Entries by tiffani

Tooth Decay: Signs, Stages, and Treatments

Tooth decay (also known as dental caries) is the result of bacteria in your mouth breaking down carbohydrates and forming acids (lactic acid). These acids destroy the hard tissue of your teeth (enamel) and create small holes called cavities. If cavities are not treated, they can lead to more serious problems such as tooth loss. […]

Root Canal vs. Extraction: What’s The Difference?

Deciding between a root canal vs. extraction can be difficult— especially when you’re hurting.  But don’t let dental anxiety stop you from having a much-needed procedure. You’re likely considering these services because you’re experiencing: Tooth decay Nerve damage Periodontal (gum) disease You might think the easiest, fastest, and least expensive option is to pull your […]

Dental Insurance: Options, Cost, Pricing, and What it Covers

Every year, dental insurance helps people overcome the top reason that they do not see a dentist— the inability to afford dental care.  However, according to an ADA survey, the second reason that people don’t go to the dentist is because their “insurance did not cover procedures.” Because of this, it’s essential that you understand the […]

The Different Types of Dental Anesthesia

Dental anesthesia is a drug that is used to numb the mouth and surrounding tissue for dental procedures. It’s also a general term that we all use for any medication that is used to help you relax during dental treatment. However, there are many different types of dental anesthesia. You’ve probably heard the most common […]