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5 Causes of Tooth Gaps and How to Treat Them

Are you unhappy with the appearance of gaps in your smile? If so, you might be considering treatment options to close the gaps. However, the best option for closing the gaps in your smile depends on the cause of the gaps. Here are five different types of gaps and how best to close them.  Best [...]

Why Does My Dental Implant Hurt?

After the initial healing period, your dental implant should be comfortable. In fact, you should pretty much forget it’s there most of the time (except, hopefully, when it comes time to clean it). If you develop dental implant pain years later, it’s not a good sign and it demands attention. [...]

Approach Dental Implants in Mexico with Caution

Medical tourism, including dental tourism, is a dangerous bargain that people promote as a double value. Supporters say:  not only do you get a vacation, you get a medical procedure at a lower cost. While we certainly believe it’s reasonable for people to vacation in Mexico, we feel it is our duty to point out [...]

6 Causes of Tooth Wear

Tooth wear is different from tooth decay. It’s when your enamel is lost because of chemical and mechanical damage. While damage from tooth decay is localized to specific areas and can be treated with simple tooth-colored fillings, tooth wear is more likely to need treatment with dental crowns and possibly an entire smile makeover because [...]

Super Erupted Teeth Can Be Damaged or Lost

Our teeth have two parts. There’s the top, called the crown, which is made of highly attractive enamel. The enamel is highly attractive, and it’s durable, capable of holding up to the daily stresses of exposure, including attacks by acid from food, drink, and oral bacteria. But in super eruption (also called overeruption), [...]