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How to Take Care of Your Dental Veneers

Oral health is essential to overall well-being, and maintaining healthy teeth is crucial for a confident smile and proper chewing function. Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dental treatment that improves the appearance of your teeth by masking imperfections such as discoloration, chips, and small gaps. However, dental veneers require proper care to maintain longevity […]

Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need to be Extracted?

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of teeth to emerge in the mouth, typically between the ages of 19 and 22. While some people may experience no issues with their wisdom teeth, many others face complications that necessitate extraction. Learn why you might need a wisdom tooth extraction. There is […]

Your Teeth Staining Questions Answered

Everyone desires a beautiful white smile. Unfortunately, lifestyle choices can cause your teeth to become discolored over time. If you’re curious to learn about the causes of tooth staining and how to achieve a brighter smile, the team at A Dental Place has the answers to some of the most common questions about tooth discoloration. […]

5 Reasons Your Dental Crown is Causing a Toothache

According to the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network, 3.8% of dental crowns need to be remade. This study found that among individual practices, 58% had no issues with dental crowns. Years of practice significantly impacted the success rate of a dental crown, with the majority of the 58% having multiple years of practice. Dental crowns […]

How to Prevent Bleeding Gums

According to the CDC, 47.2% of Americans aged 30 and older have gum disease. This number skyrockets to 70.1% of adults over 65. Bleeding gums are a symptom of gum disease, but it can also be caused by other factors. If you have bleeding gums, it’s essential to see your dentist so they can determine […]

What is Referred Tooth Pain?

Referred tooth pain is when you experience pain in a tooth that isn’t the source of the discomfort. For example, if you have a toothache on the right side of your mouth but also feel pain in your left ear, you may be experiencing referred tooth pain. Referred tooth pain can have numerous causes, making […]

The Effects of Dry Mouth on Oral Health and How to Treat It

The prevalence of dry mouth in the U.S. ranges from 5.5% to 46%, with an increase in cases correlating with age. Several factors, including dehydration, aging, medications, radiation therapy, tobacco use, nerve damage, and autoimmune diseases, can cause dry mouth. Symptoms of dry mouth include thirst, difficulty speaking, and a sore throat. A dry mouth […]

Foods to Eat After a Tooth Extraction

While tooth extraction is a relatively straightforward procedure, it is essential to follow your dentist’s aftercare instructions following surgery. In addition to resting, avoiding strenuous activity, and taking OTC medication, your dentist may recommend modifying your diet. During your extraction recovery, avoid foods that may cause damage to the surgical site, like crunchy, hard, or […...

Deep Teeth Cleaning (Scaling & Root Planing): What to Expect?

Tartar, also known as calculus, is a hard deposit of plaque that forms on teeth. Plaque is a film of saliva, bacteria, and food debris. If plaque is not removed with regular brushing, it transforms into tartar and can only be removed by a professional at your hygiene cleaning. If not removed, tartar buildup can […]

Can Broken Teeth Cause Dental Problems?

Broken teeth are a common dental issue typically caused by tooth decay, facial trauma, large or multiple tooth fillings, or tooth grinding. A broken tooth is usually considered a dental emergency and must be treated immediately because it can lead to several serious dental problems if left untreated. Infection or Sepsis If the tooth breaks […]