Simple Tips to Help Prevent Dental Fractures

Tooth enamel is composed of a complex matrix of dense mineral crystals. When a tooth is chipped or suffers a fracture, it can cause short and long-term problems. Even if the compromised tooth doesn’t cause immediate discomfort, the damaged area of tooth enamel could gradually start to collect bacterial deposits. In time, a cavity could… Read more »

Teeth Lost to Severe Dental Trauma Can Be Replaced with a Removable Partial Denture

Automotive accidents and athletic injuries can sometimes strike the mouth with such force that it severely fractures or knocks out multiple teeth. In some of these scenarios, the dental trauma is so severe that the teeth simply cannot be saved. After your gums and other injuries have healed, you will likely want to explore your… Read more »

A Dental Implant Might Be Used to Replace a Tooth Lost to Severe Oral Trauma

Sometimes an athletic injury, automotive accident or another trauma can impact the mouth and cause oral trauma. In some of these cases, the damage to a tooth and the surrounding tissues might result in the loss of a tooth. In some cases, emergency treatment might involve the extraction of the tooth, followed by a prescription… Read more »

What Is the Process for Good Denture Care?

Have you recently received dentures? If so, keep in mind that you need to take proper care of them so that they stay in good shape. If you are unsure how to care for dentures, our team can provide you with a few useful tips. -Rinse your dentures after you eat. Food particles will cling… Read more »

Holiday Meal Guide for Braces

It may be difficult to decide which holiday foods you can eat with braces–especially if this is your first holiday season with them! Here are some foods you may find on your holiday table, and whether or not they are safe to eat with braces. Turkey and Other Proteins: Protein-packed dishes are excellent sources of… Read more »

Orthodontic Appliances You’re Likely Unaware Of

You’ve probably heard of braces and retainers, but are you familiar with jaw repositioners? Lip and cheek bumpers? Palatal expanders? Oral apparatuses come in numerous forms and fashions, and if you’ve got misaligned teeth or other misalignment problems, there’s something we can do for you. The following is a list of dental and orthodontic devices… Read more »

A Chipped Dental Crown Needs to Be Treated by an Experienced Dentist

Dental crown restorations are commonly used to treat a tooth that suffers from a large cavity, dental fracture, or a significant area of dental attrition. This effectively replaces the tooth’s enamel layer with an alternate dental material like gold, base metals, or dental grade porcelain. While these materials can rival the strength of natural tooth… Read more »

3 Oral Health Concerns That Can Harm Your Smile With Age

Did you know that time is as harsh on your smile as it is your body? Because October is National Dental Hygiene Month, we invite you to be mindful of your smile. Today, our team is pleased to address three oral health concerns that can harm your smile over time. So, let’s look at how… Read more »

Preventative Treatments Can Also Be Administered During a Routine Dental Checkup

Maintaining healthy teeth and gums can significantly contribute to your overall quality of life. To aid in this effort, the American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing at least once, as well as attending a routine dental checkup with a dentist twice each year. Each dental checkup at Dr. ’s… Read more »

Without Early Remediation, Gum Disease Can Gradually Start to Worsen

An inconsistent daily oral hygiene regimen can leave stray food material, sugar residue, and plaque buildup in your mouth. As time goes by these bacterial deposits can continue to accumulate near the gumline as they start to harden into tartar. As this occurs your gums are likely to suffer from the periodontal inflammation of gingivitis…. Read more »