Is Your Smile Lacking Fluoride?

Tooth sensitivity can manifest as severe and persistent discomfort in teeth that are contacted by sweet, acidic, hot or cold products. The development of tooth sensitivity is typically the result of weakened tooth enamel affected by poor oral health or by frequently consuming acidic beverages. If you have sensitive teeth, we can offer professional fluoride treatments to improve the health... read more »

Dental Findings on Dental Crowns

  Protecting a smile has never been easier than it is now. Modern dentistry allows for the concoction of numerous tooth restorations that can drastically improve the look and the function of your oral health. If for any reason you have teeth that are struggling, consider a dental crown treatment to improve the situation. If you have ever suffered dental... read more »

A Tooth With a Bad Dental Filling Needs a Dentist’s Attention

At our office, our dentist, Dr. Mark DeVuyst, often uses a dental filling to repair a single surface cavity or other minor physical defects in a tooth’s outer enamel layer. Dental fillings essentially replace the compromised area with a compatible material, such as metallic amalgam, composite resin, dental grade porcelain, or an alloy of gold. After a tooth is treated... read more »

Year End Smile Upgrades: Dental Floss

How has your dental floss care been this year? Are you confident about using your current techniques and methods for flossing in the new year to ensure your smile remains safe from any dental dangers that can arise? If you require additional oral health care treatments, it may be due to a failure of your traditional daily cleaning routines. Typically,... read more »

Unique Insight on Chewing Gum

  What are the key contributors to optimum oral hygiene that reside in saliva? Saliva is a naturally occurring substance in your mouth, and it is important to always make sure you have it in abundance. One highly effective treatment for producing saliva is by chewing sugarless gum after meals. In addition, sugarless gum can also help to remove food... read more »

Holiday Drinks Can Hurt Your Smile

Alcoholic drinks are a common part of many holiday traditions. But before you drink, you should be aware of the many effects of alcohol on your teeth, gums, and overall health. Alcohol is a diuretic. It cues your body to release too much fluid; this can cause you to get dehydrated. This can lead to headaches, reduced brain function, and... read more »

Dental Tips for a Lifelong Smile

It’s important to avoid dental issues as much as possible in order to keep your smile strong and healthy for a lifetime. This can happen as long as you take proper care of your oral health every day. Our dentist and team offer three recommendations to help you care for your smile and maintain it for a lifetime. First, we... read more »

The Basics of Tooth Decay

Since you were very young, you have been taught to brush your teeth to avoid cavities. But cavities just don’t appear on their own. So how do you get cavities? This may not be a pleasant fact, but the truth is that your mouth is full of bacteria. When you eat foods that contain starches and sugars, the bacteria can... read more »

Which Tooth Replacement Method is Right For You?

Replacing missing teeth is beneficial on two levels. First, you will feel more confident with a full set of teeth. Second, a full smile is a healthy smile. If you are missing teeth, plaque and bacteria have extra places to accumulate and breed, your remaining teeth may drift out of alignment, and you may have difficulty speaking and eating effectively.... read more »

Don’t Let Enamel Erosion Take Over Your Smile

Tooth enamel is the strongest material in the human body. But even so, it is not indestructible. While tough, tooth enamel can be weakened and broken down because of acid in the mouth. To make up your tooth, the enamel protects the softer, bonelike material below it (the dentin), and dentin protects the tooth pulp which houses a network of... read more »