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 »

Important Uses of Laser Dentistry

In this age of modern dentistry, most people have heard of laser dentistry. However, dental lasers can perform many services that you may not have previously considered. In fact, here are four unconventional but transformative functions that laser dentistry can perform: Treatment of Cold Sores If you frequently develop painful... Read more »

Learn all About Restorative Dental Treatments Here

The more you know about dental care, the better. That way you can know more about your smile and even prepare for your appointments. So, our dentist, Dr. Samuel D. Knight, will be happy to teach you a thing or two about commonly used restorative dental treatments in the world... Read more »

Drink Water for a Happy Smile

For a happy smile this holiday season, don’t forget to drink water! If you get dehydrated, your entire body is affected. It can reduce brain function, physical capacity, and strength. Proper hydration can combat these things, as well as making skin look less wrinkled, reduce risk of kidney stones, reduce... Read more »