Vitamin D and your Oral Health

Did you know that a deficiency of vitamin D can affect your oral health? Calcium’s main job is to keep your teeth and bones strong! However, without vitamin D our bodies are unable to effectively absorb the calcium and your bones become fragile. Vitamin D is found in foods such as milk, supplements, and sunlight. Let’s take a closer look …

What is an Apicoectomy?

While rare, complications can arise following root canal therapy that can require an apicoectomy to protect against further damage. This First things first, let’s learn more about the roots and canals of a tooth: The apex (end of the tooth’s root) is important because it allows nerves and blood vessels to enter the tooth and pass through the canals. When …

Misaligned Jaw

When your upper jaw does not sit straight on your lower jaw, this is a condition called jaw misalignment. Jaw misalignment can also be classified more specifically as an overbite, underbite, and crossbite. While a misaligned jaw is an inherited syndrome, it also has causes such as extensive pacifier usage or having dental crowns/dental fillings placed wrongly. Problems and Symptoms …

Retainers

Hooray, you’re finally finished wearing braces or Invisalignaligners! It’s finally time to show the world your smile! However, if you want to keep your new smile, it’s vital that you wear your retainer. A retainer is a special mold that helps keep your teeth in place and prevents them from reverting to their old alignment. Now, let’s dive deeper into …

Brushing Your Teeth

Your teeth are important and it is vital to take care of them on a daily basis! But are you brushing your teeth correctly? Below is a check list of how you should be brushing your teeth: Choosing the Right Brush: When it comes to choosing the right tooth brush, it all comes down to the bristles! You want a …

Toothpaste Guide

Did you know that toothpaste dates back to ancient India, Egypt, and China, around 5000 BCE? During this time, toothpaste was mainly composed of ground salt and mint leaves! That minty taste is still found in most toothpastes today, but the rest of the ingredients have come a long way. Here’s our handy guide to different types of toothpaste and …

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

TMD or more commonly known as TMJ, is a condition that affects a person’s temporomandibular joint.This joint attaches your skull to your jawbone. TMJ can create myofascial pain (pain when pressure is placed on muscles around the jaw) or internal joint derangement (such as a dislocated jaw). Here is a closer look at the joint disorder and how it can …

Effects of Stress on Your Teeth

Your mouth may not be one of the first areas you think about when it comes to stress, but it turns out your oral health can be directly affected in a very negative way. Maintaining your overall health and keeping a positive attitude goes a long way when it comes to your dental health. Stress can lead to the following …

Tooth Enamel

Did you know that enamel, the protective covering for your teeth, is the strongest substance in the body? Wow! Every time you chew, your enamel is working hard to keep your teeth safe. However, if you do not properly care for your teeth, your enamel can suffer. Even though the enamel it is highly mineralized and very strong, it can …

Root Canal

When a tooth’s pulp becomes severely decayed, root canal therapy is performed. Root canal surgery is a routine occurrence and happens daily at most dental practices, but it is still surgery, which is why it is important to call us right away when you feel any tooth discomfort to prevent further complications. So, what exactly is root canal therapy? Let’s …