Smile Basics: Oral Cancer Screenings

Do you know the signs and symptoms of oral cancer? Because oral cancer screenings detect oral cancer in over 40,000 Americans every year, it is important to always make sure you have your annual cancer screenings to test for the horrible disease. Fortunately, a cancer screening can indicate if the... Read more »

The Difference in Dental Fillings

The outside of our teeth is a thin layer called enamel. A cavity forms when the protective enamel has worn away far enough to create a hole. This hole can lead to toothaches, infections, and tooth failure. A dental filling is a dental procedure done to fill the hole created... Read more »

General Information about Dental Crowns

If you have damaged a tooth recently or over time, it is important to begin the search for a tooth repair, so you can avoid the dangers that come with leaving damaged teeth in your mouth unrepaired. One excellent tooth restoration treatment to consider is dental crowns. If your teeth... Read more »

How to Get the Most Out of Whitening Toothpaste

Whitening toothpaste is a handy tool that can help you whiten your smile one or two shades. However, sometimes the results aren’t exactly what you’re looking for. So, our dentist, Dr. Greg Ortman, would like to help you achieve a brighter smile by giving you the tips on how to... Read more »

Teenage Dentistry and Its Effect on Your Dental Health

The key to success with your oral health as a teen includes overcoming oral health obstacles that arise. Not only are teens faced with an assortment of new teeth growing in, potentially incorrectly, but there are numerous pressures and risks to your oral health that most teens will have to... Read more »

Dental Erosion and Your Smile

Are you aware that dental erosion is caused by the corrosion of your tooth enamel? Tooth enamel, the defensive layer of your teeth, is extremely strong and durable, but sadly cannot hold up to many types of harmful acids that can invade your mouth. The bacteria in plaque can even... Read more »

Dental Bridges Can Restore Your Smile

Have you ever yearned for a full smile after you lost a tooth or had one extracted? If they are your permanent teeth, no new ones will grow in. However, to avoid dangers to your remaining teeth and gums, the missing teeth must be replaced. Consider the benefits of dental... Read more »

Oral Hygiene Topic: Dental Fillings

Are you experiencing any sense of tooth sensitivity? Are you noticing any tooth discomfort or pain when you try chewing or eating? If you do, you may be suffering from a hole in your tooth known as a cavity. Cavities are created when the tooth enamel protecting a tooth is... Read more »

Dental Veneers Can Enhance Your Smile’s Appearance

A lot of people feel that a white and winning smile is a key element in making a great first impression. Chronic dental staining issues and minor physical imperfections can leave you feeling uncomfortable about your appearance and sap your self-confidence. One way to address a problem like this is... Read more »

Enamel Erosion Caused by an Eating Disorder May Require Increased Fluoride Exposure

If you’ve struggled with an eating disorder or a period of significant malnutrition it can affect your body in a variety of ways. This could include weakening the mineral density of your tooth enamel. Complications from enamel erosion might include multiple teeth with cavities and problems with tooth sensitivity. In... Read more »