A Dental Implant Can Be Used to Replace a Missing Molar

The molars in the back of your mouth are needed to do a great deal of work, like grinding and chewing tough foods. These teeth are rather large and missing just one of them can severely impair the function of your mouth. The only way to replace a missing last molar is to have your… Read more »

The Evolution of Dentures

Dentures have been part of society for much longer than you would imagine. They’ve actually been around nearly as long as civilization has. We’ve used our ingenuity to make new ways to replace our teeth for centuries, and each culture has created new and different ways unique to them. Primitive dentures from 1500 B.C. Egypt… Read more »

The Clear Path to Straight Teeth

Everyone wants a straight, beautiful smile, especially in today’s world when orthodontic treatment is prevalent and children as young as seven are visiting the orthodontist’s office for treatment. But do you have to get traditional braces to have straight teeth? As an adult, traditional braces aren’t ideal for those who work in a highly-professional environment…. Read more »

3 Warning Signs of Gum Disease

Nearly everyone is aware of the dangers that gum disease, or periodontitis as it’s formally called, pose to your oral and systemic health. However, fewer people know what to look for in order to prevent and stop gum disease from spreading. If caught in its earliest stages, it’s actually treatable and reversible. So with that… Read more »

The Importance of Fluoride

We all want strong, healthy teeth. And, to be honest, our teeth start out pretty strong on their own. That is because they are covered in a layer of enamel, which is actually the strongest substance in the human body. It allows us to bite and chew all kinds of food with confidence, and protects… Read more »

The Three Things That Happen When Tooth Decay is Not Treated

If you have a dental cavity but you’re not sure if you want to treat it, then our skilled dental team would like to encourage you to treat it as soon as possible because there are many things that can happen if you don’t. Tooth decay is a serious dental issue that can be treated with… Read more »

Get a Crown Without the Wait

One of the most effective ways to restore a tooth that has been severely damaged or experienced major decay is to install a replacement crown. Crowns restore the structure and function of the tooth without having to replace it entirely. But one of the downsides of this treatment has been the period between starting and… Read more »

How can I Prevent Oral Cancer

As you know, the thought of dealing with cancer is a frightening one. Sadly, as you probably know, individuals who are diagnosed with cancer are more likely to beat the disease when it’s caught early. This is also true when it comes to oral cancer. Fortunately, if you are careful and observant, there are a… Read more »

When Did Our Ancestors Begin Using Mouthwash?

The importance of great oral hygiene has existed for several millennia. Archeologists have found evidence of ancient chewing sticks, pastes and even oral rinses. The use of oral rinses in particular dates back as far as the first century. Before people knew what really causes plaque and bad breath, they resorted to unconventional ingredients to… Read more »

How to Properly Deal with Something Stuck Between your Teeth

It’s rather common for pieces of food like popcorn hulls, meat fibers, seeds and fruit peels to get stuck between your teeth. Your chances of getting something stuck between your teeth increase if you have a habit of chewing on fingernails, pencils and pencils. Small pieces can sometimes break off and get uncomfortably stuck! If… Read more »