Category Archives: Tooth Decay

“DOC, PULL ‘EM ALL AND GIMME FALSIES!”

OH, I WISH I had a penny for every time I heard that cry. It can be a daunting task taking care of 28-32 misbehaving teeth.  But, it is often well worth keeping your teeth and avoiding dentures. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN TEETH ARE LOST When a tooth is lost, the surrounding bone disappears.  When all…
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THE ROOT OF EVIL

Nothing in dentistry conjures up fear and anxiety as the mention of a ROOT CANAL.  Hallmark would make a mint on condolence cards for those who have to endure a ROOT CANAL. WHY DO I NEED A ROOT CANAL, ANYWAY? When a tooth experiences an insult, such as decay, that invades the tooth, the nerve…
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ALIEN VS. PREDATOR

A.K.A. BRIDGE VS. IMPLANT OH, SNAP!..SO YOU LOST THAT TOOTH. It doesn’t help that it was one of the front ones.  The most common ways to replace a missing tooth include both the Dental Bridge and the Dental Implant.  Below are the pros and cons of each. THE DENTAL BRIDGE The tooth supported bridge uses…
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FLOURIDE IS JUST FOR KIDS, RIGHT?

Do you spit out blood with your toothpaste when you brush your teeth?  Are your gums swollen and red no matter how much you brush?  You may have gingivitis. WRONG!! Many adults, especially seniors with multiple health issues, benefit from fluoride treatments.  Older adults may notice the roots of their teeth can become exposed with…
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