The Dangers Posed by Tartar Buildup

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Bacteria and residual food particles in the mouth, quickly develop into a film of plaque. If this plaque is not cleaned away by regular brushing and flossing it will harden into tartar. Tartar at the gum line, is the leading cause of gum disease. Gum disease is widespread issue throughout... Read more »

How Is an Abscessed Tooth Treated?

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What is an abscessed tooth, and how is it treated? A tooth abscess is a pocket of pus that’s caused by a bacterial infection, which is usually the result of tooth decay, periodontal disease or a cracked tooth. These problems allow bacteria to enter the pulp, which is the soft... Read more »