How is a Root Canal Performed?

A root canal is an outpatient procedure designed to repair or replace the root of a tooth that has become damaged or infected. A root canal usually requires two separate appointments. At the first appointment your dentist will require a series of X-rays to help determine the extent of the decay. We will then remove excess enamel… Read more »

Enjoy Your Thanksgiving Feast with These Nutrition Facts

Tooth decay can happen at any time. During a feast like Thanksgiving, it’s easy for cavities to set in and begin tooth decay. When plaque comes into contact with sugar in the mouth, the reaction causes acid to attack teeth building tooth decay. That is why it’s vital to remember your diet needs during the… Read more »

How Important Are Dental Cleanings?

Are you devoted to your smile and to your oral health? Do you work hard to keep your teeth healthy, and bright? Do you brush and floss every day? Did you know that even if you do all these things, but don’t visit your dentist for a routing cleaning once every six months, you actually… Read more »

Why Does My Tooth Hurt?

There are several things that can make your teeth hurt, but the most basic one is tooth decay. This decay happens when the bacteria in your mouth create acids which over time can deteriorate a tooth. The deeper the decay, the bigger the hole created, or cavities that will need filling. If you don’t take… Read more »

The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Does the idea of visiting the dentist make you uncomfortable? Would you rather deal with the discomfort caused by a toothache than schedule an appointment? If so, sedation dentistry might be what you need. Similarly, if you suffer from very sensitive teeth, a gag reflex, or need extensive dental work, you may want to consider… Read more »

Beware These Foods

With proper care, your teeth can last for a lifetime. Unfortunately, things like teeth grinding, tooth decay, and gum disease can cause havoc on your smile.  Preventing these types of problems is one of the reasons most dentists recommend a routine cleaning and exam once every six months. But did you know that some foods… Read more »

Coping with Teething

Is your baby struggling to sleep or sleep? Is your young one drooling more than normal? If so, your baby may be teething. If this is the case, we have a few recommendations on how you can make your baby more comfortable. If these recommendations don’t prove effective, we recommend contacting us soon. Pain Relief:… Read more »

Types of Gum Disease and How to Prevent Them Both

Did you know that there are two different stages of periodontal disease? Both of these forms of gum disease can cause future problems to your mouth and overall health. Our team is going to give you a look at what these two types of gum disease do to your mouth and how you can prevent… Read more »

Five Perks of Dental Implants

If you are healthy enough for an extraction or for oral surgery, you are probably a candidate for an implant. This reliable treatment—which boasts nearly a 98% success rate—is used to replace missing teeth. If you are interested in a dental implant, we recommend that you meet with our dentist soon. With a dental implant,… Read more »

Eight Dentistry Terms You Should Know

Dentists tend to use words unfamiliar to the rest of us who didn’t attend dental school along with them, and it can be overwhelming when you have no idea what they are talking about. Here are some dental terms you should know if you don’t want to feel like a tiny fish in a big… Read more »