Happy Kids with Healthy Teeth

Keeping Teeth Healthy Without Visiting the Dentist

Do you know that it is your primary responsibility, rather than your dentist's, to keep your teeth healthy? The dentist and the patient make up a dental health team that should work in collaboration to prevent dental problems. In this team, the patient has more to do in ensuring that he/she maintains clean and healthy teeth, gums, and mouth. As many individuals and families find themselves without dental insurance, it is important to learn how to maintain proper dental care.   Read More...

Emergency Dental Services

Most visits to the dentist are scheduled in advance, but some dental issues require immediate dental care. Knocked-out teeth, cracked or broken teeth, severe toothaches and sore gums or jaws are examples of dental problems that cannot wait for an appointment. For these problems, emergency dental care is usually provided by an emergency dentist. Most emergency dental care facilities offer walk-in or same-day appointments. Occasionally, next-day appointments are necessary, especially for procedures that consume a substantial amount of time, such as root canal therapy.   Read More...

Baby Teeth Mementos: 3 Unique and Important Reasons to Keep Your Baby's Teeth

Many parents keep mementos of their children. These sentimental treasures come in many forms, including locks of hair, hospital tags, school artwork and teeth. However, old and discoloured baby teeth don't quite exude the same level of charm as say, a lock of baby hair. A dusty vessel containing loose baby teeth is more likely to elicit disgust rather than reminiscences of the days when the tooth fairy was real. Nevertheless, it isn't that difficult to transform disembodied baby teeth into items that you will want to treasure rather than toss.   Read More...

5 Ways to Deal with a Tooth Ache

A toothache can occur due to the inflammation of the pulp, leading to excruciating pain. Inflammation can come about due to various reasons, key among them; an infection of the gum, cavities or a blow to the tooth. Below is a combination of remedies that can be applied to relieve the pain associated with a toothache: 1.    Take painkillers The first step you might consider is going for an over-the-counter painkiller prescription.   Read More...

Should I Brush My Gums as Well as My Teeth?

As long as you brush and floss your teeth twice a day, and keep foods high in sugar to a minimum, you are doing a pretty good job of caring for your teeth. However, when it comes to your gums, you may often hear all kinds of weird and wonderful recommendations. First of all, the only person that you should trust in terms of what works and what doesn't, is your dentist.   Read More...