Archive for November, 2013

Steps to Take When a Tooth is Knocked-Out

A serious dental emergency is a knocked-out, or in medical terms, an avulsed tooth.  A dental accident such as this is commonly caused by accidental falls, fighting, car accidents, sports-related trauma and biting on hard food.  When a tooth has been knocked out, the blood vessels and nerves  of the tooth are damaged and cannot […]

Teeth Whitening

A popular dental treatment for those with discolored teeth is tooth whitening, which is also known as tooth bleaching.  Although this dental treatment has become extremely popular in the past twenty years, tooth bleaching has actually been around since the 1800’s.  The development of home applied tooth whitening treatments in the late 1980’s significantly changed […]

The Reasons for Tooth Discoloration

The enamel – the visible, outer coating of the teeth – is a very hard, durable substance designed to withstand the rigors of biting and chewing. Why does the enamel of one individual’s teeth appear to be white while the enamel of another’s teeth look yellow or gray? There are many reasons why people have […]

Dental Implant Migration Problems

Many Americans suffer from tooth loss due to tooth decay, gum disease or trauma to the tooth or jaw.  One of the most popular replacements for a missing tooth in recent times is a dental implant. An implant, which is basically an artificial tooth root, provides a strong foundation for either permanent or removable replacement […]