Talking to Your Dentist about Dental Anxiety

If you suffer from dental anxiety, then you know just how debilitating the condition can be. You feel pure terror and panic at the mere thought of visiting the dentist, and your anxiety condition makes it nearly impossible to make an appointment or drive yourself to your dentist office. This is a serious phobia that… Read more »

The Connection between Gum Disease and Overall Health

Oral health is all too often considered a matter unrelated to overall wellness. However, research continues to prove that oral problems create health issues throughout the body, not just in the mouth. This means that gum disease has the ability to significantly hinder your health and minimize your quality of life. Why Do Your Gums… Read more »

3 Things You Never Knew about Dental Implants

Losing your teeth is a painful and embarrassing experience, but it doesn’t have to define your life! The 21st century has supported the development of many advanced technologies designed to enable full mouth restoration for nearly any patient and situation. Dental implants are by far the most popular, natural, and effective solutions to tooth loss…. Read more »

A Toothache Might Be Associated with a Failing Dental Fillings

Minor defects in tooth enamel such as chips, modest dental fractures, dental attrition, and small cavities, can sometimes be treated with a simple dental filling. Most are made from metallic amalgam or composite resin, to effectively restore the structural integrity of a tooth and prevent further tooth decay As the years go by it is… Read more »

A Restoration Is Sometimes Preferred Over a Dental Implant

The loss of a tooth can certainly affect your ability to chew and break down the foods you eat. It can also cause problems with the clarity of your speech, or cause you to have an unattractive smile. If the tooth isn’t restored in a reasonable amount of time, other teeth in the area can… Read more »

If You Have Had a Tooth Removed, You May Benefit From a Dental Bridge

Dr. prefers to not remove teeth if possible, but if tooth decay or dental trauma has left a tooth too damaged for root canal treatment, may need to extract the remaining tooth structure. If your tooth has been removed, a dental bridge from may be the best option. The gums will first need to undergo… Read more »

Denture Creation

To help you know a little more about dentures, our dentist, Dr. , is happy to tell you how complete and partial dentures are created. That way you can be more involved in the dental restoration process. For the creation of a complete denture, the remaining natural teeth will need to be removed. This might… Read more »

Tips for Choosing Toothpaste

The time has come to buy more toothpaste. You may be intimidated by this task. With so many types of toothpastes available, how do you know which is the right choice? Generally speaking, choose a toothpaste with the ADA seal. Beyond that, choose the type of toothpaste that meets your specific needs or those of… Read more »

A Word About Benzocaine

If you have ever had a late night when you or a member of your family has been suffering from a toothache or a pain in their mouth, you have probably found yourself wandering the aisle of a grocery or convenience store, looking for benzocaine. Well, you were actually looking for a topical anesthetic to… Read more »

Foods to Avoid for Healthier Teeth: A List

Eating the right foods and drinks can perform miracles for your dental health. Specifically, you should look out for foods that cause dry mouth, that dye enamel and/or that are tricky to chew. Review this list of foods to ensure that you’re wary about what you’re munching on. -Drinking too much alcohol not only increases… Read more »