When Your Dental Work Falls Out

Over time, the space holding a filling in your tooth can get bigger, and the filling can fall out. Or the dental cement in holding your crown or veneer in place may wear away. In such cases, you should call and make an appointment with your dentist to have your dental work replaced or reattached…. Read more »

Caring for Red, Irritated Gums

Anyone can have gum issues from time to time. You’ve probably seen your gums become red and swollen (or even bleed) when you brush or floss your teeth too vigorously. If your gums are healthy, they will recover quickly from mild trauma. However, if swollen, irritated, bleeding gums is persistent, there is likely an underlying… Read more »

Your Child’s Dental Visit

Ideally, your child’s first visit to the dentist should not be because she has a toothache or a dental trauma. The first dental visit should be within six months of getting her first tooth, and if possible before her first birthday. If you child has never been to the dentist before, you should bring her… Read more »

Bruxism Damages Your Smile

Bruxism is an mouth disorder wherein you grind and clench your teeth, usually while you sleep. Unfortunately, because bruxism symptoms typically occur when you sleep, you are often unaware that it is happening! This can frustrating to patients and can make a sure diagnosis difficult. However, there are plenty of waking signs  to watch for…. Read more »

Root Canal Therapy: Your Questions Answered

If a tooth is too badly decayed to be treated with a dental filling, Dr. Cashion and Dr. Cody may recommend a root canal in , . During this procedure, our dentists will remove the nerve and pulp from the inside of the tooth. The tooth is then cleaned and sealed. Why Is a Root… Read more »

Healthy Smiles Begin with Cavity Prevention

Healthy smiles begin with cavity prevention. Cavities arise when holes are created in the protective layer of your tooth enamel. If left untreated, cavities can lead to infections within your teeth and eventually tooth loss. However, there are plenty of techniques, tools, and habits at your disposal that you can use for effective cavity prevention…. Read more »

Treatment Options for Toothaches

Are you looking for help with your toothache? If so, you have come to the right place! Our dental team at in , , is happy to help you with your toothache to help you find the treatment that can work for you. To begin, the first thing to remember to do at the sign… Read more »

Flossing Every Day

Flossing every day is essential to ensure that your smile will function as intended. As long as you continue to take care of your smile and promote a healthy and active lifestyle, you can prevent tooth decay and gum disease. However, flossing correctly and with the proper tools will help immensely. Always make sure you… Read more »

The Basics of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Baby bottle tooth decay is an oral health disorder commonly found in children who often drink from bottles for extended periods of time. The reason the bottles can cause damage to a child’s smile lies in the liquids being used in the bottles and the amount of time they are in contact with the child’s… Read more »

Are You Currently under the Grip of Sleep Apnea and Do Not Know You Suffer from It?

Are you currently under the grip of sleep apnea and do not know you suffer from it? There are two main forms of sleep apnea, central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea. Central sleep apnea occurs when signals from your brain do not reach your chest muscles when tell them to breathe. Obstructed sleep apnea… Read more »