Sugar Feeds a Monster in Your Mouth

Bacteria is a hungry, yellow monster that lives in your mouth, hiding between your teeth and sneaking around the gum line—just waiting for you to drink a soda or eat candy. The name of this monster is Plaque. The more you feed him, the bigger he grows. Plaque has an even nastier girlfriend. Her name… Read more »

The Unfortunate Phenomenon of Pizza Palate Burn

An unfortunate experience that pretty much everyone has had the displeasure of enduring is commonly referred to as “pizza palate.” If you don’t immediately recognize what it is by the name, let me explain. You’re enjoying an evening out at the pizzeria with friends. The waiter brings to the table a mouth-watering, extra-large pizza just… Read more »

Cleaning Your Mouth Guard

Mouth guards make good defenses when you are playing sports, but if you do not keep them clean, they are not very helpful for you. Not cleaning your mouth guard can invite bacterial and fungal infections to party in your mouth. However, if you take these steps to sanitize your mouth guard, you can bar… Read more »

Handle a Dental Emergency on Vacation by Doing the Following Things

If you have experienced a dental emergency while you’re on vacation, then it’s important to properly handle the situation. The better you care for your smile, the better chance you have of restoring your oral health. Our dentist, Dr. , would like to help you know how to handle a dental emergency so you can… Read more »

Care for Your Smile by Learning About Dental Bonding

  Never sacrifice the health of your smile due to poor oral hygiene habits or a poor diet. In addition, limit the risk of dental damage by taking care of your smile whenever possible. However oral accidents and injuries do occur from time to time. If any dental damage should occur, consider visiting your dentist… Read more »

Restore Your Smile With a Crown

What is a dental crown? A dental crown is a dental restoration that covers the entire visible portion of a tooth. A dental crown, which is tooth shaped, is cemented permanently in place. When is a dental crown needed? Dr. may recommend a dental crown in , , in situations in which a tooth needs… Read more »

Important Dental Insight on Chewing Gum

  If you wish to enhance your oral health care through saliva production, one aspect you can take or consider is chewing sugarless gum after meals. By doing so, you can help produce saliva that will neutralize harmful acids and debris in your mouth. Thus, chewing sugarless gum is beneficial to your oral health. One… Read more »

Simple Steps to a Tooth-Healthy Holiday

The holiday season is upon us, and that makes it more important than ever to keep your mouth clean. Nobody wants to be self-conscious about their smile for holiday pictures, and definitely no one wants to add “taking care of a cavity” to their holiday to-do list! Here are some great tips to help make… Read more »

What Are the Differences Between Simple and Surgical Tooth Extractions?

There are two different types of tooth extraction treatments available: simple and surgical tooth extractions. These treatments are usually needed when you have a severely decayed tooth, when you have an extremely damaged tooth, when a tooth is harming your smile, or when there just isn’t enough room in your jaw for the other teeth…. Read more »

A Partial Denture Can Help Replace the Presence of Multiple Teeth Lost to Severe Tooth Decay

Failing to maintain consistent good oral hygiene practices can promote cavities on multiple teeth. If you further opt not to have the tooth decay professionally treated, it could lead to multiple cases of tooth loss. Of course, this can significantly impair your ability to bite and chew food. If the teeth were located in the… Read more »