A Diligent and Effective Flossing Technique Is Critical for Gum Disease Prevention

If residual food particles and plaque are not effectively removed through twice-daily brushing and flossing, they will eventually harden into tartar. Tartar is a hard substance with a high bacterial density. Constant bacterial exposure at the gum line can cause sensitive gum tissues to become inflamed and even infected.   The American Dental Association and… Read more »

Maintain Your Bright Smile

The natural processes of aging can rob the teeth in your smile of their luster. Stains from dark foods, beverages, or tobacco use can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. Fortunately, Dr. has the training and experience necessary to help you understand the whitening products or treatments needed to give you back and white… Read more »

An Extracted Tooth Can Be Completely Replaced by a Bridge

If your dentist, Dr. , has had to extract your tooth due to severe tooth decay, cracks, or fractures, then you are probably interested in exploring your restoration options. One of the easiest and most effective solutions for replacing a previously extracted tooth is to have your dentist install a dental bridge. A dental bridge… Read more »

What are Dental Sealants?

You’ve probably heard about dental sealants – your dentist has likely mentioned the possibility of getting them for your younger children – but what exactly are they? Are sealants worth the money, or are the just a gimmick? Let’s take a look at what sealants are and the benefits they offer. Sealants protect teeth At… Read more »

Do You Have Gum Disease?

Would you be surprised to learn that most people in this country have some form of gum disease? What’s more, nearly half (47%) of people over 30 have periodontitis, an advanced stage of gum disease. With this problem being so pervasive, it is important to know its symptoms and treatment options. One of the reasons… Read more »

Information About Dental Crowns

A dental crown or cap is a tooth-shaped covering that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, appearance, and strength. The dental crown will cover the entire visible portion of the tooth. When might Dr. recommend a dental crown in , ? – To keep a weak tooth from breaking – To… Read more »

What Have You Heard About Root Canal Therapy?

What do you know about root canal therapy? As you may know, root canal therapy is designed to treat a tooth whose center is decayed or infected. Still, there are several myths surrounding root canal therapy. Generally, our dentist will recommend root canal therapy when other treatments simply aren’t enough. You see, root canal therapy… Read more »

Sealing Teeth Against Attack

Our teeth have many natural forms of defense. One of the strongest is your tooth’s enamel. It is the hardest tissue in the body, and enables us to bite and chew all kinds of food. But as hard as it is, enamel can still wear down and decay. Plaque forms on our teeth constantly, exposing… Read more »

Taking Care of Your Teeth During Your Pregnancy

Having a baby is a wonderful event, but it can come with a lot of stressors. Many women wonder what the changes in their bodies and lives mean for their oral health. At , we don’t want you to wonder what you should do about your teeth while you’re expecting. Many women experience no dental… Read more »

The Effect of Periodontitis on Your Body

People with periodontitis, or advanced gum disease are 40% more likely to have a chronic health condition, at least that was the finding of the American Dental Association. Apparently, when oral bacteria build up and left untreated, it results in infection, as the immune system goes on the attack to fight the infection and inflaming… Read more »