Fighting Bad Breath

Bad breath can be an embarrassing issue to deal with, especially when no amount of gum, mints, or breath sprays seem to help. This is because bad breath, medically known as halitosis, can’t be treated by covering up the issue. Instead, the best way to fight bad breath is generally through consistent and thorough dental… Read more »

Visit the Dentist for a Spring-Ready Smile

Our dentist and team here in Newport News, VA, and Hampton Roads, VA, are excited to help you prepare your smile for the approaching spring season with a professional dental exam and cleaning. Receiving regular dental cleanings every six months can greatly improve your oral health, and they are the perfect partnership to your daily… Read more »

The Oral Problems Dental Implants Can Solve

If you have lost one or more teeth in your mouth, instead of living with an incomplete smile, our team in Newport News, VA, and Hampton Roads, VA, invite you to consider dental implants. We have provided a list of the many tooth loss issues that custom-made dental implants can solve. Problem: Some dental restorations… Read more »

Things to Put in Your Dental First-Aid Kit

It’s important to have a dental first-aid kit so you can take care of your teeth, gums, and smile if you ever experience a dental emergency. Unfortunately, oral injuries can happen, even if you’re doing something that has the least chance of harming your mouth. When you suffer an injury, the first-aid kit can help… Read more »

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 »