Benefits of Fluoride on Dental Health

There is some debate on the pros and cons of fluoride on your teeth. In this article, let’s take a look at both sides and let you come to your own conclusions. What is fluoride? Fluoride is a mineral that is found in nature when salt interacts with rocks and soils. It’s also a naturally […]

5 Tips to Prepare Your Child for the Dentist 

Going to the dentist can be scary for a child, especially if it’s their first time. In this post, we’re giving you some tips and tricks to help you prepare your child for their (first) dentist appointment.  Be positive Regardless of your own feelings, try your best to talk about the dentist in a positive […]

Vegetarians, Calcium and Dental Health

Many people choose a vegetarian diet for ethical, social, or environmental issues. For vegetarians, it can be more difficult to get enough calcium in their diets, though there are many foods (like leafy greens, legumes, and soy-based foods). This is because dairy and meat products are main sources of calcium in our diets. Calcium is […]

Gum Recession: Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention

Gum recession occurs when the gums pull away from your teeth and expose the roots. It is a common symptom of gum disease and can be diagnosed by your dentist during your routine checkups (it’s that part where they poke at your gums and take measurements).  What causes gum recession? The main cause of gum […]

4 Factors that Affect the Lifespan of a Dental Crown

So you’ve gotten your dental crown and now you’re wondering: How long will my crown last? Well, that depends! The average lifespan of a dental crown is anywhere from 10 to 30 years, but like everything in life – there are no guarantees.  1. Regular wear and tear Like with your other teeth, a crown […]

Different types of dental bridges

Dental bridges are a convenient way to restore your smile when you have one or more missing teeth. The bridge gets its name because it literally “bridges the gap” between the remaining teeth. The different types of dental bridges There are four main types of dental bridges: traditional, Cantilever, Maryland, and implant-supported.  A traditional bridge […]

Does AI have a place in dentistry?

There’s a lot of chitchat about the rise of AI. Some people are excited about what will become possible, and others are afraid of how it could take over.  But did you know that AI is already being used and actually beneficial for dentistry? Here are just a few of the ways Manny Chopra, D.M.D., […]

6 benefits of Invisalign

Whether you’re looking at orthodontics for yourself or your teenager, Invisalign aligners might be a viable treatment option over conventional braces or Brius. Invisalign aligners are clear aligners that you wear on your teeth for 1-2 weeks before moving to a new aligner. They are suited for some but not all types of cases, depending on […]

What is a dental abscess and how to treat it

A dental abscess is a pocket of pus that forms on your gums. Often, the gum becomes swollen and red, like a boil. An abscess is caused by a bacterial infection.  Types of dental abscess Symptoms of a dental abscess The most common symptoms of a dental abscess are: How to treat a dental abscess […]

Oldest Evidence of Dentistry

Dental decay (most commonly cavities) is considered one of the most common dental conditions in the world. Dental decay isn’t new, either. Scientists have found skulls with decayed teeth as early as 25,000 B.C and writings about dental decay (or ‘dental worms’) by Sumerians as early as 5000 B.C.  Dentistry, then, is also one of […]