The Significance of Jaw and Facial Pain

To help improve your smile, assess all risk factors in your life that could be contributing to jaw and facial pain. Because jaw and facial pain is such a wide-ranging condition and linked to several problems and oral health risks, you may need to visit our dentist regularly to determine how the problem is presenting itself and what treatments can... read more »

Flossing: Don’t Skip This Important Daily Habit

Are you brushing and flossing every day? The American Dental Association recommends brushing twice a day and flossing once a day to clear plaque and oral debris from your teeth. Done daily, this oral hygiene routine, coupled with six-month dental cleanings, offers you the best chance of avoiding gum disease and tooth decay. Of course, you have all the tools... read more »

Chronic Gum Disease Can Affect Your Health and Overall Quality of Life

Chronic inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine can allow tartar to harden on the base of your teeth near the gumline. This can become an even more significant problem if you fail to attend your routine dental checkups at Dr. Steven Pooley’s dental office. As time goes on the constant bacterial presence near your periodontal tissues can lead to... read more »

The Importance of Preventing Gum Disease

The importance of preventing gum disease is vital to your oral health care. If your gum tissue begins to decay, the likelihood of further damage, including tooth loss, increases. Periodontal disease, commonly referred to as gum disease, happens in the advanced stages of tartar buildup that has continued its assault on your healthy teeth and gums. To prevent further damage, here... read more »

Dental Cleaning: What to Expect in the Dental Chair

When you come into our office for a dental cleaning and exam, our Pooley Dentistry team wants you to feel calm and comfortable. So, to help make that possible, we would like to tell you what to expect during your appointment. That way you will feel more prepared and ready. When you come in for your appointment, you can expect... read more »

Causes & Cures of Bad Breath

Many people suffer from dragon breath from time to time. Bad breath can be embarrassing and unpleasant. Did you know that there are certain things that can cause bad breath and that there are ways to keep bad breath at bay? Causes of bad breath include: - Eating foods with a strong smell, like onions and garlic. - The decrease... read more »