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Capping a tooth with a porcelain crown is an effective way to preserve it and address damage such as severe fractures. At some point, however, patients will need to get the crown repaired or replaced. On average, a dental crown can last between five and...

The foods you choose to eat have a direct effect on your overall wellness in general and your dental health in particular. Certain foods can contribute to tooth decay and tooth discoloration, while other foods help strengthen the teeth and guard against dental problems. The...

If you suffer from sleep apnea, you may feel like you’d do anything for a good night’s sleep. Fortunately, all you need to do to find the restful sleep you’ve been hoping for is make an appointment with your local Tucson dentist, John R. Carson,...

Flossing is an essential part of your daily oral health routine. It’s also a task that many dentists wish their patients would do more often. Ideally, you should floss once daily. However, many people find flossing to be a big chore because it’s time-consuming, sometimes...

Dental emergencies can happen to anyone, and they often tend to occur at inopportune times. However, with a little know-how and a few simple tips, you can handle any dental emergency that might come your way. Whether your child has knocked out a tooth or...

While coronavirus lockdown regulations are loosening up, many people are still spending lots of time at home. That means an increase in DIY at-home treatments for services you might normally seek elsewhere, such as tooth whitening. However, you may want to think twice before purchasing...

Gum disease—also called periodontal disease—is a common condition, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not a serious one. In fact, gum disease that is left untreated can lead to bleeding gums, difficulty eating, and tooth loss. The good news is that during your routine exams...

Do you ever feel as if your mouth is always parched, no matter how much water you drink? If so, this could be a symptom of dry mouth, rather than a sign that you are dehydrated. While dry mouth, or xerostomia, may sound like a...