Toothache Cures “Back in the Day”

If you have a toothache, you aren’t alone. People have been getting toothaches since the dawn of teeth. And that has been a while. If your physician in ancient times thought you had a tooth worm causing your pain, he might try to remove it. The problem was, no one really knew what a tooth worm looked like and it... read more »

Avoiding Enamel Erosion

Are you interested in avoiding enamel erosion? If so, you’re on the right track toward a top-notch smile! Enamel erosion can be destructive for the smile because it attacks the tooth enamel and weakens it. This can promote dental issues like cavities and tooth fractures. It’s best to maintain strong and healthy teeth and our dentist, Dr. Richard J. Koeltl,... read more »

Dentistry Topic Data Blog: Dental Floss

How would you rank your dental flossing techniques? Have you ever put any consideration into upgrading the floss you use or the products you use to clean between your teeth? Because dental floss and flossing techniques are so important for your oral health care, is it always important to make sure you can do what you can to keep your... read more »

Dealing With Gum Disease

Around half of the adults in the United States have gum disease. However, you may not even know you have it since in its earliest stages, gum disease can be painless. However, as the disease progresses, you may notice that your gums have turned from pink to red, and have started to swell or feel tender. Your gums may bleed... read more »

Surprise Your Smile with a CEREC® Celebration

CEREC dental crowns are highly impressive because of their ability to improve the look and function of your smile by capping and concealing damaged or broken teeth. Surprise your smile with a CEREC celebration. For more information about CEREC, consider the following: - CEREC crowns are fashioned and milled at the dentist’s office using a computer which ensures quality and... read more »

Laser Dentistry Can Treat Your Smile to a Deep Clean

Laser dentistry can treat your smile to a deep clean. Laser dentistry has been in use for many dental procedures for over two decades and continues to be used for more services every year. Lasers have not yet been approved by the FDA, but it has been proven to be highly effective with a variety of dental procedures. For a... read more »

What Is the Purpose of a Temporomandibular Joint?

Have you ever wondered what the purpose of a temporomandibular joint is? A temporomandibular joint, also called a TMJ, is the joint in your jawbone that is responsible for healthy eating, chewing, and moving your jaw up and down. Without your TMJ, chewing food would be much more difficult. If your TMJs become damaged, they must be properly cared for.... read more »

Oral Health Care Tips to Prevent Cavities

Cavities are caused by the removal of tooth enamel and the creation of holes in our teeth. Tooth enamel is most easily removed by plaque buildup that uses ingredients such as sugar to create harmful acids to eat their way through the enamel. Only with effective cleaning habits and daily upkeep can we keep plaque buildup at bay. Here are... read more »