Posts for: March, 2014
Crunching ice cubes can cause a tooth to break. It can also chip away at the enamel of your teeth. If you have several fillings in your mouth, chewing ice cubes can be even more perilous. We strongly recommend that you avoid this practice.
32% of Americans cite bad breath as the least attractive trait of their co-workers.
We take three types of x-rays at Park Crossing Dentistry. We take “bitewings” once a year to detect any tooth decay or bone loss. The second type of x-ray we take is a periapical xray (also called a PA) which captures a specific tooth and its root. Many times this type of x-ray is taken to detect problems with the tooth root, deep decay or a crack in the tooth. The third type is a panoramic x-ray (pictured). This x-ray detects bone loss, wisdom teeth eruption and other abnormal growths or jaw issues. All of our x-ray machines are digital and provide the safest technology available.
It’s common to see professional athletes in boxing, hockey and football wearing mouthguards, but oral protection is also important for recreational athletes of all ages. “In any sport where you could potentially be hit in the face, a mouthguard is a good thing,” says Dr. Euan Swan, manager of dental programs at the Canadian Dental Association. Different styles of mouthguards are available, ranging from the cheapest option purchased at a local drugstore, to stronger, customized guards available at your dentist. Not sure if you really need one? Remember that the cost of fixing damaged teeth would be considerably higher than the price of a mouthguard.