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Having a tooth pulled in adulthood is sometimes necessary. Reasons for Pulling Teeth Although permanent teeth were meant to last a lifetime, there are a number of reasons why tooth extraction may be needed. A very common reason involves a tooth that is too badly damaged,…

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. Sometimes these teeth can be a valuable asset to the mouth when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. When wisdom…

What happens during root canal treatment? Learn more about this quick, comfortable procedure that can relieve your pain and save your natural tooth. There’s no need to be worried if your dentist or Signature Smile a root canal procedure to…

Paying attention to your dental hygiene and health — especially your gums — may pay you back with more than a gleaming, healthy smile and manageable dental bills. It may keep your heart healthy too. However, experts emphasize that the keyword is may.…

Who doesn’t love a dazzling, white smile? Tooth whitening is one of the most requested dental procedures done every year. Over time, drinking coffee, red wine, smoking cigarettes, and simply agingcan stain our teeth, as can certain medications such as tetracycline. If you’re looking…

Ax the Dental Visit Anxiety If being in the dentist’s chair makes you anxious, encourage calm by bringing a music player and headphones to your next appointment. And because some people hold their breath when they’re nervous — boosting that…

crowned-tooth

Why is a dental crown needed? A dental crown may be needed in the following situations: 1. To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth 2. To restore…

The loss of a tooth is magical for children. The tooth, hidden underneath their pillow as they sleep, results in a visit from the tooth fairy and some sort of reimbursement for the trade. However, losing a permanent tooth as…

Just as you go through different stages in life, you may have different concerns about your dental health at various times. Some problems — tooth decay and dental injuries, for example — may be an issue at any time; others tend to…

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One of the most common questions we get asked about braces is whether placing them causes any pain or discomfort.  Our answer is that braces do not hurt at all when they are applied to the teeth, so there is…