Dental Guides


A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby
Before Your Baby is Born: What you eat when you are pregnant is important. Eating right will help you and your growing baby stay healthy. Follow your doctor's advice for eating the right foods and taking vitamins.Burning Mouth Syndrome
Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a painful, frustrating condition often described as a scalding sensation in the tongue, lips, palate, or throughout the mouth. Although BMS can affect anyone, it occurs most commonly in middle-aged or older women.Clenching or Grinding Your Teeth
People who clench and grind their teeth are called bruxers. Sleep studies show these patients often excessively clench their teeth too hard when sleeping.Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry, is comprehensive oral care that combines art and science to optimally improve dental health, aesthetics and function.Deep Cleaning
The objective of deep cleaning is to remove or eliminate the etiologic agents which cause inflammation: dental plaque, its products and calculus, thus helping to establish a periodontium that is free of disease.Dental Amalgam
Dental Amalgam is the most commonly used dental restorative material used for dental fillings.Dental Anesthesia
Forms of dental anesthesia are similar to general medical anesthesia except for the use of nitrous oxide, relatively uncommon outside of the dental field in the U.S.Dental Braces
Dental braces are a device used in orthodontics to align teeth and their position with regard to a person's bite. They are often used to correct malocclusions such as underbites, overbites, cross bites and open bites, or crooked teeth and various other flaws of teeth and jaws, whether cosmetic or structural.Dental Bridges
Dental bridges, also known as a fixed partial denture, is a dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth by joining permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants.Dental Bridges Video
Video tutorial explaining the needs for dental bridges. Dental bridges, also known as a fixed partial denture, is a dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth by joining permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants.Dental Crowns
Dental crowns refers to the restoration of teeth using materials that are fabricated by indirect methods which are cemented into place. A crown is used to cap or completely cover a tooth.Dental Crowns Video
Videos demonstrate the dental crown treatment procedure. Crown refers to the restoration of teeth using materials that are fabricated by indirect methods which are cemented into place.Dental Extraction
A dental extraction (also referred to as exodontia) is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent restoration.Dental Filling
A dental filling is a dental restorative material used to restore the function, integrity and morphology of missing tooth structure.Dental Floss
Dental floss is either a bundle of thin nylon filaments or a plastic ribbon used to remove food and dental plaque from teeth.Dental Floss Video
Video tutorial teaching you how to floss teeth. Dental floss is either a bundle of thin nylon filaments or a plastic ribbon used to remove food and dental plaque from teeth.Dental Implants
Dental implants is an artificial tooth root replacement and is used in prosthetic dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth.Dental Implants Treatment Video
A video demonstrate the dental implants treatment procedure. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root replacement and is used in prosthetic dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth.Dental Phobia
Dental phobia refers to the fear of dentistry and of receiving dental care.Dental Restorative Materials
Dental restorative materials are specially fabricated materials, designed for use as dental restorations, which are used to restore tooth structure loss, usually resulting from but not limited to dental caries.Dental Sealants
Sealants are thin plastic coatings that protect the chewing surfaces of children's back teeth from decay (cavities). Because they have small pits and grooves, these surfaces are rough and uneven. Food and germs can get stuck in the pits and grooves and stay there for a long time because toothbrush bristles cannot brush them away. Sealants fill in the grooves and keep the food out.Dental Spas
A Dental Spa is a dental facility supervised by a licensed dentist in which dental services are provided alongside spa treatments.Dental Veneers
Dental veneers is a thin layer of restorative material placed over a tooth surface, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth, or to protect a damaged tooth surface.Dental Veneers Video
A video demonstrate the dental veneers treatment. Dental veneers is a thin layer of restorative material placed over a tooth surface, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth, or to protect a damaged tooth surface.Dentures
Dentures are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and which are supported by surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity.Diabetes and Oral Health
People who have diabetes know the disease can harm the eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart and other important systems in the body. Did you know diabetes can also cause problems in your mouth?Dry Mouth
Dry mouth is the feeling that there is not enough saliva in the mouth. Everyone has a dry mouth once in a while -- if they are nervous, upset or under stress. But if you have a dry mouth all or most of the time, it can be uncomfortable and can lead to serious health problems. It can also be a sign of certain diseases and conditions.Electric Toothbrush
An electric toothbrush is a toothbrush that uses electric power to move the brush head, normally in an oscillating pattern, though electric toothbrushes are sometimes called 'rotary' toothbrushes.Fluoridated Water
