Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer Can Strike at Any Age

Oral and pharyngeal cancers are sometimes perceived as an oral health condition that is limited to the elderly population. While your chances of developing one of these cancers does increase with age, they can still develop at any point in your life. This is more likely to occur if you have an increased risk factor… Read more »

Benefits of a Porcelain Dental Crown

Porcelain dental crowns have not been around as long as their gold or metal counterparts, so they are not as well known. Our dentists, Dr. Frandsen and Dr. Dansie are pleased to reveal the following benefits of porcelain dental crowns: Natural Appearance Porcelain can be matched to the natural color of your teeth so that… Read more »

What Can Cause a Cracked Tooth?

If you have a cracked tooth, it’s important to contact and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. , to get the crack fixed. That way you can reduce the effects of the crack on your smile and oral health. Now, you might be wondering what caused the crack in the first place. To help… Read more »

Dry Mouth: Cause and Effect

It’s normal for your mouth to become dry when you are nervous or dehydrated. Just drink water and the problem will be resolved. However, your find yourself needing to wet your mouth constantly, you may have chronic dry mouth, which can lead to other more serious oral problems such as gum disease or tooth decay…. Read more »

How Can I Prevent Tooth Decay and Gum Disease?

Our dentist, Dr. , and dental team care for you and your smile, which is why we encourage you to do all you can to keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape. This can help you prevent major dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease. Tooth decay (cavities) and gum disease (periodontal disease)… Read more »

Wearing Your Retainer

You and your braces have spent a great deal of time together. Despite that, you probably won’t be too sorry to see them go. And once the day arrives, you will be more than ready to show off that spectacular new smile to the world. But, just because the braces are off, that doesn’t mean… Read more »

Protect Your Smile with a Mouth Guard

Do you or members of your family play contact sports or go on high-risk adventures? Perhaps you’ve already considered shin guards, helmets or other such safety equipment. What about a mouth guard? Mouth guards are especially important for children and adolescents who participate in school sports. The American Dental Association reports that sports can account… Read more »

Can Sugarless Chewing Gum Clean Your Teeth?

Are the rumors true – does chewing gum actually promote oral health? The short answer is yes, but there are certain caveats. Read below to learn more: – Studies have shown that chewing sugarless gum after meals can indeed help prevent cavities. – Chewing gum after meals helps boost the saliva flow in your mouth,… Read more »

The Facts of Oral Hygiene: Aging and Dental Health

As you age, your dental health can worsen. The risks of everyday life eventually begin to take their toll, especially on your teeth. The frequent wear and tear from chewing and eating food can wear your teeth down if you do not practice basic dental health treatments. The best thing you can do to keep… Read more »

A Dental Crown Restoration Might Be Needed to Treat a Fractured Tooth

If you grind your teeth at night or have a bad habit of nibbling on non-food objects, you are at increased risk of suffering a chipped or fractured tooth. When tooth enamel is damaged, the textured surface of the void can gradually start to trap bacterial deposits that your toothbrush might struggle to clean. As… Read more »