How To Avoid A Post Root Canal Contamination

Root canals are necessary for cleaning out infected pulp from your dying tooth. It is a two-step process, which starts with drilling into the tooth to clean out all of the bacteria and infected pulp. It is followed by putting a crown on the tooth to seal the hole and prevent bacteria from getting inside the tooth. Unfortunately, this does not always prevent a tooth from being contaminated again. Here are some things you can do to prevent contamination from happening after a root canal. [Read More]

An Overview Of Steps For Replacing A Failed Implant

Dental implants are successful 95% of the time. Those that fail, the remaining five percent, do so as a result of different factors, such as infection, nerve damage, and overloading (undue pressure on the implant). A failed implant has to be removed and replaced by a new one. Here is an overview of the steps dentists take to replace such implants: Removing the Failed Implant As you would expect, the first step is to remove the failed implant so that the site can be prepared for a replacement. [Read More]

3 Benefits Of Fluoride Toothpaste To Clean Your Teeth

Some people are reconsidering the use of fluoride toothpaste for cleaning their teeth. If you have been concerned about the use and effectiveness of fluoride for tooth health, you are not alone. However, the dangers of fluoride ingestion are associated with overconsumption of the chemical. Relatively low doses of fluoride are used in used in toothpaste, and the paste is not designed to be swallowed. When it comes to fluoride in toothpaste, the benefits may outweigh the risks. [Read More]

Oral Health Symptoms That Can Indicate Diabetes

Diabetes is a health condition where the pancreas is no longer able to produce enough insulin to regulate blood sugar. Undiagnosed or untreated diabetes can present with a host of symptoms as it's a systemic illness. Oral health symptoms are often overlooked, but can prove to be a major warning sign that you have diabetes. Here are a few of the oral health symptoms that could indicate you have diabetes. Visit both your dentist and general practitioner if any of these conditions appear. [Read More]