Treatment Options for Dealing with a Missing Filling

A filling is intended to repair a small to medium sized cavity for many years. However, no filling will last forever. While some fillings might give you a warning sign that they are about to fail, like a graying in the enamel or a change in texture, some are simply lost in the seeming blink of an eye. In general,... read more »

Nail Biting: the Affects it has on Your Teeth

Bad habits such as not making the bed, or leaving your laundry on the floor are can annoy some people, but, fortunately, aren’t detrimental to your health. On the other hand, would you be surprised to learn that nail biting can lead to problems with your teeth, but can also cause other issues? You see, nails are usually the dirtiest... read more »

Taking Care of a Temporary Crown Is Essential

It’s important to remember that Dr. Damon Wright only intended your temporary crown to protect the tooth long enough for the dental lab to finish your permanent crown. The temporary crown does not actually restore the full function of the tooth’s ability to bite off, chew, or grind food. If the temporary crown comes loose, falls off, or is damaged... read more »

Discoloration of Teeth Explained

Are you ever worried about the color of your teeth? If so, you're far from alone. In fact, did you know that Americans spend $1.4 billion dollars every year on home whitening kits? If you're unhappy with the color of your smile, we recommend giving us a call—but wouldn't it be nice to avoid the need for a whitening altogether?... read more »

Your Child and Oral Health

Virtually every parent cares for their child and about their development, but sadly, many parents overlook their child's oral development. While it may not seem overly important—especially since your baby's teeth will fall out—helping your child maintain a healthy smile is one way you can help your child have healthy teeth in their adult years. Are you worried about your... read more »

Do I Have A Chronic Dry Mouth Problem?

A chronic dry mouth problem can increase your risk for cavities and oral infections. You may have a dry mouth (which is also known by the name xerostomia) if you exhibit some of the following symptoms: A sticky, dry feeling in your mouth, like it is full of cotton Cracked lips, especially in the corners of your mouth A sore... read more »

Why Fluoride Is So Important For Your Dental Health

You may have heard your dentist tell you that fluoride is important for your dental health, but do you know why it is important? Here are the reasons the fluoride mineral found in community water systems, toothpaste, and mouthwashes helps to improve the health of your smile. Growing Teeth One of the most important uses of fluoride occurs when it... read more »

Tips for Improving your Flossing Technique

The American Dental Association recommends flossing your teeth twice a day, immediately after brushing. Despite some marketing claims about the power of antiseptic mouthwash, flossing remains the most effective method for removing food particles and plaque from between teeth as well as along the gum line. If you have trouble working the floss between your teeth or the spaces are... read more »