Fluoride Treatment Can Fortify Teeth

Cavities form on your teeth, when the pervasive bacteria in your mouth are allowed to exploit tooth enamel that has been weakened by acidic food and drinks or poor oral hygiene. Left unchecked these cavities can lead to even more serious complications. One of the most effective ways to fortify your tooth enamel against the… Read more »

Teeth Whitening: Foods to Avoid

Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure. Teeth whitening products include whitening toothpastes; over-the-counter gels, strips, and trays; and in-office whitening treatment. Dr. Linn and our team stress the importance of avoiding certain foods and beverages when you’re whitening your teeth. A general rule to follow is: if a food would stain white… Read more »

4 Beverages Your Teeth Don’t Like

Who doesn’t like a tasty treat or delightful drink now and then? Humans are remarkable for the incredible variety in our diet. Unfortunately, some of those choices aren’t particularly great for our teeth. Here are four beverages you might have every day that can cause damage to your dental health. Coffee – Many people have… Read more »

The Basics About Dental Crowns

Have you damaged a tooth seriously enough that it needs more restorative treatment than a simple dental filling? When a tooth needs substantial restoration and service, our dentist often treats it with a dental crown. You may have heard of crowns before, but would you like to learn a little more about them? What is… Read more »

Fantastic Fluoride: How One Mineral Can Give You A Stronger, Healthier Smile

Fluoride. You see it in toothpastes, the water supply, and as a treatment at your dental office. You may even know that it helps to improve dental health, but do you know how it does so? Keep reading to learn more about the many benefits fluoride provides when strengthening your smile. Fluoride For Children If… Read more »

Root Canal Therapy for a Tooth with a Compromised Root

A root canal, is an essential procedure for addressing a tooth with a damaged or otherwise infected root. Advanced tooth decay is the most common cause of a tooth requiring a root canal. In the past root canals were sometimes misunderstood and often a bemoaned. Fortunately, modern dental technology has made them a painless and… Read more »

What is Periodontitis?

By now the chances are good you’ve heard of gum disease and gingivitis. Periodontitis is the more advanced stage of gingivitis and it can have very serious implications to your long term oral health as well as other medical conditions. Over time plaque buildup develops into tartar. Once this starts the chances increase that your… Read more »

Don’t Crack Me Up: Ways To Avoid Chipping Your Teeth

A chipped or cracked tooth not only affects the appearance of your smile, but the health of it as well. Cracked teeth are more likely to develop infection in the pulp tissue which may require root canal treatment or even a tooth extraction if it becomes too serious. Since prevention is the best medicine, here… Read more »

Nitrous Oxide: More Than Just A Good Laugh

Do you have anxiety when you undergo dental procedures? Some individuals dread going to the dentist and can’t relax while they are there. If you have these feelings, you may want to talk to your dentist about using nitrous oxide when undergoing dental procedures. Your dentist will answer any questions you have, but learn more… Read more »

What Can Stain Your Smile?

White teeth can signify a healthy smile. However, few people have perfectly white teeth, in fact, some may have discolored ones. Here are a few of the things that can stain your smile. Age Teeth usually darken as you age. This is because tooth enamel becomes thinner over time, showing more of the yellowish dentin… Read more »