Making Sure Your Saliva Glands Work Properly

A beautiful, healthy smile depends on a healthy oral environment which protects your teeth and gums and keeps your mouth functioning smoothly. Along with daily brushing and flossing and having professional dental cleanings, saliva creates a protective environment for your teeth and oral tissues. Saliva travels through tubes known as salivary ducts made in the salivary glands, secreting a protective... read more »

Dental Sealants as Cavity Barriers

Dental sealants are just one of the many benefits of today’s dentistry. Sealants have been around since the 1970’s and proven effective as cavity prevention barriers. Dental sealants coat the chewing surfaces of teeth—the molars and premolars—which sit in the back of the mouth making them ripe targets for cavities. Because of their location molars are hard to reach with... read more »

The Parts of the Tooth and Tooth Sensitivity

Do your teeth hurt when you eat hot or cold foods? If you have tooth sensitivity you likely have exposed dentin. Dentin is the layer below the tooth enamel filled with microscopic tubules containing nerve endings. While the tooth enamel protects the dentin in the crown, cementum protects the dentin that reaches beneath the crown to the roots of the... read more »