Don’t Let Tooth Decay Destroy Your Smile

Many people know that a smile is often the first thing people notice, which is why it’s important to keep your smile healthy and protected. Tooth decay is a threat to your smile, but decay can be treated. Here at Richard Healy DDS in Santa Maria, California, our team cares... Read more »

Common Oral Emergencies

Although oral accidents and emergencies can be commonplace, they can also be very serious. They may cause severe problems for your oral health--and overall health, as well. Preparation and education about accidents that may occur could be the difference in saving your beautiful smile, should a problem arise. A familiar... Read more »

Keep Your Teeth Safe With a Mouthguard

To avoid an accident or injury this athletic season, why not consider wearing a mouthguard? Mouthguards can help prevent damage to your teeth, so you can keep enjoying your fun. Here at Richard Healy DDS in Santa Maria, California, we want to talk to you about the importance of using... Read more »

Do You Need Help with Your Tooth Brushing Skills?

Do you need help with your tooth brushing skills? As a habit that you should be practicing at least twice daily, would you say that you are doing a wonderful job brushing your teeth? Although many people take extra care to brush their teeth immaculately, they fail to remember to... Read more »

A Porcelain Crown Can Improve Your Smile’s Appearance

At Richard Healy DDS, Dr. Richard Healy understands that your smile’s appearance can have a serious impact on your self-esteem. When your teeth are affected by a large chip, mismatched or old filling, or unsightly discoloration in the tooth enamel, it can leave you feeling socially awkward. One of the... Read more »

Periodontitis and You

Though commonly referred to as gum disease, the medical condition known as periodontitis or periodontal disease is a bacterial infection and inflammation that affects over 47% of the population over 30. It develops after tartar is allowed to form on the gum line, and its spread can be accelerated through... Read more »

Not All Tooth Whiteners Are Created Equally

Not all tooth whiteners are created equally. Some of the lower quality products are unregulated or are not dentist-approved, and may not work at all or even worse, could do serious harm to your tooth enamel and gums. With all forms of oral health care, be sure to ask your... Read more »

Why Deal with Veneers?

If your teeth aren't quite perfect - meaning they have some chips, cracks, or discoloration - then you've likely spent some time looking at different methods of improving your smile. A popular method is using dental veneers to make your smile look like it used to, and our team here... Read more »