Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body. However, because it doesn’t have... Read more »

Enhancing Your Smile with a Composite Filling

A cavity is never a good thing. A cavity can be unsightly and painful, and if left untreated could cost you your tooth. But you can make the most of a bad situation with a composite filling from our dentist in Medford, Oregon, Dr. . A composite filling is made of a combination of powdered… Read more »

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 »