Yes, but it's often not the same type of sensitivity that adults experience. Children rarely have the more sensitive root of the tooth exposed. When children have sensitivity, there is usually a definite...Full Answer
There are two types of trays. The better type is one that your dentist makes to fit your teeth. Since it's custom fit to you, the whitening material is in place against your teeth. The whitening material...Full Answer
Crowns are used after your root canal is finished to help protect your tooth from fracturing or splitting. A root canal removes the nerve and blood supply to your tooth, meaning that the tooth is no longer...Full Answer
A root canal procedure removes the dead or infected tissue at the center of your tooth. The gases created as the tissue dies press on the tooth nerve and cause pain and discomfort. By removing this...Full Answer
The "right" dentist is an individual thing, and it depends on if you're looking for a dentist to oversee your dental care or if you have a specific problem that you need to have treated.General Dentists...Full Answer
An infected tooth remains infected until the tooth has a root canal or is removed. If it is not treated the infection can spread. Sometimes delaying treatment will mean that you also have to treat...Full Answer
Gum recession exposes the root of your tooth. Tooth roots have a different covering than the top part of your tooth. It's a little like the difference between touching a hot oven rack while wearing an oven mitt...Full Answer
Choosing a dentist is different for each person. One aspect to consider is do you want an individual dentist or do you want a larger group practice. Large groups have benefits such as more office hours but you...Full Answer
There are many possible causes for cold sensitivity.
If you've recently had dental work such as a filling, it may be a normal reaction as your tooth adjusts to the new material. This type of cold...Full Answer
The most common complaint heard with tooth whitening (no matter what type is used) is sensitive teeth. In order to whiten your teeth, the active ingredient needs to penetrate the tooth structure. The microscopic...Full Answer
Yes. Once you've lost your teeth, the underlying bone constantly changes. As the bone shrinks, your denture will not fit as well as it did at first.
Using your dentures will often wear down the denture...Full Answer
Most General Dentists who do dentures can make immediate dentures. (Some General Dentists choose not to make dentures in their practices.)
Prosthodontists are dental specialists who have received...Full Answer
Sensitive teeth means your teeth react to stimuli such as hot, cold, sweets, pressure etc. in such a way that the sensation is noticed much longer than usual.
For adults, this most often occurs if there...Full Answer
The cavity is removed when the general dentist or endodontist begins your root canal treatment. Because the cavities that create the need for a root canal are often large, what results in a hollowed out tooth...Full Answer
Though there are many different flosses on the market, they all pretty much do the same thing, so it's more important to buy a floss you will use.
Unwaxed floss is not coated with anything so it tends to be thinner,...Full Answer
It depends on the age of the child. It is generally recommended to wait until all adult/permanent teeth are fully erupted before using a whitening product.
Also, children tend to have larger nerve...Full Answer
Brush and floss your teeth properly at least twice a day. This will remove plaque which causes tooth decay and gum problems.
See a dentist regularly (twice a year is best for most people, but some will...Full Answer
Impacted teeth are merely ones that have become trapped or wedged in such a way that they will not come into your mouth without help. Many people do not have enough room in their jaws or mouth for their...Full Answer
Sugars activate bacteria in your mouth and the bacteria then produce the acids that cause tooth decay. Each sugar exposure creates about 20 minutes of acid. So limiting how often you have sugars or starches...Full Answer
To fix a cavity, the decay must be removed from the tooth. The traditional procedure involves using a dental drill to break through hard tooth structure and to remove the softer decay.
Some dentists...Full Answer
Tooth decay creates softer, less stable tooth structure. Unless treated, the decay keeps growing and will eventually reach the dental pulp at the center of the tooth. This is often when you will first...Full Answer
It's not recommended. It's important to discover the "why" behind what happened to your denture to cause it to need repair. If you don't discover the "why" the problem will happen again.
Also, if you don't...Full Answer
Most complete dentures stay in place by closely fitting to the underlying gum and bone tissue with a thin layer of saliva between your gums and the denture. The more surface area, the better the seal. This...Full Answer
You should call your dentist if you are experiencing pain after having hot beverages or food. Sensitivity to heat may mean the nerve of your tooth is dying, and you need a root canal.
You should also call your...Full Answer
You should start by talking to your own dentist (usually a general dentist). He or she will likely know something about them even if he or she does not perform the procedure. Your dental office will...Full Answer
Each dental situation is unique, so there isn't one pat answer to this question.
As a general rule, implants have the advantage of preserving bone in your jaw, preserving teeth next to the missing ones by...Full Answer
If you have a mix of natural teeth and dental implants, you will want to see your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and check up. If you have active or past gum (periodontal) disease, your...Full Answer
If looks aren't a factor, then an all metal crown is probably the best choice. The metal crown is cast as one piece at the dental lab so there are no layers to it that can chip or fracture. All metal...Full Answer
In dentistry, there are some lasers such as the Waterlase MD by Biolase, that use water which has been energized by interaction with a laser, to perform dental procedures such as cavity removal and soft...Full Answer