Are Your Food Choices the Right Food Choices?

Are your food choices the right food choices? Knowing what to eat will not only modify your waistline but can also play a big role on the health of your gum line as well. Due to the fact that tooth decay and gum disease could be the result of what you eat, take the time… Read more »

Can Your Child Damage Their Teeth by Sucking Their Thumb?

Can your child damage their teeth by sucking their thumb? The answer is yes, they can. Although thumb sucking tends to be a common habit in children, by no means should it be encouraged, as it can have many negative effects on their teeth, and even potentially affect the positioning of their teeth as they… Read more »

A Loose Crown Needs Timely Professional Attention to Prevent Further Complications

Dr. used a very strong dental-grade adhesive when secured your dental crown in place at , , clinic. While this is meant to bond the crown to the abutment for many long years ahead, there are nonetheless some abnormal circumstances that can compromise the connection. This often comes in the form of bacterial complications from… Read more »

Oral Hygiene: How to Keep Your Toothbrush Clean

If you keep your toothbrush in tip-top shape, then there is a better chance you’ll keep your smile in tip-top shape. This is because your oral hygiene tool will be in the pristine condition that’s needed to properly clean and care for your teeth and gums. So, to help you take good care of your… Read more »

A Bridge Restoration Might Be Required to Treat a Severely Cracked Tooth

A very hard fall or a blow to the face during contact sports or activities can sometimes carry enough force to cause a severe dental fracture. The degree of damage to the internal structures of the tooth will determine the most likely course of treatment recommended by Dr. Glen Lockwood. If a tooth has been… Read more »

Is a Tooth Extraction on Your Horizon?

At Kenai Dental Clinic, Dr. Glen Lockwood offers tooth extraction services for our patients and their families in Kenai, AK and the surrounding communities. Why are tooth extractions necessary? It is possible that an ailing tooth cannot be restored with a root canal treatment, whether because of severe decay or injury. Other causes of tooth extractions… Read more »

Having a Fluoride Treatment During Your Checkup Can Strengthen Your Teeth

Your tooth enamel is composed of a dense matrix of mineral crystal structures. This is what gives your teeth the strength to bite, chew and grind hard foods. Poor oral hygiene and the regular consumption of acidic foods and beverages can deplete the mineral density of your tooth enamel, making your teeth prone to tooth… Read more »

First-Aid Information to Help Treat a Knocked-Out Tooth

It’s estimated by the American Association of Endodontists that nearly five million teeth are knocked out each year. This is often the result of athletic activities or household accidents that cause a hard blow to the face. When this happens, the trauma requires immediate first aid while you seek professional treatment. To that end, your… Read more »

How to Brush a Child’s Smile

Do you ever worry about your child’s teeth? If so, our dental team is happy to help you! If you keep your child’s smile in tip-top shape by cleaning it regularly, there is a chance they won’t suffer the ravages of dental issues. So, if you would like to learn how to properly brush your… Read more »

The One Tool that Fixes Bad Breath

If you deal with bad breath on a regular basis, you’re not alone. Plenty of American adults have to deal with this problem, and while many different factors can cause bad breath, there’s usually one that’s common across the majority of people. They don’t properly clean their tongues, or their tongues happen to latch on… Read more »