Most people are familiar with teeth whitening, a quick and convenient method to lighten the color of teeth and improve their appearance. However, a less well-known whitening procedure (used only in particular circumstances) is called internal bleaching, or internal whitening. When is Internal Whitening Used? Internal whitening is just for a single tooth, typically one […]
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Why See An Endodontist?
When You Should Choose An Endodontist And why can’t I see my regular dentist? If you have a toothache and need a root canal, then you have some options available to you. You might receive treatment at your regular dentist’s office, or they may recommend a referral to see an endodontist. Endodontists are dental specialists […]
What Is Gutta-Percha?
And What Is Gutta-Percha Used For? Everything you want to know about this miraculous material! What does a tree native to the tropical islands of southeast Asia have to do with dentistry? Quite a lot, actually… Due to its unique properties, gutta-percha has become a staple in dentistry—first used over 150 years ago! A naturally-occurring […]
Tooth Decay Stages
How Does Tooth Decay Happen? What to know to keep your smile happy and healthy! Tooth decay isn’t something that happens overnight—it occurs in stages. And the especially bad part is that once this process starts, it’s all but impossible to stop without intervention by a dentist! Initial caries A cavity’s beginning stages (often called […]
Dead Tooth FAQs
What To Know About A Dead Tooth What is a dead tooth? A dead tooth is a commonly used phrase for a tooth that has lost its blood flow and nerve function. Other terms for this condition include non-vital, pulpless, or necrotic teeth. What causes it? A dead tooth can occur whenever the tooth pulp […]
What Is An Endodontist?
What Exactly Is An Endodontist? And Why Do I Need To See One? An endodontist is one of the recognized dental specialists. After obtaining a dental degree, individuals typically require 2-3 additional years of training to become an endodontist. Furthermore, whereas a general dentist provides ongoing preventative care and minor repairs, an endodontist primarily treats […]
All About Root Canals
What you really need to know about root canals. It’s understandable that you might feel a bit afraid when you hear “root canal,” but with modern anesthetics you’ll rarely be in any pain and it is a necessary procedure to save your tooth. Below we answer some of the frequently asked questions associated with root […]
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