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 »

If Detected Early, a Dentist Might Be Able to Repair a Cavity with a Dental Filling

The American Dental Association recommends having a dental exam and cleaning administered every six months by a professionally trained dentist like Dr. Jay P. Boyle. Not only will this appointment clean away bacterial deposits and polish minor dental stains, it will also detect any early signs of developing dental health... Read more »

Brush Up on Brushing

Brushing your teeth is such a routine task that you perform daily. Sometimes, because it’s such a mindless routine, your technique can falter. You might even forget how to care for the tools you use to brush your teeth. This is why it’s important to brush up on brushing so... Read more »

Flossing Technique

Most people don’t have a problem with brushing their teeth morning and night, but many people think it’s ok to skip flossing. While brushing and flossing removes plaque from the front, back, and chewing surfaces of the teeth, flossing removes food particles and plaque from between the teeth, where toothbrushes... Read more »

Tooth Loss Can Eventually Lead to Alignment Problems with the Surrounding Teeth

A tooth can potentially be lost by an untreated cavity, dental abscess, or a dental trauma that’s so severe your dentist recommends treating the tooth by extracting it. Depending on the tooth’s location in your mouth, the void can limit the overall function of your mouth, affect your speech, and... Read more »

A Basic Fluoride Treatment Can Help Prevent Cavities and Reduce the Sensation of Tooth Sensitivity

Each of your teeth is made up of several different layers and structures to help provide you with essential oral functions like biting, chewing, and grinding food. The outer layer of tooth enamel is composed from biological mineral crystals. It’s microscopic density plays an important role in resisting the bacterial... Read more »