Hazards to Your Oral Health

Have you done what you can to preserve the life of your teeth? If so, great job! However, many things in life can damage our teeth beyond foods and sugars. Understanding these dangers can help you protect your oral health for years to come. Our dentists, Dr. Murdock and Dr.... Read more »

Basic First Aid for a Pediatric Dental Trauma

Small children can sometimes be accident prone. Vigorous play and a growing body can lead to accidental slips and falls. In some of these moments, a hard blow to the mouth can damage a child’s teeth and soft oral tissues. In a situation like this, you may likely need to... Read more »

A Custom Mouth Guard Can Help Athletes Prevent Oral Trauma

Many clubs, athletic associations and schools require the use of a protective mouthguard for athletes in contact sports or other vigorous activities. There are a wide variety of stock and boil and bite mouthguards sold in sporting goods stores. However, many athletes complain that the mouthguards sold in stores are... Read more »

Understanding Dental Sealants

If you're thinking about improving your oral health care through the use of an interdental cleaning tool or with a toothbrush, you are right on track. Make sure you clean all areas and sides of your teeth and gums, as it is essential for keeping your smile safe. However, there... Read more »

Taking Care of Your Smile During Cold and Flu Season

When you think about all the ways that you can improve your oral health, it is important to remember that caring for your teeth and gums should be something you do every single day. If for any reason you begin to neglect your teeth, you may find yourself putting your... Read more »

Superb Smiles Includes Dental Erosion and Cavity Prevention

Dental erosion has numerous causes. Anytime your tooth enamel is worn down by acids in your mouth, it puts your mouth further at risk for future ailments. One of these risks is due to holes in your tooth enamel known as cavities. If left untreated, a cavity can lead to... Read more »

A Dental Bleaching Treatment for Whiter Teeth

Teeth that have been discolored or severely stained can prove to be socially embarrassing for many people. If you are in a situation such as this, you might be tempted to try whitening your smile with the tooth whitening products that are commonly sold in stores. Many of these whitening... Read more »

A Missing Dental Filling Needs to Be Examined by a Dentist

Minor physical defects and small cavities can often be repaired with a simple dental filling made from composite resin or metallic amalgam. These materials are carefully bonded to the surrounding tooth enamel to affect the repair of the previously compromised tooth. If you fail to consistently brush your teeth every... Read more »

Being Proactive Against a Toothache Can Spare Your Smile Additional Damage

Dental pain comes in many forms--a throbbing ache, tooth sensitivity, pain deep in the gums--and is usually a warning sign that your smile is in jeopardy. Even a minor toothache should be examined by a dentist as soon as possible to screen for signs of an underlying dental issue. Perhaps... Read more »

Oral Health Tips and Tricks on Tooth Hazard Prevention

  Have you gone over your diet to ensure the foods and drinks you are consuming are safe for your smile? Because your teeth are extremely vulnerable to damage and they are the only set you will get after your adult teeth permanently grow in, it is a good idea... Read more »