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 »

What are Cold Sores?

Do you ever get blisters near your mouth? They may be cold sores or fever blisters, which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1 or HSV-2) and are very contagious. You may notice a tingling, tenderness or burning even before the actual sore appears. Cold sores start out as blisters and then crust over…. Read more »

The Warning Signs of Gum Disease

There are many dental problems in the world today, but one of the most serious and dangerous problems of all is gum disease. Gum disease is a condition that slowly takes over your smile and gradually destroys it each day. It generally develops when you do not attend your dental checkups and cleanings. Visiting our… Read more »

How to Correct Bad Breath

Do you suffer from bad breath, which is also called halitosis? There are a variety of methods to reach a mouth that feels fresh and clean. Brush and floss your teeth more often. The buildup on your teeth, which is called plaque, collects bacteria that can cause bad breath. Be sure to brush your teeth… Read more »

Don’t Let Tartar Tarnish Your Smile

When you run your tongue along the bottom of your teeth towards your gum line, what do you feel? If you detect a sticky film on your pearly whites, you are not alone! This colorless film is called plaque, and can harden into tartar if you don’t keep your teeth clean every day. Tartar is… Read more »