Replenish Your Smile with Treatments During Cold and Flu Season

Don’t be afraid to set forth a damage prevention plan to keep your smile safe as you age. If left untreated, you may find yourself slowly having decay and erosion wear away your teeth and gums. Beyond traditional healing methods, you may also want to take into consideration times when it won’t be as easy… Read more »

Dental Restorations: White Dental Fillings

  In order to ensure your oral health remains at its peak, it is important to always employ the necessary treatments to keep your smile safe from dental erosion and other forms of dental decay. If a cavity occurs to the point that a hole has formed in your tooth enamel, notify your dentist as… Read more »

The Steps to Building a Better Smile: Sleep Apnea

One potential sleeping disorder that can cause serious problems to not only your oral health but your physical health, is sleep apnea. Sleep apnea has numerous causes that can arise due to irregular breathing patterns while you sleep. If left untreated it can lead to numerous health problems, including high blood pressure, heart failure, and… Read more »

Installing a Dental Bridge Can Help Prevent Latent Tooth Loss Complications

When a tooth is lost to untreated tooth decay, a dental fracture, or a treatment based extraction, the void left in your mouth can lend itself to a plethora of complications. Initially, a missing front tooth can limit your ability to cleanly bite off pieces of food. This could also impact the clarity of your… Read more »

Essential Toothbrush Facts

In order to keep your smile in shape, you’ll want to have an oral hygiene routine with high-quality tools. Today, Drs. Scott and Doug Petersen and our dental team would like to tell you some helpful facts about selecting the right toothbrush. First, look for a soft-bristled toothbrush. Soft bristles thoroughly clean the surfaces of… Read more »

What Materials are Dental Crowns Made From?

While the first word you think of when you hear or read the word “crown” is most likely “gold,” oral crowns actually come in a wide variety of materials — including gold, as it turns out. Here are some of the numerous varieties that dental crowns can come in: Ceramic crowns. Ceramic crowns are porcelain-based,… Read more »

I Chipped a Tooth and I’m Away From Home. What Do I Do?

If you’re on a trip and you suffer an oral trauma, chipping or breaking a tooth, it’s important to take care of the tooth and situation right away. You don’t want to worry about a chipped or broken tooth your whole vacation, do you? So, to help you treat the tooth, our dentist, Dr. ,… Read more »

The Fundamentals of Teething

An important thing for new parents to remember is that that teething occurs each time a new tooth breaks through your child’s gum line. As this process continues, it can cause discomfort and pain for your child. For a list of guidelines to help your teething child, consider the following: – If you are looking… Read more »

At-Home Teeth Whitening

Are you looking for ways to improve your smile? If so, we have news for you! Teeth whitening is popular when it comes to improving the appearance of your smile. Over the course of time, foods and drinks can discolor and stain your teeth, resulting in the need for teeth-whitening treatments. The most important thing… Read more »

Flossing Tips and Tricks

Have you ever noticed that brushing your teeth isn’t always 100% effective when it comes to removing food particles after a meal? When brushing falls short, we commonly reach for the floss. Interdental cleaning is an important component of good oral hygiene. Does it matter if you use waxed or unwaxed floss? According to the… Read more »