Gum Disease is Dangerous for Your Oral Health

Did you know, gum disease can cause serious and costly damage to your smile? Well, it’s true! Gum disease can often be painless, so most people do not know they have it, which makes it a serious threat to your smile. Luckily, our team here at in , , is trained in helping you overcome… Read more »

Chronic Night Grinding Can Fracture a Tooth

Unresolved stress can have an effect on your body in a variety of ways. For some people, chronic stress can cause them to grind their teeth at night while sleeping. This condition, which is also known as bruxism can apply significant force to the biting surfaces of your teeth and the temporomandibular joints that hinge… Read more »

Is It Time to Replace Missing Teeth with a Set of Dentures?

Is it time to replace missing teeth with a set of dentures? Dentures have been around for a very long time and have a recognized track record as a quality tooth replacement treatment that is both functional and removable. Each night, you can remove your dentures and place them in plain water or soak them… Read more »

A Bad Filling Can Cause a Toothache

Fillings are commonly used to repair a small cavity or a chip in a tooth’s enamel layer. While they are intended to last for many years, it is possible for a filling’s bond with the surrounding tooth enamel to degrade. As time goes on, bacteria can slowly invade the microscopic seam, causing a new area… Read more »

The Facts About Endodontic Treatment

Do you have an endodontic treatment coming up? If so, good for you. It’s best to restore your tooth and improve your oral health. Unfortunately, endodontic treatment, which is also known as root canal therapy, is often misunderstood. Many cringe at the thought of the treatment when, in fact, this treatment is extremely beneficial. To… Read more »

Dental Veneers Can Help Prevent Further Staining Problems on Your Smile

Your tooth enamel has microscopic pores and textures on the surface. These pores and textures can actively trap minuscule dark particles from foods, beverages, and the tar from tobacco use. If these stains are not removed from your tooth enamel in a timely manner, they can turn your smile an unappealing shade of yellow. Rather… Read more »

Why a Dental Bridge Can Improve Your Oral Health

A dental bridge can improve your oral health. Dental bridges are used to replace lost or missing teeth that leave a gaping void in your mouth. Over time, this gap can lead to a variety of oral health ailments that can affect your other teeth as well. Protect your mouth by filling in the gap… Read more »

Close the Gap in Your Smile

Sometimes, a tooth can be lost because of a severe dental issue. If you have lost one or more teeth, Dr. Hawkins and Dr. Smith may recommend a dental bridge in , . A dental bridge is made up of two dental crowns with a replacement tooth in between. The crowns are placed on the… Read more »

What Are the Benefits of Whitening Your Teeth?

You may have often asked yourself what the benefits are of whitening your teeth. If proper oral hygiene is practiced by flossing and brushing, your teeth will naturally become whiter simply because they are healthy. However, whitening treatments that are designed purely to improve the color of your teeth exist to provide cosmetic benefits and… Read more »

Bruxism Can Affect Your Oral Health

Your teeth are protected by a thin layer called tooth enamel, but as strong as enamel is, over time it can be weakened by a variety of factors. Even our teeth themselves can cause damage to each other. How can this be? Bruxism is a condition where your teeth are damaged from persistent grinding against each other,… Read more »