It’s National Gum Care Month!

September brings the month of National Gum Care, a time to raise awareness for healthy gums everywhere. No matter your age, you should always be striving for great oral care, and this doesn’t just mean your teeth. Your gums are just as important when it comes to maintaining a great smile. As new research develops,... Read more »

What Does It Mean When You Need a Tooth Pulp Capped?

Endodontists have one essential goal – to save teeth. One method we use to save a distressed tooth is called pulp capping. If our endodontist determines that your damaged tooth requires a pulp capping, this root canal alternative isolates the decay from attacking the tooth’s pulp chamber to keep the pulp (and tooth) from dying.... Read more »

How to Know If You Need Endodontic Therapy

Did you know that endodontic therapy could save your life? Studies have shown that an infection from an abscessed tooth can cause serious health problems. This problem is preventable with root canal treatment to prevent the abscess or a simple tooth extraction. When getting to the root of tooth decay, the first step is prevention.... Read more »

What Happens When I Forget to Floss?

Our team strongly encourages everyone to floss daily, but do you ever wonder why? Well, flossing is vital for top-notch oral health and smiles. It can help you and your oral health in more ways than you might realize. This means that if you forget to floss, your smile can also suffer. Forgetting to floss... Read more »

Did You Know That May Is Save Your Tooth Month?

There is no tooth substitute that looks, feels or functions exactly like your own teeth. This is why the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) is committed to creating awareness for saving your natural teeth, dedicating the month of May to root canal awareness as well as recognizing endodontists, the people who save teeth for a... Read more »

Protect Your Smile From Damage This Summer

Summer will be here soon with more and more people heading outdoors, increasing the risk of dental injuries. Although our team is at the ready to assist you in the event of an emergency, oral injuries can often be avoided and are preventable with good dental habits. Habits to Avoid Neglecting oral hygiene: Your teeth... Read more »

A Pulpotomy Can Save Your Child’s Damaged Baby Tooth

Does your child need a root canal treatment, called a pulpotomy, to save a damaged primary tooth? Are you wondering why children even get root canals? The truth is root canals – which save teeth that have a bacterial infection or inflammation in the tooth pulp – prevent primary teeth from being lost prematurely. The... Read more »

A Root Canal Can Relieve and Save Your Tooth

If you’ve ever experienced a persistent toothache, you know how unpleasant they can be. Sometimes, even if you are diligent about your daily brushing and flossing routine, you may still end up with a painful toothache and natural tooth decay. Usually, when this happens, it’s because of a cavity, but there are other reasons you... Read more »

The Basics of Having a Root Canal Treatment

Did you know that the bacteria in a cavity can cause the nerves to die and kill the tooth? Unlike other areas of your body, the teeth can’t regenerate, so if you don’t remove the diseased parts of a tooth being destroyed by plaque and bacteria, it will continue to spread. As this decay attacks... Read more »

What Happens When Winter Sports Leave You With a Dental Injury?

Winter recreation and sports, such as snowmobiling, skiing and snowboarding are popular pastimes for individuals and families this time of year. Wearing a helmet and a mouthguard can go a long way to protecting yourself from oral injury when engaging in these activities, but still, accidents do happen, and when they do, what will you... Read more »