A Bridge Is Often the Most Effective Way to Restore a Missing Tooth

Missing a tooth because it was knocked out, extracted or lost to severe tooth decay can pose serious complications to the function of your mouth. Beyond the basic loss of function and appearance the it can also cause you to slur your speech or lead to an infection in the gums. In time the nearby… Read more »

Children Should Get a Dental Checkup Before School

You probably have a long list of things you need to get done before your children go back to school. Sadly, one important thing is often overlooked. While visiting our dentist may not be what your children are hoping to do during their summer, it is something that shouldn’t be overlooked. You see, sugary foods… Read more »

Understanding your Treatment and Restoration Options for a Fractured Tooth

Even though your teeth are tough, it is still possible to fracture a tooth. The cause and severity of the fracture will directly influence the treatment options your team recommends. If the fracture was caused by grinding your teeth, or if it is otherwise small, we might be able to repair it with a basic… Read more »

A Thorough Flossing Technique Helps Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease in , , is an infection of your gum tissues that usually results from the constant bacterial presence of hardened tartar. Gingivitis is the earliest form of gum disease. Some telltale symptoms of gingivitis include red or otherwise inflamed gums that often bleed easily when brushing and flossing. Gingivitis could also include issues… Read more »

A Summer-Ready Smile With Teeth Whitening

Summer is just around the corner, and while you probably have plenty of fun vacations and projects around the house planned, you should pencil in some time for your teeth. Specifically, it might be time to think about getting them as bright and lustrous as they ought to be with a professional teeth whitening treatment…. Read more »

Dealing With a Fractured Tooth

The enamel layer on each of your teeth is made from microscopic mineral crystals that provide your teeth with the strength and durability to handle biting off and chewing food. However, a hard fall, blow to the face, or sports injury can easily fracture a tooth. This is even more likely if you participate in… Read more »

What Are Dental Sealants?

If you have adult teeth that you want to protect from tooth decay, Dr. may recommend that you receive dental sealants in , . Dental sealants are comprised of a thin plastic coating that bonds to the chewing surface of molars and blocks cavity-causing bacteria, plaque, and acid. Daily brushing and flossing will keep your… Read more »

Restoring a Severely Decayed Tooth with a Bridge

Severe tooth decay on one of your teeth, might cause so much damage to the interior of the tooth that it needs to be extracted. This missing tooth can compromise you’re your ability to chew food and have a serious negative impact on your quality of life. In time the void left by the missing… Read more »

Keeping Your Dental Filling in Good Shape

If you have a cavity, our dentist may recommend a dental filling in , . To treat your tooth, Dr. will remove the decayed part of the tooth and fill the area with the dental filling material. A dental filling may also be used to repair cracked, worn down, or broken teeth. How Is a… Read more »

Finding the Underlying Cause of the Stains on Your Teeth

Having stains on the teeth in your smile can leave you wanting to explore your whitening options. However, if you don’t find and address the underlying cause of the stains then you will only enjoy short term benefits from tooth whitening products and procedures. Certain foods like chocolate, tomato sauce, and dark berries can cause… Read more »