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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 […]

Pros and Cons of Dental Veneers

Crooked, chipped, or discolored teeth can adversely affect your self-confidence, making you reluctant to share your smile in work or social situations. While temporary solutions for discolored teeth, such as whitening, are effective, in some cases, intrinsically stained or severely misshapen teeth may need a more permanent fix. Dental veneers are an effective cosmetic solution […]

What Does Your Dental Hygienist Look for During a Cleaning?

Dental cleanings are the most common procedure in a dental office. During a dental cleaning, your dental hygienist carefully examines each tooth using specialized tools to look for symptoms of tooth decay, gum disease, injured teeth, infection, and abscesses. A Dental Place recommends you receive professional teeth cleaning every six months so your hygienist can […]

5 Reasons You Might Need a Root Canal

Root canal treatment is typically prescribed if the inner layer of your tooth, called the pulp, has become infected or damaged. In some cases, root canal therapy is the only way to save a tooth and prevent extraction. A root canal involves making a small opening in the tooth’s crown to access the pulp chamber, […]

Braces: They’re Not Just for Teenagers Anymore

When most of us think of braces, we imagine teenagers with metal hardware in their mouths. This is no longer the only type of braces available. ClearCorrect aligners offer a discreet solution for orthodontic issues. But teens aren’t the only people who need orthodontic correction. Adults are beginning to understand the importance of correcting malocclusions […]

Do I Really Need to Floss?

Everyone has a multitude of bacteria in their mouths, and over time, those bacteria form plaque on our teeth. We remove most of the plaque when we brush them, but the areas between our teeth and under the gums are missed while brushing. Only by flossing can we remove the plaque in those areas. If […]

What Are Cavities, and How Do Fillings Fix Them?

The term “cavity” usually gets associated with a trip to the dentist as something you don’t want to hear as you get your check-up. So what are they exactly? How does one get them? What needs to be done if you have one? And how can you prevent them? Cavities, also known as tooth decay, […]