Treat Your Smiles to Oral Health Makeovers With CEREC® Dental Crowns

Are you suffering from any broken or damaged teeth which are in need of repair? Do you have any cavities that would wish you could repair without being left with the metallic shine of dental amalgams? If so, you are in luck as the magic of CEREC® technology can do wonders for your smile. Treats… Read more »

The Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment of Gum Disease

Do you suspect that you have gum disease? You’re not the only one. 47.2% of adults over 30 in the United States have been diagnosed with chronic periodontitis, and even more are in the initial stages of gum disease. The main cause of gum disease is plaque–that sticky, colorless film that forms on your teeth…. Read more »

Tips for Helping Your Child Behave Before, During, and After a Dentist’s Appointment

If you want to help your child enjoy their upcoming trip to the dentist’s office more, try using some of the following tips before, during, and after their appointment. BEFORE Helping your child get a full night’s sleep — and a nap if the appointment is later in the day — is one of the… Read more »

Whitening Strips Can Be Used to Prevent Surface Stains from Saturating Tooth Enamel

Dental stains often start out mild and nearly indistinguishable to the casual observer. Though, as time goes on, these minor surface stains can start to saturate the microscopic pores of your tooth enamel, penetrating deeper into your teeth. If it’s not counteracted in some way, this can leave you with an unsightly, yellow smile.  … Read more »

Increased Fluoride Exposure Reduces Chances of Tooth Decay and Can Reduce Tooth Sensitivity

While it might not seem like it at first glance, your tooth enamel is rife with microscopic pores and textures. The regular consumption of acidic foods and beverages and any oral hygiene problems can gradually weaken the mineral density of your teeth. As time goes by, this could cause the pores to expand and deepen…. Read more »

A Badly Injured Lip Might Need First Aid and Professional Care

Biting down on your lip when chewing gum or eating food rarely causes a significant injury. These incidents usually prove to be little more than a nuisance that might cause some minor, temporary swelling. Yet there are other instances when a hard fall or other oral accident can cause a more significant lip injury. This… Read more »

Dealing with the Dangers of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a very dangerous condition to live with. If you have sleep apnea, you should know just how important it is for you to seek treatment before it damages your health. A sleep apnea disorder occurs when the air passageways are blocked during your normal breathing cycles when sleeping. In more serious cases… Read more »

Daily Tongue Cleaning Can Reduce Bad Breath Symptoms

The surfaces of your tongue have a plethora of textured areas and taste buds. The minute spaces between all of these various structures can potentially harbor bacteria and foster plaque formation. This could have the net effect of causing chronic bad breath. One easy way to remedy the problem or at least reduce the bad… Read more »

With Early Detection, Some Cavities Can Be Repaired by Composite or Amalgam Fillings

Poor oral hygiene bolsters the pervasive bacteria in your mouth to form a cavity on otherwise healthy tooth enamel. When this happens, the tooth needs early diagnosis, treatment, and repair to prevent even more serious complications. If it’s small enough, Drs. Falco and Vonnahme might be able to repair it with an amalgam or composite… Read more »

How to Prevent Tooth Damage in Toddlers

A new year has begun! For many individuals, this could be the year for a new job, a new car, a new house, and potentially even a new baby. If you are fortunate enough to welcome a newborn into the world this year, make sure to plan for their early oral health care. Their first… Read more »