How to Treat Different Types of Cracks and Chips

Your teeth have been designed to be hard enough to bite, chew and grind most normal foods. Unfortunately, there are still some instances when unnatural forces can cause a large chip or fracture in a tooth. This could be something as traumatic as a blow to the face or something as mundane as grinding your… Read more »

Crowns Are Often Needed in Many Dental Treatments

A dental crown in , , essentially replaces the enamel layer of a tooth. There are several different reasons why your dentist, Dr. , might recommend restoring a tooth with a crown. Crowns are most commonly used to address large areas of tooth decay when there is not enough healthy tooth enamel remaining to secure… Read more »

Brushing and Flossing: A Few Facts

You know that brushing and flossing your teeth are both important, but do you know which should come first? Would you be surprised to learn that the order doesn’t really matter? In reality, it’s far more important that you brush and floss properly. As you may know, you should brush twice a day—but did you… Read more »

A Broken Tooth Often Requires Extraction so It Can Be Restored by a Dental Implant

A hard blow to the face can sometimes crack or fracture a tooth severely. In an extreme case, the damage might be so extensive that ’s dentists simply cannot save the tooth by any effective treatment means. When this happens, we often have no choice but to extract the tooth, so it can later be… Read more »

Cavities on Your Child’s Back Teeth Can Be Prevented with Dental Sealants

During early-to-mid adolescence, your child’s set of 32 permanent teeth will be in place. These 32 permanent teeth will have to serve your child for the rest of their lives, so it’s important to make sure they are properly taken care of. Of course, encouraging good oral hygiene habits is absolutely critical. However, even an… Read more »

Fluoride Treatment Strengthens Tooth Enamel

The enamel layer on each of your teeth is very hard and durable. However, it is not impervious to enamel erosion caused by acidic foods, beverages, and the natural bacteria in your mouth. Over time this process, known as demineralization, can create microscopic pores and channels in your tooth enamel, promoting tooth decay and sensitivity… Read more »

Dental Implants

As you may know, a dental implant is a treatment designed to replace a lost tooth—but do you ever wonder if you’re a good candidate? If you have, there are a few things you should know. Dental implants are designed to look and feel like a natural tooth. Sadly, if you’re missing a tooth you… Read more »

3 Easy Habits to Break for Better Oral Health

All of us want as strong a smile as possible. While we know good habits to have for strengthening our smiles, like brushing twice daily, flossing every day, and coming in for regular cleanings here at , there are some simple things we do that can actually cause some serious harm. Chewing ice – Many… Read more »

Flossing Is Essential in the Prevention of Gum Disease

Hardened tartar at the gum line is the leading cause of gum disease. The constant exposure to bacteria leads to the inflammation of the earliest stage of gum disease known as gingivitis. Symptoms of gingivitis include: red and inflamed gums that tend to bleed easily during brushing and flossing. It’s not uncommon for someone with… Read more »

Your Foods and Your Breath

As you know, everyone has to deal with bad breath—but do you know why? While bad breath can be caused by a few problems, such as smoking, dry mouth, or some medications, it’s typically caused by germs from food particles left in your mouth. If you are worried about your breath, you may grab for… Read more »