On October 31st, goblins, ghosts and ghouls of all ages will indulge in the seemingly endless supply of candy that Halloween brings. While we’re all for enjoying a few candy corn or chocolates, moderation is important! To help you and your family make informed decisions about your candy consumption during Halloween, we’ve put together a list of frequent questions that Dr. Yoon and the rest of our team receive from patients.
Q: If I want healthy teeth, do I need to ...
At Highland Oaks Family Dentistry, we strongly believe in practicing preventive care and teaching our patients good oral hygiene habits. Today, we want to talk about a few common reasons our patients need root canals – and how you and your family can avoid them!
Root canals are necessary when the pulp (soft tissue inside the root canal) becomes inflamed or infected. Root canals can help preserve the function of a dead tooth so that you don’t need an extraction, ...
The toothbrush is a mainstay in our bathroom and travel bags, but not many of us stop to think about the history of this helpful tool. The modern toothbrush we're all familiar with today is the result of many centuries of development. Let's take a trip back in time to see how its use and design has evolved over the years!
Early civilizations like the Egyptians and the Babylonians would chew on sticks as a way to clean their teeth. Biting ...
Do you ever feel a sharp or uncomfortable sensation in your teeth when eating ice cream or drinking ice cold water? Or do you get the feeling simply when you're outside in the winter, breathing in that freezing air? We wouldn't be surprised if you did since tooth sensitivity to cold is quite common.
The real question is whether or not you should be worried if you have the feeling. Tooth sensitivity to cold is mainly a concern if it's a ...
Before we get into whether or not tooth enamel can grow back, let’s start by talking about what tooth enamel is in the first place. Each tooth has a thin, exterior layer of enamel that’s made up of minerals and protects the inner tissues from acid, plaque, and decay. Enamel is translucent or semi-transparent, and it can range in color from yellow to white to gray. Fun fact: It’s actually the hardest substance on your body!
So Can Tooth Enamel Grow Back?