While a loose tooth is common in children, it can also cause concern among adults. Anything from poor oral hygiene, advanced gum disease, grinding on teeth, chewing on hard food, or an injury to the mouth can damage your tooth and loosen it. While it is always preferable to save a tooth, pulling out a cracked, infected, or diseased tooth will help protect your other teeth. Visit your dentist if your loose tooth causes severe pain and needs to be pulled out immediately.
Bad breath is a common condition that affects more than 50% of the general population. Bad breath is not only psychologically distressing but can also affect personal relationships and quality of life. There are several underlying causes of bad breath which can include gum disease like gingivitis and periodontitis, and poor oral hygiene.
A healthy mouth can keep major diseases at bay and improve your overall health. While many patients consider missing teeth to be no big deal, it can cause more harm than anticipated. Hence, it is essential to replace missing teeth without any delay.
In general, oral habits like brushing and flossing can help keep bacteria under control. However, routine dental visits are critical to properly maintaining your oral health. We recommend dental exams and regular cleanings at least twice a year to maintain good oral hygiene and to improve quality of life.
Periodontal disease is the infection and inflammation of the gums that damage the soft tissue at the center of the teeth. If left untreated, the condition can loosen teeth or lead to tooth loss. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...Continue reading
Every milestone with your precious child is exciting, and seeing a new tooth in your baby’s mouth is an important one! Usually, the eruption of a new tooth is straightforward, but as the caregiver of your child, here are some tips that can help...Continue reading
As we all age, the nerves in our teeth shrink typically and even more so if there is an atypical enamel wear issue that can make teeth more vulnerable to additional dental problems. This is not a normal aging process but unfortunately, is a common...Continue reading
A toothache can be difficult to deal with, but a lot of children experience this. Toothaches in children can be caused by emerging teeth, tooth decay, broken or chipped teeth, plaque buildup, cavities, swollen gums, tooth grinding, or food that...Continue reading
While wisdom teeth extraction is a common procedure, it is considered oral surgery that requires time after to rest and recover, so choosing a convenient time of the year is important. Summer is an excellent time to have your wisdom teeth, also...Continue reading
Root canal treatment eliminates bacteria from a damaged and infected tooth pulp (The pulp is the center of the tooth, including the nerve and blood supply.) to save a natural tooth. It clears and seals the canal space from a further tooth...Continue reading