How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which might also take into account... Read more »

Tooth Extraction: What Does It Entail?

Even though we believe that your teeth should stay in your smile, and we may do what we can to preserve a tooth, there could be times when a tooth requires an extraction. It may need to go as a result of an oral trauma or because of dental decay, but it can’t stay if… Read more »

Without Endodontic Treatment a Badly Decayed Tooth Could Develop a Dental Abscess

A small cavity that goes without professional attention can continue to grow in size and depth. Over time the area of tooth decay can penetrate into the pulp and root of the tooth causing a toothache and potentially serious complications. In some of these cases the bacterial presence can cause a concentrated pocket of infected… Read more »

There Is a Link Between Your Smile and Diabetes

Keeping your smile healthy can become more difficult if you have diabetes. Diabetes is a health condition that threatens your oral health and your overall health. By keeping excellent oral health habits like brushing and flossing regularly, you could be helping protect your smile from the damage diabetes can do to your smile. Our experienced… Read more »

Oral Health Care Damage Control: Dental Erosion Prevention

Caring for dental erosion begins by preventing it. Dental erosion occurs when harmful acids on your tooth enamel slowly begin to eat away at your teeth. If your teeth are worn down due to dental erosion, they will be susceptible to damage that could potentially lead to tooth death. To prevent this from happening, take… Read more »

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 »