Some Key Factors in Maintaining Oral Hygiene

Maintaining excellent oral health long term will not only help you enjoy a healthy mouth, but it can also help improve the overall quality of your life. For this reason, our dentist and team offer these key factors to keep in mind when maintaining your health and preventing dental issues. The quality of the oral… Read more »

Be Prepared to Act in a Dental Emergency

Despite our best efforts, dental emergencies can and do happen. It is very important that you know what your first steps should be if these situations arise. Becoming familiar with dental emergency procedures can make the difference between saving and losing a tooth. In all cases, we urge you to call our dentists in ,… Read more »

Bad Brushing Habits & How to Overcome Them

Our dental team has noticed that there are several bad dental hygiene habits that many people share. Because of this, we would like to address these things and offer solutions. Our dentist and team are always willing to provide dental hygiene tips to help you improve your oral health. Toothbrush Age Many people fail to… Read more »

You Can Receive a Custom-Made Dental Crown From a Variety of Materials

If you have decayed or damaged tooth enamel, your best option may be to receive a well-made dental crown. While you have a variety of options for dental crown material, we can help you select the most optimal material for your specific tooth. For example, Dr. may suggest a porcelain dental crown if you are… Read more »

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 »