Are You Getting Enough Fluoride?

In the 1930’s an interesting discovery was made. Scientists learned that people who lived in areas with naturally fluoridated water had a significantly lower rate of cavities than people who lived in other areas. Once the link between fluoride and dental health was made, many municipalities began adding fluoride to their water supplies. Fluoride strengthens… Read more »

Dental Hacks: Keeping Your Breath Fresh

You’ve already tried breath mints. That’s getting old, or maybe it’s not working. Want to find more ways to keep your breath fresh? Here are some dental hacks for those struggling with chronic halitosis: – Brush twice and floss once daily. It’s no secret that a regular and thorough oral hygiene routine is vital to… Read more »

A Brief Sketch of Dentistry in the Middle Age

As far back as 12,000 B.C., humans were cleaning teeth with flint tools. Let’s fast forward a bit to the Middle Ages, a time period generally recognized as occurring between 400 A.D. to 1400 A.D. Here’s a brief sketch of some significant events: As far back as 12,000 B.C., humans were cleaning teeth with flint… Read more »

Oral Hygiene Topic: Oral Emergencies

Are you ready for oral accidents and injuries? Have you taken the time to build emergency kits to ensure timely treatments will be available should the worst occur? Although tooth loss and objects stuck in teeth are normal oral accidents, there are many ways in which your oral health could be destroyed in an instant,… Read more »

Useful Dental Products for an Extra Clean

You know the rules. Brush twice a day, and floss once. Those are great habits, of course, but what if we told you there was even more you could do for your oral health? As dental science progresses, new products are being developed that will change the way you take care of your teeth. To… Read more »

Together We Can Fight Oral Cancer

Oral cancer happens. It is a powerful infection that can morph lives and further complicate your daily life. We are not owned by it, though, because, together, we can fight the outcome of oral cancer and diagnose it early. Our dentist, Dr. , is dedicated to fighting this disease and can identify signs at your… Read more »

The Process & Advantages of Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped restoration that is placed over a tooth to reinstate its shape, size, strength, or appearance. Drs. Rich, Prince, and Dansie may recommend a dental crown in , , to: – Hold a weak tooth together – Restore a broken tooth – Support a dental bridge – Restore a tooth… Read more »

Is Your Smile in Desperate Need of a Dental Crown?

Is your smile in desperate need of a dental crown? Dental crowns are designed to improve the look of broken teeth by concealing them entirely. In addition, the teeth are further shielded from future damage above the gum line, which can drastically lower your risk for tooth decay and cavities. Dental crowns are useful for… Read more »

A New Cavity on a Previously Repaired Tooth May Require a Crown Restoration

With timely professional diagnosis and treatment, most small cavities can be repaired at with a standard dental filling. If you struggle to maintain a consistent daily oral hygiene routine or if you are lax to attend your bi-annual dental exam at our clinic, you are at increased risk of suffering another cavity. If tooth decay… Read more »

Dental Veneers Can Improve a Smile Suffering from Chronic Staining Problems

If you use tobacco products on even an occasional basis, or if you frequently consume dark foods and beverages, it can stain the teeth in your smile. Sometimes retail-grade whitening products can remove surface stains. For a more significantly stained smile, you might need a dental bleaching treatment at . However, chronic staining problems could… Read more »