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.

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The Tooth of the Matter: A Dental Blog

  • Cosmetic Bonding For Gapped Teeth: Common FAQs

    18 February 2020

    Some people like having a small gap between their teeth because it gives them a unique look. However, many people do choose to have these areas filled in with a cosmetic bonding procedure at the dentist. If this is a procedure you are interested in having done, you will likely have some questions. Here is a look at some of the common questions about cosmetic bonding for gapped teeth.  Will the bonded area stay the same color as your teeth?

  • How To Find The Right Pediatric Orthodontist For Your Child

    14 February 2020

    If your child doesn't have straight teeth, it may be necessary to take them to a pediatric orthodontist. This professional can come up with all sorts of effective ways to straighten their teeth. When choosing a pediatric orthodontist, these tips will come in handy.  Assess Location Location is one of the more overlooked aspects of choosing a pediatric orthodontist. It should be at the top of your list in terms of factors because it will determine just what type of experience you have seeing this dental professional on a regular basis.

  • Common Misconceptions About Invisible Aligners

    14 February 2020

    Invisible aligners are more popular than ever for their lack of impact on a person's appearance while they're having their teeth straightened. But you might still be cautious and have your concerns. If you've come across one of these misconceptions, you have a good reason to be worried, but rest assured — that's all they are: misconceptions. Here's what you should know about this misinformation. You Have to Change Your Eating Habits

  • Various Forms Of Medication For Gum Disease

    14 February 2020

    There are various treatments for gum disease. Medication, scaling and polishing, and surgery are some of the treatments that help. The medications come in various forms. Below are some of the various forms of medications the dentist may prescribe for your gum disease. Antimicrobial Rinse You use antimicrobial mouth rinses the same way you use mouth rinses, but the antimicrobial rinses are much more powerful than conventional mouth rinses. The antimicrobial mouth rinses contain compounds that reduce the number of bacteria in the mouth.

  • The Potential Problems Of "Helping" A Baby Tooth To Come Out

    14 February 2020

    In the old days, it wasn't entirely uncommon for a parent to step in to try and "help" a child to get their loose tooth out. Everything from pulling it out manually to tying a string around it and yanking was sometimes tried, but like all things in the past, people have learned a lot since then. If you were considering applying these methods to your child's tooth, it's better to just let it be and seek help from a pediatric dentist if it stays loose for too long.