Denture Wearers Might Want to Include a Tongue Cleaning

Your new complete denture is intended to replace the basic function of your missing teeth. Even though the dental appliance will not be susceptible to bacterial influence and oral plaque acids, it will still need to be cleaned and maintained each day. Rinsing and thoroughly brushing it with a soft-bristled toothbrush and denture polish that… Read more »

Dentistry Year-in-Review: Jaw Pain

Nobody wants to experience jaw or facial pain, especially around the holidays. However, if you are suffering any sort of jaw or facial pain, it may be an indication of a serious underlying condition within your body. Not only should you take the necessary steps to determine what is causing your pain, but you need… Read more »

Appropriate Dental Work for Pregnant Women

The wellbeing of your child is crucial, particularly so when you’re expectant. To keep your baby healthy during all the trimesters of pregnancy, it’s important to visit the dentist’s office for certain procedures like regular checkups and cleanings. We often get asked about X-rays by expectant mothers. Contrary to what you might think, X-rays are… Read more »

A Dental Checkup Is Important for Diagnosing Oral Health Problems

Undiagnosed or untreated oral health problems like cavities, gum disease, and oral cancers can significantly affect your quality of life. This can lead to tooth loss, dangerous periodontal infections, or potential loss of life. To help catch these problems before they can worsen, you should have a dental checkup performed by one of our professionally trained… Read more »

A Tooth Lost to a Severe Cavity Might Be Replaced with a Dental Bridge

Without treatment from a professionally trained dentist like Dr. Hawkins, Dr. Smith, or Dr. Hassinger even a small cavity will continue to spread. As the tooth decay starts to penetrate the internal structures of the tooth you might start to experience increasing toothache pain, discomfort when chewing or a feeling of pressure building in your… Read more »

How Night Guards Work

  When most of our family and friend hear “mouth guard,” they think of the kind of mouth guards they wore during sports. Dental mouth guards have a more detailed purpose, and they’re slightly more complex than the boil-and-chomp kind. One kind of dental mouth guard is the night guard, which can stop nighttime teeth… Read more »

Going Above and Beyond for Your Teeth

Oral care is about more than brushing and flossing. You can go above and beyond for your smile – and best of all, it won’t take that much effort. Here are some things you can easily incorporate into your daily routine for healthier teeth: Chew Sugarless Gum: After eating, your teeth are more sensitive to… Read more »

Dental Crowns: The Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

If you have an affected tooth that you think might benefit from a dental crown, our dentists encourage you to call and schedule an appointment. We will be more than happy to examine your smile and provide dental crown treatment if it’s right for you. Before your appointment, our dental team is happy to teach you… Read more »

Fascinating Historical Facts on Dentistry

We at love teeth. That’s why we’ve devoted our careers to dentistry. We’re not the only ones. For thousands of years, humans have been concerned with the health and preservation of their smiles. Here are some fascinating historical facts about dentistry: -The first concrete evidence that dentistry existed is from 14,000 years ago: that of… Read more »

Toothpaste: A Historical Timeline

For thousands of years, humans have recognized the value of their teeth and cared for them accordingly. Over time, our ability to care for our teeth has vastly improved through some amazing inventions. Centrifugal to these inventions is that of toothpaste. In fact, it may have the longest history of them all: Here’s a brief… Read more »