Sensitive Gums vs. Sensitive Teeth

When it comes to your mouth, two of the main cogs in the engine are the gums and teeth. It’s easy to take the necessary functions they perform for granted – that is, until your mouth is in pain. Whether you have sensitive gums or sensitive te...


Fractured And Broken Teeth

Teeth are remarkably strong, but they can chip, crack (fracture) or break. This can happen in several ways: Biting down on something hard Being hit in the face or mouth Falling Having cavities that weaken the tooth Having large, old amalgam fillings ...


Lodged Foreign Bodies

Small pieces of food — especially things like popcorn hulls — can get under your gums. If these pieces aren’t removed, the area can get irritated, and even infected. What You Can Do If you feel something wedged under your gum, gently use de...


What is TMJ?

The temporomandibular joint is more commonly referred to as the TMJ joint, but what is TMJ? This joint is actually located at the base of the skull in front of the ear structure and connects the lower jaw (mandible) with the upper jaw (maxilla). Unli...


Sore Gums Causes and Treatments

Are your gums sore and bleeding? This situation isn’t just uncomfortable, it can be unsettling. You may feel like you have something seriously wrong inside your mouth. While sore, bleeding gums certainly shouldn’t be ignored, there’...


Lost Filling or Crown

Fillings are materials used to fill cavities in the teeth. Crowns cover the tops of damaged teeth. Sometimes, fillings or crowns fall out. In some cases, a filling or crown may come loose because there is decay underneath it. The decay destroys part ...


Why Your Dentist Suggests Debridement

Your body naturally produces plaque, the soft, sticky substance that coats your teeth. When plaque goes uncleaned or builds up along your teeth, it becomes tartar, which is hard and more difficult to remove. Usually, both of these substances are addr...



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