Dental Crowns & Their Uses

What is a dental crown? If one of your teeth is damaged or decayed, Drs. Swensen and Balkins may recommend a dental crown in , . A dental crown, which is tooth shaped, is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. When cemented in place, the dental crown will cover… Read more »

What Do You Do During a Dental Emergency?

Do you know what you would do during a dental emergency? Do you know what would qualify as a dental emergency? Accidents can happen very quickly and can be incredibly unpleasant experiences. But if you know what to do, you could actually take steps to save your tooth. Many things can constitute a dental emergency…. Read more »

The Various Causes and Cures for Stained Teeth

With the bevy of over-the-counter whitening options available, having a whitening procedure performed at the dentist’s office may seem a bit redundant. However, the fact remains that it’s actually much easier, quicker, and efficient to get whitening done at the dentist’s office. Over-the-counter whitening systems can be hit-or-miss. Many of the products can be dangerous… Read more »

Adventures in Cleaning Your Dentures

Cleaning your dentures doesn’t have to be a full-time job. As long as you take a few precautions with them, they can provide you with a durable, long-lasting set of teeth that can bring you joy and smiles for years to come. Below are a few suggestions to help you keep your oral hygiene at… Read more »

The 5 Halloween Treats Your Dentist Asks You to Avoid

Halloween is a fun and exciting holiday, but it might not be for your smile. In fact, it could be a very scary holiday for your smile if you’re not careful, especially because of all the sugary treats available. To help you care for your smile and have a tooth-healthy Halloween in , , your… Read more »

Celebrate the Holidays Safely to Encourage Healthy Smiles

Healthy smiles begin with healthy teeth and gums, and as the holidays are fast approaching beginning with Halloween, our team in , is pleased to help you keep your commitment to your family’s smile health. Even though they are surrounded by a bounty of candy and sugary goodies, you can still protect their pearly whites… Read more »

A Dental Implant Still Needs to Be Included in Your Daily Oral Hygiene Routine

A dental implant abutment is made from titanium and the replacement tooth is made from either porcelain, gold or base metal alloys. While these things are not subject to the dangers of bacteria and tooth decay, they are still susceptible to chronic gum disease. As a result, your implant will need to be included in… Read more »

The Differences Between Canker Sores and Cold Sores

You’ve probably heard about cold sores and canker sores, but what do you know about the two? While the two may seem very similar, there are a number of differences between the two. Similarly, do you ever wonder what you can do to avoid canker sores and cold sores—or what you can do to address… Read more »

A Fluoride Treatment Will Give You Stronger Tooth Enamel

Even though your tooth enamel is very hard it can still be weakened by consuming acidic foods and drinks. Over time this process, of demineralization can promote problems with tooth sensitivity and tooth decay. Be sure to tell Dr. about any recent sensitivity issues. If your teeth show signs of tooth decay problems, or you’ve… Read more »

Beware the Dangers Posed by Hardened Tartar

Hardened tartar is the result of poor oral hygiene failing to clear away plaque and residual food particles. Tartar is a bacterial-rich substance, and when it is not cleared away from the gum line it quickly promotes gum disease. Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease. Early symptoms often include gums beginning to bleed… Read more »