The Harmful Habits for Your Smile

Did you know you might have habits that can harm your smile and alter your oral health? Well, it’s true. There are many habits that can increase your chances of experiencing a dental injury or suffering a dental issue. Some of those habits are: –Refusing to wear a mouthguard: If you play contact sports without… Read more »

Restore Your Smile with a Dental Crown

There are many types of dental restorations, including dental crowns. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. At our office, we provide tooth-colored, aesthetic dental crowns. Dr. may recommend a dental crown in , , to: – Keep a weak tooth… Read more »

Brushing Your Teeth: What to Avoid

You know that if you’re interested in protecting your oral health, you need to brush and floss your teeth regularly. But would you be surprised to learn that there are a number of things that many Americans could actually do better when it comes to brushing? To start, many people don’t buy the ideal toothbrush…. Read more »

A Bridge Can Replace a Tooth Lost to Untreated Decay

When poor oral hygiene habits allow tooth decay to form on a tooth, the problem can spread quickly through the tooth. Without timely treatment, this could allow decay to form in the root of the tooth. In an extreme case, the infection might be so bad that your dentist, Dr. , cannot save it with… Read more »

A Tooth with Fractured Enamel Might Need to Be Repaired with a Crown

Tooth enamel is meant to be strong enough to handle biting and chewing common foods. If something like a blow to the face or a bad habit of nibbling on foreign objects causes a fracture on a tooth, it could lead to several issues. You could experience heightened sensitivity or a new area of tooth… Read more »

A Porcelain Crown Can Improve a Tooth’s Appearance

A tooth that has been marred by discoloration, stains or chips can leave you feeling socially awkward. In a case like this, your dentist, Dr. , can often use a porcelain dental crown to cosmetically improve the tooth’s appearance. The process of placing a dental crown in , , starts with your dentist examining the… Read more »

A Tooth with a Bad Filling Might Need to Be Restored by a Dental Crown

It’s not uncommon for the bacteria in your mouth to slowly exploit the cement holding your filling to the surrounding enamel. In some cases, the bacteria can infiltrate the area and form a new area of decay within the tooth. Inevitably this will make the filling fall out. If too much of the tooth enamel… Read more »

How to Recover from a Tooth Extraction

Sometimes, through no fault of our own, whether it be our teeth have grown in improperly, a severe accident has wounded them, or they have failed to even break the surface skin, our teeth sometimes must be removed. Thanks to advances in modern technology, it is not a life altering experience, and in many cases… Read more »

A Bridge Can Be Used to Replace a Missing Tooth

Having a tooth knocked out, extracted or lost due to untreated tooth decay can have a serious negative impact on your oral health. Beyond limiting your ability to chew food efficiently, it can also slur your speech and mar your physical appearance. If the tooth is not replaced in a timely manner, the surrounding teeth… Read more »

Fluoride Can Help Reverse Enamel Erosion

As you go about your day, the bacteria living in your mouth and the acidic foods and beverages you consume can weaken your tooth enamel. Over time, the resulting enamel erosion can deplete the mineral structure of your teeth, creating microscopic textures that can harbor tooth decay and lead to tooth sensitivity. Exposing your teeth… Read more »