Despite improvements in dental care, millions of Americans still incur tooth loss, mostly due to tooth decay, periodontal disease, or injury. For many years, the only solutions to these problems were the use of crowns, bridges, and dentures. Thankfully, today we also have dental implants. A dental implant is a high-tech replacement tooth that mimics the whole tooth structure. A titanium post is surgically inserted into the jawbone beneath the gum line and then a crown, or the replacement tooth, is affixed to the implant.
Fact! It is possible to avoid candy this Halloween. October is the month for pumpkins, ghouls, and ghosts. It is also a time for sugary sweets that promote tooth decay and cavities. Does that scare you more than the ghosts and goblins? If so, read on to find some interesting alternatives to having the children in your life consume all of their candy this year.
Oral or mouth cancer occurs when a tumor develops in areas of the mouth like on the surface of the tongue, the palate, the lips, the gums, or inside of the cheeks. Although less common, tumors can also develop on the tonsils, the pharynx, or the glands that produce saliva.
No matter how well you brush and floss, sometimes a cavity can form and you’ll need to have a filling in order to restore your tooth and prevent further damage. But did you know that we offer two different types of fillings? Read on to find out more.
We are excited to welcome the newest associate to our practice, Dr. Krystina Cobb. Having Dr. Krystina on board means that we will be able to see more patients, have flexible availability in our scheduling and see new patients quicker. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have her. Read on to find out about our new team member.
We know you work hard to keep your teeth healthy. Brushing twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and keeping up with regular dental checkups are just some of the ways to practice good dental hygiene. However, there are some habits or conditions that can put teeth at risk and cause tooth decay no matter how well you keep up with your dental routine.
When people hear the word ‘root canal’ they tend to cringe. It’s common for people to assume root canals are painful and should be avoided. Today, it’s not necessary to be fearful of getting this important treatment done. Thanks to modern medicine and anesthetics, the discomfort is similar to getting a cavity filled and nothing to worry about. Keep reading to learn more.
It wasn’t so long ago that getting a filling or a soft tissue treatment such as periodontal therapy meant using a loud drill and anesthesia to numb the pain. But now, with the use of a tool called the Solea dental laser, we can help patients avoid uncomfortable and time consuming treatments.
Are you concerned that brushing and flossing aren’t doing enough to prevent tooth decay? It’s easy for adults and children to sometimes lapse in their daily dental routine. At your or your family’s regular checkup, we may recommend a fast, effective treatment that can provide an added layer of protection that works alongside your regular dental hygiene routines. Read more to find out about this treatment.
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