Do you have toothaches often? Do you have toothaches often? Does one tooth seem to hurt frequently? Do you know why that may be or what you can do to prevent toothaches? The most common cause of toothaches is tooth decay. If tooth decay is left untreated, it can eventually lead to a cavity. If a cavity isn’t addressed, decay can continue to spread until it reaches your nerves and roots. If this happens, your tooth will probably ache and be vulnerable to temperatures. Similarly, your toothache could be cause by a fracture or a crack in your teeth or from [...]
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What Are Treatments for Receding Gums? Have you noticed that your teeth look longer or your gums aren't where they used to be? The most common cause of receding gums is periodontal disease, also called gum disease. Even though there isn't a cure for it, you should still focus on oral health to help manage it. With a healthy mouth, there is a consistent gum line. If a patient has gum recession, the gums may look inflamed. "The gum line also looks lower around some teeth than around others. Gum tissue wears away, leaving more of a tooth exposed." Receding gums [...]
Good dental hygiene can not only help you have a better-looking smile, but it can also help you avoid gum disease, oral cancer, etc. Here are some tips to keep in mind: Brush properly - In addition to brushing each tooth thoroughly, also brush your tongue, roof of your mouth, and gums (lightly) to remove bacteria. Floss daily - Flossing is important, as it gets between the teeth where the bristles of your toothbrush can't always reach. Teeth-friendly diet - Foods such as nuts, fruits (such as apples), chicken, and vegetables are teeth friendly. Avoid sugary candies and other things that [...]
What You Should Know About Cavity Formation Have you ever been to your dentist's office and found out that you have a cavity? If so, did you wonder how the cavity formed? Did you know that cavities actually form in stages, or that you might be able to reverse your cavity before it’s too serious? You see after you eat, your teeth will be exposed to plaque and tartar. This can eventually weaken the outer layer of your teeth, also known as enamel. Brushing and flossing are very important to keeping plaque and bad bacteria away from your pearly whites, but [...]
Treatments for Sensitive Teeth If you have sensitive teeth, the first thing you’ll want to find is a treatment, right? Right, especially because having sensitive teeth can make life a little more difficult. However, instead of going straight to an over-the-counter remedy, it’s best to consult with Dr. Shiney George. That way she can examine your smile, determine the underlying cause, and recommend the best treatment possible. Oftentimes, your dentist might recommend one or more of the following treatments: -Taking advantage of a professional fluoride treatment: Fluoride is your key to fighting tooth sensitivity. Usually, sensitivity results from acid breaking down [...]
Got a Canker Sore? Here Are Some Tips Do you have a small bump in your mouth that is causing severe pain and discomfort? If so, you might have a canker sore. Canker sores can be extremely troublesome and uncomfortable. Oftentimes, it’s hard to find relief from the pain. However, our Highland Oak Dental dental team has some tips and tricks that can help you find the comfort you deserve. Those are: Old-Fashioned remedies -Ice the area: Head over to your freezer and grab an ice cube from your ice cube tray. Then, wrap it with a paper towel or a thin [...]
A Severely Damaged Tooth Might Need a Crown When Dr. Shiney George restores a tooth with a dental crown in Frisco, TX, it is cemented onto an abutment made from the internal structures of the tooth. If the crown is badly damaged or lost or the abutment itself is damaged, it could lead to significant complications. In some cases like this, Dr. Shiney George can perform a root canal to restore the missing structure. If the damage is severe, the root of the tooth might need to be extracted. After your gums have fully healed, she can start the process of restoring its presence [...]
How to Prepare for Having a Tooth Pulled If you’re about to pull a severely decayed or damaged tooth, then it’s important to prepare for your appointment. If you’re prepared, there is a high chance you’ll have a successful treatment and everything will go as expected. So, to help you prepare for your tooth extraction in Frisco, TX, your dentist, Dr. Shiney George, and our dental team have some tips for you. Make sure you know exactly what time your appointment is scheduled. You don’t want to be late. It is also a good idea to confirm your travel arrangements, whether [...]
A Dental Bridge May Restore a Lost Tooth A Dental Bridge might be needed to restore a lost tooth due to severe decay! Tooth decay occurs when poor oral hygiene habits allow the bacteria in your mouth to exploit a weakened area of tooth enamel. Once it develops, the decay will inevitably spread. Without treatment, the bacteria can invade the pulp and root of the tooth. This can eventually result in total tooth loss. To effectively replace the tooth, your dentist, Dr. Shiney George, might recommend a dental bridge. A dental bridge in Frisco, TX, is a single piece of dental work [...]
Positive Effects of Choosing Sugarless Gum The positive effects from choosing sugarless gum are fairly simple, yet not directly attributable to the sugarless gum itself. Studies have shown that if you chew sugarless gum for upwards of twenty minutes, preferably after a meal, it can help fight cavities. While the gum itself doesn’t help fight cavities, the saliva produced from chewing it does! Chewing stimulates the salivary glands in your mouth, and that healthy wash helps remove bacterial plaque and acids from your pearly whites. In addition to your smile, studies have shown that sugarless gum can help prevent heartburn, and the acids [...]