Infected teeth are painful and dangerous. The discomfort from an infected tooth can be brutal. It can wake you up, keep you from falling back asleep, and disrupt all your daily activities. It may not respond to pain medication. The pain is a warning that you have a serious infection, one that can kill you […]
There is an increasingly large movement advocating for repairing damaged dental restorations such as tooth-colored fillings rather than replacing them. Advocates say that repairing restorations allows for the use of fewer materials, takes less time, and removes less natural tooth material than replacing the restorations. But there is some question about which approach […]
In the US, we are accustomed to think of tooth decay as being the main danger to our teeth. Tooth decay is when oral bacteria generate acid and cause small holes — cavities — to appear in our teeth. Tooth erosion is something different, though.
Tooth erosion is when your teeth are being worn down by […]
New York has one of the largest Muslim populations in the US, so we want to take the time to explore an important issue connected with the holy month of Ramadan. During Ramadan, which this year runs from June 17 to July 17, many faithful Muslims elect to fast during the daylight hours. This […]