Root canal treatment is also called endodontic treatment. In this procedure, the infected tooth or teeth are not removed but restored. The outermost layer of the tooth is the enamel, and the dentine comes inner to this. Inside this is the pulp cavity which is full of cellular mass, nerves and blood vessels. During treatment,… Continue reading What to Expect After a Root Canal in Hicksville, NY?
Soda Drinkers More Prone to Cavities Dentists can usually spot a soda drinker. These patients are often prone to dental cavities and white spots on their teeth known as decalcifications, which are actually the start of new cavities. A cavity is an infection caused by a combination of carbohydrate-containing foods or beverages and bacteria that… Continue reading SODA AND YOUR TEETH
Tips for Breaking Bad Oral Habits Did you know that a lot of little things you do (or don’t do) on a day-to-day basis affect your teeth’s well-being and may fall under a list of bad oral habits? These include not brushing or flossing enough, eating too many sweets too often, or even using your… Continue reading Dr Phil Dental News
A tooth is considered impacted when it only partially grows through the gums. This can happen because another tooth blocks it, or it grows in crookedly. The third molar typically erupts from age 17 to 21 and is the last tooth to appear, which is why it’s the most likely tooth to become impacted –… Continue reading The Impact of an Impacted Tooth
While toothpaste [dentifrice] is a valuable adjunct to a toothbrush in oral hygiene, it is the correct brushing action that removes the plaque [sticky mixture of bacteria, food & debris] from your teeth. • Fluoride Any brand toothpaste that contains fluoride and the ADA Seal of Approval, to attest that there is evidence of its… Continue reading Choosing A Toothpaste
A Toast To Good Health With Green Tea Civilizations around the world have used natural herbs and plants to treat sickness and pain. All tea comes from a plant, Camellia sinensis. Unlike black tea, green tea is not fermented, so its active ingredients remain unaltered. Green tea’s protection comes from a powerful antioxidant, a polyphenol… Continue reading Green Tea
It’s Not What it’s Cracked Up To Be – Hicksville, Ny While the enamel [outside covering of the crown of a tooth] is the hardest substance in the human body, undue stress on your teeth may cause them to crack. Causes include chewing hard foods [such as a popcorn kernel], biting on ice cubes, biting… Continue reading Cracked tooth syndrome
Hicksville, NY – Maximizing Dental Insurance As the calendar turns to November, many people are throwing money away and unfortunately, they don’t even know it!! Many people have invested hard earned income to obtain dental coverage through insurance and do not utilize this benefit. Unlike medical insurance, dental insurance has yearly maximums and these benefits… Continue reading Maximizing Dental Insurance