What is Halitosis?

Halitosis is the technical term for chronic bad breath. No matter how many times you brush your tongue, rinse your mouth with mouthwash and eat mints, the bad breath just won’t go away. This can be quite troublesome and annoying! The good news is that the more you know about halitosis, the more you can… Read more »

Why Plaque Needs to be Cleaned

Do you know why plaque needs to be cleaned from your teeth each day? Do you know that your teeth are essential for everyday tasks we might take for granted like talking or eating? Well, it’s true! Part of taking care of your teeth includes the need to remove plaque from your teeth. Our s,… Read more »

Educate Yourself About Tooth Replacements

Are you aware of the significance of tooth replacements and why it is so important to always replace missing teeth? The truth is that missing teeth can severely damage your smile because they can put other healthy teeth at risk, causing various aspects of your teeth and gums to suffer. To help prevent the risks… Read more »

How to Stop the Loss of Tooth Enamel

Your tooth enamel is a very durable substance that covers your teeth and keeps them safe from harmful acids and bacteria. Tooth enamel is also responsible for protecting inner tooth structure and nerves from heat and cold to prevent dental discomfort. However, tooth enamel is limited and will not return when it disappears. You can… Read more »

Mouth Sores Making You Miserable?

Do you get mouth sores and wonder why? Educate yourself on the common types and potential treatments below: Candidiasis A problem for those with poor health, candidiasis is a fungus growing in the moist tissue of the mouth and is also known as “oral thrush.” This is basically a yeast infection. Candidates of candidiasis are… Read more »

Dental Restorations: Dental Bonding

For a highly effective cosmetic dentistry treatment designed to improve the look and function of your teeth, consider dental bonding treatments. Dental bonds, which are usually made of resin, are durable applications that can protect your teeth from future damage. Dental bonding treatments can cover up the problems associated with damaged teeth. In many situations,… Read more »

A Tooth That Can’t Be Saved May Need a Dental Bridge

Severe cavities and oral trauma can sometimes compromise a tooth to the point that our dentists simply cannot viably treat it with a root canal. In these rare and extreme cases, the dentist might suggest extracting the traumatized tooth. This is a simple procedure and can prevent infection and continued pain. After the gums and… Read more »

Don’t Get a Sports Injury, Get a Mouthguard

Without mouthguards, sports are not at all safe for your teeth. Unfortunately, most sports do not require mouthguards to play. Yet, so much pain and suffering would be alleviated if more did. Everyone should agree that protecting the teeth and keeping them where they belong, in the mouth, is the happiest outcome. The most common… Read more »

Why Is Brushing Important for the Oral Health?

Brushing is an oral hygiene task that is greatly recommended. In fact, our dentists, Drs. Ball, Broadbent,and Peacock, strongly recommend brushing twice a day for two minutes each time. If you have braces, it’s important to brush more. As you scrub, make sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste unless otherwise recommended by… Read more »

Flossing Is Important for Preventing Cavities as Well as Gum Disease

Consistent oral hygiene practices like attending your regularly scheduled dental checkups at and brushing your teeth each morning and night are key for the prevention of cavities and early detection of oral health problems. At the same time, it’s also important to remember to thoroughly floss between each of your teeth, as well as along… Read more »