A Tooth with a Bad Filling Needs Professional Attention

Minor defects and cavities on a tooth’s enamel layer can often be treated with a dental filling. This treatment process is designed to replace the compromised area with an alternative material such as gold, porcelain, an amalgam or composite resin. These materials are used to restore the structural integrity and basic function of the tooth… Read more »

Talking Terms: Periodontitis and Gingivitis

It is important to know that gum disease tops the list of reasons why adults lose their teeth. So, when speaking about the issue, it is vital to understand the language in order to combat the problem. There are two descriptive terms used when discussing periodontitis (gum) disease, but what exactly are the differences between… Read more »

How Illegal Drugs Hurt Your Teeth

Many kinds of drugs are known to be detrimental to your oral health. Most common among them are tobacco and alcohol. But, did you know that illegal drugs can be equally or even more damaging? Here’s how… Marijuana As reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, heavy marijuana smokers are seven times as… Read more »

Flossing: The Reasons Why Cleaning the Spaces Between Your Teeth Is Important

Flossing is very important if you want strong and healthy teeth and gums as well as a top-notch oral health. This is why our dentist, Dr. , strongly recommends flossing at least once a day. It doesn’t matter which flossing product you use as long as you avoid injuring your gums as you clean your… Read more »

Holiday Dentistry: Dental Bridges

If you have not already done so, now is a perfect time to make sure your smile is complete for the new year. The best way to enhance and upgrade your smile is to fill out any voids and gaps that are caused by missing or lost teeth. One highly effective tooth replacement prosthetic to… Read more »

A Secret to Oral Health Success: Dental Anxiety Treatments

If you suffer from dental anxiety, it is referring to a treatable condition that arises due to fear from visiting your dentist and receiving any or all oral health care procedures and needed treatments. For some, the idea of receiving a professional cleaning from your dentist might be enough to trigger a dental anxiety panic… Read more »

Best Brushing Tactics

You have been brushing your teeth for years. In fact, you’ve probably done it so many times that you don’t even have to think about it anymore. After all, it is a pretty simple process. You squeeze some toothpaste on your brush and scrub your teeth. Then you are out the door or off to… Read more »

Oral First-Aid With a Tongue Injury

Accidental falls or an unexpected blow to the head can potentially cause you to bite down on your tongue, cheek, lip, or other soft oral tissues. In these moments the pain and potential bleeding can be very distressing. Yet it’s important to keep a cool head while administered first-aid and seeking professional treatment from our… Read more »

With Early Detection an Area of Dental Attrition Might Be Treated with a Dental Filling or Dental Crown

Minor deviations that went uncorrected in your younger years can gradually start to affect one or two of your teeth. Sometimes it can gradually cause one tooth to grind and wear on the non-biting surface of another tooth. As time goes on it could start to significantly compromise an increasing amount of tooth enamel. Early… Read more »

Sensitive Teeth?

Tooth sensitivity makes it hard to eat, drink, and accomplish daily functions. Unfortunately, there are many causes of tooth sensitivity–that’s why it’s important to get dental advice as soon as possible. Contributing factors to toothaches and tooth sensitivity include worn or fractured tooth enamel, cavities, dental erosion due to acidic foods and beverages, an eating… Read more »