With the new year almost upon us, we often start thinking of complex resolutions like exercising more, eating better, or reading a new book every month. Whatever your resolutions are, make properly replacing your dental hygiene tools one of them. Whether it’s your toothbrush, the floss you’ve had for 5 years, or the tongue scraper your aunt recommended, these things all become worn and collect bacteria over time. We’re going to give you the scoop on why you should start this year fresh.
In our day to day dental practice, there are some common problems that we encounter often. Fortunately, many of them can be either reduced, or prevented altogether with good dental hygiene. We’re going to talk about what we encounter most often and how you can improve your oral health habits to avoid them.
What is a root canal?
The root canal refers to the cavity in the center of the tooth, beneath the translucent protective layer of enamel and the hard white layer of dentin. The root canal naturally contains soft tissue called pulp which is made up of nerves, blood vessels and connective tissues. Like any soft tissue in the body, the root canal is susceptible to infection which can jeopardize the integrity and health of the tooth and the entire mouth. By understanding the causes, treatment, and prevention of root canals, you can maintain the integrity of your smile. Read more