What causes cavities?

What causes cavities? Cavities are caused when bacteria normally present in your mouth begin to multiply, attacking the enamel surface of teeth and working their way into cracks and crevices where they can release acids and break down your tooth material and structure. How are cavities treated? Once a cavity has been discovered, the first…

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After Composite Fillings (white fillings)

After Composite Fillings (white fillings) When an anesthetic has been used, your lips and tongue may be numb for several hours after your appointment for composite fillings. Avoid any chewing and hot beverages until the numbness has completely worn off. It is very easy to bite or burn your tongue or lip while you are…

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After Tooth Extraction

After Tooth Extraction After tooth extraction, it’s important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. That’s why we ask you to bite on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes after the appointment. If the bleeding or oozing still persists, place another gauze pad and bite firmly for…

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After Crown and Bridge Appointments

After Crown and Bridge Appointments Crowns and bridges usually take two or three appointments to complete. In the first visit, the teeth are prepared and molds of the mouth are taken. Temporary crowns or bridges are placed to protect the teeth while the custom restoration is being made. Since the teeth will be anesthetized, the…

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Temporary Inlay or Onlay Home Care

Remember that it will take time to adjust to the feel of your new bite after cosmetic reconstruction. When the bite is altered or the position of the teeth is changed it takes several days for the brain to recognize the new position of your teeth or their thickness as normal. If you continue to…

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