What is a root canal? Why do I need one?

A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth. The procedure involves removing the damaged area of the tooth (the pulp), cleaning and disinfecting it and then filling and sealing it. The common causes affecting the pulp are a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, repeated dental treatment to… Read more »

Protecting Your Pearly Whites: Why You Should Use Mouthguards

Athletes, especially those in contact sports, are generally seen wearing mouthguards. However, there are many who refuse to wear a mouthguard, whether it is because the guard is an uncomfortable fit or because they have trouble talking with it. However, mouthguards are crucial in reducing dental injuries for athletes, and here is why. How They… Read more »

Halloween Candy

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, but it is also Halloween season. As a general rule, eating candy on a regular basis (especially for children wearing braces) is not the best idea, but we realize it is asking a lot for children to completely forego Halloween. After all, us dentists do indulge in a sweet… Read more »