Dental Blog

What is a Root Canal?: Frequently Asked Questions

What is a root canal? A root canal is one of the methods to save an infected tooth and relieve tooth pain. A root canal involves removing the infected pulp and nerve inside the tooth and filling the canals with a rubber-like material (Gutta-percha) to seal the entire inner canal of the tooth. After a […]

Dental X-Rays

Dental X-rays are a vital part of a bi-annual cleaning and exam. They are used to diagnose cavities or infections that may not be visible to the naked eye between teeth or under the gums. They can also be used to identify the number, position and size of teeth and their roots.   Types of […]

Bone Grafts: Frequently Asked Questions

What is a bone graft? A bone graft is a dental procedure that is used when there is significant bone loss within the jaw. Significant bone loss can affect both your neighboring teeth, future implants, and even your face structure over time. For this reason, a bone graft is recommended to patients with severe bone […]

What toothpaste should I be using?

One of the most vital parts of good oral health practices is brushing your teeth twice a day. Now, brushing plays a key role in maintaining good oral hygiene but the toothpaste you use also impacts your oral hygiene.   Toothpaste is used as an abrasive to help remove light surface stains on teeth and […]

Sinus Lifts: Frequently Asked Questions

What is a sinus lift?  A sinus lift is a surgical procedure that adds bone to the upper jaw where the sinuses are located. There are different types of sinus lifts, direct or indirect (horizontal or vertical). A direct sinus lift (also known as the horizontal approach) involves approaaching the sinus from the outer region […]

What is the difference between a crown and an implant crown?

While it can be hard to tell the difference between a regular tooth and a crown, it can be even harder to tell the difference amongst different types of crowns. Some may not even know that there is a difference. But there are a few key differences between a crown and an implant crown. So, […]

What is the difference between a general dentist and a specialist?

While both are dentists, general dentists and specialists usually have different goals and focuses. Like the titles suggest, one focuses more on a broader range of procedures while the other focuses on a specific field within dentistry.   General dentists’ procedures range from simple check ups to more complex cases like surgeries, extractions, and root […]

Ways to help with Dental Anxiety

It’s not uncommon to be afraid of going to a dental office. But sometimes, it is necessary to go to the dentist, whether it be because of pain or for a cavity. So what do you do? Here are some tips that can help reduce your dental anxiety and make your visit a little less […]

Did you know?: Dental Fillings

Did you know that one of the best ways to treat tooth decay and cavities is via fillings? (Of course, this depends on the severity of the decay/cavity).   While fillings are very sturdy and long lasting, it is not guaranteed to prevent future cavities on a tooth. Unknown to many people, it is possible […]

Acidic Foods and Teeth

Did you know that what you eat can have a significant impact on your teeth and your oral health. It has been found that acidic foods and drinks can wear down your tooth’s enamel and can lead to tooth sensitivity and/or cavities and infections. Not only that, it can also change the appearance of your […]

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