The Positive Outcome of Adding Fluoride to Your Smile

Today, many dental hygiene products contain fluoride as one of the ingredients, but do you know why this is the case? Dr. and our team offer an overview of the natural mineral fluoride, which enhances the teeth by nourishing them and making them stronger so that you have less risk of losing tooth enamel or… Read more »

Dental Upgrades: Tooth Decay Detection and Treatments

Are you familiar with the effects of tooth decay on your oral health? Because tooth decay is an issue with your tooth enamel slowly being worn down over time, an effective prevention plan will need to be in place to keep your teeth strong as you age. Common questions and concerns associated with the presence… Read more »

Oral Health Care Damage Control: Dental Bridges

The best smiles are complete smiles. If you have any lost or missing teeth, consider the benefits of a dental bridge, which is also known as fixed partial dentures. Dental bridges are permanent tooth prosthetics that are anchored directly into your mouth by attaching and linking to nearby or neighboring teeth. They provide a durable… Read more »

Outlining the Basics of Dentures

Did you know that dentures can be crafted for more than just entire rows of teeth? Although most individuals may think of dentures as something for replacing all of their teeth, they can even be crafted for as little as one tooth to ensure even minor damage in the form of a single lost tooth… Read more »

Are You Sick? Here’s How to Care for Your Smile

The winter season is also cold and flu season. Unfortunately, while you’re sick, your smile can be in danger if you don’t take good care of it. This is why our dentist, Dr. , recommends keeping your teeth and gums in mind while you’re making trips to the bathroom and laying in bed. To care… Read more »

The Void Left by a Missing Dental Filling Needs Treatment from a Dentist

While it’s unfortunate, many dental fillings have a finite lifespan. While they are meant to last for many years, poor oral hygiene practices can contribute to a disassociation between the dental filling material land the tooth enamel it was once married to. This could potentially cause the dental filling to loosen or even fall out…. Read more »

Tooth-Healthy Foods that You’ll Want to Eat Often

Some foods naturally wear your teeth down, but did you know that others can actually strengthen your teeth? Dr. Joshua Merrill and our dental team are happy to tell you all about them. There are many foods that can be of assistance to your smile, such as dairy products, protein, fruits, and vegetables. Dairy products… Read more »

Many Dental Cysts Clear Up Without Invasive Treatment

It’s important to note that there is a distinct difference between a dental abscess and a dental cyst. Dental abscesses are often associated with untreated tooth decay or an infectious buildup deep in the periodontal tissues. A dental cyst is often the result of an irritation in the gum tissues. This can be caused by… Read more »

How to Prepare for Your Teen’s Wisdom Tooth Surgery

Wisdom tooth removal is a part of life, but it doesn’t mean it’s an easy treatment. In fact, it can get quite extensive. So, it’s important to help your teen prepare for their surgery. This will help them have a smooth and convenient appointment and it can also help them have a proper recovery. To… Read more »

Whitening Your Teeth

At some point in your life, you may decide that your smile is looking a little dim. Any number of things can discolor your teeth. Certain foods and drinks, tobacco, age, and some medications can darken your teeth. Your teeth can become darker if you sustain an injury to your mouth. When there is an… Read more »