The Keys to a Great Smile: Chewing Gum and Saliva

Did you know that chewing gum can be used as an alternative treatment to keep your teeth and gums protected against several health risks? Studies have shown that by chewing gum for a period of twenty minutes or longer after meals, you can effectively help protect your teeth and gums... Read more »

Brushing Tips That Can Help You Maintain Your Enamel

Enamel is important for your teeth. It is what makes up the hard outer surface of your teeth, which helps you bite into food and protects the tooth pulp and nerves from infection. The enamel can be weakened by certain habits, which can involve brushing your teeth. If you consider... Read more »

Your Oral Health Changes in Time Without Proper Care

Your smile needs proper care in order to stay healthy throughout your life. Without the proper care, your smile can fall into decay, and your oral health could be at risk for many dangerous conditions including tooth loss, gum disease, and even bone loss. Our dentist, Dr. Sandra L. Parker,... Read more »

Tooth Bonding: Affordable Option for Chipped Teeth

If you have an imperfect smile due to a chipped, discolored or misshapen tooth, do not despair. There are a couple of options to fix the problem and beautify your teeth again. The “gold standard” in covering up any unsightly issues are porcelain veneer fronts for your teeth, but if... Read more »

New Medications Might Be Linked to Chronic Dry Mouth Problems

Your mouth produces saliva to help lubricate food for chewing and swallowing. Saliva also plays a role in moistening your mouth when talking. Once you are done eating your mouth continues to produce saliva to help wash away food particles and plaque. When saliva production is impeded the excess food... Read more »

How Can I Prepare for a Dental Emergency on Vacation?

Unfortunately, dental emergencies can occur no matter where you are, even if you’re on vacation. If this happens, it’s best to be as prepared as possible so you can know exactly what to do in the situation and so you can remain calm and clear-minded while caring for your smile.... Read more »

Dental Sealants May Be Your Child’s Solution to Cavities

The tooth enamel on your teeth provides a strong protective layer against tooth decay, but sometimes it needs extra help to prevent cavities. If your child seems prone to cavities, dental sealants may be the right solution to protect the back teeth. Every molar and premolar has deep grooves that... Read more »

A Removable Partial Denture Can Restore Your Basic Oral Function

Cavities that develop in multiple teeth and are not treated can eventually lead to tooth loss. Even if you don’t develop a serious infection in the remaining roots of the teeth, the space in your mouth can severely impair your ability to chew food, and speak clearly. Missing teeth can... Read more »

Why a Composite Dental Filling Might Be Ideal for Your Tooth

Composite fillings are ideal for repairing teeth, particularly those in the front of your mouth where they are visible. They are also good for small to medium-sized cavities, especially since they can be shaped to look like a normal tooth. They are made of a mixture of glass and quartz... Read more »

Are You Debating Having Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

While wisdom teeth were once needed to help ancient inhabitants consume a diet of tough foods and withstand the effects of tooth loss, they are no longer necessary to your oral function. Wisdom teeth often need to be removed to protect your smile from oral health problems. If wisdom teeth... Read more »