Your Long-Term Oral Health Can Be Seriously Impaired by Gum Disease

The American Dental Association estimates that nearly half of the people age 30 and older have some form of periodontal disease affecting their gum tissues. The Centers for Disease Control also report that 64 percent of people 65 and over have been diagnosed with moderate-to-severe periodontal disease. Hardened tartar forming at the gumline is the… Read more »

Dental Bridges Can Do Wonders for Your Mouth and Your Self-Esteem

Your smile and your self-esteem are often linked. If one suffers, the other is sure to suffer as well. If your smile is missing a few of its bright white members, inevitably, your whole mouth suffers, and likely your self-esteem as well. Dr. can craft you a world-class dental bridge to give you back the… Read more »

Fractured Tooth Enamel Might Need to Be Restored by a Crown

Your tooth enamel is designed to be hard and durable enough to handle a lifetime of biting, chewing and grinding. However, there are some things that can fracture a tooth, like grinding your teeth, nibbling on foreign objects or experiencing a blow to the face. As long as the damage is limited to the enamel… Read more »

Preventing Cavities with Chewing Gum

It is imperative that you uphold proper dental hygiene to maintain ideal oral health. Brush your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day. In addition, floss your teeth at least once a day. In addition, be sure to visit at least twice a year. If you would like a little extra help… Read more »

All You Need to Know About Dental Crown Treatment

Dental crowns in , , are reliable restorations that can give you the healthy and beautiful tooth you’re looking for. The process involved in placing a dental crown is easy and painless. The entire process requires two trips to , and when you complete your second appointment, you will have the results you are looking… Read more »

Advances in Floss

Dental floss is an important part of proper oral hygiene. It may come as a surprise to learn that according to the ADA, only 12 percent of Americans floss every day. The flossing concept isn’t a new one. Evidence found by researchers suggests that interdental cleaning has been practiced since Prehistoric times. Researchers have found… Read more »

How to Safely Remove an Object that Is Stuck in Your Gums

Sometimes pieces of food and meat fibers can get lodged between your teeth or in your gumline. Most of the time, you can rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater or antiseptic mouthwash in , . This situation could be even more serious if you have a bad habit of chewing on objects, like pencils and… Read more »

Three Reasons Why You Should Take Care of Your Gums

There are many reasons why you should keep your gums in tip-top shape, and some of those reasons are because healthy gums can: -Help your overall health: Gum disease is a serious dental issue that can be linked to major health issues, like heart disease, stroke, and respiratory disease. So, if you keep your gums… Read more »

First Aid Considerations if a Crown Is Damaged

Every crown is designed and installed with the intention of fully restoring the function and appearance of the tooth for a long time to come. There are, however, situations where something like an accidental hard fall or blow to the face can cause damage to one of your crowns. Should one of your crowns become… Read more »

How Can I Get More Fluoride Each Day?

Dr. and our team care about you and your oral health, which is why we recommend receiving the proper amount of fluoride each day. Fluoride in , , is a beneficial mineral that can be found in many natural resources. It can strengthen and nourish your teeth as well as fight off tooth decay and other… Read more »