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Are dental veneers permanent?

I'm thinking about dental veneers, but I'm scare about them not coming out right. What if I don't like it? I feel like I need to consider that before I decide to get them. Are...

What should I do for dry mouth?

My mouth has been getting dry so often lately, and it's causing a lot of discomfort. Is there anything that I can do at home for it?

Should I avoid eating certain items with an artificial tooth?

After an extraction, I had an implant put in place since it was one of my teeth in the front of my mouth. Now that I have it, I want to take care of it properly. Should I be...

Should I get all of my wisdom teeth extracted in one appointment?

My wisdom teeth are coming in and my dentist says that I don't have any room for them in my mouth. So, I'm going to have to get them extracted. I'd really much rather get them...

Can teeth grinding cause headaches?

I learned that I grinded my teeth while I'm asleep from my husband. I've also been dealing with chronic headaches, which would happen every so often. Is it possible that my...

My son is sucking his thumb with adult teeth. What can happen?

My son sucked his thumb with his baby teeth, and we brought this up to the dentist but he said it was okay as long as he doesn't have adult teeth yet. Now that he's 7-years-old,...

What are the best ways to get rid of cankersores?

I have a cankersore right in front of my teeth, and it really bothers me while I eat and when I drink anything hot. I wanted to try and grin and bear it, but it's not working....

When should I follow up with my dentist after my root canal?

I just had a root canal completed recently and my endodontist said I should definitely follow up with him after the treatment, but he didn't recommend any sort of time frame....

What happens if my son's baby teeth don't come out?

This actually happened with my aunt, and she still has some of her baby teeth (she actually has to eat so carefully because of it too). I just had a baby boy, so I might be thinking...

Do you recommend Orajel?

I have a huge toothache in my mouth and I can't make an appointment with my dentist until late next week. My husband recommended to take Orajel for the pain, but I'm not too sure....

Are soft or hard toothbrushes better?

I typically use hard brushes for my teeth, but my wife thinks that I should be using soft since, according to her, they're just better overall. Is this true? Why are soft brushes...

How much does anesthesia cost at the dentist?

I'm going to have general anesthesia for a dental procedure in two weeks (the appointment is far from now because I'm currently out of town). My insurance only covers about 10%...

Should I stay away from physical activity after wisdom tooth extraction?

I know I need my wisdom teeth removed because I'm in so much pain. They broke through too, since I see them in the back. But the thing is, I heard that after an extraction, it's...

Should I stay away from certain foods after a root canal?

I'm going to get a root canal next week, but I'm worried about what exactly I can eat after the root canal. I have a party immediately after my appointment (bad planning on my...

Ways to soothe teething?

My daughter is teething, and she's constantly crying because of it. She does have a few teething rings, and we've tried Motrin, but these only work temporarily. Are there other...

What issues do dental cysts cause?

I've had a dental cyst removed, but only after it became infected. If I didn't notice something strange in my mouth, my dentist said it would have caused a lot of issues if it...

Is it possible to change the shape of my teeth?

I don't really like the way my teeth are shaped, and I'm pretty self-conscious of it. What can be done to change the shape?

Does periodontal treatment hurt?

I have an ongoing infection in my gums, and I'm being referred to a periodontist for treatment. My dentist told me that the treatment would start immediately once my periodontist...

What can I expect from an apicectomy?

I'm going to get an apicectomy and my dentist promises me that this will be a minor procedure and that I have nothing to really worry about. I'm going to have this procedure done...

How can an abscessed tooth kill you?

There was a story on the New York Times about a 12-year-old boy who actually died from an untreated tooth abscess. I never realized that these can actually kill someone if not...

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