You bite into a crisp apple, and ouch! You drink a glass of cold water, and oy! Or maybe you’re doing nothing and all and — zing! — tooth pain strikes at random. Whether it only happens when your teeth are in use or you just can’t seem to shake that underlying ache, tooth pain… Continue reading What’s Causing Your Toothache?
Cavities are part of life — nine out of ten adults will have one at some point in their life and a quarter of all adults have an untreated cavity. Getting cavities treated can be scary — but knowing more about the process can help. Dr. David Tarnowski, DMD, a general/cosmetic dentist and owner of… Continue reading How A Dentist Treats A Cavity
Not all dental cleanings are the same, and it can be helpful to know the difference between each type in order to determine which dental cleaning is right for you. It is important to discuss your dental cleaning options with your dentist, and having an understanding of the different types can be useful. Different types of dental… Continue reading The Different Types of Dental Cleanings
Only a few people are lucky enough to be born with perfect teeth and a beautiful smile, but thanks to orthodontic treatment that can make a huge difference to you or your child. At Sandbay Dental, your orthodontist will recommend different types of braces or dental appliances to help correct your particular problem. When it… Continue reading Types of dental braces.
Take care of your teeth Achieving healthy teeth takes a lifetime of care. Even if you’ve been told that you have nice teeth, it’s crucial to take the right steps every day to take care of them and prevent problems. This involves getting the right oral care products, as well as being mindful of your… Continue reading 10 Ways to Keep Your Teeth Healthy
A person’s first impression of you is often based on their reaction to your smile. It’s a reflection of your personality and can say a lot about who you are. If you’re not taking care of your teeth, it can reveal that you’re not taking care of yourself. It can also be a sign that… Continue reading What Happens If You Don’t Go To The Dentist
There are many reasons that you can feel pain in your tooth when you bite down. A range of conditions causes this kind of toothache, including cavities and damage to the teeth, sinus infection, and gum disease. In addition to causing sharp stabs of pain when chewing or putting pressure on the tooth, these issues… Continue reading The Cause of Tooth Pain When You Bite Down On It
Dentists have discovered that teeth straightened by braces will go crooked again unless a retainer is worn by the patients for life after they have their braces removed. It was previously thought that using a retainer, or tooth brace for just one or two years after having your braces off would be enough to keep… Continue reading Why We Should Wear Braces for Life.
Many of us, including me, were taught to brush our teeth and then use floss to remove anything the toothbrush missed. Even dental hygienists floss after they’re finished brushing our teeth. This raises the question: Does it make a difference if you floss before or after brushing? Here’s what the American Dental Association says about… Continue reading Why Flossing Is Essential For Dental Health.
Periodontitis, or gum disease, is a serious infection of the soft tissues that surround the teeth. Without treatment, gum disease can lead to bone destruction and, ultimately, tooth loss. Bacteria in dental plaque, or tartar, cause gum disease by triggering an inflammatory response that steadily erodes soft tissue and bone. In the early stages of… Continue reading How Gum Disease is Related To The Heart Diseases