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Your Guide To Understanding And Treating A High Filling

If you recently needed a filling, you might have experienced a fair amount of pain prior to the procedure. However, if your discomfort has not diminished within about a day, especially if the pain manifests as you are chewing or upon the introduction of hot or cold drinks, you might have a high filling. A high filling occurs when too much of the filling material is left in your tooth, which can be agonizing. Read More 

A Guide To Understanding Your Periodontal Disease And Treating It With A Gum Flap Surgery

If you have been dealing with cavities and dental decay for a while, there is a good chance that you have some degree of gum disease. It presents with varying levels of severity, eventually culminating in periodontal disease.  Although gum disease is a common problem and very treatable in its early stages, surgical intervention is often necessary for severe cases. Therefore, if your dentist has recommended periodontal surgery for your gum disease, you need to be aware of the information shared below. Read More 

3 Good Reasons To Take Your Child To The Dentist

Going to see a dentist is one of the things that people of all ages don't usually look forward to doing. However, it is not a good idea to neglect dental health care out of fear. If you want your child to grow up with healthy teeth and gums, the best thing that you can do is put him or her on a schedule for regular dental checkups. There are many good reasons why your child should get his or her teeth examined by a dentist. Read More 

What To Do If Your Dental Crown Comes Off On A Remote Mountain Trail

If you are out hiking in the mountains and your dental crown comes off while you are eating some beef jerky on the trail, then it is important that you know how to manage the situation until you can reach your dentist's office and have the crown re-cemented on your tooth. You may be in great pain or you may not have any pain at all. And, the actions you take in the hours between the time you lose your crown and the time you can get an emergency appointment with your dentist can determine if your crown can be reattached or if you will need other dental treatment. Read More 

Will Thumbsucking Harm Your Child’s Teeth?

There has been a great deal of debate between parents regarding thumbsucking. Thumbsucking is a natural reflex that children use to soothe themselves, but it could have long-term consequences for their dental health. If your child sucks his or her thumb or other fingers, here is what you need to know.   How Does Thumbsucking Hurt Dental Health? Infants who suck their thumbs might not have any long-term problems if they stop before their teeth start to erupt. Read More