Plaque and Tartar: What You Should Know!

Definition Plaque is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria that constantly forms on our teeth and along the gum line. Plaque contains bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease. As plaque forms and is not removed by proper brushing and flossing, it ...


Baby Teething: Signs and Treatment

One of your baby’s milestones during his or her first year of life is the appearance of the first tooth, yet baby teething can be a scary time for parents. Often baby can become cranky or irritable as he experiences tooth eruption. Soothing bab...


What is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?

Baby bottle tooth decay is caused by the frequent and long-term exposure of a child’s teeth to liquids containing sugars. Among these liquids are milk, formula, fruit juice, sodas and other sweetened drinks. The sugars in these liquids pool aro...


Bruxism: What is it and how do I treat it?

What is Bruxism? Bruxism is just the technical term for teeth grinding. Coming from your child it can sound a bit disconcerting but it is common in children under the age of seven. It will typically stop after the permanent molars come through. Why d...


Common dental terms

Abscess A complication of tooth decay or trauma (such as a broken or chipped tooth). Openings in the tooth enamel allow bacteria to infect the center of the tooth (the pulp), which can lead to infection and cause a toothache. Cavity A hole in the too...



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