Superior Smiles Include Repairing Broken Teeth

  Healthy smiles are built on the backs of tooth restoration. From time to time oral accidents and injuries can happen, and teeth can get damaged by wearing out over time. However, if you do require a tooth restoration, consider a repair designed to not only improve and fix the problem that you have but… Read more »

Questions Answered About Dental Crowns

  Dental crowns are a highly effective cosmetic dentistry treatment because they can enhance a tooth in a number of ways. Not only are they extremely effective for redesigning a tooth for the look that your smile requires, they can even add an additional layer of protection by concealing the tooth on all sides. With… Read more »

If You Have Tooth Loss, a Dental Implant Can Give Your Smile Back

Many patients who have suffered tooth loss also suffer bone loss over time that can cost them their dental health. If you have lost a tooth or had one extracted, we invite you to consider receiving a dental implant. Dental implants can return the strong and functional smile that tooth loss may have taken away…. Read more »

Answer Your Questions on Chewing Gum

  Keep your smile safe from the risks that may be present in your oral health. Effective oral hygiene habits are essential to keep your mouth clean. Beyond brushing and flossing, it is important to wash out your mouth after eating. Due to the heightened risk of sensitivity to your teeth, alternative methods of brushing will… Read more »

The Fight Against Bad Breath

Is bad breath cramping your social standing? Bad breath, which is also known as halitosis, can cause embarrassment or shame. Our dentist and team are happy to share some simple things you can do at home to fight gum disease. Drink Water One of the simplest ways to combat bad breath is to drink plenty… Read more »

If You Answer “Yes” to These Questions, You May Need an Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer is a very serious oral disease that can progress to advanced and dangerous stages if not detected quickly with an oral cancer screening. Each year, around 40,000 American adults discover they have oral cancer, and successful recovery greatly depends on the early detection of the condition. You can receive an oral cancer screening… Read more »

Detecting a Cracked Tooth

More often than not, you will know if you have a problem with your teeth. You can feel the pain from a toothache, see the signs of gum disease, and will be able to see and feel the effects of a broken or last tooth. But what about a cracked tooth? It may be hard… Read more »

Keeping Your Tooth Enamel Healthy

The hardest substance in the human body can be found in your mouth. It is the enamel on your teeth. The enamel is the first line of defense that your teeth have against plaque, bacteria and acids that can lead to tooth decay. Unlike the other parts of your body, your tooth enamel can’t be… Read more »

Help Your Smile Flourish With These Dental Health Tips

To help your smile flourish, the American Dental Association recommends that you brush and floss to remove oral bacteria and dental plaque daily. For optimal results, brush your teeth every day for at least two minutes twice a day, as this is proven to fight tooth decay and gum disease. Oral Hygiene Give yourself the… Read more »

The How of Dental Extraction

In general, dental extractions, sometimes called tooth removal, come in two forms: -A simple extraction is performed on a tooth that can be seen in the mouth. In a straightforward extraction, Dr. Keith Dodge loosens the tooth with an instrument called an elevator. Then the dentist uses an instrument called a forceps to get rid… Read more »