A Dental Crown Might Be Needed to Treat a Tooth with a Severe Cavity

Cavities generally start out as a small area of tooth decay on a tooth’s enamel layer. With early treatment Dr. Nathalie Dowsett might be able to treat a small cavity with a simple dental filling. If the cavity goes unnoticed between dental checkups, the tooth decay could spread to compromise a significant amount of the tooth. To effectively treat a... read more »

Composite vs. Amalgam Dental Fillings

Over the history of dental care, there have been many different ways dentists have repaired cavities. As we’ve advanced in our dental technology, resin composite fillings began to take the place of amalgam fillings as the cavity filling of choice. There are many advantages to composite fillings over amalgam. The first and most obvious advantage is the visual aspect. Amalgam... read more »

Toothaches: What Can You Do?

Have you ever drank something cold and felt a sudden, shooting pain? As you probably know, havinf a toothache is a miserable experience and is something that clearly, everyone strives to avoid. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to fight and prevent toothaches. Toothaches can be caused by a variety of problems. Some of the most common... read more »

Can Bacteria Be Good for You?

How do you respond when you think about the bacteria in your mouth? Did you immediately start wondering what you can do to remove it? However, did you know that there are good bacteria in your mouth as well? Of course, there are definitely bacteria you should remove. For instance, plaque comes from these bad bacteria. Sadly, plaque may erode... read more »