Don’t Shy Away From Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is a method of endodontic therapy performed to address an infection in the dental pulp and nerves. Many patients are fearful of receiving root canals–some to the point that they will avoid root canal treatment completely, increasing their risk of tooth loss. If you are hesitant to undergo a root canal despite… Read more »

Floss For Better Oral Health

Flossing should be a lifelong companion to brushing. Brushing and flossing serve the same purpose in that they remove plaque and food particles. However, flossing removes them from places your brush cannot reach–the spaces between your teeth. There are bacteria which live in your mouth. They eat sugars, then produce an acid byproduct that eats… Read more »

The Progression of Dentistry

The earliest known evidence of dental work goes back as far as 12,000 BC. Archeologists have found an ancient infected tooth which contains remnants of a dental cleaning with flint tools. The first written text we know that mentions dentistry, however, is dated thousands of years later in 5000 BC. This Sumerian manuscript cites “tooth… Read more »

Enamel Erosion Can Be Fixed With a Crown

If your teeth are crooked, it can do more than just mar your smile. The crooked teeth can actually wear away the enamel of the teeth next to it. If the damage becomes too extensive, a hole is formed in the tooth enamel. This will lead to a cavity, tooth decay, or other oral emergency…. Read more »

General Information about Tooth Brushing

How would you rank your tooth brushing techniques? Do not forget to keep taking care of your toothbrush, so that it can keep taking care of you. Generally speaking, most toothbrushes fall into disrepair after a few months or so and should be replaced as needed. If your toothbrush is beginning to show signs of… Read more »

Using Nitrous Oxide to Prevent Anxiety

You or someone you know may experience anxiety or some type of nervousness when preparing to go to the dentist office. Going to your biannual dental checkup is vital, so we offer nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” to help ease your fears. Dr. and our staff want to give you the care you… Read more »

Water Flossing and Your Smile

Do you know what a water flosser is and how it can help you? A water flosser is a unique dental tool commonly associated with cleaning between teeth. Unlike traditional dental floss, which uses thread to clean between teeth, a water flosser uses steady streams of water to clear away food particles and debris lodged… Read more »

Fighting Bad Breath

If you’re ready to freshen your breath the right way, all you have to do is develop the right habits. Here are five habits you can create to improve the smell of your breath. Brush your teeth at least twice per day. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you should be brushing at least… Read more »

A Tooth with Chipped Enamel Needs Professional Care and Repair

Tooth enamel is rather hard stuff, yet there are still things that can damage it. This could come in the form of a bad habit, like nervously chewing on objects or using your teeth to open a package. People with chronic stress that unconsciously grind their teeth at night are at even higher risk of… Read more »

A Dental Implant Can Often Be Used to Fully Restore a Knocked-Out Tooth

Oral trauma can come in many forms. One of the worst is when a hard fall or an accidental blow to the face manages to knock out a tooth. Also known as a dental avulsion, this level of trauma often results in total tooth loss. To help ease the pain and prevent a dangerous infection… Read more »