The Many Benefits of Dentures

When you are missing teeth, even the easiest of tasks, such as chewing or speaking, can be severely impaired. Dr. Teigen and Dr. Kirkpatrick at want to craft for you the perfect set of dentures to help make your life better once more. Below are just a few of the benefits of dentures: – Flexibility:… Read more »

Halitosis 101

Halitosis is not fun. If you are one of the many who suffers from halitosis, then you know how embarrassing it can be. That is why, our team here at in , , is happy to help you with understanding halitosis. Knowing the causes and treatments can help you with your battle against halitosis, and… Read more »

How Dental Checkups Can Help Your Teeth

Have you ever heard that you should visit your dentist once every six months? While these cleanings may not seem like the highest priority—especially if you have school, work, or family—they are actually extremely important. And would you be surprised to learn that visiting your dentist could actually be a way to save money? Even… Read more »

What Dental Sealants Do for Your Teeth

You may have heard that dental sealants are great for the health of your teeth, and that they could even stop cavities from forming–but what else have you heard about this important treatment? For example, do you know if you’re a good candidate for sealants or why sealants benefit you? As you may know, sealants… Read more »

A Chipped or Damaged Bridge Needs to Be Examined and Repaired

When our dental team restored your missing or lost tooth with a dental bridge in , , it was intended to stand the test of time. However, it is possible for an extreme blow to the face or hard fall to damage part of your bridge or even break one of the abutments that anchor… Read more »

The Differences Between Canker and Cold Sores

You know that certain dental problems can be unpleasant. For example, you probably understand that having yellow or crooked teeth can be embarrassing—even making smiling uncomfortable. Similarly, you may know that missing teeth can make speaking and chewing difficult. Similarly, canker sores and cold sores can be annoying and uncomfortable. Do you know the differences… Read more »

You Can Strengthen Your Tooth Enamel with a Fluoride Treatment

Through the course of an average day the acidic foods and beverages you enjoy, and the bacteria in your mouth, can work to degrade the microscopic mineral crystals of your tooth enamel. If this process is not countered somehow it can eventually lead to increased issues with tooth sensitivity and cavities. Well established research has… Read more »

What to Do About a Badly Chipped Tooth

Your tooth enamel gets its strength and durability from dense microscopic mineral crystal structures. Unfortunately, there are circumstances when you can still chip your teeth. A tooth can be badly chipped by many things, even by grinding your teeth at night. A sharp or persistent pain in a chipped tooth can be a symptom of… Read more »

Sports Mouthguard? We can Help!

As you may know, it is highly recommended that athletes wear mouthguards during high-contact sports. Other sports may seem like you won’t need a mouthguard—but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t wear one. As you know, mouthguards protect your smile and teeth, and as a general rule, should be worn during intense physical activity. Luckily,… Read more »

Tips and Techniques to Help You Effectively Clean Your Tongue

Many people with dentures find that cleaning their tongue as part of their daily oral hygiene routine, greatly helps improve their breath and reduce plaque buildup. The human tongue has a lot of rough surfaces that can harbor bacteria, which promotes plaque formation and can lead to unpleasant odors. When cleaning your tongue there are… Read more »