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 »

Stopping and Reversing Tooth Decay

Like it or not, we all get tooth decay, whatever our age. If you still have your chompers, you may develop tooth decay. When bacteria grow on your chompers for too long, acid grows and breaks away at your tooth enamel to make cavities. Fortuitously, there are some proven ways to drop your likelihood of… Read more »

The Information You Need to Feel More Comfortable in the Hands of the Dentist

Does the thought of visiting the dentist make you nervous? If so, you’re not alone. Many people experience dental nerves and anxiety, which is why Dr. and our dental team work hard to help you have the best dental experience possible. The first thing we do to help you is offer pain-free injections, which means… Read more »

Keep a Good-Looking Smile

Your smile can affect your appearance. In fact, if you don’t take good care of it, it can bring a negative effect over your entire being. So, if you want to maintain your good look, it’s important to keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape. Keep up on oral hygiene. This means you need… Read more »

Toothaches and Your Smile

Toothaches hurt because the pulp of a tooth has been compromised. When the enamel protecting a tooth is damaged, dangerous bacteria can infect the pulp and eventually cause the tooth to fail. The pulp is the life force of a tooth because it houses the tooth’s connective tissues, nerve endings, and blood vessels. When the… Read more »

What Is a Dental Bridge?

What is a dental bridge, anyway? A dental bridge is a common tooth replacement service, used to fill empty gaps in your smile caused by lost or missing teeth. If left unchecked, a missing tooth could continue to damage your smile by introducing further issues such as jaw bone weakening, infections, and other problems. Your… Read more »

Including Basic Items in Your First-Aid Kits Will Help You Be Prepared to Provide Care

First-aid kits are commonly stocked with bandages, antiseptic items, wraps, and other items intended to help you prepare for common injuries. Unfortunately, many people don’t think to add oral care items to the kit. This could leave you ill prepared to effectively treat a dental trauma or oral emergency. To better address this important concern,… Read more »

The Treatment Involved in Placing a Composite Dental Filling

If you suspect you might have a cavity, it’s best to call right away and schedule an appointment with Dr. . Tooth decay is a serious and dangerous dental issue that can severely harm your smile. If it’s caught early enough, your dentist can repair your tooth with a composite dental filling. This filling is… Read more »

Tips for Safely Removing Food That Is Uncomfortably Stuck Between Your Teeth

When chewing food, it’s possible for a small piece to become stuck between two teeth. This is even more likely to be an issue with certain foods like tough meats, certain fruits, and hard snacks. Often a quick rinse with your beverage can loosen the piece of food. When a piece of food becomes uncomfortably… Read more »