Dental Emergency Instructions

Even if you take care of your smile, dental emergencies may occur. Dr. and our team stress the importance of knowing what to do in these situations. There are things you can do at home to minimize damage and to relieve discomfort before you come in to our office. If you are suffering from a… Read more »

The Connection Between Oral Health and Overall Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some of the most dangerous diseases in the United States have a correlation with dental health. These issues include diabetes, cancer, heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease. -Pneumonia, as well as other infections of the lung, can be a result of inhaling bacteria from… Read more »

A Dental Checkup Helps Maintain Healthy Teeth

Having a dental checkup performed by our dentist twice each year is a critical component for maintaining a healthy mouth. Each of these appointments begins with a dental hygienist performing a thorough dental cleaning and polishing. This will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and any minor surface stains. Deeper stains may require a… Read more »

Replace a Tooth With a Dental Bridge

Have you recently lost one or more teeth due to an accident or a dental issue like advanced periodontal disease? Losing a tooth can make simple things like speaking and chewing more difficult. A lost tooth can also allow the remaining teeth from drifting out of place. Because of these and other reasons, if you… Read more »

Give Your Tooth the Royal Treatment With a Dental Crown

If a tooth needs its shape, size, and strength restored, a dental crown may be needed. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped dental restoration that will cover the entire visible portion of a tooth. Dr. may recommend a dental crown in , , for: – A tooth that has had a large dental filling or… Read more »

Root Canals: Setting the Record Straight

There are many myths floating around about root canal therapy. Many of these myths are negative, so our dentist and team are more than happy to set the record straight. Myth: Root canals are painful. Many people associate root canal therapy with pain. This pain actually comes because of an infection of the tooth. The… Read more »

Holiday Sweets Best Enjoyed in Moderation

With the winter holidays approaching, you may be enjoying many delectable delights that satisfy your sweet tooth. While these goodies certainly taste good and may add to the holiday spirit, sugar can be damaging to the teeth. When sugar is consumed by the bacteria that live in our mouths, the sugar is turned into cavity-causing… Read more »

Chronic Dry Mouth

When the mouth experiences a lack of saliva, chronic dry mouth occurs. For a better understanding of why this is harmful and how to combat it, read below: – Saliva is essential for your oral health because it neutralizes acids on your teeth and washes away harmful bacteria and food particles. – Side effects of… Read more »

How Musicians Can Protect Their Smiles

As you play your favorite instrument, you don’t usually think about your smile. This can be dangerous and our dentist, Dr. , asks you to keep your smile in mind. If you’re not careful, the bacteria on your instrument, the pressure on your mouth from playing, and even the way you use your instrument can… Read more »

What You Should Know About Root Canal Therapy

If the dental pulp in the root canal of a tooth becomes infected, Dr. may recommend a root canal in , . During this procedure, the infection is removed from the root canal (or canals) of the tooth and the tooth is sealed. Symptoms Sometimes, there will be no noticeable symptoms that a root canal… Read more »