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 »

Smile Restorations Begin with Bruxism Treatments

Are you aware that bruxism can lead to the breakdown of tooth enamel? Even though we often link tooth enamel loss with plaque and its effects on sugars and carbohydrates, it is possible to wear down your tooth enamel via acts of grinding, chewing, and clenching your teeth, even while... Read more »

Oral Health Care Facts Blog: Tooth Restoration Therapy

The time has never been better to improve your oral health and get a better smile. Thanks to tooth restoration therapies that can protect, whiten, shield, improve, and strengthen your teeth, now is a great opportunity to think about what tooth restoration treatments can do for you, including the following:... Read more »

Sleeping with a Dental Guard in Your Mouth Can Help Prevent Bruxism Complications

Sometimes allergies and chronic stress can cause you to grind your teeth or clench your jaw when you sleep. If this happens on a frequent basis the tension and other complications can affect the biting surfaces of your teeth and the temporomandibular joints that hinge your jaw. At first the... Read more »

A Damaged Dental Crown Requires a Dentist’s Care

Dental crowns are typically created in a dental lab from very durable materials. This is meant to give them the durability to handle basic oral functions like biting, chewing, and grinding food. If you grind your teeth at night or have a bad habit of chewing on pens and pencils... Read more »