The Difference Between Plaque And Tartar, And How To Prevent Both
4 March 2015
Dentists often talk about both plaque and tartar, and it is a common misconception that they both mean the same thing. However, both are very different and affect your teeth in different ways. Understanding the differences between plaque and tartar is essential if you hope to prevent their spread and ensure good oral health.
What Is Plaque?
Plaque is a yellow or off white substance that forms on your teeth after eating foods.
Conquering Childhood Fears Of The Dentist As An Adult
19 February 2015
You may feel that nagging pain and know what the issue is, but the idea of even picking up the phone to call a dentist is just too overwhelming. If you are like 75 percent of the adult population, fear of going to the dentist is something that you have to reckon with every time you get a toothache. Unfortunately, a lot of the fear that is associated with dental visits will come from painful or alarming experiences you had as a child.
Flouride Treatment And Why You Might Need It
9 February 2015
Regular fluoride treatments are an effective defense against tooth decay, and dentists usually recommend routine dental cleaning using fluoride to protect teeth against bacteria that corrodes tooth enamel and for the development of strong, healthy teeth.
Fluoride is naturally found in food and drinking water, but in insufficient quantities to prevent tooth decay, which is why fluoride treatments are sometimes required. Exposure to fluoride makes tooth enamel more resistant to acid, keeping tooth decay and cavities at bay while also reversing tooth corrosion that has already taken place.
Benefits Of Sedation Dentistry
27 January 2015
Sedation dentistry refers to the practice of using medications to relax a patient while the dentist carries out a planned dental procedure. Using sedatives can be beneficial in a number of ways, including reducing patient anxiety and stress, making it easier for the dentist to quickly get the work done and allowing even invasive procedures to be less unpleasant than they would otherwise be.
Below are just some of the many benefits you will enjoy should your dentist choose to use sedation during your dental procedure: