When a Tooth Can’t Be Treated with a Root Canal It Might Need to Be Replaced with a Dental Bridge

A root canal is a form of endodontic treatment designed to restore a tooth that has been severely compromised by an untreated cavity or a significant dental fracture. Unfortunately, there are some rare occasions when the trauma to the tooth, root, or underlying dental socket is so severe that a root canal cannot viably treat… Read more »

Facts About Gum Disease

Gum disease is an infection that attacks the gums and structures that support your teeth. If left alone, this disease can lead to tooth loss. Dr. may recommend treatment for gum disease if you have any of the following symptoms: – Gums that bleed easily – Gums that are red, tender, or inflamed – Gums… Read more »

How Chewing Gum Can Help You

Did you know, chewing the right kind of gum can help you prevent cavities and keep your smile fresh? Well, it’s true. Dr. and our entire team are dedicated to helping you keep your smile as healthy as possible, which is why we are happy to give you this information on chewing gum. When it… Read more »

A Tooth Lost to a Severe Cavity Might Be Replaced by a Dental Bridge

A consistent daily oral hygiene routine is important for preventing problems with gum disease and tooth decay You should also have a dentist perform a dental exam and cleaning twice each year to catch and treat any developing oral health problems. If for some reason you forgo seeking professional dental care, something like an untreated… Read more »

A Tooth Suffering from Dental Attrition Needs to Be Repaired by a Dentist

Uncorrected alignment problems in your dentition can cause multiple teeth to meet with their partner at an unnatural angle. In time, this can cause excess wear and tear on the tooth enamel of one or more teeth. As the area of dental attrition grows the tooth can be at increased risk of suffering a severe… Read more »

The Facts about Temporomandibular Joints

Temporomandibular joints, also commonly referred to as TMJs, are vital to optimum oral health. TMJs are the ball-and-socket joints on both sides of your jaw that facilitate the movement of the jaw for speech, opening and closing your mouth, and chewing food. Without TMJs, eating would be much more difficult. However, due to the sheer… Read more »

Fix Your Misaligned Smile with Orthodontic Braces

Fix your misaligned smile with orthodontic braces. Getting your teeth straightened is an exceptional technique to ensure your oral health will remain in optimum shape for the rest of your life. With straighter teeth, you are able to clean all areas of your mouth seamlessly, which can greatly lower your risk for tooth decay and… Read more »

Professional Care is Needed to Treat a Loose Bridge

Dr. Kevin Caldwell cemented your dental bridge in place with a very strong dental-grade adhesive. This is meant to bond the bridge to the two anchoring abutments for many years to come. Unfortunately, bacterial complications from untreated gum disease or a dental trauma from something like an accidental fall can potentially weaken this connection. If… Read more »

Your Teeth and Medications

Did you know there is a link between the oral health of your teeth and the medications you are taking? Well, it’s true! Medications come with many side effects. While the medications are important for your overall health, keeping up with your oral care becomes as important as ever. That is why our team of… Read more »

The Different Mouthwashes for Your Teeth and Gums

Mouthwash is a beneficial oral hygiene tool that can help you in a myriad of ways. Because it’s so beneficial, it’s recommended to rinse with mouthwash at least once a day after you’ve brushed and flossed your teeth. If you’re new to this routine, our dental team is happy to tell you all about the… Read more »