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 »

The Best Smiles are Possible with Dental Erosion Care

Dental erosion is the development of treacherous substances, including harmful acids found in foods and drinks, gradually wearing down the tooth enamel present on our teeth for defense. If the erosion remains unimpeded, erosion can ultimately lead to tooth failure. Dental erosion care is essential if you wish to protect your smile. The best smiles… Read more »

How to Keep Your Smile in Tip-Top Shape

You deserve the best oral health and smile possible. However, it’s a little tricky to maintain your smile goals if you don’t take good care of your teeth and gums. So, to help you keep your oral health in tip-top shape, Dr. Jelinek, Dr. Silva, and our dental team have some recommendations for you. First,… Read more »

Is Mouthwash Right for Me?

You already brush twice a day, floss every day, and you want to know–is there anything else you could be doing? Though not a substitute for brushing and interdental cleaning, mouthwash (also called mouthrinse) can be a good addition to the oral health routine of some people.   When used in addition to brushing and… Read more »

What Is the Relationship Between Chewing Gum and Saliva?

What is the relationship between chewing gum and saliva? As many people have probably discovered in their early adolescence, chewing gum creates saliva, and not just a small amount but lots of it. Although it can seem quite unsettling at first, this can be extremely beneficial for your mouth. The reason chewing gum can benefit… Read more »