Causes of Bad Breath

Bad breath, which is also called halitosis, is a big downer in social situations. Sometimes having bad breath just indicates that you need to brush your teeth or use a mint, but that is not always enough to fix the problem. Read on for some of the most common causes of bad breath: Dental Problems Bad breath is often caused... read more »

Effective Tooth Brushing Tips for a Better Clean

When it comes to effectively brushing your teeth to improve your oral health, there is more to the process than lifting the toothbrush to your teeth and gently scrubbing for a few minutes. We offer a few tooth brushing tips to enhance your brushing technique in any areas that may need attention. First, make sure you are using a soft-bristled... read more »

Caring for Your Dental Veneers

Do you ever feel self-conscious about your smile? Ask our dentist about veneers. Dental veneers are thin shells made from a tooth-colored material. They are placed over the front of the teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers can be used to improve the appearance of a tooth that is discolored, misshapen, chipped, cracked, or slightly crooked. How long will they... read more »

Preventing Cavities on Your Back Teeth

If you look at your teeth, you will notice that they do not all look the same. The reason for that is because they have different jobs to do. For example, your back teeth, which are called your molars and premolars, are designed to grind your food to make it easier to swallow and digest. To do that, they are... read more »

Why Enamel Erosion May Be Happening in Your Smile

The strongest material in your body, tooth enamel, is also vulnerable to erosion from the damaging effects of acid in the mouth. If tooth erosion is not addressed, it can pave the way for oral bacteria and dental plaque to pass through the layers of your teeth through tiny holes created by the acid. Decay sets in the bonelike dentin... read more »

The Reasons Behind Dental Extractions

Tooth extraction, occasionally referred to as oral extraction, is the extraction of a tooth from the bone socket. Getting rid of teeth is usually not the first step we take, but depending on the tooth’s condition, it might be needed. Once a tooth has become injured by too much erosion for crowns or fillings to repair or once a tooth... read more »

Upgrade Your Summer Smile with Dental Damage Prevention

Dental damage can arrive through numerous forms. If you have suffered dental damage, it is important to have oral health care treatments administered immediately. However, damage prevention is key to ensuring your mouth remains safe. This includes improving aspects of your life that can easily lead to increased risks of dental damage. The following risks are known to cause dental... read more »

Maintaining a Healthy Smile When You Are Diabetic

If you are managing diabetes, you don't need to add oral health issues to your day to day care. And yet, maintaining healthy teeth, gums, and mouth is important for your overall health too. Today, our dentist, Dr. Bart Deering, and dental team are pleased to help you best care for your oral health with less stress and provide you with... read more »

Your Daily Oral Hygiene Routine Needs to Include Your Partial Denture

Your new partial denture was designed by Dr. Bart Deering and created in a professional dental lab to replicate the basic function and appearance of your missing teeth. This removable dental appliance will fit snugly with the natural structure of your gums. Yet many people with a partial denture like to use denture adhesive for a little additional hold. This... read more »

What Might Be Causing Your Tooth to Hurt

No one likes a toothache and for good reason. The pain that arises is difficult to ignore and can interfere with your day to day function. Dr. Bart Deering and our team would like to help you find the relief you deserve, so let's take a look at what might be causing your tooth to hurt. One possible cause for a toothache... read more »