Are You a Softball Player? Avoid These Behaviors for a Healthy Smile

Softball is a great sport filled with great hits, awesome teamwork, impressive fielding skills and more. However, there are some bad behaviors related to the sport, and those behaviors affect the smile. Our dentist, Dr. Douglas A Deam, wants you to have the healthiest smile possible, so he encourages you to avoid these behaviors: -Drinking sports drinks: Sports drinks contain... read more »

Dentistry Essentials 101: Tooth Restorations

  Although risk factor prevention techniques and oral hygiene daily routines are extremely helpful for keeping your smile safe, it is likely that your smile can still be damaged. If you do ever suffer any dental damage that needs to be repaired, visit your dentist for a tooth restoration. Multiple treatments exist to help repair your smile and give you... read more »

Holiday Dentistry: The Causes of Halitosis

An often-embarrassing oral health condition that arises is known as halitosis. Halitosis occurs when bacteria in your mouth produces a foul odor that can be difficult to treat effectively if you're unaware of what the causes of it are. Halitosis, also known as bad breath, can occur due to numerous causes. Foods and drinks, such as garlic, onions, and coffee,... read more »

Dental Questions Answered on Chewing Gum

  In order to ensure your oral health care is functioning as intended, you should always look for new and interesting ways to improve your overall health and smile. One highly effective method is to increase the amount of saliva in your mouth. You can accomplish this by chewing sugarless gum after meals. Not only will saliva production increase, but... read more »

Dental Implants Save Smiles

Dental implants can restore a missing tooth and renovate your smile--and can last an entire lifetime! Dental implants were invented in the 1960s, and their durability and impressive quality have made them extremely popular. We are happy to talk to you about dental implants and how they can improve your smile. If you have lost a tooth and do not... read more »

Root Canal Therapy Can Save an Infected Tooth

If the dental pulp in the root canal of a tooth becomes infected, your dentist may recommend root canal therapy. During this procedure, the infection is removed from the root canal of the tooth and the tooth is sealed. Symptoms Sometimes, there will be no noticeable symptoms that a root canal is needed. Often, however, tooth pain will be present.... read more »

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 »

Do You Know What Causes Your Tooth Enamel to Erode?

Tooth enamel, while being the strongest material in the body, is still susceptible to erosion through the damaging effects of acid in the mouth. This is a concern, because, over time, enamel erosion makes way for the bacteria and plaque to infiltrate the layers of your teeth as tiny holes form. These holes remove the protective enamel barrier which covers... 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 »

Are You Brushing Your Smile With the Care It Deserves?

Are you taking the time to brush your pearly whites at least twice each day? This basic oral hygiene step is vital to removing harmful plaque and oral debris, such as food particles, from causing your smile to have tooth decay or gum disease. Today, Dr. Douglas A Deam would like to give you some useful pointers on brushing properly. ... read more »