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Oral Infections: Signs and Treatment Jul 19th, 2020

You know it’s important to keep your teeth healthy. But it’s all too easy to ignore an unusual symptom in your mouth, assuming maybe you ate something that was too hot or too cold, or have a toothache that will go away on its own. In fact, a recent global...

Telltale Symptoms You May Need a Root Canal Jun 8th, 2020

An infected, damaged, or decayed tooth can cause a wide range of symptoms that may affect the way you chew and move your mouth. A root canal provides relief while saving your tooth and preventing the need for tooth removal and artificial tooth replacement. This highly effective procedure is performed...

Sensitivity after Teeth Whitening: Management Tips May 19th, 2020

Many people think of their smile as their calling card — it should be wide and happy and display rows of perfect white teeth. Unfortunately, though, both age and the environment conspire to rob our pearly whites of their whiteness. That’s where teeth whitening procedures come in. Whether you opt...

How Long Do Dental Implants Last? Apr 15th, 2020

If you lose a tooth, you shouldn’t feel ashamed or embarrassed. More than 120 million Americans are missing one or more teeth. So unless you plan to never smile or open your mouth around other people, you should consider a dental procedure that can help you replace your missing tooth...

5 Reasons to Consider a Dental Bridge Mar 20th, 2020

If you’re one of the 120 million Americans missing one or more teeth, you may want to consider a dental bridge. A dental bridge is a set of permanent false teeth that “bridge” the gap between your existing teeth left by your missing tooth or teeth. At Fresh Dental Care,...

How a Root Canal Can Actually Save Your Tooth Feb 26th, 2020

The telltale signs of a tooth infection can be worrying, especially when you haven’t visited the dentist recently. However, when a tooth is infected or decaying, it’s important to intervene early and solve the issue before it gets worse. Root canals are a vital procedure to saving teeth that might...

When a Dental Crown Is Your Best Option Jan 13th, 2020

Some people associate dental coverings or replacements with old age and a lack of vitality. The truth is that dental crowns, which protect what’s left of a tooth, can be found in people of all ages and have helped many people. People need crowns for several reasons, and there are...

Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth: Why Alignment Matters Dec 2nd, 2019

The technical name for teeth that don’t quite line up properly is malocclusion. Correct alignment (occlusion) means that your teeth fit in your mouth without crowding or space problems. When you bite down, your upper teeth slightly overlap your lower teeth, and your molars fit together when you have proper...

Why You Should Never Ignore a Missing Tooth Nov 4th, 2019

You’re playing a friendly game of Ultimate Frisbee with your buddies. Your teammate throws you a fast one and you sprint, jump, and reach for it. But the next thing you know, you’re on the ground holding your precious front tooth in the palm of your hand. Yikes.  Many of...

Non-Cosmetic Reasons to Consider Veneers Oct 11th, 2019

Dental veneers are a minimally invasive treatment to perfect the look of your smile. Veneers are wafer-thin pieces of porcelain that go on the front surface of teeth. They’re a permanent solution for a variety of cosmetic and functional dental concerns.  Veneers might be best known as a cosmetic procedure....

How to Help Your Child Prepare for Wisdom Tooth Extraction Sep 1st, 2019

The last teeth to appear in your child’s mouth are the third molars, commonly known as wisdom teeth. Unlike the rest of the permanent teeth, wisdom teeth erupt after puberty, typically between the ages of 17 to 25. But for many people, there simply isn’t room in their mouths for...

Tips for Taking Care of Your Invisalign Trays Aug 8th, 2019

Have you heard about the Invisalign® craze? That’s a pretty apt description of the frenzy that surrounds these revolutionary teeth straighteners. The advent of invisible braces took the world by storm and hasn’t stopped growing.  To date, more than 5 million people have chosen to straighten their teeth with these...

Adjusting to Life With Dentures Jul 24th, 2019

Dentures can be a hassle, especially in the first few weeks.  Many new denture wearers have difficulty eating and speaking, as it takes time for their jaw and tongue to get accustomed to their teeth. In some cases, new denture wearers talk with a lisp until their tongue relearns how...

4 Factors That Put You at Greater Risk of Developing Sleep Apnea Jun 17th, 2019

Does your partner often complain about your snoring episodes? Do you often awaken during the night to find yourself gasping for breath? If so, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is characterized by short episodes, ranging from a few seconds to one minute, in which you stop...

5 Problems You May Experience If You Continue to Ignore Your Crossbite May 20th, 2019

A crossbite is a dental problem that typically appears when a child starts growing teeth, and sometimes the alignment doesn’t correct itself when adult teeth emerge. Ideally, teeth grow straight up and down, but in a crossbite, some of the teeth are tilted toward the cheeks or the tongue. Although...

Regain Normal Function With Dental Implants Apr 15th, 2019

If your chewing ability isn’t what it used to be because of missing teeth, it may be time to consider other options. While dentures are one alternative for replacing teeth lost to decay or injury, they can also be uncomfortable and inconvenient. Dental implants offer many benefits over dentures, including...