Updated Prevention of Infective Endocarditis Guide”

MTN DEW and teeth

A true American Icon. While many find this vague, citrus-y tasting drink a necessity to everyday life, consuming it may be causing irreparable harm to teeth. A few of the contents and chemical aspects of MTN Dew combine to make it especially harsh on… Continue Reading “MTN DEW and teeth”

What Is Oil Pulling?

Charcoal toothpaste, sucking on lemons, placing aspirin in your mouth – there’s never a shortage of new tips and tricks in dentistry. There’s always going to be changes and claims in medicine as well as new methods to treating disease. It’s our job as… Continue Reading “What Is Oil Pulling?”

How Quickly Can You Get A Cavity?

This question can depend on a cornucopia of different reasons. You can be more susceptible to getting cavities depending on your: age, dietary habits, saliva production, genetics, medications, and the list goes on. The more susceptible you are, then theoretically cavities can attack your… Continue Reading “How Quickly Can You Get A Cavity?”

How Much is a Tooth Worth?

To preface a tooth is only worth as much value as you put into it, but that is beside the point. But if you asked the tooth fairy how much a baby tooth is worth the answer is $3.70, but that was back in… Continue Reading “How Much is a Tooth Worth?”

What Are Dry Sockets?

If you’ve ever had a tooth taken out, your dentist has more than likely discussed with you the possibility of dry sockets. Dry sockets are nothing to mess around with, and we are going to talk about just what they are and things we… Continue Reading “What Are Dry Sockets?”

What is a Tooth?

Our teeth have essentially three parts: The outer Enamel, middle Dentin, and inner Pulp. Enamel: The hardest tissue of the body, even harder than bone, that helps protect the softer inside of the tooth1. This is the first line of defense against acids and… Continue Reading “What is a Tooth?”