2017 Oct

Repairing a Chipped or Broken Tooth

Repairing a Chipped or Broken Tooth You're crunching ice or a piece of hard candy when you notice something hard in your mouth that doesn't melt or dissolve. You get a sick feeling as you realize what it is -- a piece of broken tooth. Although the enamel that covers your teeth is the hardest, [...]

2017 Aug

The Scariest Dental Procedures, Explained

The Scariest Dental Procedures, Explained 1 / 8 Does the thought of visiting your dentist’s office give you the heebie-jeebies? You’re not alone. "About 50 percent of Americans admit some fear of dental procedures and about 10 percent have so much fear and anxiety that they actually avoid dental care," says Sheela Raja, PhD, director of clinical [...]

2017 Jul

The Lifespan of a Cap

The Lifespan of a Cap I had a lower jaw tooth pulled several weeks ago and I have been in constant pain ever since. My dentist says I have a dry socket, which he packed with some type of medicine. That helped for a while, but now the pain is almost unbearable again. What can [...]

2017 Jul

7 Lies Your Dentist Knows You’re Telling

7 Lies Your Dentist Knows You’re Telling People tend to stretch the truth a little bit when they visit their dentist. And dentists know it, says Shawn Adibi, DDS, an associate professor in the department of general practice and dental public health at the University of Texas at Houston. For example, when patients say they floss once [...]

2017 Jul

Stopped flossing? Teeth still vital to overall health

Stopped flossing? Teeth still vital to overall health (CNN) Your teeth are more than just something to chew and smile with. Research is increasingly showing that they can have an effect on your overall health. Many Americans think their poor oral health is holding them back. In a 2015 survey by the American Dental Association, 20% of low-income adults [...]