Flossing with Waxed or Unwaxed Floss

We encourage you to floss every day to clean each tooth and keep your gums healthy over time. While you may have been told that antiseptic mouthwash is effective at removing any lingering particles from your smile, flossing is the only practice that can keep your teeth and gums clean... Read more »

Facts About Nitrous Oxide

Our dentists, Dr. Jay Boyle and Dr. Kimberly Boyle, offer nitrous oxide in Mechanicsville, Virginia, to help you and many other patients have the positive and comfortable dental appointments you deserve. To help you know more about this handy sedative, our dentists are happy to share some nitrous oxide facts.... Read more »

Revive Your Oral Health With Brushing and Flossing

Are you aware of the benefits that brushing and flossing can provide for your mouth? Brushing is an extremely effective oral health core tool for your smile because it can help clear any debris that ends up on your teeth and gums. It can even be used to help clean... Read more »

Interdental Cleaners and Its Influence on Your Smile

The battle between water flossers and dental floss is not one that you should take seriously. Although many individuals may have a preference as to which one they feel is better, the truth is they're both highly effective for improving your oral health. As long as you are making sure... Read more »

The Steps to Expect When Restoring Your Tooth With a Dental Crown

Would you like to know the steps involved in dental crown treatment? If so, our dentist, Dr. Jay P. Boyle, and dental team are more than happy to help you. Sometimes if you know what to expect in the dental chair, your dental nerves will wash away. So, when you... Read more »

How to Keep Your Smile in Tip-Top Shape During Cold and Flu Season

Are you curled up in your blankets because the cold and flu season has caught up to you? If so, our Are you curled up in your blankets because the cold and flu season has caught up to you? If so, our dentists, Drs. Boyle and Boyle, hope you get... Read more »

Consistent Flossing Play a Critical Role in Gum Disease Prevention

Problems with gum disease and periodontal inflammation are often related to poor oral hygiene practices or inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene regimen. If residual sugar, food particles, and plaque buildup aren’t removed from your mouth on a regular basis, they can increase the plaque acids in your mouth while... Read more »

Dental Restorations: Dental Anxiety Treatments

  Don't be afraid to take the time to speak with your dentist about any concerns or fears you have about visiting your dentist office receiving an oral health care treatment. To ensure you have the most significant chance of oral health happiness, knowledge of the unknown often helps. For... Read more »

Hormones in Women and the Effects of Gum Disease

Did you know that when your body secretes more female hormones (specifically, estrogen and progesterone), this can make more blood to flow to your gums? As this happens, the gums can become more sensitive to whatever might irritate them. In particular, women are more sensitive to oral plaque and harmful... Read more »

A Dental Filling Might Be Able to Treat a Single Surface Cavity

Plaque and other bacterial deposits that aren’t cleared away by your daily brushing and flossing efforts can lead to the chronic plaque acid buildup in your mouth. Over time, this can start to weaken your tooth enamel’s mineral density. This can cause a cavity to develop on one of your... Read more »