Professional Dental Cleanings are Key to Preventing Tooth Decay

There are many routine dental procedures that prevent tooth decay, but professional dental cleanings and exams are among the most important. Dental exams themselves are a form of prevention because they help you and your dentist catch things before they become serious. It may be tempting to try some of... Read more »

You Don’t Have to Worry About Tooth Worms

There are a number of hazards to your dental health, but thankfully tooth worms are not one of them. What are tooth worms? Well, no one has ever seen one, but the ancient Babylonians thought they were the cause of toothaches. Rest assured, our dentist, Dr. Samuel D. Knight won’t... Read more »

Dental Dream Makers: Teeth Whiteners

If you wish to dramatically improve the look of your natural smile, consider the risks associated with oral health care procedures and treatments that you purchase over-the-counter. In the case of teeth whitening treatment systems, some products can bleach your gums and even wear down your tooth enamel. Due to... Read more »

Why Your Toothbrush Should Remain Yours Alone

You can enjoy a healthy smile by practicing the basic steps of oral care, including daily brushing and flossing and often seeing your dentist for dental checkups. If you are concerned about protecting your oral health, our dental team will gladly provide additional tips on protecting your dental health from... Read more »

Understanding Gingivitis

Are you familiar with an oral health risk known as gingivitis? Gingivitis is an oral health condition that is an early stage of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. Typically, gingivitis develops with several signs and symptoms that are easily noticeable and present with the disease. If infections with... Read more »

Detecting the Signs of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Baby bottle tooth decay is a serious dental problem that attacks children’s smiles. This problem usually develops when the child is sent to bed with a bottle full of milk or a sugary liquid or when the teeth are frequently exposed to decay-causing substances for long periods of time. It’s... Read more »

Instead of Dental Flaws, Try Porcelain Dental Veneers

Are you afraid to show your smile because of chipped, stained or widely spaced teeth? If so, you may be able to achieve your dream smile with porcelain dental veneers. Dental veneers are small shells of porcelain that conceal unwanted flaws and improve the appearance and strength of your smile.... Read more »

A Partial Denture Can Help Temporarily Replace Multiple Missing Teeth

When multiple teeth are knocked out or lost from severe tooth decay, it can have a profound negative effect on your basic oral function. Depending on the affected location, this could also influence your speech and leave you with an unattractive smile. In a situation like this, you should consider... Read more »

Cavity Formation and Acid Erosion

Cavities are holes that form in the outer layer of your tooth (called enamel). The holes are dangerous, because they can expose the nerve endings and other soft tissues located inside the tooth, putting the tooth at risk for failure. These tooth holes form primarily due to acid erosion. Acid... Read more »

Should You Get Your Wisdom Teeth Out?

Lots of your friends probably have had wisdom teeth extracted. A number of your other friends haven't. So what's the deal with wisdom teeth: do they need to be pulled or don’t they? Here's a little bit of data we've assembled to help you choose whether having wisdom teeth removed... Read more »