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Are You at Risk for Oral Cancer?

Are You at Risk for Oral Cancer?

by Natalie (SU)
Oral cancer makes up nearly 3% of cancers diagnosed in the United States. It can occur inside the mouth, throat, neck, or lips. Routine dental checkups involve screening for different forms of oral cancer, as well as providing tips for cleaning and prevention. Find out some oral cancer risk factors and whether you should be concerned.

The Stages of a Root Canal

The Stages of a Root Canal

by Natalie (SU)
You may need a root canal if a tooth has become infected due to a cavity, an injury, or an illness. The tooth’s pulp, which lies just below the enamel, is especially vulnerable to cavities and infection. The pulp is root-shaped and contains the tooth’s nerve. Because it only serves as the tooth’s pain conductor, it can be removed without harming the tooth. “Root canal” refers to removing the diseased pulp, to save an infected, injured, or sensitive tooth. If your dentist has recommended a root canal, you’ll be happy to know that modern advances in technology and anesthesia options have made root canals much more comfortable than they were for previous generations.

Will My Dental Crown be Noticeable?

Will My Dental Crown be Noticeable?

by Natalie (SU)
A dental crown is like a cap that fits over one of your teeth. It is permanent, attractive, and feels just like a natural tooth. When a tooth becomes worn down or broken, a crown can help restore the function and appearance of your smile. So, will your dental crown be noticeable when you eat, drink, or brush your teeth?

Preparing for Your Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Preparing for Your Wisdom Teeth Extraction

by Natalie (SU)
You have experienced pain from crowded or impacted wisdom teeth. Or, your dentist recommends removing your wisdom teeth to prevent pain and crowding, or other problems when they erupt. You have heard a lot about getting your wisdom teeth taken out, but how should you prepare for having your wisdom teeth extracted?

The Benefits of Zoom! Whitening

The Benefits of Zoom! Whitening

by Shearly (SU)
The holiday season is almost here. It’s a time of celebration, of parties, and pictures. Lots and lots of pictures. And of course, you want to look your best. If you have been thinking about whitening your teeth for the holidays, maybe it’s time to look into the benefits of Zoom! Whitening. We all want a beautiful, pearly white, healthy-looking smile. But as we age, combined with some of the habits we partake daily (our morning ritual of 2 cups of coffee), our teeth tend to lose their luster over time. The answer is Zoom! Whitening. Zoom Is a non-evasive treatment that usually takes just a little more than an hour for a smile that is up to 10 times whiter.