Do you need a crown after root canal?

root canal and crown

Many patients wonder why a crown is necessary after getting a root canal. Why can’t dentists just put a filling in? It’s so much cheaper… What is a root canal procedure and why is it needed? When a cavity in a tooth is left untreated, it enlarges and eventually reaches a nerve inside. The nerve […]

Brushing and Flossing: The Ultimate Dream Team

Think of brushing and flossing as the Tampa Bay Lightning’s championship winning offense and defense. Your toothbrush and floss are same! Flossing is the defense that skillfully takes plaque out and brushing is the offense that moves plaque away to take the lead in scoring the winning goal of oral hygiene. Individually, brushing and flossing […]

Going to the Dentist… IT’S LIKE PULLING TEETH!

The Fear You Didn’t Know You Had… Isn’t it something how people are deathly afraid of going to the dentist?  It doesn’t matter why they are going…they are paralyzed in fear! So why is that? Childhood memories? The trauma of being injected and worked on while awake?  OR…the cost of the treatment plan!!! All joking […]

Time to “brush up” on your tooth brush knowledge

hard vs soft tooth brush

Selecting a toothbrush at the oral care aisle at the drugstore might seem as an impossible task. So many options… 😕 What kind should you get? Are they all the same? The reality is not all brushes are created equal. Only brushes that are listed as having soft or extra soft bristles should be used […]

The truth about the teeth whitening products you see online.

Why professional teeth whitening is your best option? Online options are cheap, but as with most things in life, you get what you pay for.  It is important to remember that only dental bleach will WHITEN your teeth. However, buying cheap bleach products from non-professionals sites online could lead to gastrointestinal damage and burns in […]

Why do my dentist makes me sign all this paperwork?

Steps of tx

Patients and dental professionals may sometimes have different expectations as to the outcome of treatment.A key step is to make sure that the patient has realistic outcomes regarding the treatment having an open and honest conversation. Why should I sign a consent or treatment plan? Usually after you have your initial visit, if you need […]

How to prevent thrush while wearing dentures?

Dentures

Denture wearers who develop stomatitis, or mild inflammation of the oral membrane, have thrush in about 90% of cases. It’s normal to have small amounts of candida in your mouth. But when there’s an imbalance, the candida can grow out of control, resulting in a fungal infection. Stomatitis caused by candida is also commonly referred […]

Had your Wisdom Tooth removed? We will tell you how to prevent Dry Socket.

wisdom tooth extraction

After a tooth is extracted, especially wisdom teeth, some people might experience a condition referred to as “dry socket”. Have you ever heard of that? Dry socket is a painful condition that is many times worse than the discomfort following tooth removal. Thankfully it can be treated, but it is best if you can prevent […]

The ugly truth about “just a basic dental cleaning”

Dental plaque

Check this post and understand why we have different types of dental cleaning and a “basic cleaning” is only recommended if you have perfect oral health and keep up with semi annual dental appointments. Understand the different types of teeth cleaning. There are different types of teeth cleaning procedures, and the type your dentist is […]