Improving a Tooth’s Cosmetic Appearance By Installing a Crown

Past dental work, deep stains and chips on one of the teeth in your smile, can leave you feeling self-conscious. This prompts some people to have Oxford Lakes Dental Care restore the enamel layer of the tooth by installing a crown. A crown essentially replaces the enamel layer with an artificial material. While crowns can also be made from gold... read more »

Having a Severely Decayed Tooth Restored with a Bridge

If one of your teeth suffers from severe tooth decay, multiple cavities or an infection has compromised the interior structures of the tooth, it might need a root canal to be saved. Unfortunately, there are times when a tooth is so severely compromised that it cannot be saved and needs to be extracted. Losing a tooth does more than just... read more »

Avoid These Drinks for Happier Teeth

You want to have the brightest, strongest smile possible, so you always do your best to stay on top of your oral hygiene. You brush and floss and come in for regular cleanings. But you should know there are normal beverages you might drink every day that are working against you. Here are a few. Coffee - It is commonly... read more »

How Fluoride Helps You

Our teeth are an incredibly important feature of our bodies. Without them, we would have great difficulty eating and speaking. So taking care of them is also incredibly important. Both the ADA and CDC maintain that the use of fluoride is a safe and effective way to strengthen teeth in children and adults. Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral and makes... read more »

What Tobacco Does to Your Teeth

You probably know that using tobacco can lead to serious problems like heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer, but do you know what happens to your teeth when you use tobacco products? One of the first things you should know about using tobacco is that it will yellow your teeth. Unfortunately, once this happens there’s little you can do to... read more »

Do You Know the Types of Teeth?

Can you name every type of tooth in your mouth? Do you know how many of each tooth you have or what your teeth do? Generally, every mouth has four types of teeth: incisors, canines, premolars, and molars. Children typically have twenty primary teeth while adults usually have thirty-two. As you probably know, each type of tooth serves different functions.... read more »

Your Sensitive Teeth and How to Help Them

If you experience a short burst of pain when eating ice cream or drinking hot tea, or when you inhale a breath of cold air, you may have sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity--also called root sensitivity, causes pain when you eat or drink something that is hot, cold, sticky and sugary or acidic, or even from inhaling icy air by mouth.... read more »

Instilling Healthy Oral Habits for Your Child

As your child grows, instilling healthy oral habits is vital for developing teeth and gums. Beginning in infancy, clean your baby’s gums with a soft cloth moistened with plain water. When teething starts, gently clean newly emerging teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush, adding a tiny dab of toothpaste when they are around 12 months. While you will have to help... read more »

Understanding your Options for Brighter, Whiter Smile

It’s not uncommon for the bright white smile you enjoyed in your youth to dull with stains brought upon by aging, tobacco use, or dark foods and drinks. If you feel this way, then chances are good it’s time for you to investigate your tooth whitening options. How deeply your teeth are stained will directly influence what tooth whitening products... read more »

The Value of Dental Sealants

It’s not uncommon for the biting surface of the molars in the back of the mouth to have pits or deep contours. These deep contours evolved to help us grind and chew hard foods. In some cases, a person might have exceptionally deep contours on the biting surfaces of multiple teeth. The deeper a pit is the harder it is... read more »