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Latest Posts:
Top Three Reasons Biting Down Might Hurt
Posted on 2/15/2109 by Dr. Jon Packman
You are moving along with your life, minding your own business, when all of the sudden, you bite down on a piece of food- and your mouth hurts. If you have never been in pain before, it can be a little disconcerting, especially when it is your mouth that’s hurting. Have questions why your teeth might be hurting when you bite down? We have some ideas on what could be causing your pain. Why Biting Down Hurts There are three primary reasons why your teeth might hurt when you bite down. First, if you have a sharp pain in one area of your mouth when you bite down, you may have a problem with one tooth. The tooth could have a cavity. You could also have a loose filling. The tooth could also be cracked or broken. All of these problems would cause pain when you bite down, especially...

What to Do if The Corners of Your Mouth Are Constantly Cracked
Posted on 6/15/2019 by Dr. Jon Packman
Having cracked corners of your lips is more common than you might think. Many people suffer from this ailment and it is known as angular cheilitis. This is a condition that can be fixed and remedied using a few common treatment options that can help to soothe and prevent the blistering and chapping to happen. Ways to Prevent the Corners of Your Mouth from Chapping There are numerous ways to prevent the corners of your mouth from chapping. One of the biggest ways for the corner and your lips is by being able to stay hydrated. When you stay hydrated, you can reduce this chapping. Additionally, Vaseline, coconut oil or lip balm can also help to soothe, protect and moisturize the corners of your lips. These form barriers in that region of the mouth that prevents them from becoming chapped...

What Must be Done to Care for Dead Teeth?
Posted on 6/2/2019 by Dr. Jon Packman
If you think you have a dead tooth, you probably have lots of questions. What is a dead tooth, and how do I fix it? Can a dead tooth even be fixed? We have some answers for you, that will help you make sure you have all of the facts about your dead tooth and how dead teeth can be treated. If a tooth is dead, it means that the tooth is no longer getting a good, continuous blood supply to the pulp, which is the center of the tooth. If the pulp isn’t getting blood, it will die, because the pulp has to have oxygen to survive. Dead teeth can happen in many different ways. Cavities can eventually work their way into the pulp of the tooth, which causes the tooth to decay and die. If you suffer a trauma to your mouth, your tooth might also die due to injury. Caring for a Dead Tooth...

What is the Film That Builds Up in Your Mouth?
Posted on 5/26/2019 by Dr. Jon Packman
When you first come out of the dentist’s chair after a cleaning, you may have noticed that your teeth are beautiful and smooth. However, it doesn’t seem that the day has even passed by, and your teeth are feeling...well...less smooth. If you’ve often wondered what the heck that stuff is on your teeth, we have some answers for you. What is Biofilm? Although biofilm sounds really cool and scientific, it is actually a layer of bacteria that can accumulate on nearly any surface on your body, including your teeth. Dental biofilm is a plaque that forms on your teeth because you have to eat and drink all day. While having biofilm on your teeth is normal, leaving it on your teeth can lead to issues with your oral health. Over time, biofilm can lead to gum disease or...

What is Molar Uprighting and Who Typically Needs It?
Posted on 5/12/2019 by Dr. Jon Packman
When you have tilted teeth in the mouth, molars in this situation, then you would likely need to have something called a molar uprighting done. These are usually the second molars in the mouth, and they are found behind the back of the molar in front of it. This is what pushes the molar down on one side, as the other side continues to pop back up. It can also mean that the tooth was trying to drift into this empty space in the mouth. What is Uprighting? Uprighting is when the tilted molar is then put right back up without having to take the tooth, or any of the other teeth out of the mouth to fix the issue. This procedure has been shown to provide positive results and a reliable procedure for our office to perform on those that are dealing with molar uprighting. When your tooth is...

All Posts:
Top Three Reasons Biting Down Might Hurt
What to Do if The Corners of Your Mouth Are Constantly Cracked
What Must be Done to Care for Dead Teeth?
What is the Film That Builds Up in Your Mouth?
What is Molar Uprighting and Who Typically Needs It?
What Is It About Cola That Does So Much Damage to Your Teeth?
What is Dental Attrition?
What Causes Lumps on Your Gums?
What Can Lead to Severe Mouth Pain?
Ways of Protecting Your Oral Health When Traveling
What Exactly is Tooth Rot?
Treating Dry Socket At Home
What Exactly Is Cracked Tooth Syndrome?
Times Where Air Abrasion Is Your Best Bet
The Real Dangers of Plaque
What Do Your Premolars Actually Do?
Should You Chew Plaque Disclosing Tablets to See How Clean Your Mouth Really Is?


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