What Adolescent Checkups Look Like

To prep for your visit for your young child, please deliberate on the following before your checkup. During your child's visit, Dr. David O'Donnell and the staff at ODonnell Family Dentistry will inspect your child's mouth for signs of baby bottle tooth decay, like spotting on the chompers and red,... Read more »

Invisalign Aligners for a Beautiful Smile

Invisalign is a combination of two words: “invisible” and “align”, and it truly does just that. The Invisalign system is composed of a set of clear aligners which are designed to fix your malocclusion without the need for braces. Each aligner snugly suits your unique bite and steadily changes its... Read more »

Cleaning Your Dentures

Your dentures are allowing you to eat and speak normally and comfortably once again. They have also restored the beauty of your smile. To enjoy the benefits of your dentures long term, it is imperative that you take good care of them. Dr. David O'Donnell and our team are happy... Read more »

Autumn Fact Finder: Root Canal Therapies

Have you recently suffered an oral accident or injury that has left you with dental damage? In the event you have sustained damage to your pulp, a root canal treatment may be necessary. Root canals are highly effective endodontic treatments designed to remove damaged pulps. The pulp of your tooth... Read more »

Do You Have a Cavity in Your Smile?

Dental decay arises when oral bacteria feed on sugary foods, they produce acids. The acids mix with bacteria, food particles and saliva to form plaque, that sticky film you can feel on your teeth before brushing them. Plaque wears down tooth enamel and creates tiny openings in the tooth. This... Read more »

Let the Tooth Fairy Help You Make Tooth Loss Less Scary

When your child’s first baby tooth pops out of place, it might be a little scary and nerve wracking. Unfortunately, this is a natural occurrence that will happen often once your child turns 6 or 7 years old, so they’ll need to get used to it. It’s necessary for their... Read more »

Chewing Gum and How it Affects Your Oral Health

Chewing sugarless gum has numerous benefits for your overall health. Not only can chewing gum help slow the rate of heartburn and effectively neutralize stomach acids, but it can also help delay tooth decay and prevent cavities. Chewing sugarless gum after meals has been proven to be highly beneficial for... Read more »

Thumb Sucking and Its Effect on Your Child’s Health

Are you aware that sucking on thumbs can damage your smile and your natural teeth alignment? Given the dangers that exist, thumb sucking should be discouraged when you see your child begin to implement the habit. Due to the fact that thumb sucking can slow the growth of teeth, you... Read more »

Oral Hygiene Topic: Dentures

Do you want the perfect tooth replacement to mimic your remaining teeth without the hassle for surgery that comes with dental implants? With dentures, the ease at which you can insert and detach your teeth will be a breeze. Unlike dental bridges and dental implants, dentures can be taken out... Read more »

Aging and Dental Health Basics

As you age, your dental health can take a hit. The hazards of everyday life eventually begin to take their toll, especially on your teeth. The constant wear and tear from chewing and eating food can wear your teeth down if you do not practice various dental health basics. Listed... Read more »