Enjoy Mother’s Day with a Healthy Smile

This is the month where we recognize our mothers for all their efforts and take the opportunity to thank them for all they have done, which may also include them teaching us how to brush and floss. As a mother, your oral health is important to both you and your family. When your teeth are strong and your gums healthy,... read more »

How to Get Rid of a Cold Sore Fast

It can be frustrating to wake up one morning and notice a cold sore on your lips. The good news, however, is that most of the time, cold sores heal on their own in a two weeks at the most. If two weeks seems like a long time and you’re searching for ways to get rid of a cold sore... read more »

Best Mouthwash for Bad or Sensitive Gums

Many people face bad or sensitive gums. There are a number of reasons you may experience bad or sensitive gums. Brushing too hard, improper flossing techniques, infection, or gum disease mary all cause gum sensitivity. Hormone changes and vitamin K deficiency may also lead to sensitive or bad gums. Recently, a patient asked us what mouthwash we recommend for bad... read more »

Best Mouthwash for Bad Breath

Bad breath can be embarrassing and make you feel self-conscious when interacting with others. There are a number of different reasons you may experience bad breath. The most common cause of bad breath is food. When food particles break down in and around your mouth, they can increase bacteria and lead to a foul odor. Certain foods such as garlic... read more »

One Front Tooth is Longer Than the Others – Can I Fix This?

Everyone desires a healthy, beautiful looking smile. If you’ve noticed that one of your front teeth is longer than the other, you may wonder if you can resolve this and achieve the smile of your dreams. Fortunately, it is possible to change this situation and make sure your teeth are even and look great with one another. Here at Costa... read more »

Pressure in Front Teeth – Is This a Concern?

If you are facing pressure in your front teeth, there are a number of reasons this may be occurring. You may be brushing your teeth too hard. While you do want to clean your teeth as thoroughly as possible, brushing too aggressively can do more harm than good. It can wear away your actual tooth structure and lead to gum... read more »

Lateral Incisor Pushed Back – What Should I Do?

Lateral incisors are the two teeth that sit on either side of your two front teeth. What is the purpose of lateral incisors, you ask? Their main function is to cut and tear into food. Since your lateral incisors are situated in the front of your jaw and visible every time you eat, speak, smile, or laugh, taking care of... read more »

What Do I Do if Numbing Doesn’t Wear Off After the Dentist?

Dental procedures often require numbing your mouth. Numbing is a good thing as it can make virtually any dental procedure more comfortable. Local anesthesia is typically administered to numb your mouth. Depending on where you receive it, you may end up feeling numb all over your mouth, including your lips, skin, and chin. Anesthesia may be administered in a variety... read more »

Fever and Migraine Headaches After Tooth Extraction

Sometimes, teeth get infected or crowd other teeth in the mouth. When this occurs, a tooth extraction may be necessary. There are a number of reasons you may need a tooth extraction. A few of these include making room before braces and excessive tooth decay that has compromised the integrity of the tooth. If you are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation,... read more »

Fever After a Root Canal – Should I Be Worried

The purpose of a root canal is to treat issues related to the soft inner pulp of a tooth. Without root canal treatment, tooth pulp infection can lead to an abscess, which may damage the jawbone. Not all tooth all pain warrants the need for a root canal. However, if the signs of infection are severe enough, a root canal... read more »