Plaque Can Cause Cavities

Maintaining strong teeth is essential for a healthy mouth. If you don’t brush your teeth each morning and night or you don’t floss at least once each day, food debris, plaque and bacteria can start to accumulate in your mouth. This condition will create acids that will damage your tooth enamel. This can cause cavities… Read more »

Gingivitis and Periodontitis Explained

When adults lose teeth, the number one reason is periodontal (gum) disease. It is critical to understand the language when discussing periodontitis (gum) disease, but what exactly are the differences between gingivitis and periodontitis? Gingivitis describes the accumulation of plaque on the teeth and gums. At this stage, bacteria is growing, but a professional cleaning… Read more »

X-Rays at the Dentist

Sometimes the dentist will not be able to detect tooth decay until after taking an X-ray of your mouth. This miracle of modern dentistry helps to diagnose dental problems that are not immediately seen with a regular oral exam. The frequency at which X-rays are used varies from patient to patient depending on several factors… Read more »

The Importance of Rinsing

Do you ever wonder why your dentist, Dr. Joel R. Bingham, encourages you to rinse your mouth with mouthwash at least once a day? If so, our dental team will be happy to help you. Mouthwash is a handy oral hygiene tool that can help you in a myriad of ways. To help you understand,… Read more »

Achieve Optimum Holiday Health with Dental Bonding

Now this the holiday season has arrived, it is a good time to make sure your teeth and gums are treated properly. If you have suffered any dental damage or are the victim of a tooth hazard, it’s important to visit your dentist as soon as possible to ensure treatment can be given. A highly… Read more »

Discover Your Dream Smile with Dental Anxiety Treatments

If you ever stuff from dental anxiety or any issues associated with stress or fears from visiting your dentist, you can have them treated so you can see your dentist and receive the treatment you desire without feeling any panic attacks. The fear of seeing the dentist is more commonly known as dental anxiety, and… Read more »

Winning the Battle of Bad Breath

At one time or another, most of us have been aware, or have been made aware of the fact that our breath may not be as fresh as it could be. It may be the result of something we ate, or it could be from tobacco use, coffee or alcohol. Usually, we can brush our… Read more »

A Tooth Suffering With a Bad Filling Might Require a Dental Crown Restoration

Metallic amalgam, composite resin, porcelain-ceramic, and gold alloys are often used as dental fillings. These substances can be installed in small voids left by tooth decay, and minor dental fractures to effectively restore the structural integrity of the tooth. As the years go by, it is possible for the once firm connection between a dental… Read more »

The Connection between Diabetes and Oral Health

Do you have diabetes? That means taking care of your mouth even more important than usual. Studies have shown that a diabetes diagnosis is connected to mouth infections like gum disease, dry mouth, and oral thrush. There is a powerful statistical connection between gum disease and diabetes. Gum disease can harm your gums and jawbone,… Read more »

Choose the Right Toothbrush

Caring for your toothbrush is not hard, but it is important. Your toothbrush needs to be clean, soft, and functional before it can do its job. Let’s look at how to take care of your toothbrush.   Make sure to replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months, even if the bristles look “fine.” It is a… Read more »