Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

If You Have a Tooth With a Distressed Dental Filling, You May Need a Dental Crown Restoration

Minor cavities and small areas of dental attrition can often be treated by having a dentist apply a simple dental filling. The treatment process might also be called onto address a chipped tooth. The material applied to the prepared surface can rival the natural durability of tooth enamel without being... Read more »

Important Steps that Make Root Canal Treatment Effective

Root canal treatment is often the recommended procedure to address an infection in tooth pulp or a tooth root, and Dr. Stephen Henry often utilizes this treatment to prevent a tooth from being removed. Many patients prefer to receive tooth replacement over root canal treatment because they consider it an... Read more »

A Dental Bridge Might Be Used to Replace a Missing Tooth

A severely decayed or damaged tooth is often lost or requires extraction to address discomfort and prevent a dangerous infection from developing in the root. Afterward you might be provided with a prescription for pain medication and a possible course of antibiotics, which will need to be taken as directed.... Read more »

Stronger Tooth Enamel Can Be Achieved With Increased Fluoride

The microscopic mineral structure of your tooth enamel provides your teeth the necessary strength to bite off and break down food into pieces that are small enough to be swallowed safely. The tooth enamel layer also helps to protect the sensitive internal structures of your teeth from the world at... Read more »

A Cavity on a Tooth’s Biting Might Need an Inlay or Onlay Dental Filling

The large molars and premolars in the back of your mouth play an important role in helping you chew and grind food. They often have deep textures in the tooth enamel to make them more efficient at their appointed task. However, these natural pits and fissures can sometimes trap food... Read more »

Dental Sealants Can Help Prevent Cavities on Your Back Teeth

Making a conscious effort to brush your teeth each morning and night, as well as remembering to floss your teeth at least once each day sets the foundation for an effective oral hygiene routine. However, there are still other measures you can take to prevent cavities and gum disease. Maintaining... Read more »

Tips for Choosing the Right Floss

Flossing is a very important task that should be included in your oral hygiene routine every day. This is because it can remove the plaque and other harmful substances from between your teeth and along the gumline. This can help you prevent dental issues. However, flossing can be quite difficult... Read more »

Shopping for a Toothbrush

Your toothbrush should be replaced every three to four months, or sooner if your toothbrush begins to show signs of wear. Keep in mind that a worn toothbrush cannot brush your teeth as well. But with so many toothbrushes available, how do you know which toothbrush is best? Our team... Read more »