Understanding the Difference Between Amalgam and Composite Fillings

At , your dentist, Dr. , commonly uses fillings to repair modest-sized areas of tooth decay. These are artificial materials that are designed to replace the decayed enamel and restore the full function of the compromised tooth. The tooth’s primary function, the location of the cavity and its appearance in your smile will all be… Read more »

Whitening Your Sensitive Teeth

Are you unhappy with the color of your teeth? Are you interested in teeth whitening but worried about the treatment because you have sensitive teeth? If so, there are a few things you can do to protect your pearly whites while avoiding painful or uncomfortable side effects. If you’re interested in whitening your teeth, you… Read more »

Cavities on the Biting Surfaces of Back Teeth Can Be Prevented with Dental Sealants

As baby teeth are replaced by permanent teeth, it’s not uncommon for the biting surfaces of the molars and premolars to have deep pits and fissures in the tooth enamel. While this makes your child’s teeth more effective for chewing and grinding food, these areas can also prove hard to clean. If food particles and… Read more »

A Decayed and Painful Tooth Might Need a Root Canal

When a cavity goes without timely treatment, the decay can spread throughout the tooth. In time, it can even penetrate the sensitive internal structures of the tooth. This could eventually cause a serious infection in the root of the tooth as well as heightened tooth sensitivity. When a tooth is this badly decayed, your dentist,… Read more »

A Missing Tooth Can Be Replaced by a Dental Implant

Losing a tooth can severely limit the function of your mouth. If the tooth is not replaced somehow, it can cause the surrounding teeth to twist and move toward the void. Fortunately, your dentist, Dr. , can help restore the tooth’s presence and function in your mouth by installing a dental implant. A dental implant… Read more »

Understanding TMJ Disorder and Your Treatment Options

Our dentist, Dr. Jorge Bastidas, would like to offer hope for your TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder. This joint hinges your jawbone to the rest of your skull, and these complex joints work in synergy with a series of ligaments and muscles to enable you to open your mouth, chew and grind food, as well as speak…. Read more »

How to Get Rid of Bad Breath

How often do you have to deal with bad breath? This embarrassing condition is typically caused by bacteria or by food particles in your mouth. While removing bacteria may be your best answer, there are a few things other options you can consider to attain immediate relief. While you may think of using a breath… Read more »

A Few Facts About Dental Veneers

Have you ever heard of dental veneers? As you may know, these thin shells are bonded to your teeth to give you a healthy, attractive smile. In fact, veneers can be used to correct crooked teeth, whiten your smile, or close small gaps in your mouth. Dental veneers are stain resistant and durable—but there are still… Read more »

Fixing Cavities

Even with the best oral hygiene regimen, it’s still possible for you to end up with cavities. If that’s the case, then a dental filling is usually enough to help stop the problems caused by small to medium-sized cavities. As long as your cavities are diagnosed early, they can generally be treated with fillings. If… Read more »

The Three Consequences of Not Treating a Dental Cavity

Tooth decay is not something you mess with, which is why it’s strongly recommended to see your dentist, Dr. , right away and get the problem treated. If you get it treated as soon as possible, then you might only need a dental filling. If you delay treatment, you might need more extensive treatment, like:… Read more »