What’s Wrong With My Root Canal?

Hi there, I fractured my teeth playing sports a few months back, and was treated by an emergency dentist and released. A few weeks after the accident, my teeth became grey and discolored.  I was in severe pain and had swelling, so I had to go back to the dentist for an emergency root canal. […]

How Much is Too Much Dental Work to Get at One Time?

Hello, My dentist recommended I get a lot of dental work – both cosmetic and general work. I need some cavities filled, one tooth filed down, and several root canals done. I’d also like to get my teeth whitened at this time. Can I get all of this done at once? Or will it take […]

Can I Put Off a Root Canal?

Hello, My dentist told me I needed a root canal on my tooth, but I don’t have any pain. How long can I put off getting a root canal? Haruka, from West Virginia Hi Haruka, If your tooth is not hurting, or has not hurt in awhile, it may be ok to delay it. It […]

My CEREC Crown Doesn’t Feel Right

Hello, I recently broke one of my crowns. I wanted to get it replaced ASAP, so I opted for a same-day CEREC crown. My new CEREC crown feels too thick and doesn’t fit right.  Even after my dentist filed it down, it still isn’t fitting properly. None of my other crowns ever felt like this. […]

Can anything help my husband’s bad breath?

My husband has bad breath. I don’t know what it is, but I’m embarrassed for him. It wasn’t so bad when we were first married, but it has kind of gotten worse. He doesn’t have terrible oral hygiene so I don’t know what changed. I’m wondering what the best kind of mints or gum are for […]

Does Affordable Dentistry Mean Slow Results?

I’m curious if affordable dentists take longer to get results than other dentists. I’ve always had bad teeth. I kept thinking I’d be able to afford more dental care as I got older. But, I’m 40 now and still have horrible teeth. Realizing it’s now or never, I searched for an affordable dentist so I […]

Can’t afford a dentist and now I have an emergency

I haven’t been able to afford a dentist in a while. Now I’ve got a loose tooth. I don’t recall getting hit, but it worries me that this tooth might fall out. What do I do? Drew O. – Cleveland Drew, I’m sorry for the situation you’re in. I have a strong suspicion that your […]

Gum overgrowth

Is it normal for gums to kind of grow down as you get older? When I turned 14 mine started creeping down. It makes me look weird. How can I fix it? Miranda R.- Minnesota Miranda, Sometimes the hormonal changes your body goes through during puberty can lead to gum overgrowth. If it is from […]