Bone Grafting as a Preliminary Step to Implant Placement

Many patients who are receiving dental implants or another restorative procedure must first undergo bone grafting in order to prepare their mouth for dental restoration. Prior to dental implant placement, your jawbone will be thoroughly examined to determine the density of the bone structure and ensure it can properly anchor the implant. If the jawbone… Read more »

Why Dental X-Rays Are Taken at Dental Visits

Our dentists and team can achieve a clear and highly accurate picture of your oral health through the use of dental X-rays. This image enables us to have a complete understanding of your dental needs so that we can provide the appropriate approach to dental care. Dental X-rays are used to perform a variety of… Read more »

Step Up Your Oral Health Care With Brushing and Flossing

Taking care of your mouth includes making sure you’re following the necessary oral health care hygiene routines and maximizing their effects. This includes washing out your mouth as often as possible. If there’s any debris that lingers on your teeth and gums, it can slowly do damage over time. Thus, you should brush your teeth… Read more »

Caring for Your Smile If You Are Suffering From Jaw and Facial Pain

To keep your smile safe, it is important to assess any damage or feelings of sensitivity or stress in your mouth at all times. This can often manifest as jaw and facial pain. If you are suffering from any jaw and facial pain that continually occurs, it could be linked to underlying ailments within your… Read more »

What to Expect With Dental Bridge Treatment

If you’re about to replace your missing tooth and restore your smile with a dental bridge, then you’re probably wondering about the treatment steps involved. Sometimes knowing about the steps can help you feel more prepared and comfortable in the dental chair. So, our dentist, Dr. , is happy to help you by telling you… Read more »

At What Point Is Root Canal Treatment Necessary?

Root canal treatment is a beneficial procedure that can help restore the health and function of your tooth. It is typically needed if your tooth and root have been severely infected or decayed past the point where it can be treated with a dental filling. A root canal treatment can also help if you have… Read more »

A Distressed Dental Filling Could Increase Your Chances of Suffering a Severe Dental Fracture

If you struggle to consistently brush your teeth every morning and night, or you sometimes forget to floss at least once per day, chronic plaque acids could develop in your mouth. The persistent acidic environment in your mouth could gradually start to demineralize your tooth enamel. This could gradually start to disassociate the bond between… Read more »

Common Oral Health Reminders: Dental Anxiety Treatments

If you ever find yourself worried or stress out about visiting your dentist or feel scared about undergoing any kind of oral health care treatment, you may be suffering from what is commonly known as dental anxiety. To efficiently treat dental anxiety, it is important to speak with your dentist. Numerous options are available as… Read more »

Four Benefits That Come From Receiving a Bone Graft

If you are hemming and hawing about receiving a bone graft to increase bone density in your smile, we encourage you to study the reasons we list for receiving a bone graft. Our skilled dentist, Dr. Edward S. Brandon, provides four specific benefits that come from receiving a bone graft. A bone graft can renew… Read more »

For Women, Hormones Can Impact Your Oral Health

Women are vulnerable to oral health issues during times of hormonal surges of estrogen and progesterone because it makes more blood flow to the gums. As a result, the gums are more sensitive to anything that irritates them.   During these times, this makes them more sensitive to plaque and oral bacteria that stick to… Read more »