Mercury in Amalgam Fillings Is Generally Harmless

Amalgam is a mixture of silver, zinc, mercury, and a few other metals. You may be concerned about the mercury, as mercury alone is toxic by itself. However, the concern is not as necessary, as the mercury mixes with the other metals and forms a fairly harmless compound. Amalgam has often be used to fill… Read more »

Inconsistent Flossing Efforts Increase Your Chances of Suffering from Gum Disease

Brushing your teeth at least twice a day helps remove sugar residue, plaque buildup, and stray food particles from the face and contours of your teeth. However, even the most effective toothbrush and brushing technique still cannot effectively clear bacterial deposits from between teeth and the gumline. To address these areas the American Dental Association… Read more »

Dentures and What They Can Offer You

Do you have missing teeth in your smile? Are you tired of being too embarrassed to smile? If so, have you ever considered the benefits that dentures have to offer? These tooth replacements have a history of effectively helping people with their smiles. One of the things that differentiate them from other more permanent options… Read more »

Helpful Hints for Halloween: Smile Tips

If you are planning on celebrating this Halloween with your loved ones, it is important to make sure that you do everything you can to keep your teeth safe from the hazards of the holidays. Along with the excessive amounts of sugar that are present in most sweets, numerous other dangers await if you are… Read more »

Test Your Dental Checkup Knowledge with This Dental Checkup Quiz

Do you have a dental checkup soon? If so, do you know everything there is to know about it? Although it seems as though dental checkup knowledge isn’t too important, it can be. In fact, the more you know about your dental checkup, the more relaxed you can feel in the dental chair and you… Read more »

The Dental Gifts That Are Exciting for Children and Helpful for Smiles

Sometimes you just get tired of buying gifts that end up at the bottom of the toy box. If you’re wanting to get your child an exciting as well as a helpful gift that won’t end up disappearing, our dentist, Dr. , has some recommendations for you. Recommendation No. 1: A fun-to-use toothbrush. Imagine your… Read more »

Oral Cancer and Your Smile

Although oral cancer can be lethal, many individuals fail to ever come in for oral cancer screenings. If you discover any potential abnormalities or signs of change with your oral health, you should always consult with your dentist. Normal signs and symptoms of oral cancer can often appear as visible irregularities in your mouth and… Read more »

A Temporary Crown Needs to Be Maintained While You Await Your New Dental Work

Dental restorations that call for the use of a dental bridge or dental crown typically occur in two stages. The first appointment calls for Dr. to prepare the tooth or teeth needed to anchor the dental work in place. This calls for shaping the required teeth. A detailed impression will be created of the area…. Read more »

Oral Health Care Exams Are Vital To a Healthy Smile

Do you want a healthy smile? If so, you are not alone! We all want a healthy and beautiful smile to show off in life, yet how many people realize the key to a healthy smile is found in your regular oral health care exam or dental checkup? Well, it’s true! That is why our… Read more »

Dental Attrition Can Sometimes Be Repaired by a Common Filling

Dental attrition occurs when long-term yet minor alignment issues allow two or more teeth to wear on each other at an unnatural angle. Through the passage of time, this causes minute damage to the tooth enamel. If it’s not repaired in a timely manner at , the compromised tooth enamel could play host to a… Read more »