Build Stronger Teeth

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Build Stronger Teeth

Everyone knows the basics of good dental care. Brush your teeth after every meal, floss every day, see your dentist at least twice a year. It sounds simple. But what if you still don’t have strong, healthy teeth? Weak enamel can be a genetic weakness, or it can be caused by other conditions, like Celiac disease. I’ve always had weak enamel, so I started looking into ways that I could increase the strength of my teeth, and found that dietary changes could make a big difference. I started this blog to share my experience, and to talk about other ways you can make your teeth stronger and healthier. There are lots of things that you can do to improve your dental health. You just have to find them.

Why Does A Lost Dental Filling Sometimes Hurt?

A lost filling isn't always a dental emergency—but when it is, you're definitely going to know about it. Sometimes when a filling detaches from a tooth, there can be immediate (and distinctive) pain. But why can a lost filling inflict so much pain on your poor tooth, and what needs to be done about it? Three Layers You can think of your teeth as having three layers. There's the tough, highly-mineralized enamel on the outside, with strong dentin (which forms the bulk of the tooth's overall structure) beneath the enamel. Read More 

Is A Root Canal Retreatment Worth It If Your Tooth Gets Another Infection?

Root canal therapy is a great treatment option to clear diseased dental pulp and prevent the loss of a tooth. WebMD says that root canal therapy has a 95 percent success rate, and the effects of the treatment can last a lifetime. However, in a few instances, the first root canal may not heal properly, and a patient may need a second root canal to reap the oral health benefits. Take a look at why retreatment may be necessary and what it entails. Read More 

Dental Implant Procedure: What To Expect When Getting A Dental Implant

Dental implants are the artificial tooth roots used to support an artificial tooth (dental crown). Getting a dental implant in place of a missing tooth provides several benefits, such as:  Preventing jaw bone deterioration  Preventing the shifting of adjacent teeth But, installing a dental implant is a lengthy process that takes several months. Thus, if you plan on getting a dental implant, here is what you should expect.  Read More 

When Should You Get Botox & Other Injectables?

If you have been considering injectables, you've likely been told that they are a great way to avoid some of the signs of aging. What you may not know is if there is a benefit to getting injections like botox before you even see the signs of aging. There are many reasons why you might want to consider injectables like botox at most stages of life. Not sure if you should be considering Botox? Read More 

Understanding Root Canals

A root canal is a restorative treatment for teeth that have been damaged by decay or trauma. The dental procedure involves removing the infected or damaged pulp from inside the tooth. The pulp is the soft living material in the tooth's interior. It contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. Thus, the root canal procedure offers relief from dental discomfort since the inflamed nerves that may be causing the tooth to ache are removed when the pulp is extracted. Read More