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 beloved tradition to this day. Typically, children begin to lose... 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 »

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 the seam where the filling meets the surrounding healthy tooth... read more »