Pediatric Dental Care for Teething Infants

At some point during the first year of your child’s life their very first baby tooth will develop. Some children grow in their first tooth early, as soon as 2 or 3 months old. Other children develop their first baby tooth with less haste, some even sprouting their first tooth after turning one-years old. As […]

X-Ray: Behind The Scenes

When X-rays pass through your mouth during a dental exam, more X-rays are absorbed by the denser parts (such as teeth and bone) than by soft tissues (such as cheeks and gums) before striking the film. This creates an image on the radiograph. Teeth appear lighter because fewer X-rays penetrate to reach the film. Cavities […]

The Importance of Flossing

A common dental mistake is that people tend to think that brushing is more important than flossing. Therefore it is not uncommon for someone to brush twice a day and floss only once a week or worse. However the reality is that flossing is equally important as brushing. While brushing cleans the front and back […]

The Proper Way to Brush Your Teeth

Brushing our teeth is part of our daily routine. So here at Willoughby Dental we want to make sure that you are brushing the proper way. In order to make sure you are maximizing efficiency every time you brush your teeth, there are 3 main factors to consider. 1) Gum Line Brushing When brushing ensure […]

After Wisdom Teeth Removal Care

What To Expect After Wisdom Tooth Removal In most cases, the recovery period is only a few days. The following tips will help with you post removal recovery. Bite gently on the gauze pad periodically, and change pads as they become soaked with blood. While your mouth is numb, be careful not to bite the […]

Dental Visits During Pregnancy

Congratulations on this exciting and busy time of your life! You have so much to think about during pregnancy but don’t forget about your teeth and gums. With all this excitement it may be easy to forget about your mouth, but the changing hormone levels that occur with pregnancy can actually exacerbate pre-existing dental issues. […]

To Pierce Or Not To Pierce?

Oral piercings (usually in the tongue or around the lips) have quickly become a popular trend in today’s society.  With this popular trend, it is important to realize that sometimes even precautions taken during the installation of the piercing jewelry are not enough to avoid the harmful, long-term consequences. Oral piercings may cause cracked or […]

Tooth Decay

What Is Tooth Decay? Tooth decay is caused by a variety of things; in medical terms, cavities are called caries, which are caused by long-term destructive forces acting on tooth structures such as enamel and the tooth’s inner dentin material. These destructive forces include frequent exposure to foods rich in sugar and carbohydrates. Soda, candy, […]

Root Canal

Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward, until they reach the tip of the root. All teeth have between one and four root canals. Many tooth problems involve infections that spread to the pulp, which is the inner chamber of the tooth […]

Banana Tooth Whitening :)

Take a piece of the inside of the banana peel and gently rub around on your teeth for about 2 minutes. The amazing minerals in the peel like potassium, magnesium and manganese absorb into your teeth and whiten them