FAQ/Tooth Topics

FAQ/Tooth Topics2018-11-29T14:27:14+00:00

What Are Sealants? Should I Get Them?

Almost two-thirds of all dental decay involves the developmental pits and fissures on the occlusal (chewing surfaces) of the posterior teeth. Sealants are recommended for newly erupted permanent molars.  The sealants act like a raincoat

Mouthguards While in Braces?

Many parents and children often wonder if a mouthguard can be worn with braces. Absolutely! It is highly recommended by the American Dental Association that kids wear mouthguards when participating in any sports, especially while

Handling Dental Emergencies

Knocked-out Tooth: Baby Tooth (Primary):  damage to a primary tooth could also harm the permanent tooth underneath it. If the tooth is completely out, do NOT try to put it back in the socket. Clean

Geographic Tongue

Geographic tongue (benign migratory glossitis or erythema migrans) is an oral condition affecting the top and sides of the tongue. The exact cause is unknown but studies have found geographic tongue to be the result

Cheek, Tongue and Lip Biting Habits

Is it harmful if I bite or chew on my cheek, tongue or lips? Yes, continued trauma and chronic irritation to your oral tissues can result in painful mouth sores or ulcers. Repeated trauma to