Help Your Child Curb the Thumb Sucking Habit by Doing These Things

It’s cute when a child sucks their thumb, right? The smile might not think so if your child sucks their thumb at an older age while their smile and mouth are developing. This is because the unnatural pressure can affect the development. So, it’s important to help your child curb the habit. Our dentist, Dr. Steven Pooley, has some tips... 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 »

Give Yourself the Gift of a Lifetime of Smiles

Your diligent daily oral hygiene routine and bi-annual dental cleanings you do to achieve and maintain a healthy smile benefit you all year round. You don't want all that hard work to be derailed during the holidays, and you don’t have to! Simply celebrate the season mindfully by implementing the following strategies: -Eating sugar with your meal: If you are going... read more »

A Tooth with a Missing Filling Can Often Be Treated and Restored by a Crown

Many cavities can be repaired by an ordinary filling made from gold, amalgam, porcelain or composite resin. Unfortunately, as time passes the natural bacteria in your mouth can slowly compromise the cement anchoring the filling in place. As a general rule of thumb, large and old fillings are more likely to fall out. In many cases, a lost filling or... read more »