How to Care for Inflamed Gums

Do you have inflamed gums? If so, you need to do all you can to help them. That might not require a lot of convincing because your gums are probably already in pain, leading you to research the best ways to find comfort. Now, there are many things that can cause inflamed gums, and one… Read more »

Cavities 101

A cavity is another name for tooth decay. It occurs when certain types of bacteria produce acid and that acid attacks the enamel and dentin of a tooth. It then creates a hole in the tooth’s surface and alters the tooth’s health and function. The signs and symptoms of a cavity include a toothache, tooth… Read more »

What is Needed for a Root Canal Therapy Treatment

An intruding cavity, injury, or cracked tooth are the most common types of tooth damage to affect the root and pulp. One of the best treatments your dentist can use to preserve the natural tooth is root canal therapy! With so many myths circling around for years concerning root canal treatments, it’s almost hard to… Read more »

Preparing for a Healthy Mouth During Chemotherapy

Were you just diagnosed with cancer? Then you are in for some serious opposition. If you are resolute in your determination to beat your condition, you’ll want to be aware of all of the facts, including how cancer affects your mouth and what you can do to make sure it’s healthy. Our team here at… Read more »

Chewing an ADA-Approved Gum Might Help Loosen Food Particles

Residual food particles trapped in your mouth after eating a meal can provide a dangerous medium for the natural bacteria living in your mouth. This can bolster plaque development and the buildup of plaque acids. While brushing and flossing your teeth will certainly remove food particles from your mouth, it might not prove convenient in… Read more »

A Chipped Tooth with a New Cavity Might Need a Dental Crown Restoration

A chipped tooth might not cause any immediate distress. However, if you choose to forgo professional treatment, a new cavity could start to develop in the already compromised tooth. If it’s caught early, our dental professionals might be able to repair the distressed tooth by applying a composite dental filling. If the newly formed area… Read more »

Tips About Dental Floss

Have you ever wanted to hone your flossing skills? Even though it is a task you should be doing every day, it is often not done correctly or in a precise manner. The brand of dental floss can also play a role in the effectiveness of the treatment as well. Our professional dental team at… Read more »

Keep Your Enamel in Tip-Top Shape for a Healthy Smile

You deserve a healthy smile and a strong oral health. And here in Newport News, VA, and Hampton Roads, VA, our dental team is happy to help keep your smile healthy too. Fortunately, there are smile shells that can help you protect your teeth and achieve your goals; those shells are called tooth enamel. However,… Read more »

4 Habits That Hurt Your Teeth

Going through our daily routines in Newport News, VA, and Hampton Roads, VA, it’s easy to pick up some habits that can put our teeth at risk. Here are 4 habits to stop to improve oral health. Nail Biting: Biting your fingernails can put you at risk for chipped teeth. Additionally, when your jaw is in… Read more »

Keep Your Teeth Healthy, Keep Your Life Happy

If you brush your teeth twice a day, for two minutes every day, that means that you brush your teeth 28 minutes a week and 24 hours a year. That’s an entire day of brushing your teeth every year in Newport News, VA, and Hampton Roads, VA! Obviously, we care enough about keeping your teeth clean… Read more »