Fluoride Can Help Prevent Cavities from Developing

Cavities can occur when the mineral density of tooth enamel is compromised by poor oral hygiene, the buildup of plaque acids, or the frequent consumption of acidic beverages. As this starts to happen the natural bacteria living in your mouth can gradually start to exploit the weakened tooth enamel. Common symptoms can include increased tooth… Read more »

Dental Anxiety? We Have a Gas for That

Dental anxiety is a very real problem for many people. While some people may only experience mild apprehension at the prospect of a dental visit, other people may feel terrified about sitting down in the chair for even so much as a cleaning or exam. If dental anxiety is causing you to put off seeing… Read more »

Schedule Oral Cancer Screenings Regularly

Given the seriousness of oral cancer and the importance of spotting the disease quickly, schedule oral cancer screenings regularly. Each year in America, tens of thousands of individuals are diagnosed with the disease, and as with other cancers, early detection is often crucial to ensure a chance at a healthy recovery. If you think you… Read more »

A Chipped Bridge Needs Attention and Treatment by a Dentist

Even though crowns are typically fashioned from very durable dental-grade materials, it is still possible for them to be damaged. This can come from an unprotected blow to the face during sports or minor fractures caused by grinding your teeth without the protection of a quality dental guard. If any part of your crown is… Read more »

The Tooth Extraction Recovery Quiz

Tooth extraction recovery methods depend on having a firm plan in place to ensure optimum recovery time can be achieved. By planning ahead, you can increase your chances of success. For more information about tooth extraction recovery, take the following quiz: Successful tooth extraction recovery requires which of the following? a.) Plenty of rest b.)… Read more »

Dealing with Tooth Discoloration and Tooth Abscesses

You might understand that you should consider visiting a doctor if you are suffering from an infection. However, would you be surprised to hear that you should also consider setting up an appointment with our dentist if you have an infection in the center of your tooth? Generally, it’s very important that you visit us… Read more »

A Missing Filling Needs Treatment and Repair to Prevent Complications

Cavities are the result of poor oral hygiene practices allowing the bacteria in your mouth to exploit tooth enamel. In many cases, your dentist, Dr. , can repair a small cavity by applying a dental filling. While they are meant to repair the tooth for many years, no filling is impervious to the passage of… Read more »

The Facts on Teeth Whitening for Sensitive Teeth

Are you unhappy with the color of your teeth? Are you interested in teeth whitening but worried about the treatment because you have sensitive teeth? If so, there are a few things you can do to protect your pearly whites while avoiding painful or uncomfortable side effects. Generally, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our… Read more »

Modestly Stained Teeth Can Sometimes Be Whitened by Dental Bleaching Gel

Your tooth enamel has microscopic pores that small, dark particles can sometimes adhere to. As time passes, these stains can penetrate deeper and deeper into the tooth enamel. While whitening toothpaste and whitening strips can remove minor surface stains, they are not generally effective at remove more significant stains. In cases like this, some people… Read more »

5 Tips for Great Oral Health This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is almost here! Along with the delicious feasts in its wake. Across the country, people are starting to think about and prepare for the feast-filled day. This year, why not think about your oral health as well? Protecting your smile from cavities and gum disease is essential during any holiday season. That is why… Read more »