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How to Save a Knocked-Out Tooth

Posted on February 26th, 2019

An avulsed or knocked-out tooth is considered a dental emergency. However, with prompt action and emergency dental treatment, a knocked-out tooth can often be saved. If you or someone you love has knocked out a tooth, here is what you need to know. 1. Avoid the Root Pick the tooth […]

Smoking Cigarettes and Its Effect on Root Canals

Posted on February 26th, 2019

According to a study on smoking and dental care that was published in the “Journal of Dental Research”, men who smoke are significantly more likely to need root canals. The long-term study, which began in 1968, tracked data from the Veterans Affairs for three decades. Male study participants were evaluated […]

Methods for Whitening the Teeth

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Are your teeth looking dull, dark and discolored? Teeth whitening may be an option for you. Our Thousand Oaks cosmetic dentist offers a variety of teeth whitening treatments that can restore your bright smile and your healthy smile confidence. OTC teeth whitening is one of the most common ways people […]

Nightguard

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Teeth are normally rounded with little wear facets. Teeth do not normally come together during normal functions like eating and speaking. Since enamel is the hardest and most highly mineralized substance in the human body, it requires a great deal of stress to get worn down. Constant teeth grinding will […]

What to Do With a Cracked Tooth

Posted on February 26th, 2019

The outer surface of our teeth is made of a hard, crystallized mineral called enamel, and it is the hardest substance in our bodies. Although it is even harder than bone, it can still be damaged. If you have a cracked tooth, you need emergency dental treatment to prevent further […]

What to Do With a Dislodged Tooth

Posted on February 26th, 2019

A dislodged tooth is considered a dental emergency. Teeth can be partially pushed into or out of their sockets in accidents. They can also be pushed sideways. This can result in infection, damage to nearby teeth, or the ultimate loss of the tooth without treatment along with pain and cosmetic […]

How is an Abscessed Tooth Treated?

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Abscesses are caused by bacterial infections or inflammation in the pulp (soft tissues) of the tooth that are not treated in a timely manner. If the infection progresses, an abscess will develop in the gums by the tooth or at the root of the tooth. Symptoms Common symptoms include: sensitivity, […]

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