How to Identify the Cause of Your Jaw Pain

Jaw pain is quite inconvenient. It makes talking, eating, and even smiling difficult. When you experience this pain, you likely wonder where it’s coming from. This is a good first step because it can help you eliminate the problem. To help you identify the cause of your jaw pain, our dentist, Dr. , is happy… Read more »

Dental Anxiety Is Totally Normal–But Not Unavoidable

We understand that going to the dentist can be a nerve-wracking thing, especially if you’ve had negative experiences in the past! A past negative experience can create what is called dental anxiety, which makes your future appointments scary. Our team wants you to have the best dental experience when you come to our office, and… Read more »

Halitosis: More Than Just Bad Breath

The solutions for bad breath are pretty instantaneous: mints or a good brushing can easily fix it. Halitosis, though, is usually a sign of a deeper issue. Here are some reasons you may have chronic bad breath: – Periodontitis: This is a type of gum disease in its more advanced stage, wherein deep pockets form… Read more »

Your Fluoride Sources

Fluoride is a natural mineral that actually enables your tooth enamel to rebuild itself, fortifying your teeth from tooth decay. This is why we recommend you expose your teeth to some form of fluoride each day. Here are some common sources to consider: – Fluoride toothpaste: You’ll want to brush your teeth twice a day… Read more »

Crown Lengthening: For “Gummy” Smiles

If you feel self-conscious about your smile because your gums tend to show or you’d like to have some restorative dental work done but your gums are in the way, there is no need to worry—Dr. can help you. With the help of team of specialists, Dr. can offer your smile a crown lengthening treatment…. Read more »

What to Do About Bleeding Gums

Many people see a little pink in the sink when they are brushing their teeth or flossing and they tend to pay no attention to it. This can be a mistake. If your gums are bleeding, something may be wrong. Here’s what may be going on: – You don’t floss very often. If you’ve taken… Read more »

A Professional Dental Cleaning and Daily Oral Hygiene Improvements Might Be Able to Treat Gingivitis

Hardened tartar can form on your teeth near the gumline as a result of an inadequate daily oral hygiene routine. As it starts to build up the bacterial presence in the periodontal tissues can cause the inflammation and potential infection of gum disease. The early form of gum disease, which is known as gingivitis, can… Read more »

A Chipped Tooth That Appears in Your Smile a Dentist Might Be Able to Repair It with a Composite Dental Filling

If you have a bad habit of biting your nails, nibbling on pens and pencils, or using your teeth to open packages, you are placing your front teeth at increased risk of suffering a dental fracture. When one of these teeth is chipped it can alter your smile’s appearance. Even if the tooth doesn’t cause… Read more »

Coping Methods Before and After Tooth Extraction

When you prepare for a tooth extraction, it’s important to take care of your body for at least 48 hours, both before and after the extraction surgery. Before the surgery, refrain from any unhealthy habits from your life that can further damage the area, such as smoking and chewing tobacco or playing high-risk contact sports…. Read more »

Basic Teeth Whitening Strategies

Do your teeth have staining or discoloration? Are they yellowed and fading? Have no fear; there is a solution! Here you’ll find some basic teeth whitening strategies to consider implementing: Store-Bought Teeth Whitening Systems: – The most common type of teeth whitening treatments are over-the-counter products that can be purchased online or at your local… Read more »