Jeff E Rubel DDS
2575 Coral Court, Coralville, IA 52241

How to Determine the Source of Your Oral Pain

There are a number of potential sources for oral pain. The condition of your gums can lead to pain in both your gums and your teeth. Your teeth themselves can have issues that result in widespread oral pain. If you are trying to determine the source of your oral pain you can take a look at your gums and teeth for signs of trouble. The source of the pain will help you decide on the best course of action to get relief. If there is not an obvious cause for the pain you will need to get an examination from your dentist to help you discover and treat the problem.

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Habits that are Staining Your Teeth

White teeth can signify health and make you feel confident with your smile. Unfortunately, there are a number of things that you may be doing every day that are staining your teeth. Habits like smoking, drinking coffee, and eating sugary foods can all cause your teeth to have a yellow or brown tint. You can minimize the staining on your teeth by eliminating or reducing some of these habits.

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The Connection Between Gum Health and Tooth Pain

When people notice the initial twinge of tooth pain the first thought that comes to mind is usually that they have a cavity. Tooth pain can be an indication of a cavity but it can also point to a potential problem with your gums. The health of your gums and your teeth are inextricably linked together. If you notice tooth pain it could be because you have some sort of problem with your gum health. When you understand the connection between gum health and tooth pain it will help you better care for both and more accurately identify the source of your tooth pain.

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Situations Where Veneers are a Good Option

Veneers are a cosmetic dental option that can completely transform the look of your smile. They are a thin porcelain covering that is placed on the surface of your teeth to improve the way they look and cover imperfections. Veneers are one of several cosmetic dental procedures that can positively impact the look of your smile. You and your dentist will work together to determine if veneers are the best option in your case. Situations where veneers are typically a good option include when you have white spots on your teeth, surface cracks, discoloration, or misshapen teeth.

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Sorting Through Your Options for Cosmetic Dental Procedures

Cosmetic dentistry can provide you with a smile that you are proud to show off. If there are things about your smile that you do not like or want to change then you should consider cosmetic dentistry. There are a number of different cosmetic dental procedures that provide various levels of results. Learning about what each option provides will help you sort through what your dentist offers and decide which cosmetic dental procedure is right for you.

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Four Signs You Have a Dental Emergency

There are several different types of dental emergencies that warrant an immediate call to your dentist. It is important that you know what type of dental issues to keep an eye out for so you can take the appropriate type of action. In some situations, getting to the dentist quickly can make the difference between saving a tooth or losing it. Keep reading to learn about four of the signs that indicate you have a dental emergency.

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