Why Do I Keep Breaking Teeth?

Q. Why do I keep breaking teeth? I see my dentist every six months and usually get compliments on how I’m taking care of my teeth.  What am I doing wrong? A.  If your hygienist and dentist are giving you good reports then, more than likely, you are not doing anything wrong.  This, however, does… Continue reading

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Am I Brushing Too Hard?

Q. My dentists over the years have told me that my gums are receding and that my teeth have notched near my gums because I am brushing too hard.  I don’t think that I brush too hard.  How do I know if this is the reason for my worsening condition? A.  While heavy handed brushing… Continue reading

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Why can’t you just fill it?

Q. Why can’t you just fill it? A. This is one of the most common questions I get.  Often, when I inform a patient that a tooth needs a crown, onlay, or root canal, the next question is usually, “Why can’t you just fill it?”.  It’s an understandable question. Technological advancements have allowed restorative materials… Continue reading

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Why do I need a post and a crown after a root canal?

Q. Why do I need a post and crown after a root canal? A. When a tooth has a root canal, an access hole is made in the top of the tooth and the pulp of the tooth is removed – including any infection or inflamed pulpal tissue.  In addition to removing the nerve, this also… Continue reading

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