Tooth Bonding: A Useful Cosmetic Dental Procedure

Have you ever wondered what cosmetic bonding is, or why it can be a useful procedure? Well, it is one of the easiest and least expensive cosmetic procedures out there and it helps you to repair damage that is less than aesthetically pleasing. If you have chipped, discolored or fractured teeth, then this procedure may… Read more »

A Badly Compromised Tooth Might Need to Be Replaced by a Dental Bridge

Some cases of dental trauma and tooth decay are so severe that the tooth cannot viably be treated by a root canal. In situation such as this emergency treatment might require total tooth extraction. Follow up care might include prescription pain medication and a possible course of antibiotics which will need to be taken as… Read more »

Oral Hygiene: Why You Should Brush Your Teeth at Work

Your oral hygiene routine should include brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. If you want to go above and beyond, you can also brush your teeth after lunch while you’re at work. Our dentists, Dr. Turnbow and Dr. Jensen, recommend doing so because brushing at work can help you prevent dental issues… Read more »

Tartar: Yellow Cement on Your Teeth

Did you know that you cannot get tartar off your teeth by brushing and flossing alone? Nope. Tartar, which is also known as dental calculus, is a lot like cement once it hardens. It’s made up of plaque build-up that has sat on your teeth for around 48-hours. Without a good toothbrushing and floss, which… Read more »

Unaddressed Dental Attrition Could Cause Significant Complications

The alignment of your teeth is an important factor in your efficient oral function. Sometimes an unaddressed malocclusion, overcrowded teeth or misaligned teeth can cause one tooth to wear excessively on the tooth enamel of another. As time goes on this could cause the tooth enamel to gradually wear away. If it goes unnoticed or… Read more »

Your Child’s Troubled Teeth Can Be Shielded With Dental Sealants

Did you know that the tough substance that covers your teeth is called tooth enamel? While tooth enamel naturally fortifies itself, it’s still susceptible to tooth decay and needs your help to effectively prevent cavities in the teeth. If you have a child whose back teeth are susceptible to cavities, dental sealants can help shield… Read more »

Health Conditions that Cause Bleeding Gums

Daily oral care habits such as brushing and flossing your teeth and gums are vital to maintaining the health of your smile. Along with caring for your teeth, we urge you to maintain the health of gums in order to perform functions such as cushioning and supporting the teeth. If you have bleeding gums, you… Read more »

Oral Hygiene Habits for Healthy Teeth

Starting good habits and dropping bad habits can be difficult for some people. The more you become habituated to a good routine the easier it becomes to be consistent. One of most beneficial habits to start is oral hygiene maintenance. A myriad of dubious dental health issues can be eliminated by engaging in good oral… Read more »

Why Should I Whiten My Smile?

There are many good reasons to get your teeth whitened. Here are some of our top reasons to whiten your smile today! Having an appearance you can be proud of is a major boost of confidence, and a bright-white smile is a great place to start! We tend to equate a whiter smile with a… Read more »

A Brief Explanation of Tooth Sensitivity

Do you experience discomfort in your teeth when you breathe in cold air or take a sip of a hot beverage? If so, you may be experiencing a form of tooth sensitivity, which is a very common dental condition that we see with many patients. Our dentist and team can help you avoid and treat… Read more »