Dental Anxiety Can Affect Adults, Too

Going to the dentist can be hard at any age, especially if you’ve had difficult experiences in the past. These can sometimes create dental anxiety. It is important, however, that you still schedule and keep regular dental appointments. Here are some causes of dental anxiety, and a few methods of managing it. --Past Experience: If you have had painful procedures... read more »

Selecting a Toothbrush? Here’s What to Look For

Selecting a Toothbrush? Here’s What to Look For If you’re in the oral hygiene aisle at the store searching for a new toothbrush, our dentist, Dr. Melissa Maus, would like to help you select the toothbrush that is safe, effective, and right for you. To do so, he encourages you to choose a toothbrush that has the following characteristics: -Soft... read more »

Tips to Help You Remember Your Dental Appointment

Do you have a hard time remembering your dental appointment? If so, your smile pays the consequences. Your dental checkups are very important for your oral health. In fact, they are necessary to prevent gum disease and other dental issues. So, it’s best to remember your appointments and attend them every six months. To help you remember, our dentist, Dr.... read more »

Relax In the Dental Chair With Sedation Dentistry

Are you fearful of visiting the dental office? If so, our dentist and team would be happy to help you feel more relaxed in the dental chair with sedation dentistry options such as oral sedation and nitrous oxide. Our dentists can employ the use of sedatives to help patients of all ages feel calmer while receiving dental treatment and enjoy... read more »

Year-End Smile Upgrades: Enhanced Treatments

Is your oral health care where it needs to be with the closing of the year? Are you prepared to enter a new year with the best chance of oral health care success? If you have not already done so, it is important to establish an oral health care checklist that includes proper cleaning, proper smile maintenance, a healthy diet,... read more »

Tooth Hazard Prevention Basics

Do you use effective tooth hazard prevention plans to build and sustain a healthy diet? If you're not careful, the foods and drinks you consume can easily destroy your smile. Although effective oral health care cleaning routines including brushing and flossing are highly effective at keeping your smile safe, it often comes down to making sure you are avoiding unhealthy... read more »

Reasons to Consider Receiving a Dental Crown

The occurrence of damage to your teeth can impact your mouth’s function as well as your ability to chew your food. You could fracture a tooth as a result of a strong blow to the face, though most instances of tooth fracture are caused by grinding your teeth during sleep, chewing on pencils and pens, or playing a contact sport... read more »

The People Who Benefit the Most from Fluoride Mouthwash

Are you contemplating adding fluoride mouthwash to your oral hygiene routine? If so, you’re on the right track toward a top-notch smile and oral health! No matter what rinse you use, make sure it has been approved by the American Dental Association. Our dentist, Dr. Melissa Maus, encourages you to use fluoride mouthwash because it can strengthen your tooth enamel... read more »

Oral Hygiene Secrets

Did you know there are little oral hygiene tricks you can use to improve your oral hygiene routine? Well, it’s true. We call these oral hygiene secrets. If you use these secrets, you can have the proper, effective, and successful smile-cleaning routine you need to prevent dental issues and keep your oral health in tip-top shape! Our dentist, Dr. Melissa... read more »

Different Materials Might Be Used to Create a Dental Crown

A dental crown is often used to treat or restore a tooth with a significantly compromised tooth enamel. This could be to prevent a cavity from spreading, restore a tooth suffering from dental attrition, treat a failing filling, or one that has suffered a large dental fracture. Sometimes a dental crown might also be called for to cosmetically restore an... read more »