Are Your Oral Habits Making Your Teeth Sensitive?

If you have tooth sensitivity, your discomfort could have a large number of causes, from tooth enamel loss, exposed dentin and old dental fillings to cavities and gum disease. For some patients, tooth sensitivity comes from incorrect tooth brushing or a habit of tooth grinding that irritates the teeth. Use of a poor toothbrush or aggressive tooth brushing could result... 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. Glenn D. Balkins, Mark P. Swensen and Dr. Haslam about any recent sensitivity issues. If your teeth show signs of tooth... read more »

How to Ease Dental Pain

Even when you practice proper oral hygiene, dental emergencies may arise from time to time. It is important that you know what to do to care for your tooth to ease pain and swelling. With any dental emergency, go to the dentist as soon as possible. Ignoring a dental issue can increase the risk of irreversible damage to the tooth.... read more »

Dental Fillings: Your Post-Procedure Care

If your tooth has experienced damage by decay or injury, we suggest a dental filling to preserve your oral health. At North Point Dental Group, LLC, we offer both composite and silver amalgam fillings. Upon completing the procedure, we ask that you follow proper care instructions to preserve your new filling. - Know how long the filling takes to set:... read more »

Making Your Pearly Whites Bright Again

Are you beginning to feel self-conscious about your yellowing teeth? You’re not alone. It’s actually fairly common for many people to have their bright, white smile begin to discolor over the years. There are several factors that contribute to making your pearly whites look stained or discolored. For instance, poor dental hygiene can also affect the appearance of your teeth.... read more »