Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to the bone from the missing… Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body. However, because it doesn’t have… Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which might also take into account… Read more »

The Down-Low on Dental Implants

Losing teeth, no matter the reason, is rarely a good experience. In fact, most would call it one of the most difficult things you’ll ever have to deal with. Teeth are an integral part of life. You don’t notice how important they are, though, until you lose one. The good news is that if you… Read more »

Gum Disease Treatment 101

Gum disease is one of the most prevalent health problems in America. Ironically, it’s also one of the easiest to prevent. However, if you’re lazy about your oral hygiene, you’ll end up with some sort of gum disease. Today, we’re going to take a deeper look at gum disease. We hope that this paints a… Read more »

Food for Teeth

They say that there’s “food for thought” so it stands to reason that there’d be food for teeth, too, right? We’re joking, of course. But the truth is that there are some foods that have excellent benefits for tooth and oral health. Other foods? Well, they don’t exactly help out in the health department. What… Read more »

Springtime Smiles With the Help of Root Canal Therapy

If for any reason you have ever suffered damage to your pulp, it is essential that it is removed immediately before it leads to tooth failure. Because your pulp is so important for the proper function of a tooth, without the use of an antibiotic treatment such as a root canal therapy, you simply would… Read more »

Mouthwash: The Benefits

If you want a thorough oral hygiene routine, then it’s best to include rinsing with mouthwash. Our dentists,  Dr. Bruce Smith and Dr. Samuel Carrell, recommend this because rinsing with antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash that has been approved by the ADA can benefit you, your smile and your oral health in many ways. To elaborate, they… Read more »

Patients with Tooth Sensitivity Could Suffer from Another Dental Health Problem

Tooth sensitivity is often described as discomfort in multiple teeth when consuming hot, cold, sweet or acidic things. Many people experiencing these symptoms will attempt to mitigate discomfort by brushing their teeth with a tooth sensitivity toothpaste. The potassium nitrate that serves as the active ingredient in these special toothpastes can help reduce tooth sensitivity… Read more »

Dentistry in Motion: Gingivitis

Several risk factors associated with gingivitis include the prevalence of symptoms alerting you to its presence. Because gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease, you will need to have it treated as soon as possible. If gum tissue infections are allowed to continue to grow and are not treated properly, it can lead to… Read more »