Improve Your Oral Health with Chewing Gum

The more you do to protect your smile, the greater chance for oral health care success in the future. This includes using alternative cleaning tools when brushing and flossing are not available. One highly effective treatment to consider is using chewing gum after meals to keep your smile safe from the dangers that can exist… Read more »

A More Attractive Smile With Veneers

When Are They Used? If you are self-conscious or ashamed of your smile, our dentist may recommend veneers. Veneers can be used to close gaps and improve the appearance of slightly crooked teeth. Veneers are also used to correct minor smile imperfections, like stained, chipped, cracked, or worn-down teeth. What Are the Advantages of Veneers?… Read more »

A Knocked-Out Tooth Might Be Replaced with a Dental Bridge

Sometimes an accidental blow to the mouth can carry enough force to sever the periodontal connective tissues that anchor a tooth into its socket in your gums. In some of these cases, the damage to the tooth or the local oral structure is so severe that a dentist like Dr. simply cannot save the tooth… Read more »

Dealing with Your Dental Anxiety

Not everyone is comfortable with a visit to the dentist. Some people may feel uneasy or anxious as they day of their appointment gets closer. However, some people have a full-blown fear of the dental chair. That fear can be based on a number of things. Some people don’t like having another person’s hands in… Read more »

A Dental Crown Can Restore a Tooth With Extensive Decay

Small cavities can often be repaired by having Drs. Dickey and Conley apply a dental filling. However, there are times when a cavity is so large that there simply isn’t enough healthy tooth enamel remaining to anchor a dental filling. This is even more likely to be the case if the tooth has suffered a… Read more »

Your Toothbrush Needs You

Consider your toothbrush, and how much work it does to keep your mouth healthy and your smile strong. But how well do you take care of your toothbrush? Did you know that a toothbrush only lasts 3-4 months? They need to be replaced frequently, even if the bristles look “fine.” You should get a new… Read more »

The Benefits of Chewing Gum

Did you know that sugarless gum can help fight cavities? According to numerous studies, chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes after your meal can help prevent cavities. The key to gum’s assistance lies in your body’s first defense against cavities: saliva. When chewing sugarless gum, your mouth will be forced to create an excess amount… Read more »

What Can the Tooth Fairy Leave My Child Other than Money?

If you’re tired of the Tooth Fairy giving your child money when they lose a tooth, you’re not alone. Many parents are fed up with their children asking for more money or not appreciating the money they receive. At this point, they opt for other options. Fortunately, there are other things the Tooth Fairy can… Read more »

Smile Restorations Begin with Dental Crowns and Dental Veneers

Dental crowns and dental veneers are highly effective tooth restoration treatments that can turn below average smiles into shining oral health masterpieces. Each cosmetic treatment that crowns and veneers provide is customized to each patient and can give your teeth the look and functionality they deserve. Dental crowns will not only conceal a broken tooth,… Read more »

What Oral Health Ailments Can Mouth Jewelry Cause?

Are you looking to enhance your look with mouth jewelry such as lip or tongue rings? If so, make sure to consider the risks to your oral health that commonly occur with mouth jewelry. Do you know which oral health ailments mouth jewelry can potentially cause? Here are a few facts concerning mouth jewelry: –… Read more »