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 products use some form of mildly concentrated hydrogen peroxide as... 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 morning and night or you are reticent to floss your... 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 the most obvious sign of a dental problem is pain... 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 to be prepared for any dental damage that can arise... read more »

Don’t Let Halitosis Ruin Your Holiday

Bad breath can be embarrassing. Luckily, most cases of halitosis can be solved with a little brushing up of your oral hygiene routines! Here are some probable causes of bad breath and how to combat it. The first thing to do is to honestly rate your dental hygiene. Brushing twice a day for 2 minutes and flossing once a day... read more »

How to Care for Your Smile During Basketball Season

Are you a basketball player? If so, you’re probably focused on conditioning, improving your shot, and working on defense. You’re probably not focused on your smile, right? Well, you should be. Little did you know, your smile could be in grave danger while you play basketball if you’re not careful. So, it’s important to properly care for your smile each... read more »

Things You Can Do to Alleviate Tooth Sensitivity

Having tooth sensitivity is no fun, and if you have it, you already know this. Your best defense against this is taking excellent care of your teeth and gums every day with a solid oral hygiene routine. Brush and floss without fail, and keep all scheduled six months cleanings with your dentist. It all starts with healthy tooth enamel and... read more »

A Small Area of Dental Attrition Might Be Repaired with a Basic Dental Filling

Uncorrected deviations in the alignment of two or more teeth can gradually cause one tooth to wear excessively on another. Over time it can compromise a small area of tooth enamel. If the dental attrition isn’t addressed and repaired, it could cause severe sensitivity, promote a severe cavity, or potentially lead to a significant dental fracture. Sometimes Dr. Bryce Searle... read more »

Teeth-Pulling Processes

In general, oral extractions, sometimes referred to as tooth removal, come in two main forms: -A simple extraction is performed on a tooth that can be seen in the mouth. In a straightforward extraction, Dr. Bryce Searle loosens the tooth with an instrument called an elevator. Then the dentist uses an instrument called a forceps to remove the tooth. -Surgical... read more »

An Intro to Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Cosmetic dentistry, the practice of dentistry concerned with making mouth and teeth appearance enhancements, encompasses many services. At Murdock & Searle Family Dentistry, we’re proud to offer our patients the following cosmetic dentistry services: -Dental bonding. If you have damaged or tarnished teeth, you may be interested in oral bonding. Using a composite material, Dr. Bryce Searle can bring back... read more »