What’s in Your Dental First Aid Kit?

You probably have a first aid kit in your home and car (or at least you should). Most workplaces have a first aid kit somewhere within easy reach. Most first aid kits contain things like bandages, gauze, aspirin and antiseptic, for cuts bruises and headaches. But from time to time, you may encounter a dental… Read more »

Strong Tooth Enamel Is an Essential Component for Maintaining Healthy Teeth

Each of your teeth is clad in a layer of durable tooth enamel which gives you the ability to bite and break down the foods you eat. The tooth enamel layer also protects the sensitive dentin and pulp layers within each of your teeth. If you sometimes struggle to maintain a consistent daily oral hygiene… Read more »

Tips for Having a Strong and Healthy Smile This Spring

As spring arrives and the weather gets warmer, you’re likely deep cleaning the house and getting ready for some fun outdoor activities in the coming months. As you do these things, our dentist in , , Dr. , encourages you to also work towards a strong and healthy spring smile. To do so, recommends that… Read more »

Distressed Dental Fillings Can Cause Significant Sensitivity Problems

Minor cavities can cause significant discomfort and sensitivity. With timely detection, our , dentist, Dr. , can often treat minor areas of tooth decay by applying a dental filling. If you struggle to maintain good oral hygiene habits or you have a bad habit of skipping your dental checkups, the tooth enamel surrounding a dental filling… Read more »

Chewing Sugarless Gum & Its Advantages

Do you enjoy chewing the occasional, or frequent, piece of gum? It may come as a surprise to you that certain varieties of gum are actually good for your smile. That’s right! Sugar-free gum can benefit your smile in several ways. Our dentist and team are happy to educate you on the advantages of sugarless… Read more »

Oral Hygiene Improvements: Sedation Dentistry

In order to ensure any pain is eliminated or minimized during a dental procedure, sedation dentistry is a branch designed to provide you with the proper medical care. It can be used to ensure a patient is relaxed and calm during oral health care procedures, and in some instances, can even put patients to sleep…. Read more »

A Tooth That Is Missing a Dental Filling May Need a Dental Crown

When a dental filling falls out or becomes distressed, it is often the result of poor oral hygiene practices that have allowed acids to demineralize the surrounding tooth enamel. At the same time, individuals who grind their teeth while sleeping or who have a bad habit of chewing on foreign objects are also at increased… Read more »

Do You Suffer From Fever Blisters?

You may recognize fever blisters by their more common name–cold sores. They appear on or around your mouth and then turn crusty, and you can often foretell a fever blister by the tingling or burning sensation it causes before it appears. The cause of fever blisters is the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1 or HSV-2), and… Read more »

Cavities and You

One thing we are taught since we are young is to limit sugars so we don’t get cavities. But is sugar actually the culprit here? This is a very important question, for the more you know about cavities, the more prepared you are to combat them. The short answer to the question is: yes and… Read more »

Timely Treatment from a Dentist Can Help Treat Early Signs of Gingivitis

The periodontal inflammation of gingivitis is often heralded by gums that bleed easily, appear red, and possible chronic bad breath issues. It is often the result of the prolonged presence of hardened tartar near the gumline. If you are concerned about the health of your gums, you need to schedule a dental checkup with a… Read more »