A Front Tooth with a Large Chip Might Need a Porcelain Crown

It’s relatively common for some of the front teeth to have a shallow amount of tooth enamel. When one of these teeth is chipped there might not be sufficient dental structure remaining to repair it with a standard composite filling. In a situation like this, you might need to have... Read more »

Bridgework Requires Additional Oral Hygiene Focus

Bridgework installed by the dentists at ODonnell Family Dentistry’s Lexington, Kentucky clinic was created from durable dental-grade materials that completely resist the presence of bacterial tooth decay. Yet you should not let this lull you into a sense of security over the long-term life of this type of dental work.... Read more »

How Can Dental Crowns Save Your Smile?

How can dental crowns save your smile? A dental crown is a tooth restoration treatment that can save a tooth from extraction by preventing further damage from occurring by placing a cap directly on top of the selected tooth completely concealing it in the process. Dental crowns can also improve... Read more »

Gum Disease: Risks & Signs

Gum disease attacks the gums and tissues that surround and support the teeth. This infection is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Gum disease is caused by plaque, the sticky bacteria that form on the teeth. Gum disease is usually painless, so you may not know that you... Read more »

The Titanium of a Dental Implant Can Replicate the Original Strength of a Lost Tooth

Losing a tooth to severe trauma or untreated tooth decay can have serious implications on the function of your mouth. At first, this might come in the form of decreased oral function or an unappealing smile. Over time, the neighboring teeth can respond to the void, altering their positions. This... Read more »

A Tooth Suffering from a Lost Filling Needs Professional Treatment

Fillings are designed to repair a tooth that has suffered a small chip or cavity. They are made from durable materials like gold, porcelain, composite resin, or amalgam that are impervious to tooth decay. However, poor oral hygiene practices can encourage the natural bacteria living in your mouth to attack... Read more »

To Keep Your Teeth Healthy, Review Your Dental Health Habits

Practicing good oral hygiene is a skill everyone should practice. No matter if you’re an adult who’s been brushing and flossing your whole life or a child who’s just learning the fundamentals of dental health, it’s good to go over the basics of why these skills are vital to the... Read more »

Special Tools that Can Help You Clean Around Your Bridge

Here at ODonnell Family Dentistry, your dentists, Drs. O’Donnell and VanZanten, sometimes uses a dental bridge to replace a tooth that was knocked out, extracted or lost to severe tooth decay. It is an artificial tooth that replicates the presence of the missing tooth. It is fused into one solid... Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at ODonnell Family Dentistry, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and... Read more »