Caring for Your Dentures

Once you get your new dentures, it may be tempting to think that your brushing days are behind you. Actually, nothing could be further from the truth! While your dentures may not be your natural teeth, they will still pick up food debris during the day, and can be a breeding place for bacteria if they are not properly cleaned.... read more »

The Real Power of Chewing Gum and Peppermints

Let’s face it: bad breath is annoying and embarrassing. But if you think that all you need to combat that problem is chewing gum and peppermint, you might find yourself reevaluating your options. It is true that chewing gum and popping mints in your mouth can freshen your breath for awhile. Gum can even activate your salivary glands, creating saliva... read more »

Keep Your Smile Safe This Halloween with These Tips

Keeping your smile safe is not always easy during the holiday season. With so many delicious treats within reach, it’s easy to let yourself slide on basic oral care. That is why, our team is happy to remind you the basic tips-and-tricks of oral care. The tips-and-tricks to help ward off cavities include: -Brush your teeth twice a day -Replace... read more »

3 Tips for Better Breath

No one likes having bad breath, but it’s even more embarrassing when it seems impossible to cure your bad breath. That’s why our team here at Douglas A. Deam, DMD, PA put together this list of simple tips that will help you have better breath – and more confidence in nearly every social situation. Prevent tonsil stones If you still... read more »

Empty Tube of Toothpaste? We Can Help!

What do you do to keep up your oral health? Do you make a point of brush and floss every day? If so, good for you—but what would you do if you found your toothpaste tube empty one day and weren't able to get more right away? As you can probably guess, you shouldn't just avoid brushing. Fortunately, there are... read more »

Important Tips for Taking Care of Your Temporary Crown

Your dentist, Dr. Douglas A Deam, secured the hard, plastic, temporary crown over the abutment of your decayed or damaged tooth to protect it while you wait for your permanent crown to be created. It’s important to remember that the temporary crown does not actually restore the full function of the tooth. If the temporary crown comes loose, falls off... read more »

Teeth Sensitivity: What Causes It?

Do you ever experience sensitivity or pain when you bite into something too hot or too cold? Are you ever hesitant to talk or smile because you worry about exposing your teeth to the cold? Did you know that regardless of how long you’ve dealt with tooth sensitivity, there may be something you can do to alleviate your discomfort? But... read more »