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 »

Improve Your Oral Health with Dental Sealants

If you wish to protect your child’s smile against the dental dangers such as tooth decay, it is important to make sure their teeth are not susceptible to cavities. Because cavities exist in the form of dental erosion to the point a hole is forming in your tooth enamel, protective treatments such as dental sealants should be placed to ensure... read more »

A Simple Fluoride Treatment Can Help Prevent Cavities

Tooth enamel that has lost some of its mineral density can leave your teeth at increased risk for cavities and other dental problems. This could be caused by poor oral hygiene habits, frequently drinking acidic beverages, or putting off your regular dental checkups. When a cavity does develop on one of your teeth it might cause increased sensitivity, discomfort, and... read more »

Rescue a Failing Tooth with a Dental Crown

Do you have any teeth that are on the verge of failure? No matter what you do, does it seem certain teeth always seem to find themselves the subject of oral ailments? Do you have any teeth that have suffered from an oral accident and simply cannot function properly? Fortunately, with a dental crown, you may be able to rescue... read more »

A Tooth Missing a Filling Needs Timely Care

A filling is primarily used to fix a tooth that has suffered from a modest-sized cavity or a small dental fracture. It is made from materials like gold, porcelain, amalgam, or composite, which are immune to the effects of tooth decay. At the same time, the healthy tooth enamel at the seam of the filling can still be at risk.... read more »

How Oral Infections Affect Your Mouth

Did you know that dental infections used to be ranked as the third most common cause of death before there were antibiotics? Fortunately, there are a quite a few things you can do to prevent or to cope with dental infections--and a few things that you can do to recognize these problems. However, there are several other problems you may... 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 »

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 »

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 »