Toothpaste Can Improve Your Brush’s Performance in Your Daily Oral Hygiene Routine

The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing once each day. This is intended to thoroughly remove all traces of plaque and stray food from your teeth to reduce your chances of suffering tooth decay or periodontal disease. The most common form of toothpaste includes mild abrasive additives and trace… Read more »

What to Expect When Treating Your Cavity with an Amalgam Filling

Are you about to treat a cavity with an amalgam filling? If so, good for you! You’re on your way toward a strong and healthy smile once again. To help you know what to expect during your appointment at , Dr. and our dental team would like to share the steps that are typically involved… Read more »

First Aid and Professional Care Might be Required to Treat a Serious Lip Injury

Most common of lip injuries are minor and often result from a misplaced bite while chewing gum or eating food. Most of these occurrences don’t inflict serious harm, and require little first aid attention, other than possibly placing an ice pack to reduce the swelling. On the other hand, there are some other rare occurrences… Read more »

Severe Dental Trauma Might Require Treatment with a Bridge Restoration

A severe dental trauma caused by an accident, hard fall, or a blow to the face during athletics can be very painful, and often requires immediate treatment. If the internal structures of the tooth have been damaged, our team at the dental office of in , , may be able to perform a root canal… Read more »

Common Types of Sedatives Used to Relax Patients

Sedation dentistry is a field of dentistry that specializes in providing treatments for individuals with dental anxiety. If a person begins to feel stressed or anxious, there are sedative options that can be discussed to help relax the patient. Sedatives can also be used to put a patient under when an intensive procedure must be… Read more »

Acid Reflux: What You Should Know

You probably know that there are several things you should consider doing if you’re interested in protecting your oral health. Similarly, you may know that some conditions can affect your oral health. For example, have you heard that acid reflux could lead to a number of oral health problems? As you may have heard, acid… Read more »

Amalgam or Composite Fillings Can Be Used to Repair a Small Cavity

An inconsistent or inadequate daily oral hygiene routine invites a host of oral health problems to develop in your mouth. Not the least of which is the possibility of tooth decay developing on one or more of your teeth. This is even more likely to occur if you have a habit of procrastinating your regular… Read more »

Weakened Tooth Enamel Can Cause Tooth Sensitivity Symptoms

Tooth sensitivity can have several different sources. Sometimes it can be caused by undetected or untreated tooth decay or something as obscure as a chronic sinus infection. However, in many cases tooth sensitivity is linked to demineralized tooth enamel. When enamel erosion is allowed to progress without professional remediation, it can cause microscopic pores deep… Read more »

The Facts About Flossing

You probably understand how brushing your teeth can benefit the health of your entire mouth, but do you know why flossing is important? In reality, there are a number of benefits to flossing, and a few things you may need to do to get the most benefits from your flossing. When you brush your teeth,… Read more »

Filling Materials Are Often Determined by a Cavity’s Location

Cavities form when poor oral hygiene allows the natural bacteria living in your mouth to exploit a weakened area of tooth enamel. Early detection is essential for treatment success without complications. Here at , your dentist, Dr. , commonly uses fillings to repair small-to-medium-sized cavities. Your dentist will conduct a thorough examination of the tooth…. Read more »