What You Need to Know About Root Canal Reinfections
What You Need to Know About Root Canal Reinfections

Root canal treatment is perhaps the dental procedure that people dread the most. However, when performed by an experienced, skilled dentist or endodontist, a root canal is painless, and can typically be performed during a single visit. While root canal procedures are overwhelmingly successful, a previously treated tooth can become reinfected days, weeks, months, or…

Are Whitening Toothpastes Bad for Your Teeth?
Are Whitening Toothpastes Bad for Your Teeth?

Everybody wants a dazzling smile, and whitening toothpastes have long advertised themselves as an easy, economical means of achieving this goal. But are they ultimately bad for your tooth enamel? Recently, there’s been some debate — even among dentists — as to whether long-term use of whitening toothpaste is detrimental to the integrity of your…

More Common Dental Health Myths
More Common Dental Health Myths

Just as there are many myths about general health practices — for example, you really don’t need to wait an hour after eating before going for a swim — myths concerning dental health are unfortunately abundant. So abundant, in fact, that we’re providing this follow-up to our blog post — “Common Dental Health Myths” —…

Should You Use Charcoal Toothpaste?
Should You Use Charcoal Toothpaste?

Activated charcoal has emerged as a major trend in the skincare world — and is quickly doing likewise in the toothpaste market, based on its reputation for whitening teeth and neutralizing bacteria. Once a boutique product with limited availability, charcoal toothpaste has gone mainstream, being produced by major brands and sold on the oral care…

What To Know About Night Guards
What To Know About Night Guards

The health benefits of a good night’s sleep are becoming increasingly well known. The more that scientific research reveals about the importance of deep, restorative sleep, the more we do to try to achieve it — from investing in high-quality mattresses and supportive pillows to practicing “sleep hygiene,” which includes saying good-night to the smartphone…

How to Choose a Dentist
How to Choose a Dentist

Choosing a healthcare provider is an important decision. Finding a professional worthy of your trust to treat and prevent illness — perhaps not only for yourself but also for your family — is a task to take seriously, rather than left to chance. Our team at NK Family Dental always emphasizes that dental health is…

The Pros and Cons of Water Flossers
The Pros and Cons of Water Flossers

The benefits of flossing on a daily basis are well-known. As our blog post – “Is Flossing Really Necessary?” – covers, flossing is essential to maintaining optimal oral health, which also affects our overall health. But while string dental floss has been around since 1882, water flossers – also known as oral irrigation systems –…

All About Dental Bridges
All About Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are a long-established restoration for missing teeth. While dental implants seem to get most of the attention nowadays, a bridge may still be the best solution to keeping your smile — as well as your ability to chew, should the bridge be used to replace missing molars. A dental bridge is a false…

Teeth Whitening: Is it Safe to DIY?
Teeth Whitening: Is it Safe to DIY?

A bright, white smile helps make a person appear youthful, energetic and healthy. But teeth that become darkened and yellowed over the years – or were never white because of genetics or thin enamel – can have a negative effect on your self-confidence. Especially in today’s “new normal” of video conferencing, white teeth go a…

Deep Teeth Cleaning: Everything You Need To Know
Deep Teeth Cleaning: Everything You Need To Know

Hopefully, you’re accustomed to the twice-annual cleaning that your dentist’s hygienist performs as part of your regular checkup. But if you’re experiencing symptoms of periodontal disease, your dentist will recommend a deep cleaning procedure. While this may sound ominous, deep cleaning can — with diligent follow-up on your part — put you back on the…

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