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Home Mouth Sore Remedies–and When It’s Time to See a Dentist
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Home Mouth Sore Remedies–and When It’s Time to See a Dentist

Whether a mouth sore pops up inside the cheek, under the tongue, or on the lip, it is never a pleasant experience. Luckily, there are multiple at home remedies for mouth sores that can reduce pain and speed the healing process – allowing you to get back to eating, drinking, and swallowing more comfortably.  While...

Decay Under Crowns: What to Watch For and How to Fix It
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Decay Under Crowns: What to Watch For and How to Fix It

Crowns are common after a root canal procedure. And people might assume a crown has totally fixed their infected tooth. But, what many do not realize is that sometimes it is possible to get decay under a dental crown. This can happen if all of the infected tissue was not taken out of the root,...

Does Dental Insurance Cover Veneers?
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Does Dental Insurance Cover Veneers?

A beautiful smile can be yours, but it often comes with a hefty price tag. If you have dental insurance, it’s natural to wonder if cosmetic dental work like veneers is covered. Unfortunately, in most cases, the answer is “no.” But before giving up on the idea, it’s worth exploring the exceptions to that rule,...

Will Dental Implants Get Cheaper?
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Will Dental Implants Get Cheaper?

There’s no getting around it—dental implants are expensive, and they’re rarely covered by insurance. You might be wondering if you should bite the bullet and make the investment now—or will dental implants get cheaper if you wait? And if the price stays the same or even goes up, is there some other way to find...

Are Dental Implants Safe?
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Are Dental Implants Safe?

A dental implant is often a great solution for a missing or damaged tooth. Many patients prefer them to old-fashioned dentures or bridgework. Implants consist of a metal post that is embedded directly into the jaw bone, topped with an artificial crown that looks and feels like the original tooth. Drilling a hole into your...

How Much Does It Cost to Whiten Teeth at the Dentist?
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How Much Does It Cost to Whiten Teeth at the Dentist?

The quest for a whiter, brighter smile leads many people to a logical place: The dentist’s chair. In fact, whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dental treatments. Dentists have many options for professional teeth whitening that can meet different needs—and different budgets. What most people want to know before getting started is the...

Does Filling a Cavity Hurt?
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Does Filling a Cavity Hurt?

Filling a cavity is one of the most common procedures in a restorative dental office. It’s also something that many patients worry will hurt. The good news is that decades of advances in technology and methods have helped dentists improve the filling process, making it as easy and comfortable as possible for the patient. Still,...

Dental Implants vs. Dentures: Costs, Advantages, and Key Differences
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Dental Implants vs. Dentures: Costs, Advantages, and Key Differences

Both options, dental implants and dentures, offer advantages to different types of patients. Which one is best for you? Tooth loss impacts people for various reasons and at different stages in life. When you’re trying to figure out how to compare dental implants vs. dentures, cost is obviously a massive factor. Convenience and age also...

Your Tooth Broke in Half—Now What?
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Your Tooth Broke in Half—Now What?

Broke a tooth in half? It’s time to see a dentist. How quickly that needs to happen, and what the dentist will do about it, depend on the type and severity of the break. Here are the things to know and steps to take, for everything from a tiny dental fracture to a clean, complete...

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?
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How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

When a patient finds out they need a dental crown, they typically want to know if it will hurt, how much it will cost, and what it will look like. Another important thing to consider is how long dental crowns last.  No one wants to go through the time and trouble of having to replace...