The Vital Reasons Why You Should Replace Missing Teeth

The goal of modern dentistry is for each & every patient to keep all their teeth for their entire lifetime. As dental health awareness & dental technology have advanced over the last half century, we now see fewer older people who are missing all their teeth (a condition dentists call edentulism). Still, we find that […]

Periodontal Disease Proven to Lead and Worsen Heart Disease

Recent research has shown a positive association between periodontal disease and heart disease. With heart disease being the leading cause of death in the United States, it is important that patients understand and recognize symptoms of a periodontal disease as well as proper treatment in order to prevent it leading to a more serious heart condition. […]

Are Ceramic or Composite Fillings Better?

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Modern cosmetic dentistry allows us to restore your teeth with beautiful, durable restorations. In fact, we usually have several options to achieve the results you’re looking for. If you want to reshape your teeth, for example, you can choose between porcelain crowns and veneers. But one of the most common areas where you will have […]

5 Tips to Help Parents with Oral Care for Toddlers

While oral care for toddlers has similarities for oral health care with older children and even adults, there are still a few differences. The biggest difference in care is not in what we need to do for proper care but how we go about it. The younger the child is, the more encouragement and patience […]

What to Expect from a Dead Tooth

If you have experienced a serious injury that killed one of your teeth, you may just be a few short weeks or months away from seeing the full effects of that injury. As much as you may hate to think about having dental work done, the fact of the matter is that if you have […]

The Beauty of Invisalign Clear Braces

The invention of dental braces may not be on the same level of greatness as the discovery of, say, fire or the invention of the wheel, but it’s quite significant nonetheless. Because of braces, countless people have managed to straighten and align their teeth and improve their bite and overall dental health in the process. […]

What Can You Do About Sensitive Teeth?

Tooth sensitivity occurs when the dentin, the second layer of the tooth, becomes exposed. The dentin has microscopic channels called tubules, which are pathways to the nerve. When these tubules are exposed, nerves are more easily triggered by certain stimuli causing tooth sensitivity. What can you do to reduce your sensitivity? Avoid very hot or […]

Teeth Cleaning & Exam

Having regular dental appointments is important for your oral health. Dr. Thompson suggests that patients come in for a checkup at least twice a year. Depending on your oral health, you may need to visit our office more often. Our dentist will examine your unique smile and determine your unique needs. Our dentist can detect […]