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 things to keep in mind. You should start the summer... 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 dentists, Drs. O’Donnell or Galbreath for your routine cleanings and... read more »

Holiday Dentistry: Cosmetic Dentistry

Are you aware of the benefits that cosmetic dentistry can give you to enhance and repair your smile? Numerous oral health care procedures and treatments exist within cosmetic dentistry to ensure any dental damage, oral accidents, or oral injuries that you have suffered can be repaired to give you a spectacular mouth once again. In addition, numerous treatments can take... read more »

Dental Crowns: The Things to Know

A dental crown is a handy restoration that looks just like a natural tooth. In fact, it’s a tooth-shaped cap that replaces your tooth enamel and restores your oral health and smile. To tell you a little more about this dental restoration, our dentist, Dr. David O'Donnell, is happy to share some facts with you. The more you know, the... 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 position. They are created from a strong medical grade thermoplastic... 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 is often considered the life force of the tooth as... 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 allows the decay to thrive as it reaches the softer... 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 baby teeth to fall out so the permanent teeth can... 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 your smile. After eating, your teeth are extra sensitive and... 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 on a whim to allow your gums a chance to... read more »