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 can actually spread into your... 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 dental checkups at Grant R... 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 within tooth enamel. If the... 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, you’re removing plaque and bacteria.... 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 Grant R Young DDS, your dentist, Dr. Grant R Young, commonly uses fillings to repair small-to-medium-sized cavities. Your dentist will conduct a thorough examination of the tooth.... read more »

How Was Your Oral Health Care Last Year?

How was your oral health care last year? Would you rate it as your best year yet? If not, then there is room for improvement. Every new year should be a new opportunity to turn your mouth into a smile masterpiece. Each year should also be an improvement upon the year that has come before it. To test how well... read more »

Maintaining Optimum Oral Health Care

Maintaining optimum oral health care should be the priority of everyone. If your teeth are neglected, and your gums left in disrepair, you will become at high risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Additionally, you are at a much higher risk for oral accidents if we do not take the proper preventative measures for the safety of our mouths.... read more »

Crowns or Implants?

You’re in the market for a new smile, but you’re facing a problem – you can’t decide between two great options in dental crowns and dental implants. While both procedures offer advantages the other doesn’t, we know it’s hard to pick between the two. So let’s look at what both procedures offer so you can make a more well-informed decision.... read more »

Address Tooth Problems Immediately

During the holiday season it can seem pretty frivolous to go get medical help for a tooth problem. After all, many more people are seeking healthcare for far more important problems, right? While that may be true, it doesn’t mean that you should ignore any tooth problems during the holidays. Let’s look at the problems that are serious enough our... read more »