Cleaning Mouth Guards 101

Do you play sports and use a mouth guard? Does your mouth guard get thrown into your gym bag after your game? Doing so could allow bacteria, fungi or yeast to form on your guard. Properly caring for this piece of safety equipment is not difficult, and we would like to help you learn how… Read more »

Optimum Smile Construction: Stopping Tooth Decay

Tooth decay can arise in many forms and slowly impair your oral health. That is because tooth decay refers to the destruction of your tooth enamel as it is slowly worn away. Your tooth enamel consists of the hard outer layer on your teeth that is designed to protect the inner workings of a tooth,… Read more »

How Does Being Pregnant Affect Your Teeth?

Did you know that pregnancy can impact your tooth’s health? With your hormone levels fluctuating, your dietary habits might also change. These two changes combined could play a big role in dental health issues developing in your mouth. Today, we would like to focus on those who may be suffering from tooth sensitivity, cavities and… Read more »

Treating and Preventing Cavity Development

Do you experience a sharp or throbbing pain in a tooth whenever you take a bite of food, especially if it is hot, cold or sweet? The mouth is vulnerable to many causes of tooth pain, but the most likely reason is the development of a cavity. We encourage you to learn more about the… Read more »

Why Should I Get an Oral Cancer Screening?

There are many reasons why you should get an oral cancer screening each time you visit your dentist, Dr. Healy, for a checkup. Oral cancer screenings are very beneficial for you, your smile, your oral health and your entire health. To help you know why you should get an oral cancer screening, our dentist is… Read more »

Smile Therapy: Gum Disease Risk Factor Assessment

Protecting your mouth against the risks of cavities and tooth decay is important, but it is also important to make sure you keep your mouth safe from many other numerous oral health care risks as well. One particular disease you need to be mindful of is periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Numerous risk… Read more »

If Tooth Decay Has Taken a Part of Your Smile, Take It Back With a Partial Denture

Untreated tooth decay can affect many teeth at once, especially if the decay reaches the tooth roots, and could result in the simultaneous loss of multiple teeth in one section of your smile. Severe tooth loss is even more likely if you develop an abscess that results in the need for teeth extraction. However, we… Read more »

The Steps to Building a Better Smile: Dental Veneers

If you wish to enhance your smile for next year with a highly effective tooth restoration treatment, look no further than a cosmetic dentistry treatment such as dental veneers. Dental veneers are extremely beneficial for crafting the aesthetically-beautiful masterpieces you require from your teeth. Here are some of the benefits: – Damaged teeth tend to… Read more »

Take Care of Your Smile with Dental Damage Prevention

  Every day is a new opportunity to improve your oral health care. Beyond brushing and flossing your teeth on a daily basis, it is important to always visit your dentist for routine oral examinations and professional cleanings. However, there is a lot more to caring for your smile than just keeping it clean. Physical… Read more »

A Dental Checkup Is an Essential Part of Cavity and Gum Disease Prevention

The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth each morning and night, and floss at least once each day. They also advocate having a routine dental checkup performed by a dentist like Dr. Richard Healy twice each year. These two factors are essential for the prevention of cavities and gum disease, as well… Read more »