Focus Your Oral Health Care on Mouthwash

It is important to always keep your smile safe by removing plaque buildup and food debris that can linger in your mouth. By keeping your mouth clean, you can lower your risk for numerous oral health ailments. A highly effective treatment to consider beyond brushing and flossing is the use of mouthwash. Mouthwash can be… Read more »

A Dental Bridge Might Be Needed to Treat a Tooth Lost to Oral Trauma

Sometimes a serious sports injury or automotive collision can cause so much trauma that a badly damaged tooth needs to be extracted while more serious soft tissue wounds are treated. Once the serious injuries have been brought under control and you have the time to consider dental restoration, you should call to schedule an appointment… Read more »

The Details About How Fluoride Works

Do you ever wonder why your dentist, Dr. Glen Lockwood, recommends fluoride so often? Well, our dental team is happy to tell you why. Fluoride is a natural mineral that is found in the Earth’s crust. It has the ability to strengthen and nourish your teeth and help you have a top-notch smile. This is… Read more »

The Basics of Dental Care

Seeing your dentist twice a year is one of the foundations of maintaining a healthy mouth. But a successful smile depends on you, as well. Through a commitment to daily brushing and flossing, you can make certain that your teeth serve you well for years to come. Brushing is not the most difficult part of… Read more »

Oral Piercings and Dental Health

An oral piercing refers to any hole placed in the tongue, lips or cheek for the use of adornment. These have become a form of fashion which is trendy in some social circles. If you are thinking of getting such a piercing, however, you need to know how it may impact your dental health. -Infection:… Read more »

Taking Care of Your Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are a great way to restore a gap in your smile. Not only are they a cost-effective option, but they can be made relatively quickly compared to other procedures. You already know that you need to brush your natural teeth twice a day, and floss at least once a day. You may think… Read more »

Keeping a Dental First Aid Kit on Hand

Many companies have first aid kits at the ready. Some people keep a roadside emergency kit in their car, and of course you should have an emergency kit in your home. But have you ever thought about how you would cope with a dental emergency? Many people never think about first aid for their teeth… Read more »

Oral Health Care Procedures: Fluoride

Does fluoride work, and what does it do for your oral health? Fluoride is very effective in strengthening the enamel in our teeth. Our tooth enamel is a thin, yet durable layer on our teeth that shields our teeth from harm. However, bacteria and harmful acids caused by plaque buildup can eventually lead to a… Read more »

Principles Concerning Teething in Children

If you have a child who is starting to teethe, you must do your part to ensure their smile will shine through for years to come. Teething begins in children when teeth rub against the gum line and break through to become visible in their mouth. It can cause infants and young children discomfort and… Read more »

The Facts of Oral Hygiene: Dental Crowns and Dental Veneers

When choosing a tooth restoration service such as dental crowns or dental veneers, it is important to focus on the benefits of each. Even though they both seek to drastically improve the look of your teeth, they do so in slightly separate ways. Dental crowns can enhance the functionality and durability of a tooth, extending… Read more »