Keep Your Teeth White by Understanding the Nature of Tooth Stains

Your tooth enamel layer that protects your teeth is full of pores and textures and consists of mineral crystals at a microscopic level. The pores in the surface of your teeth can become filled with staining particles from any dark foods and beverages that you consume. We offer a review... Read more »

Keeping a Healthy Summer Smile

Summer is almost here, and while you and your kids may be enjoying the weather, swimming, playing and going on vacation, remember that you can’t take a vacation from caring for your teeth. In truth, nothing really changes about dental care even when the seasons change, but there are some... Read more »

Is Bruxism Causing My Headaches?

Having a headache is not fun. We all get them from time to time, but whereas most people only have them occasionally, there are those chronic sufferers that have the darned things every day. If you are one of those poor people looking for relief, we may have some new... Read more »

Proper Denture Care in Five Easy Steps

Choosing to have dentures placed will change the way you care for your smile, but we can help you feel confident about your new dental appliance by advising you on proper care. Here are five tips to care for dentures on a daily basis to help them stay in great... Read more »

Putting a Stop to Gum Disease

Your gums have some important jobs to do. They support your teeth, but they also protect your body from bacteria that can lead to respiratory and cardiovascular problems. So, it’s important that you protect your gums by brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing once a day, and seeing our... Read more »

When It Comes to Gum Health, Your Toothbrush Technique Matters

You have no doubt been told many times that it’s important to brush your teeth twice a day, but did you know that toothbrushing affects your gum health as well as your teeth? Tooth brushing helps you to maintain good oral hygiene and prevent bacteria levels that cause gum disease.... Read more »

Fighting Decay the Fairy Way

A child’s first lost tooth can be one of the most magical times of childhood. For many, if not most, it means a visit from the Tooth Fairy is near. This mythical fairy is believed to have begun in the United States in the early 1900s and has been a... Read more »

Protect Your Teeth with a Mouthguard

There are plenty of sports and activities that would be much safer with mouthguards.  Not surprisingly, studies show that mouth injuries happen most often when athletes are without a mouthguard. Typical injuries to those without a mouthguard are cuts to the mouth and tongue, broken teeth, and jaw damage.  ... Read more »

Don’t Neglect Your Oral Health When You Are Sick

Having a cold or flu doesn't just impact your body, but can affect your oral health too. Taking care of both is important at this time. You may not think your daily brushing and flossing routine is a priority while you are sick, but you'd be incorrect. In fact, cleaning... Read more »

Denture Adhesive Can Attach Removable Dentures to the Underlying Gums

Complete and partial dentures designed at ODonnell Family Dentistry’s clinic are typically created to match the specific shape and contours of your existing gum structure. This close fit should help secure the removable dental appliance in your mouth with the sufficient strength to help you bite, chew, and grind food.... Read more »