What to Know about Predisposition to Cavities

Have you ever had a cavity? You probably have. In fact, how many people do you know that haven’t had a cavity? You may know a few, but as you know, cavities are a fairly common problem. However, did you know that some people are actually more likely to have a cavity than others are?… Read more »

The Reasons Why You Should Restore Your Smile With a Dental Bridge

If you’re missing one or more of your permanent teeth, our team is happy to tell you that there are many restorative options that will finally give you the oral health and smile results you are looking for! However, if you’re interested in permanently replacing your teeth with a strong product that does not require… Read more »

Taking Proper Care of Your Temporary Crown

Having one of your teeth restored with a crown requires two separate appointments. During the first appointment Dr. removes most of the affected enamel from the tooth, leaving behind an abutment that will later anchor your new crown. The abutment then has a hard plastic cap of a temporary crown cemented over it to protect… Read more »

Reasons to have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Your wisdom teeth are essentially molars from a time when our ancestors survived on a diet of crunchy foods and roots. Most people have four wisdom teeth. However, it is not uncommon for some people to have as many as six, while at the same time, some people never develop wisdom teeth at all. Wisdom… Read more »

Taking Care of Your Oral Health During Recovery

If you have recently had braces put on, or tightened, or are experiencing a tender mouth while recovering from oral surgery or medical treatment such as radiation therapy, you will want to take excellent care of yourself while you are healing. If you are having trouble chewing or swallowing, you will want to make sure… Read more »

Tips for Choosing the Right Brand of Toothpaste for You

Toothpaste is a very important tool for removing bacterial plaque. If food particles and plaque aren’t removed, they can harden into tartar, which can lead directly to gum disease. In the past, toothpaste was actually sold in a powder form. Today, most toothpaste brands are sold as either a gel or paste. Some also include… Read more »

The Truth About Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are common dental products that restore your smile. There are many reasons to choose to repair your smile with this restoration. A dental crown is an artificial cap that is placed over a damaged tooth to improve its health and condition. More reasons include: •To hold a cracked tooth together •To restore a… Read more »

Tooth Sensitivity Caused by Enamel Erosion Can Be Countered by Fluoride

The natural processes of the bacteria in your mouth, as well as acidic foods and beverages, can cause a microscopic erosion of the mineral crystals that make up your tooth enamel. If this microscopic enamel erosion is not countered by regular, daily exposure to fluoride it can pose several threats to your oral health. The… Read more »

Keeping Your New Bridge in Your Daily Oral Hygiene Routine

The new bridge fitted by Dr. effectively restores the full function, structure and appearance of a missing tooth. Even though your new bridge is not subject to tooth decay, it will still need to be cleaned and maintained in your daily oral hygiene routine. Hardened tartar from residual food particles and plaque buildup will greatly… Read more »

3 Common Dental Fears and How You Can Conquer Them

Did you know that having a fear of the dentist is a lot more common than you may think? Nearly 20% of Americans completely avoid the dentist unless absolutely necessary. We’re going to give you some of the more common fears people have that surround the dentist and how you can overcome those fears. Fear… Read more »