A Fractured Tooth Is at Increased Risk of Suffering From Further Complications

Accidental blows to the mouth from sports injuries and accidents around the house can be a common source of dental fractures. When this happens, the depth of the damage to the tooth enamel and the affected location of the tooth can contribute to the level of pain your experience. This could also be associated with… Read more »

How to Treat a Loosened Dental Crown

Dr. Mark Teigen and Dr. Steven Kirkpatrick use a powerful dental-grade cement when placing a dental bridge to ensure that your new dental appliance is secure. However, this doesn’t mean your bridge is invulnerable; a blow to the face or gum disease can still weaken the cement. When your bridge is placed, we will provide… Read more »

Simple Dental Sealants Can Help Prevent Cavities for Many Years

Cavity prevention is an important part of maintaining a healthy mouth. To aid in this effort the American Dental Association recommends attending a routine dental checkup with a dentist like Dr. every six months. This simple outpatient appointment is designed to clean away tartar and bacterial deposits while also detecting early signs of common oral… Read more »

Dentures: A Great Way to Replace Missing Teeth

Sometimes, accidents, tooth decay, or other oral emergencies cause you to lose teeth, leaving gaps in your smile. Dentures are a great way to fill in those gaps. There are two kinds of dentures, partial dentures and complete dentures. Partial dentures fill in one or more missing teeth in a row; they attach to the… Read more »

Oral Health Treatments: Dental Sealants

Is your oral health care ready for the fall season and all the sweets and treats that come with it? With Halloween and Thanksgiving fast approaching, it is important to make sure your oral health care is at its peak. This includes taking care of your teeth or gums and any other aspects of your… Read more »

Keep Your Smile in Tip-Top Shape by Avoiding These Harmful Work Habits

Our dentist, Dr. , believes you deserve a strong and healthy smile. Unfortunately, there are things in the world today that can harm your teeth and gums and alter your oral health. Some of those things are habits you have at work. It’s important to avoid these habits as much as possible, and those habits… Read more »

General Information about Tooth Hazards

The key to optimum oral health begins with guarding your smile against tooth hazards. Tooth hazard prevention is essential if you desire an optimal smile. Always make sure to prevent risks that could easily damage your teeth and your tooth enamel. Some dangers are easy to spot, and some are much more difficult to locate…. Read more »

Oral Health Care Fundamentals: Tooth Brushing

Don’t let your toothbrush tear down your oral health care. If your brushing habits are not done correctly, your smile will not reap the full benefits of the task. Try to focus on brushing effectively at least twice every day for 2-3 minutes per session. Keeping your toothbrush clean is of the utmost importance. Never… Read more »

A Guide to Toothaches

Unfortunately, when a toothache strikes, it can lead to severe pain, which you will want to have treated as soon as possible. A toothache is caused by damage to the nerve endings within a tooth, which could indicate other problems. In order to keep your oral health at its best, consider the following toothache facts:… Read more »

Battling Bad Breath

Bad breath, or halitosis has been the subject or jokes over the years. But if you suffer from it, it’s not funny and can make you feel uncomfortable and self-conscious. So how can you fight bad breath? First of all, you can practice good oral hygiene. You should brush after every meal or at least… Read more »