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 »

Achieve Optimum Holiday Health with Dental Sealants

Now is the best time to begin your oral health care quest for a complete smile makeover. With the coming of the new year can be a coming of a beautiful smile to match. The best way to keep your smile in its best condition is to employ prevention methods to ensure future damage does… Read more »

Related Health Complications of Gum Disease

One of your smile’s biggest threats is gum disease, which has also been linked to health problems such as tooth loss, bone cancer, and heart disease. While gum disease can seem scary and complex, it is one of the most preventable diseases that adult Americans face. Gum disease begins with gingivitis, a condition in which… Read more »

Six Smile-Friendly Gift Ideas for the Ones You Love

Are you still looking for gift ideas for the people you love? Our team has five ideas for giving out healthier smiles this year to the people on your holiday list. -1 Electric Toothbrush – Dentists recommend brushing at least twice a day for two minutes each time. For those people on your list who… Read more »

Sometimes a Chipped Tooth Can Be Repaired by an Amalgam or Composite Resin Dental Filling

Sometimes the unnatural force of nibbling on a pen cap, or using your teeth to open packaging, can exceed the structural integrity of your tooth enamel to chip a tooth. When this happens the damage to the tooth can range in severity. Even if the tooth doesn’t cause excessive distress or discomfort, you should still… Read more »

Are My Dental Issues Genetic?

Have you ever heard a family member or friend speculate that the reason they are prone to cavities or gum disease is because of their genetics? They might say “My dad has bad teeth too, so it makes sense.” Do you ever wonder whether this is true? Here are some facts about genetics and oral… Read more »

Salivary Glands: The Guardians of Your Mouth

Do you know the role that your salivary glands play in upholding your oral health? These warriors are often disregarded, but the fact is they are one of your mouth’s greatest natural guardians. is pleased to report how this works. Many foods you eat contain excellent sources of nourishment that maintain both your oral health… Read more »