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 »

How Can I Ensure a Positive Dental Experience for My Child?

Your child deserves to feel comfortable in the dental chair. Now, Dr. David O'Donnell and our dental team will do everything we can to make that happen, but we need your help. There are things you can do to help your child feel calm and comfortable in the dental chair.... Read more »

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 »