Oral Health Care in Spring: Dry Mouth Treatments and Prevention

To help keep your smile safe from various oral health risks that can often arise, it is important to assess all potential risk factors in your life and how they can negatively affect your teeth and gums. To keep your smile safe, be aware of any issues that result in a downturn of saliva. Saliva is a naturally occurring substance... read more »

Discussing Dentistry: Mouth Guards

To help limit the signs of dental damage that may arise, you should make sure you're using the appropriate mouth guard treatments. If your mouth guards are not designed to contour to your exact dental impression, you could be putting your teeth at risk of various forms of dental damage. Not only can you end up with chipped or cracked... read more »

Oral Health Care Plans: Jaw and Facial Pain Prevention

Several causes of oral accidents and injuries often arise that are linked to jaw and facial pain. Jaw pain can result from tenderness in the bone structures within your mouth as well as issues associated with biting, or headaches and earaches that you may be experiencing. Unfortunately, there are several different causes of jaw pain that can arise that need... read more »

The Benefits of Chewing Gum

It may seem unexpected, but chewing sugar-free gum can bring a lot of benefits to your mouth health. According to numerous studies, chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes after eating can help prevent cavity formation! These may seem a little far-fetched. Truth be told, the cavity-fighting does not happen from the sugarless gum itself, but rather the natural process that... read more »

Ways to Remember Your Dental Appointment

Although our dental team does everything we can to remind you of your dental appointments, there is still a chance you might forget. This puts your smile in danger, especially because dental checkups are vital when preventing gum disease and other dental issues. So, our doctor, Dr. James McAllister, encourages you to do everything you can to remember your appointments,... read more »

Instructions on How to Properly Rinse With Mouthwash

Your doctor, Dr. James McAllister, encourages you to include rinsing in your oral hygiene routine. It’s best to rinse with antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash that has been approved by the American Dental Association. Make sure to rinse at least once a day. To help you rinse properly, he has the instructions you need, which are: -Pour 4 teaspoons (20 millimeters)... read more »

Achieve Optimum Holiday Health with Root Canal Therapy

It's never too late to take necessary steps to potentially save a broken or damaged tooth. Even if a tooth is scheduled for an extraction, an endodontics treatment such as a root canal therapy may be able to save it. Millions of teeth are saved every year thanks to root canals by removing damaged pulps and preparing a tooth for... read more »

Focus Your Oral Health Care on Teenage Dentistry

  If being a teenager wasn't hard enough, along with fluctuating hormones, they also have to deal with numerous changes and risks to their oral health. As the last of our teeth finally begin to grow in as a teen, it is important to make sure they grow in correctly. Not only can wisdom teeth growing in improperly, but numerous... read more »

Fixing Your Yellow Teeth

If your teeth are turning yellow, you may feel self-conscious about how they look, the condition could be linked to any number of things, some of which could use the attention of a dentist. If your enamel is starting to wear away, the dentin underneath, which is yellow in color, may become visible. Tobacco can cause cancer and contribute to... read more »

Improve Your Routine by Knowing These Oral Hygiene Secrets

If you think you have the perfect oral hygiene routine, think again. There is always room for improvement. Little did you know, there are oral hygiene secrets that can help you have the top-notch oral hygiene routine your smile needs. Our dentist, Dr. James McAllister, wants you to have the effective and successful routine you desire, so he would like... read more »