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What’s Making My Teeth Discolored?

Typical Reasons for Discolored Teeth Are your teeth not as white as they once were? Are you concerned about the cause? There are many different reasons why teeth may become discolored, and there are some that could be due to medical issues. In this blog post, we'll break down some of the most common reasons why your teeth may not be as white as they could be. To begin with, not everyone's teeth are the same. The color of your teeth is determined by your genetics, and some people just naturally h...

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Lechner Dental Group 2/26/2020 Comments(0)

Should I Be Worried About My Tongue Pain?

The tongue plays a vital role when it comes to eating, digestion and speaking. We're able to taste the food we eat thanks to the taste buds, found on the little bumps on the surface of our tongue, called fungiform papillae. It's fairly resilient, too; capable of healing quickly from injuries. There are some conditions that can affect your tongue and even cause pain. Most aren't serious, though some can require treatment. In any case. Where you are concerned about your tongue, you should consult ...

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Lechner Dental Group 2/12/2020 Comments(0)

Does Every Dentist Do the Same Things?

When it comes to finding a dentist, you may come across terms such as general, cosmetic, or family dentistry. To add to the confusion, some dentists are endodontists, orthodontists, or periodontists, etc., but what do those words mean? Here's a quick look at the different types of dentists and these dental terms. Dentistry is defined as "the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment nonsurgical, surgical or related procedures of diseases, disorders and/or conditions of the oral cavity, ...

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Lechner Dental Group 1/30/2020 Comments(0)

My Tooth is Sore. Is It a Cavity?

Of adults, 92% have or had tooth decay . This makes cavities are the most chronic disease in the world! This is mostly thanks to the amount of sugar consumed by people. Do cavities always hurt? When should you consult Dr. Lechner? Continue reading to learn how to tell if you have potential tooth decay, and what to do about it. Identifying Tooth Decay Tooth decay happens when the enamel of the tooth is damaged by bacteria and acid. This eventually results in a pit in the tooth, which we call a ca...

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Lechner Dental Group 1/15/2020 Comments(0)

Is Having a Root Canal Painful?

Root canals are a procedure for rescuing a severely infected or decayed tooth. This procedure is required when a tooth infection moves beyond being a toothache and forms an abscess which expands throughout the root of the tooth. Done by a dentist or an endodontist, a root canal procedure cleanses the insides of the tooth, removes the nerve and pulp present inside the root canal, and saves the tooth. Some people find the thought of having a root canal done potentially frightening. This is typical...

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Lechner Dental Group 12/23/2019 Comments(0)