Category Archives: Restorations

Why Do the Corners of My Lips Crack?

We all want to start the New Year off with a smile, but you might be embarrassed to show yours off if the corners of your lips are cracked. In addition to making you self-conscious about your mouth, having cracked … Continue reading

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Why is My Mouth Numb?

We use our mouths to sense taste, heat, cold, pressure, and even to help us smell. Your mouth is one of your most important organs, so it can be unnerving when it goes numb. Sometimes, a lack of sensation can be even … Continue reading

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Adults and Loose Teeth – What’s the Cause?

A loose tooth is cute when a small child awaits a visit from the tooth fairy. But if you’re an adult, finding a loose tooth in your mouth can be understandably alarming. If you’ve discovered one or more of your … Continue reading

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What’s causing my teeth to break?

You may already know that proper dental care, including daily brushing and flossing, is essential to keeping your teeth strong and healthy. So it’s understandably confusing and alarming to someone whose teeth seem to break or chip easily. What could be … Continue reading

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Post-filling sensitivity: is it normal?

Ice cream, popsicles, a bowl of frozen strawberries. Sound tasty? If you’ve recently had a filling, you may cringe at the thought of eating any of these. But there’s no reason you should have to swear them off completely. Tooth … Continue reading

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Should You Get an Amalgam or Composite Filling?

It’s the sad truth: cavities happen. The National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research reports: “92% of adults 20 to 64 have had dental caries in their permanent teeth” and “26% of adults 20 to 64 have untreated decay.” Dr. Armstrong … Continue reading

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Top 4 Causes of Tooth Pain in the Jaw

No one wants to deal with a toothache, especially if it affects not just the tooth, but the surrounding jaw tissue, making it difficult to chew, speak, and smile. Tooth pain in the jaw could cause headache, changes in ear … Continue reading

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Repairing Your Smile on National Junk Food Day

Today is National Junk Food Day, a holiday to celebrate and enjoy all of your favorite guilty gastronomic pleasures. While sipping on soda, munching on chips, and feasting on fried Twinkies can be fun, and certainly tasty, these snacks can … Continue reading

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Post Filling Toothaches: Why Do They Happen and What Can You Do?

Most of us have been there: you find out you have a cavity and have to get a filling. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 92 percent of adults between 20 and 64 “have had dental caries … Continue reading

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The Steps Involved in Getting a Crown

When a cavity is too large to be filled then you may need a crown. Your dentist applies a crown over your tooth to protect it while restoring it to its original size and shape. Tooth-colored porcelain crowns are the … Continue reading

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