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 […]

3 Tips for Dealing with Dental Fear

To be afraid of the dentist is actually really common. It can be as mild as having butterflies in your stomach from the moment you enter the dentist’s office, or as major as having anxiety from the moment you’ve scheduled your appointment. For some, though, that fear leads to avoiding or even cancelling dental appointments […]

Are teeth supposed to be white?

If we believed everything we saw on TV and in the movies, we would believe that the whiter the teeth, the better. But you’ll be (happily) surprised to know that’s not the case! Actually, depending on your genetics and the thickness of your teeth’s enamel, it’s quite normal for your teeth not to be completely […]

What is oral cancer and how to prevent it

Oral cancers are cancers that affect the on and under the tongue, the lining of the gums, the cheeks or roof of the mouth, the lips, and the back of the throat. They can be caused by smoking or alcohol use, or both. Oral cancer can also be caused by HPV. One American dies from […]