3 Common Questions about Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth are the last four molars that grow into your mouth. However, this doesn't always happen without a hitch. If your dentist tells you that your wisdom teeth need to be extracted, you may become apprehensive. Removal of wisdom teeth is often unpleasant because they are the most inaccessible teeth with the largest roots. This article highlights a few questions commonly raised by patients facing wisdom teeth removal. 1. Why would I need my wisdom teeth removed?   Read More...

Is Teeth Whitening a Permanent Solution to Tooth Stains?

If you have never opted to have your teeth whitened, you probably have a number of questions regarding the effectiveness of teeth whitening treatments. While teeth whitening treatments such as in-office bleaching trays and laser whitening are effective methods of removing stains from teeth, they are not permanent solutions. The same rule applies to home whitening techniques that utilize strips, trays or toothpaste. However, while no single whitening treatment alone will ever provide a permanent solution, there are certain things that you can do to keep your teeth white all the time.   Read More...

When Should You See a Dentist for an Oral Soft Tissue Injury?

Like any part of the body, the inside surfaces of your mouth can become injured. While some dental injuries primarily involved the teeth, many of these incidents cause swelling or bleeding in the soft tissues of the mouth. Since oral soft tissue injuries can occur due to contact sports, vehicle collisions or simple accidents, it's important to know how to respond to these injuries. Below, we list the symptoms of a soft tissue injury that indicates the need for a trip to the dentist.   Read More...

Timing is Key with Invisalign: Why You Must Wear Your Invisalign Aligner for 22 Hours a Day

Invisalign aligners are a popular choice for teens and adults alike due to the fact that they are almost invisible. They are also popular because patients are able to remove them at their own convenience. However, unlike braces, which are attached to your teeth, Invisalign require you to be extra disciplined and responsible whilst wearing them. Dentists recommend that you wear your aligners for a minimum of 22 hours a day for good reason.   Read More...

Pink Spotted Teeth: What it Means and How it Can be Treated by a Dentist

If you have recently noticed that one of your teeth has turned a light pink or red at the crown, your tooth may be suffering from a condition referred to by dentists as internal root resorption. This condition is also known as pink tooth of Mummery, and was named after anatomist; James Howard Mummery. The first known case of internal root resorption was recorded by Thomas Bell in 1830.  Internal resorption generally occurs as a natural process called deciduous root resorption, whereby the roots of a child's primary teeth are resorbed (re-absorbed) in order to make way for the secondary teeth (adult teeth)    Read More...