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 »

Laughing Gas Can Help Relax Those with Dental Anxiety

Did you know that laughing gas is used before many dental procedures to ease people into a calm and relaxed state? Surprisingly, laughing gas is also the mildest form of sedative used, as many other forms of sedation can put people to sleep. Listed below are the key forms of sedation in dentistry: – Oral… Read more »

The Facts on Dental Bridges

Are you curious about dental bridges? If so, you are not alone. With so many different smile treatments on the market, how do you know which one is best for you? Luckily, our staff here at in , , is proud to give you some basic facts on dental bridges, so you can see if… Read more »

How Can You Best Protect Your Teeth from Harm?

How can you best protect your teeth from harm? Although there are multiple treatments out there for a variety of oral health ailments, it’s best to deal with any problematic situations before they even begin. However, in some cases, damage to your teeth and gums is done very rapidly, so you must protect your mouth… Read more »

Brushing Away Bad Habits

It is a good thing to make brushing a part of your everyday routine. Brushing your teeth is the best way to protect yourself from gum disease and tooth decay. When actions become habits, however, we often complete them with little thought. This is why it’s a good idea to go over the basics of… Read more »