Keeping a Healthy Smile Even When You are Sick

Getting a cold during the summer is no fun. When everyone else is hot, you’re cold. When the rest of the world wants to go out and have fun in the sun, you want to stay on the couch or in bed. You need to get plenty of rest when you are sick, but one… Read more »

Oral Health Assessments: Cavity Prevention

Establishing an effective cavity prevention plan is important to make sure that your teeth and gums will remain strong for the remainder of your life. Although oral accidents and injuries can occur and destroy your smile in a matter of seconds, oftentimes, individuals have their teeth worn down over a long period of time. If… Read more »

Mouthwash Benefits

Mouthwash can do wonderful things for your oral health. If you apply mouthwash into your daily life, you could be helping your teeth and gums stay healthy and strong for a lifetime. Many people underestimate the value of mouthwash, which is why our dentists, Dr. Matthew Jelinek and Dr. Eduardo Silva in , , is… Read more »

Typical Causes of Having Bad Breath

Are you familiar with the typical causes of bad breath? Most people are familiar with some foods like garlic and onions that cause bad breath. However, persistent bad breath that seems stubborn could be a sign that should not be ignored. To help you understand more about bad breath, Drs. Jelinek, Silva and Yang with… Read more »

Don’t Let Tobacco Stains Stop Your From Receiving Dental Veneers

Smoking or chewing tobacco can cause your teeth to develop deep stains that saturate the tooth enamel quickly. Over time, these unsightly stains can dampen your social life and cause you to feel embarrassed about your smile. The best way to cease tooth staining is to quit tobacco, but this is a difficult task for… Read more »

Avoid Periodontitis, the Most Dangerous Form of Gum Disease

Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is a serious oral health problem that affects many American adults. Its primary cause is hardened tartar at the gumline. You may be at a higher risk of developing gum disease if you indulge in activities such as tobacco and alcohol use or have developed medical conditions such as… Read more »

Side Effects of Lost Teeth

What happens when you’re missing teeth? Will you be able to speak suitably? Chew properly? And how will your other pearly whites react? Find out by reading on. Several side effects arise when a patient is missing pearly whites. One of the main side effects is the inability to enunciate appropriately; pronouncing words suitably is… Read more »

Floss Successfully for a Fabulous Smile

We hear about flossing, in conjunction with brushing our teeth, every time we go to the dentist. But do we incorporate it into our daily routine? If you do, do you know your technique is on point? Let’s review some of the basics of flossing for clean teeth and gums. When you floss, make sure… Read more »

Oral Trauma That Affects the Lip Might Require Some Basic First-Aid

Sports injuries and accidental blows to the face can often traumatize soft tissues including the lip. While some of these oral traumas are minor, a more significant lip injury might require some basic first-aid while you determine the need for a physician’s care. A warm, wet washcloth can be used to gently wipe away any… Read more »

A Badly Compromised Tooth Might Need to Be Replaced with a Dental Bridge

When a tooth suffers from a large cavity or a severe dental fracture, it might be treatable with a root canal. This will restore sufficient structure to eventually anchor a dental crown. However, in some severe cases, the tooth might be too compromised for conventional treatment and needs to be extracted. Once this is done… Read more »