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Fun and Interesting Dental Facts

Fun Facts: • More people use blue toothbrushes than red ones. • The design of your tongue is unique; like fingerprints, everyone’s is different. • Giraffes only have bottom teeth. • It takes 43 muscles to frown and only 17 to smile. • Kids laugh approximately 400 times a day, Adults only 15. • 48% […]

Early childhood dental issues for concerned parents

As a parent you want your child to have a happy, healthy smile for life. Thinking about dental care at an early age and practicing good dental hygiene from the start can help ensure your child’s teeth stay healthy. We encourage you to visit a dentist by your child’s first birthday. You may not be […]

Is a crown really necessary?

Crowns are the most common dental restoration and are often recommended in dentistry. Crowns are the ideal solution to many dental problems and they can extend the life of your teeth. Considering how much they cost, it’s only fair that you’d want to know the scoop on crowns. If your tooth is cracked or fractured, […]

Signs you might have impacted wisdom teeth

With the recent advances in dentistry, it is uncommon for symptoms of wisdom teeth to appear before the teeth are removed. Dentists, more often than not, will recommend they be removed before they cause a problem. However, that’s not always the case, and you can experience symptoms as a result of your wisdom teeth. Pain […]

How can I help my child avoid tooth decay?

It’s not uncommon for parents to want to know how they can help to prevent cavities and tooth decay in their kids’ teeth. They don’t always know how much dental care their children need and often have questions about the oral health routine of their little ones. Here at Dentistry in the Highlands, we want […]

Help! I broke my tooth

Teeth are exceptionally strong but can still fracture, chip, or break. Tooth injuries can happen by being hit in the face or mouth, falling, or biting down on something hard. Having cavities that weaken the tooth or old fillings that don’t support the enamel can also cause teeth to break. Not everyone will feel pain […]

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom teeth can become a real pain in your mouth! Though they are helpful, most of the time they are misaligned, which can cause a whole lot of problems! Wisdom teeth are your last set of molars. They come in much later than the rest of your teeth. Many start to come in when you […]

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

Temporomandibular joint disease (TMD), a dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), is becoming more of a problem. The disorder causes pain and discomfort in the jaw joint and the muscles that move the jaw. Many people have pain in their jaw and its muscles, though that does not always signify a problem. Most of the […]

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is very common in adults. It is caused by the buildup of bacteria and plaque in our mouths. Without routine brushing and flossing, it continues to build up, forming tartar. Periodontal disease gets worse the longer it is left untreated. The first sign of periodontal disease is red and swollen gums. Most people […]

Proper Denture Care

It is really important to take good care of your dentures. Not only do you want them to last a very long time, but also it is important for good dental health. Your mouth, gums, and remaining teeth need to stay healthy. Here are some tips about how to take good care of your dentures: […]