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 a mouthguard for your sport… Read more »

A Cavity on a Front Tooth Might Need to Be Repaired by a Composite Filling

The teeth in the front of your mouth, typically have shallow amounts of tooth enamel. When a cavity forms on one of them, it’s important to seek professional dental care as soon as possible. With timely attention, Dr. Richard Healy might be able to repair a small cavity on a front tooth with a composite… 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 take care of their brush… 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 most effective methods for improving… Read more »

A Tooth Significantly Compromised by Tooth Decay Might Need a Bridge Restoration

When tooth decay develops on a tooth, it will inevitably spread. The rate at which this happens will be accelerated by poor oral hygiene habits. Without timely, professional treatment, the tooth can become significantly compromised. If the bacteria manage to afflict the root or cause an infectious abscess in your gums, the tooth might not… 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 tobacco use as well as… 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 dentist at Richard Healy DDS… 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 at Richard Healy DDS in… Read more »

The Reasons You Should Use a Water Flosser

Water flossers are new products in the dental industry that clean the crevices and hard-to-reach areas of your smile. They are great products that can help you keep your oral health in tip-top shape and they can also help you in many different ways. In fact, they can: –Increase your chances of flossing: Flossing can be… Read more »

Tooth Replacement Service Suggestion: Dental Bridges

One of our most widely used tooth replacement services at Richard Healy DDS is for our porcelain fixed dental bridges. Dental bridges can fill the void left behind from missing teeth. Not only can it restore your smile, but it also makes your mouth healthier too. When missing teeth go unattended, the gap can become… Read more »