Causes of Tooth Discoloration

A lot of different things can cause your teeth to lose their pearly white shine. This likely will prompt you to explore tooth whitening procedures. However, before you start exploring your options, you need to understand why teeth get stained, and how, in order to choose the most effective treatment. Let’s look at what Dr…. Read more »

Repairing a Missing Filling Might Require Installing a Crown

When the bacteria in your mouth work to weaken the cement holding a filling in place, it could potentially fall out. If the filling was large, or new decay had set in, there might not be sufficient enamel remaining to repair the problem with a filling. In a case like this, your dentist will likely… Read more »

The 101 on Whitening Strips

Your tooth enamel has microscopic pores that are receptive to long-term staining. Many people interested in brightening their smile will turn to Dr. to understand their whitening options. Your dentist, Dr. , has the training and experience needed to help you find the safest and most effective way to brighten your smile. There are many… Read more »

Dental Sealants Prevent Cavities on Your Back Teeth

For many people the occlusal or biting surface of their back teeth can naturally have deep pits, fissures and contours. Should plaque and residual food particles become trapped in these hard to clean areas, it can lead to the formation of large cavities. The large fillings needed to repair these teeth can pose problems later… Read more »

Restoring a Severely Fractured Tooth With a Crown

The enamel layer of your teeth is very hard and extremely durable, yet it is not impervious. While most damage to tooth enamel comes from tooth decay, or cavities, it is possible to break or fracture a tooth. Sometimes this is caused by a hard fall or blow to the face. However, if you have… Read more »

Bridging the Gap to a Full Smile

When people lose a tooth to disease or injury, it has a tremendous impact on their life. Teeth enable us to chew, obviously, but they also help facilitate speech and keep our face shape constant. A missing tooth can harm self-confidence and even lead to other dental issues. Bridging the gap with a dental bridge… Read more »

Is Tongue Brushing Necessary?

You know that it’s important to brush and floss every day, but what do you know about brushing your tongue? In fact, should you consider brushing your tongue? What are the benefits? Do you just use your toothbrush? If you’re interested in answers questions like these, please read on. Strictly speaking, brushing your tongue isn’t… Read more »

The Benefits of Dentures

Did you know that people have used false teeth for more than 2,000 years? Unfortunately, dentures today have a bad reputation because of how they used to look. In fact, dentures used to look like chunks of chalk. Fortunately, dentures today are made with appearance in mind. In fact, they’re shaped to fit comfortable in… Read more »

Your Gums and Your Pregnancy

Have you heard that you should avoid your dentist while you’re pregnant? Were you told that having dental work could hurt your baby? Do you ever wonder how accurate these claims are? Technically, it can be dangerous to have dental work done while you are pregnant—if you are in the first trimester. However, did you… Read more »

Does My Crown Require Any Special Care or Maintenance?

A crown represents a significant investment in oral health and functionality. When properly cared for and maintained, they can potentially last a lifetime. Even though a crown is not subject to tooth decay like natural teeth, they still do require regular brushing and flossing. This is especially true if you have struggled with periodontal disease… Read more »