The Benefits of Flossing

Are you one who skips out on flossing each day? If so, our [practice_name] team is here to tell you why flossing is more beneficial than you realize. Flossing in [city], [state], can: Reduce plaque and bacteria buildup Brushing your teeth does help remove plaque from your smile, but the brush tends to miss the…

How To Care for Your Child’s Smile in a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies can be scary and nerve wracking, especially when you are not sure what to do. But we are here to help you know what to do if your child ever experiences a dental emergency, which is: · For a knocked-out tooth: Keep the tooth moist at all times. You can try to put…

The Instructions on How to Care for a Temporary Crown

Temporary crowns are just that—temporary, which means that they are fragile and weak and you need to do everything you can to take proper care of them. You should only have to wear the temporary dental crown for a couple of days until your permanent crown is created, and during that time we strongly recommend…

Got Bleeding Gums? Here Are the Reasons Why

If you have bleeding gums, it may mean that you are suffering from a condition that could be mild or severe. However, your bleeding gums should not be ignored. We encourage you to come into our office as soon as possible if your gums tend to bleed when you eat, brush your teeth, or simply…

All You Need to Know About Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a beneficial restoration that finally fills the gap in your smile and replaces your missing teeth. If you are one who has a gap in their smile because of one or more missing teeth, a dental bridge may be the right product for you. By correcting your smile with a dental…

All You Need to Know About Space Maintainers

Space maintainers are beneficial appliances that help your children grow into the smile they need. If your child loses a tooth prematurely, it is important to keep that space open so the permanent tooth can grow in properly. If your child doesn’t use a space maintainer to do so, the remaining baby teeth can gradually…

Calm Your Dental Anxiety with These Helpful Tips

Are you scared of the dental office? If so, this is the perfect blog for you! Our dental team wants you to feel as comfortable as possible while you are at our office, and we are happy to help you by recommending the following things: • Bring someone you love and trust with you to…

3 Reasons Why Your Tooth May Need To Be Extracted

There are times when a tooth, though meant to last a lifetime, becomes badly damaged. This damage sometimes is beyond repair, requiring a dentist or oral surgeon to remove the tooth. There are several reasons why a dentist will remove a tooth, but here are some of the more common reasons: Infection or decay Sometimes…

Behind The Name: The Origins For Common Terms In Denistry

Types Of Dentistry Periodontics: This branch deals with gum health. The word “peri” is Greek for “near, around, surround,” which is the relation of gums to teeth. Orthodontics: This branch deals with straightening teeth with the use of braces. The word “ortho” is Greek for “upright, straight, correct” which is what braces can do for…

6 Facts About Fluorosis

Fluoride is a mineral that does much for your dental health. It has been called “nature’s cavity fighter” because it prevents, and can even reverse, tooth decay. In fact, water fluoridation has reduced tooth decay in the U.S. by 25%. However, too much fluoride ingestion in children may result in white streaks on their permanent…