Tooth Enamel Erosion Might Be Linked to Several Factors

Your teeth rely on strong tooth enamel to both execute the basic function of biting and chewing food, as well as resisting tooth decay and protecting the internal core tissues. The overall integrity and health of your tooth enamel are based on the density of its microscopic mineral structures. This mineral integrity can sometimes be threatened by tooth enamel erosion,... read more »

How to Treat an Abscessed Tooth

If you think you may be suffering from an abscessed tooth, you’ll want to seek treatment as soon as possible. However, we know that due to various circumstances, it may not be possible to get immediate treatment. In the meantime, Gentle Touch Dental is happy to answer any questions you may have about your conditions. Here are some frequently asked... read more »

Toothaches: Causes and Care

Toothaches aren’t just for kids--they can appear at any point in a person’s life. Inside your tooth’s root is a substance called pulp, which contains your nerve endings. A toothache is typically caused by damage to these nerve endings. A toothache can be a sign that you have a cavity, abscess, or other dental emergency. They can range from mildly... read more »

What Are the Best Methods to Help Prevent Cavities?

What are the best methods to help prevent cavities? Although each smile is different, there are plenty of things every person can do to protect their tooth enamel from excess wear. Cavities form when tooth enamel is damaged to the point a hole has formed down to the root of a tooth. If left unchecked or untreated, a cavity can... read more »

A Temporary Crown Needs Daily Care and Cleaning

A dental crown restoration performed at Gentle Touch Dental typically takes two separate appointments. The first step involves removing the tooth enamel layer, leaving behind a pillar of dentin that enrobes the healthy pulp and root of a tooth. Then an impression will be taken to serve as a guide for the off-site dental lab technician who prepares your final... read more »

Recovering After Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is a much-needed treatment when your tooth’s pulp and nerve are infected. After your dentist, Dr. Dexter Inniss, removes the infected parts of the tooth and fills the tooth with a special material, he will seal the tooth with a dental filling or dental crown. This is a more invasive dental treatment that requires the proper recovery.... read more »