Beating Tooth Decay

One of the worst things that can happen to your oral health is tooth decay. While this is most commonly seen in the form of a cavity, it can also cause an infection in your pulp – the living bundle of nerves and blood vessels inside your teeth – which usually requires a root canal… Read more »

Periodontitis Needs Professional Treatment to Prevent Further Complications

It’s estimated by the American Dental Association that nearly half of all Americans over the age of 30 have some degree of gum disease. Even more disconcerting is the report by the Centers for Disease Control estimating that 64 percent of people over age 65 have moderate-to-severe gum disease. Gum disease is primarily caused by… Read more »

How to Clean Your Child’s Smile

Your child’s teeth need cleaning just like yours do. So, to help you clean your child’s smile on a regular basis, our team encourages you to do the following things: Step 1: Grab a toothbrush that is made for children. This brush is usually smaller and has special little bristles. Then place a pea-sized amount… Read more »

Restoring Your Smile Comes With Many Options

As the time carries on, our advances in technology grow exponentially. Procedures that were once considered only science fiction in the dental community are now fully available as safe and effective dental procedures. We can replace missing teeth, repair or conceal broken ones, and even craft better ones. Below are some services to consider when… Read more »

A Disaster Plan for Your Smile

Many people have a plan when a disaster strikes, like a tornado, hurricane, fire, and Earthquake. However, many forget to make a plan in case a disaster occurs to their smiles. If you are one of these people, our dental team recommends that you make a plan for your smile in case of a dental… Read more »

Sugar-Free Gum Can Help Prevent Cavities

It may come as a surprise to hear that chewing sugarless come can help prevent tooth decay. It’s true! Studies have shown that chewing sugar-free gum for 20 minutes can help prevent cavities. Do I still need to brush and floss? Yes! Chewing sugarless gum does not replace brushing and flossing. The ADA recommends that… Read more »

A Tough Piece of Food Stuck Between Your Teeth Needs Careful Care

It’s not uncommon to get a small piece of food stuck between your teeth when you eat. In most cases, it comes free on its own. However, there are other times when you might get a tough piece of food, like a meat fiber or popcorn hull, uncomfortably stuck in your teeth. To help safely… Read more »

How Chewing Gum Can Help Your Oral Health

In order to maintain ideal oral health, it is imperative that you uphold proper dental hygiene. Brush your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day. Also, floss your teeth at least once a day. In addition, be sure to visit at least twice a year. If you would like a little extra… Read more »

Whitening Strips Can Help Improve Minor Surface Stains on the Teeth in Your Smile

The natural processes of aging as well as the dark foods and drinks you consume each day can gradually start to stain your tooth enamel. The whitening products or treatments needed to brighten your smile again will vary depending on the depth and cause of the stains. It’s always a good idea to consult with… Read more »

A Missing Crown Requires Special Care

While crowns are designed to be durable they are not impervious. Sometimes the cement holding a crown onto the abutment can be compromised by gum disease or a blow to the face. If one of your crowns falls out, you should contact Dr. ’s office in , at for immediate treatment. If you can’t immediately… Read more »