The Tooth of the Matter: A Dental Blog
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The Tooth of the Matter: A Dental Blog

You only have one set of adult teeth, and they need to last until you are 80, 90, or beyond. The actions you take towards your teeth today will either benefit you or harm you in the future. Of course, good dental care starts with seeing a dentist regularly. You should go in for cleanings and checkups, and any other time you think something might be amiss with your teeth. Education is important when it comes to any aspect of your health, so start reading the articles on this website to educate yourself about dentists and dental care. We promise that when you're 80 and you still have your teeth, you won't regret the time spent.


The Tooth of the Matter: A Dental Blog

  • Need Braces? Choose Clear Aligners

    28 October 2022

    If your orthodontist has told you that you need braces you have different options. One option is the traditional metal braces. Another option that may work well for you is clear aligners. Below is information on what this is, as well as some benefits this offers you.  Clear Aligners Traditional braces are made of metal and have wires and brackets that are used to secure the braces to your teeth. Clear aligners do not use any kind of metal but instead are made with a durable plastic.

  • Why a Cavity Caught in Its Early Stages Doesn’t Always Need a Filling

    26 September 2022

    Once a cavity has reached a certain size and depth, it can't be stopped—and you'll need to see your dentist in order to have it filled. You've probably experienced a cavity before and had the decayed portion of the tooth drilled away before the cavity is patched with a tooth-colored composite resin. But when a cavity is in its very early stages—its absolute infancy—there are other dental care services that can stop it from developing further, if not quite reversing it.

  • Do You Have A Broken Tooth? 4 Tips To Handle Dental Emergencies Before Visiting A General Dentist

    23 August 2022

    Accidents sometimes happen when you least expect them. Perhaps you fell down the stairs or got hit during boxing practice, and one of your teeth chipped or broke. What do you do after such an accident to improve your chances of saving your tooth? This piece will provide important tips to help you handle a dental emergency. 1. Determine If the Situation Needs Urgent Intervention The first and most important thing to do after discovering that your tooth is broken is to determine if the situation is an emergency.

  • Teeth Whitening With Braces: Can It Be Done?

    19 July 2022

    You might have wondered—is it possible to whiten your teeth during orthodontic treatment? This is a valid question. You're going to all that trouble to straighten your teeth, and so wouldn't it be nice for your teeth to be beautifully white when your braces are removed? Direct Contact At-home teeth whitening kits rely on the whitening gel being in direct contact with your teeth, courtesy of the applicator trays that fit over your upper and lower dental arches.

  • 3 Important Questions To Ask During Your First Meeting With Your Dentist

    13 June 2022

    Ensuring that you maintain the highest level of dental health is crucial to facilitating good health. However, booking a dental appointment can sometimes seem like a huge challenge, particularly when seeking the services of a new dentist. To ensure that you find the right dentist, it is important to research and prepare accordingly. When you meet a dentist for the first time, you may feel nervous because you have no idea what to expect.