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 »

Denture Adhesive Helps Hold a Partial Denture in Place

Your new partial denture provided by Bruce W. Smith, DDS is designed to replicate the basic function and physical presence of your missing teeth. This removable dental appliance is mounted on a pink base that resembles your gums. The shape and contours of this base have been crafted to match your existing gum structure. Some… Read more »

Is Your Bad Breath a Symptom of a Larger Issue?

If you have bad breath, it can affect everyone within the vicinity, and may even be a sign that you have a preexisting and serious medical condition. The presence of persistent bad breath means you should speak with our dentist about diagnosing the cause of your halitosis. Frequently having sour breath after eating may be… Read more »

Even Minor Toothache Pain Should be Treated by a Dentist

Waking up in the morning to a mild toothache or discomfort in your gums can certainly be distressing. Yet there are some people will simply try to put the pain out of their mind as they go about their day. However, the longer you delay in having the distressed tooth examined by one of our… Read more »