What Can Be Done With A Chipped Or Cracked Tooth?

Hello. This is John Sinclair, DDS. I’m a dentist in Petaluma, California. A frequent question that I hear is, “I chipped, cracked, broke my tooth. What can be done?” Many times, a tooth can be fixed in one appointment, if

Top Five Most Expensive Dental Materials

Current estimates suggest that approximately 10 percent of female dental patients and five percent of male patients are allergic to one or more of the components found in a nonprecious alloy fillings, such as tin or copper. As a result,

Which Country Has the Best Teeth?

It’s difficult to determine which country has the best teeth in the world. No definitive study has been performed that compares tooth data from every adult in every country, since such an analysis would currently be impossible.  Likewise, no study

Four Lifesaving Reasons To Brush Your Teeth

Everyone understands how important it is take care of one’s teeth between dental appointments. However, most patients are surprised by how teeth brushing and flossing can help with the avoidance of some serious medical conditions. These are four dangerous and

Are Grapefruits Dangerous?

Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body. That’s why it usually lasts longer than a lifetime. But in many cases, some of your tooth enamel may start breaking down. Once it erodes, you can’t get it back. All

Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is characterized by pain or discomfort when eating and/or drinking hot, cold, sweet, or acidic foods and liquids. (It can even occur when breathing in cold air, too!) The usual suspect for developing tooth sensitivity is gum loss.

Colgate’s Patenting a New Caffeinated Toothbrush?

Is Colgate really attempting to patent a caffeinated toothbrush? Well, not necessarily. However, Colgate did file a patent application for a device that could be intended to release flavoring and/or other substances, such as caffeine or medication, into the mouths

Travel Tips: Products to Keep Your Mouth Healthy While on the Road

Most people would agree that when filling that bag or suitcase for a trip, it is often best to pack light. But this doesn’t mean you should skimp on necessities such as hygiene products, even though they can add up quickly and

Sugar and Your Dental Health

We all know that sugar is best in moderation. That’s because the dental problems associated with sugar are obvious—cavities, tooth decay, gum disease, and more. However, simply knowing that sugar is bad for our health does not eliminate the occasional

Various Types Of Dental Crowns

A dental crown is basically a tooth-shaped cover most often cemented or screwed over an existing tooth. Dental crowns can be made from stainless steel, all-metal, all-resin, all-ceramic, all-porcelain, or porcelain-fused-to-metal. A dental crown may be used to: change the