The Insightful Molar is your oral health hub. Find answers to your dental questions, as well as useful facts and tips to help you maintain a healthy smile for years to come.
The best toothpaste. What does that even mean? With the wide variety of toothpastes available, the choice goes far beyond gel versus paste these days. How can a person choose? Knowing what goes into toothpaste and what those different ingredients do can help you pick...read more
Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is more common than you might think, experts say. And, while a sore jaw or teeth might give you an idea that you’re grinding your teeth, many people are surprised when they’re told about it, said Jona Trottier, an oral health...read more
There are all kinds of forces acting on your teeth and dental fillings all the time: impact from chewing food, assaults from bacteria and unexpected trauma or injury, to name a few. And when you get a cavity filled or have extensive work done on your teeth, it’s...read more
Tooth Sensitivity: It can come on suddenly. You’re drinking hot coffee or eating ice cream and, without warning, your tooth twinges. Or it can develop over time; brushing your teeth might feel irritating instead of invigorating. No matter how it shows up, tooth...read more
An Interview With Pediatric Dentist Dr. Robert L. Delarosa October is that glorious time of year when the cooler autumn breeze blows, just about everything comes in pumpkin spice flavor, and you smile when a three-foot-tall zombie Elvis threatens pranks if you don’t...read more
Finding an affordable dental insurance plan that covers what you need can be tricky, but it’s helpful to know the difference between “must-have” and “would be nice to have” when it comes to coverage. “There are thousands of dental insurance plans, and each one is a...read more