Get To Know Your Endodontist

Let’s face it. No one likes going to the dentist, so a referral to an endodontist may feel like yet another opportunity for a less-than-pleasant experience in your oral health journey. More Than a Fancy Word for “Dentist” Let’s start with what sets an endodontist apart from your general dentist. We begin life as dentists,…

11 Enlightening Facts & FAQs About Endodontics

Let’s look at some facts about endodontics and root canals: Endodontists perform more than 40,000 root canals every day (that’s 40,000 teeth that we save every day) More than 50% of people who need root canals prefer to entrust their teeth to an endodontic specialist Most dental patients have the same fear – losing their…
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Root Canal vs. Tooth Extraction: Which One is Best?

Although root canals and extraction of teeth may seem like daunting procedures, you may be one of the thousands of adults needing these dental services this year. Our team at Dental Specialty Associates performs these procedures every day in order to fix teeth that are causing pain and discomfort. To educate you about the procedures…
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The Reasons Root Cause Was Removed From Netflix

The chances are good you have either viewed or heard about a Netflix documentary titled Root Cause. The film placed dentists under unnecessary stress due to the numerous inaccuracies in the documentary. Unfounded and inaccurate links were made between root canals, heart disease and breast cancer. It is important to understand these supposed facts came…
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4 Treatments For Tooth Discoloration

Most understand the importance of a healthy smile, however a healthy smile doesn’t always equal a white smile. Unfortunately, keeping our smiles white takes more than brushing and regular dental exams. While these are extremely helpful, most of us need a little help along the way. What Causes Tooth Discoloration? Many things can discolor your…
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3 Lasting Consequences Of Missing Teeth

Many people underestimate the value of establishing good oral health. From oral care practices at home to making regular visits to a dentist, maintaining good oral health is essential for helping promote total health and wellness. Through a series of life circumstances, periodontal disease, or neglect of teeth, some of us find ourselves with missing…
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Can I Keep My Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom tooth is the last of the 32 adult teeth. Wisdom tooth as third molars and referred to as wisdom tooth as they generally erupt during an age when most people transition from childhood to adulthood. Who Gets Wisdom Teeth? Most people get their wisdom tooth between the ages of 17-24 years. Also, some people…
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How to Maintain Oral Hygiene When You Travel

Travelling is very exciting for everyone as there’s enthusiasm to explore a new place and go on a new adventure. But your travelling should never come in way of maintaining your dental care. Here’s a look at some tips that will help in taking care of your dental health while travelling: Don’t Put Off Appointments…
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5 Tips to Prevent and Reduce Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth Sensitivity also known as dentin hypersensitivity or root sensitivity is a striking pain that one goes through in their gums and teeth when they eat something hot or cold. It becomes really tough to deal with teeth sensitivity on a daily basis and it gets tougher when you can not eat your favorite food.…
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Straight Teeth: Not Just About Looks

Everyone wishes to have straight teeth and a beautiful smile. Though the most important benefit of straight teeth is improvement in your looks, it is not the only benefit. There are other potential benefits of straight teeth as well which are more significant than the superficial ones. Let’s explore some of them: Clearer Speech Dentist…