A Bridge Restoration Can Replace a Knocked-Out Tooth

Having a tooth knocked out often causes severe trauma to the tooth as well as the gums and socket that once held it in place. This usually results in the total loss of the tooth, and your dentists, Drs. McKinley and McKinley-Holloway, will need to extract any remnants before suturing the gums. Later, they might… Read more »

When Should You Brush Your Teeth?

Brushing your teeth is extremely important for the health of your gums, teeth, and even plays a role in the health of your whole body. While the practice is now quite common, would you be surprised to learn that there are a few things many of us could do better when it comes to brushing?… Read more »

Dentures and Their Many Benefits

The dentists at want to craft you the smile you’ve been dreaming of. With all the options in cosmetic dentistry available to you, it’s important to remember that dentures are still considered one of the most desirable. They are removable and usually painless if used correctly. Even if you only have a few missing teeth,… Read more »

Desensitizing Toothpaste Is Not an Effective Treatment Strategy

Many people describe tooth sensitivity as a pain or a stinging discomfort when they consume hot, cold, sweet or acidic foods and beverages. While you might be able to mitigate tooth sensitivity with special formulated toothpastes and lifestyle modifications, it is still wise to identify the underlying cause of the problem. In many cases, tooth… Read more »

Gold Fillings for Cavities

While most cavities are detected during your dental checkup with your dentist, Dr. , you should also watch out for them yourself. If you notice a change in your tooth’s texture or tooth sensitivity between dental checkups, you should not procrastinate with having it examined. With timely treatment, most cavities can be repaired with a… Read more »

Reigning in Your Breath for Your Healthiest Smile

As the holidays steadily approach, is your breath preventing you from enjoying social activities and interacting with the people you love? If so, you are not alone. Issues with the breath are actually not uncommon, but they can make social interactions unnerving. The good news is, bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be readily… Read more »

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 »