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A cavity is one of the most common reasons a person visits the dentist; the excruciating pain and constant discomfort it brings along is not ignorable. A dental filling for a cavity is the most sought-after treatment, but who has the time to spend hours on it? Well, do you accurately know how long does […]
Tooth discoloration can happen to anyone, even if you’re a strict follower of quality oral care. The discolored spot can lower your self-confidence and signify issues like tooth decay, be it yellow, grey, brown, or yellow. Fortunately, you can treat the black spot on your tooth by identifying the cause. Keep reading this blog for […]
You might have noticed a spot on your teeth but can’t determine if it’s a cavity or a stain. Oral care is essential, and knowing what that spot is can help you deal with it better. This is why we will mention the differences between cavity vs. stain in this blog. The Main Difference Between […]
Chewing and biting not only help you eat your food, but they also stimulate bone growth in your teeth and jaw. However, if you no longer have a natural tooth, it can lead to bone loss. The absence of natural teeth can cause the surrounding bone to resorb and decompose. As a result, we can […]
Each tooth has a collection of soft tissues at its center, called the pulp. The pulp contains nerves and blood vessels necessary for our tooth’s health and growth. Sometimes, damage or infection due to tooth decay or other causes reaches the tooth’s pulp. Consequently, we experience pain and undergo a dental procedure called a root […]
It is not easy to find cavities hidden between the teeth since they are not visually in the clear zone. This hidden trouble is called interproximal cavities; they look and require treatment just like regular ones. If you are worried about a cavity between your molars or any other teeth, talk to your dentist about […]
It is your taste bud on the tongue surface that helps you figure out the flavors, whether sweet, sour, savory, salty, bitter, etc. Sometimes because of external factors or other reasons, you may have an inflamed taste bud; what to do in that case? Let’s find out. Every now and then, the taste bud can […]
Dental treatment like getting braces is pretty common, and one of the most haunting things about it is braces causing pain. But do braces really hurt? Well, let’s hear what the dentists have to say about getting braces on the teeth and pain. They say that braces on do not hurt when they are being […]
Aching jaw pain can occur on one side or both and can indicate an alarming situation. Although it is not a state of emergency, however, it is a nuisance to deal with. The ache may cause tinnitus – ears ringing and mouth lock, reducing your quality of life. Various reasons are associated with pain in […]
Veneers vs. lumineers, did these cosmetic dentistry options confuse you? Both are pretty popular ways to enhance your smile and improve the look of your teeth. When it comes to veneers vs lumineers it is important to know the difference between them. Many people confuse them, so knowing what these cosmetic options offer can help. […]