Protection From Infection: Teenagers And Lip Piercing Aftercare

In the blink of an eye, your little one has blossomed into a full-fledged teenager. This time period is full of changes for your child, and he or she will likely experiment with his or her looks. Piercings are particularly popular among the younger crowd. Your teen may be begging you for permission to get a lip piercing. If you feel like giving the green light on this, make sure that your child knows about lip piercing aftercare. Read More 

Tooth Sensitivity After Having A Cavity Filled

Having a cavity filled is pretty straight-forward. Your dentist numbs your mouth, does some drilling, and inserts the filling material. Afterwards, the numbness wears off, and you won't feel any pain. But what you might experience is a little tooth sensitivity, especially when you eat or drink hot or cold items. Here's what you need to know about that sensitivity. What causes tooth sensitivity after a filling? When your dentist drills down into your tooth to remove the decayed material, some nerve endings are exposed. Read More 

Causes And Treatment Of Gum Recession

Gum recession is not only a cosmetic issue. It can also be painful and lead to tooth sensitivity. If you have receding gums, it is important that you understand the causes and available treatments.  What Causes Gum Recession? Gum recession is essentially your gums receding to the point that your roots begin to show. There are a number of reasons that it can occur, including genetics. If you have a family history of gum recession, there is a good chance that you could develop it. Read More 

How Your Dentist Can Treat Sleep Apnea

When you feel tired everyday, you should consider whether you are suffering from sleep apnea. If you suffer from sleep apnea, you might be unhappy with your CPAP treatment. Fortunately, there are dental treatments that can be less invasive and more comfortable. Fortunately, oral appliances can be used to treat patients suffering from mild or moderate sleep apnea. What Is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea can be caused by repetitive airway obstruction. Read More 

How To Handle A Root Canal That Fails

A root canal is a type of dental procedure that gets rid of an infection deep within your tooth and root. While it is a common procedure that typically has a high rate of success, there are some root canals that fail. Here are some things to do if you think yours has failed. Look For Signs of Root Canal Failure The first thing you should do is make sure that the root canal failed and you are not simply experiencing a new problem. Read More