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Does Tooth Enamel Grow Back?

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? The ... Read more

Can a Small Crack in a Tooth Heal?

Nobody wants to deal with the pain and discomfort of a cracked tooth. But it’s important to recognize when you might have a cracked tooth, so you can take the necessary next steps. Here’s how to determine if you have a cracked tooth: Do you see a visible fracture line? Do you experience pain when chewing or biting? Does your tooth hurt when it’s very hot or very cold? Does the pain come and go? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you might have ... Read more

Cavities 101

Your teeth are among your most important possessions — after all, they are incredibly important for eating and smiling. And when they are not in prime condition, many issues can arise. Cavities are one of the most common dental issues in the country. In fact,92% of adults between ages 20 to 64 have had cavities. We've outlined what you need to know about cavities and what you can do to prevent them. What Is a Cavity? A cavity is the destruction of a section ... Read more

Fun Dental Facts for Your Kids

Here at Highland Oaks Family Dentistry, we take pride in our kid-friendly environment: from cartoons, fluffy blankets, and our cuddly stuffed Nemo, we make dental visits a fun and memorable experience. It’s easy to recreate that experience at home while you teach your children the importance of maintaining their oral hygiene with these fun facts. 1. Every Person Has 2 Sets of Teeth Losing a tooth is always an exciting event—who doesn’t want a visit from the Tooth Fairy? Children start losing their ... Read more

Gold Crowns vs. Porcelain Crowns

If you are getting a dental crown, you may be wondering whether you should go for gold or porcelain. Typically crowns in the front teeth (in the smile line) are going to be porcelain because they are natural-looking. For crowns on the back molars, while they are still visible, some people have less concern with having noticeable crowns in the back of their mouth. The difference between gold and porcelain crowns are not just aesthetic, though. Each type of crown, while incredibly ... Read more
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