Take Advantage of Fluoride for a Top-Notch Oral Health

Our dental team wants you to have a strong and healthy smile, but in order to help you achieve that goal, we need to encourage you to keep tooth decay, enamel erosion, and other dental issues away from your chompers. If you do so, you can have the top-notch oral health you deserve. One trick… Read more »

Gingivitis: The Earliest Stage of Gum Disease

Do you have tender, red, swollen, or bleeding gums? If you have any of these symptoms, you may have gingivitis. But do you know what gingivitis actually is? It’s actually the earliest stage of gum disease, and if it isn’t addressed, it can develop into something much more serious. Fortunately, there are several things you… Read more »

Helpful Insights on First-Aid and Treatment Measures for a Cracked Tooth

While it’s rare, there are certain instances that can cause a crack in one of your teeth. When this happens, the trauma can sometimes be significant. Providing quality first aid helps improve your treatment options and treatment success. The depth and severity of the crack will directly determine the course of treatment that your dentist,… Read more »

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 »