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 »

A Tooth Lost to Severe Oral Trauma Might Be Replaced With a Dental Bridge

Athletic injuries and vehicular accidents can sometimes impact the mouth with enough force to damage the periodontal ligaments anchoring a tooth in your gums. In some of these cases the patient suffers such severe oral trauma that whatever remains of the tooth needs to be extracted and the gums sutured. After all the affected tissues… Read more »

The Facts About Dentures

Dentures are handy appliances when you’re missing all or just a few of your permanent teeth. They can be extremely helpful when you’re looking to enhance your smile and improve your oral health. To help you know more about dentures in , , so you can find out if they are the right restoration for… Read more »

Oral Health Tips for Seniors

Are you interested in keeping all of your natural teeth as a senior? If so, Dr. and our dental team have some helpful tips and information for you! First, it’s best to care for your smile by keeping up on oral hygiene and visiting your dentist. You need to keep up on oral hygiene by… Read more »