Why Are My Gums Bleeding?

Do you experience bleeding gums? This is can be a sign that your gums are not being properly cared for and need more attention. There is no need to worry too much about your bleeding gums. In fact, about 60% of people experience gingivitis at least once. However, if you ignore “pink in the sink” your gums will get much …

Tooth Nerve Pain

Nerve Sensitivity The nerves of a tooth are located in the pulp. The pulp is made up of living connective tissue and cells called odontoblasts. There are two different types of nerve sensitivities. Pulpal Sensitivity: Nerve pain focused on one specific tooth is most likely affecting the tooth pulp. Common causes of nerve pain in teeth include: a recent tooth …

How To Prevent Tooth Decay

Definition Tooth decay occurs when specific types of bacteria produce acid destroying the tooth’s enamel. Cavity symptoms include: Toothache Sensitivity to cold, hot, and sweet foods and drinks Discomfort when chewing Oral Hygiene Tools and Preventive Products There are multiple dental health aids available that can help you prevent dental caries. A toothbrush that has the proper bristles and angles …

4 Foods That Can Whiten Your Teeth

Many people dream of a beautiful white smile. Luckily, there are five foods that can help whiten your tooth enamel naturally! Strawberries: Sounds crazy right? You’d think their juicy red center would stain your teeth, however, that’s not the case! Strawberries contain an enzyme called malic acid that can help whiten your teeth. Consider mashing up a few strawberries and …

Understanding the difference between simple and surgical extractions

Simple Extraction: Generally, dentists do simple extractions rather than surgical. Simple extractions are performed on a tooth that can be seen inside the mouth. When a simple extraction is performed, a dentist uses an instrument called an elevator to loosen the tooth. After that, the tooth is removed with forceps. Surgical Extraction: Surgical extractions are much more complex than simple …