Fluoride prevents and can even reverse tooth decay. Many studies, in both humans and animals, have shown no association between fluoridated water and risk for cancer.How To Brush Your Teeth Video
Video tutorial teaching you how to brush teeth correctly.Inlays and Onlays
An inlay is an indirect restoration (filling) consisting of a solid substance (as gold or porcelain) fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place. An onlay is the same as an inlay, except that it extends to replace a cusp.Mouthwash
Mouthwash or mouth rinse is a product used to enhance oral hygiene. Antiseptic and anti-plaque mouth rinse claim to kill the bacterial plaque causing caries, gingivitis, and bad breath.Oral Cancer
Approximately 35,000 Americans are diagnosed each year with this largely preventable type of cancer that affects the mouth and/or part of the throat. Most oral cancers are related to tobacco use, alcohol use, or both. You can help reduce your risk for oral cancer by avoiding all tobacco products and drinking alcohol only in moderation.Oral Hygiene
Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean to prevent dental problems and bad breath.Orthodontics
Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that is concerned with the study and treatment of malocclusions, which may be a result of tooth irregularity, disproportionate jaw relationships, or both.Orthognathic Surgery
Orthognathic surgery is surgery to correct conditions of the jaw and face related to structure, growth, sleep apnea, TMJ disorders or to correct orthodontic problems that cannot be easily treated with braces.Pediatric Dentistry
Pediatric Dentistry (formerly Pedodontics/Paedodontics) is the branch of dentistry dealing with children from birth through adolescence.Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease)
Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the tissues that hold your teeth in place. It's typically caused by poor brushing and flossing habits that allow plaque—a sticky film of bacteria—to build up on the teeth and harden. In advanced stages, periodontal disease can lead to sore, bleeding gums; painful chewing problems; and even tooth loss.Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease) Video
Video tutorial explaining Periodontal (gum) disease. Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the tissues that hold your teeth in place.Prosthodontics
Prosthodontics is the dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes.Root Canal
Root canal (Endodontic therapy) is a sequence of treatment for the pulp of a tooth whose end result is the elimination of infection and protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion.Root Canal Treatment Video
Videos demonstrate the root canal treatment procedure. Root canal is a sequence of treatment for the pulp of a tooth whose end result is the elimination of infection and protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion.Sjogren's Syndrome
Sjogren's syndrome, named after the Swedish ophthalmologist, Henrik Sjogren, is an autoimmune disorder. An autoimmune disorder is one in which the immune system attacks a person's own body. This attack gives rise to inflammation that may cause destruction of the tissues of the body or impair their function.Taste Disorders
If you experience a taste problem, it is important to remember that you are not alone. More than 200,000 people visit a physician for such a chemosensory problem each year. Many more taste disorders go unreported.Teeth Cleaning
Teeth cleaning is the removal of dental plaque from teeth, to prevent cavities, gingivitis, and periodontitis.Teeth Whitening
A child's deciduous teeth are generally whiter than the adult teeth that follow. As a person ages the adult teeth often become darker due to changes in the mineral structure of the tooth, as the enamel becomes less porous.Teeth Whitening Video
Video tutorial of Teeth Whitening. Teeth whitening, also known as dental bleaching, is a common procedure in general dentistry but most especially in the field of cosmetic dentistry.TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder)
Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders, commonly called "TMJ," are a group of conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and the muscles that control jaw movement. We don’t know for certain how many people have TMJ disorders, but some estimates suggest that over 10 million Americans are affected. The condition appears to be more common in women than men.TMJ Treatment
Because there is no certified specialty for TMJ disorders in either dentistry or medicine, finding the right care can be difficult. Look for a health care provider who understands musculoskeletal disorders (affecting muscle, bone and joints) and who is trained in treating pain conditions. Pain clinics in hospitals and universities are often a good source of advice.Tooth Abscess
A tooth abscess or root abscess is pus enclosed in the tissues of the jaw bone at the tip of an infected tooth. Usually the abscess originates from a bacterial infection that has accumulated in the soft pulp of the tooth.Tooth Decay
Tooth decay, also known as dental caries or cavity, is a disease wherein bacterial processes damage hard tooth structure (enamel, dentin and cementum).Tooth Decay Video
Video demonstrate the process of tooth decay. Tooth decay, also known as dental caries or cavity, is a disease wherein bacterial processes damage hard tooth structure (enamel, dentin and cementum).Toothache
A toothache, also known as odontalgia or, less frequently, as odontalgy, is an aching pain in or around a tooth.Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth consist of the mandibular and maxillary third molars; they usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25.