What is Root Canal Therapy?
RCT is a procedure which saves an infected tooth by removing an irreversibly damaged nerve and filling the resulting space.

What is Gum (Periodontal) Disease?
Periodontal disease is the deterioration of the supporting structures of the teeth.

What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are sterile titanium cylinders, which are placed in the upper and lower jawbones. Crowns, bridges, or dentures are attached to the implants to form stable restorations.

Why should I replace a missing tooth?
The empty space left by the missing tooth compromises your ability to chew, alters your smile, and causes serious problems for your surrounding teeth.

Why do I need a Crown (Cap)?
Crowns cover all or part of a tooth and hold teeth together. They are the treatment of choice whenever decay, a crack, a fracture, or a previously placed large filling has compromised the strength of a tooth.

What can I do to improve my smile?
Besides Braces, there are three additional methods available: Bleaching, Bonding, and Veneering.

Why does the floss shred and get caught in my teeth?
Floss shreds when the contact between the teeth is either too tight or rough and jagged.

How can I avoid getting cavities?
Eat right, brush regularly with an ADA-approved fluoridated toothpaste, floss daily, and visit your dentist at least twice a year for cleanings and checkups. Children often benefit by having Sealants placed.

At what age should I start taking my child to the dentist?
Some say at one year of age, but definitely by the child’s third birthday.

When do baby and permanent teeth erupt?
Each person is different. Check our linked site for normal time frames or ask your dentist.

What should I do if my tooth is knocked out?
Place the tooth in saliva or cool milk. If there is no danger of swallowing, the tooth can be kept in your mouth between your cheek and gum. Get to a dentist within 20 minutes. The sooner the tooth is reimplanted the better its prognosis.


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