How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which might also take into account… Read more »

The Dangers of Dry Socket

Whenever possible, you should try to keep all of your natural teeth. However, if your tooth is severely damaged or decayed, it may be impossible to save it, or it may pose a hazard to your mouth or your other teeth. If an extraction becomes necessary, our dentist, Dr. Joel R. Bingham will numb your… Read more »

Flossing Tools Come in Many Ways

If you struggle choosing a dental flossing tool, then our dental team has interesting news for you and your family! When you go to select a dental device, it can be hard to know which type of floss is suitable for your family. That is why our dental team is happy to help you with… Read more »

Creating Content Smiles With Tooth Restorations

Not only can dental restorations be used to drastically improve your oral health, but they can also even be used to improve the visual aspects of a damaged tooth and how it functions properly in your mouth. If you have suffered any kind of dental damage or have an underlying condition that can slowly wear… Read more »

Why Dental Bridges Are an Option for Restorative Dentistry

If you have developed tooth decay in your smile or need to choose a method of restorative dentistry to repair your smile and its appearance, then we encourage you to consider receiving a dental bridge. We are pleased to offer further information on dental bridges and how they can meet your smile needs to improve… Read more »

Facts You Should Know About Healthy Teeth

You deserve to have strong and healthy teeth. However, that goal might be difficult to achieve if you’re not sure what consists of healthy teeth. So, our dentist, Dr. Joel R. Bingham, is happy to share some facts with you that can help you achieve the healthy teeth you need. Those facts are: -Brushing can… Read more »

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 »