Oral Care for People 55 Years and Older

Are you afraid of losing your teeth and having an unhealthy smile as you age? If so, our dentists, Drs. Bruce Utterback and Pia Sweeney, has some good news for you: You can have a top-notch oral health and smile if you take good care of your teeth and gums! To help you do so,… Read more »

What to Do with a TMJ Disorder

Do you believe that you may have TMJ disorder? If so, you may want to know that it is a fairly common disorder. 10 million people in our nation alone have been diagnosed, and many more suffer without diagnosis or treatment. The central feature of TMJ disorder is jaw pain. Other specifics may include an… Read more »

Relevant Guidelines Concerning Gum Disease

Did you know that there is an entire branch of dentistry dedicated to your gums? It’s known as periodontics, and it focuses on your gums and gum tissue. The reason this branch of oral health care is so important is because serious oral ailments can arise within your gum tissue that can drastically affect your… Read more »

Anemia Tongue and You

Do you have anemia? If so, you may see the signs of it inside your mouth. One side effect of anemia is called anemia tongue. Symptoms include an inflamed or swelled tongue in changing shades of red, impaired chewing, swallowing or speaking abilities, and tongue pain or tenderness. You may also notice that your tongue… Read more »

Toothbrush Care

In order for your toothbrush to take care of you, you need to take care of your toothbrush! Here are some tips to remember as you take care of your brush. Your toothbrush needs to be replaced every 3-4 months–sooner if it appears frayed or worn. When you replace your toothbrush, make sure to get… Read more »

Some Substances Stain Teeth

What’s an awesome method to make your teeth look whiter? Donning a brown tie! But seriously, lots of our patients have asked us about teeth whitening. While we can help you learn about some ways to enhance the color of your pearly whites, we’d like to mention that evading specific foods and materials can help… Read more »

A Knocked Out Tooth Might need to Be Replaced with a Dental Bridge

If you forgo using a mouthguard while playing in a vigorous sport, you are at significant risk of suffering dental trauma. Sometimes a blow to the face can carry enough force to knock one of your teeth out of its socket. When this happens timely first-aid is of critical importance. You can rinse any blood… Read more »

Teeth and Gums 101: CEREC® Crowns and Fillings

Are you aware of the perks that CEREC® technology can offer to improve your smile? Although CEREC is most often associated with the world class dental crowns it can produce, CEREC materials are also selected and used for dental fillings. Regardless of which CEREC service you desire, our team can assist you. One of the… Read more »

Keeping Your Smile Bright as You Age

Did you know that your teeth can last for an entire lifetime in excellent condition if you are willing to take the steps to keep them clean and strong? The opportunities to keep your smile bright as you age have never been greater. For more information about aging and dental health, consider the following: –… Read more »

Oral Health Care Tips to Keep Your Smile Safe

As you age, each passing day is another chance that a risk can occur to damage your smile. However, it is also another day to improve your smile and work on your oral health care. With a healthy routine, your teeth can safely last a lifetime. Listed below are oral health care tips to keep… Read more »