Night Grinding Could Cause a Dental Fracture

Stress and other conditions can cause some individuals to clench their jaw and grind their teeth while sleeping. Some people may also do so unconsciously while awake. In many of these cases, the extreme force applied to your teeth can lead to chips, dental fractures, and latent issues with the... Read more »

Tips for Applying Oral Trauma First-Aid

A blow to the mouth may significantly damage your oral tissues and teeth. In such a scenario, you might need to administer some basic first-aid while waiting for emergency care from one of our caring dentists, Dr. Macon Sapp or Dr. Baxter Sapp. If you have dried blood on your lip,... Read more »

Severe Dental Attrition Might Require a Dental Crown Restoration

As the years go by minor deviations can develop in the alignment of your teeth. This can cause the biting edge of one tooth to wear on the lingual surface of another. This can gradually start to affect the structural integrity of the localized tooth enamel. It might also cause... Read more »

Gum Disease Risk Factors

Gum disease, which could perhaps be the most common dental disease we see, affects about half of the total number of adults in the United States. While a big part of what causes gum disease comes down to which food choices we make, there are also numerous risk factors you... Read more »

Causes of Tooth Sensitivity and How to Get Relief

If you’ve been suffering with tooth sensitivity, you don’t need to suffer any longer. Read today’s blog about the causes of tooth sensitivity and what you can about getting relief. There are a few easy-detectable reasons why your teeth are sensitive, including: - Damage or breakage in the enamel, caused... Read more »

Fill a Large Gap in Your Smile with an Implant-Supported Dental Bridge

Tooth decay that goes untreated will spread to surrounding teeth and eventually result in the loss of multiple teeth. An implant-supported dental bridge can effectively fill large gaps in your smile and restore the full function of your mouth. The first step will be to gauge the structural integrity of... Read more »

The Tooth-Healthy Foods You Should Eat on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a great time to eat delicious food and spend time with loved ones. Unfortunately, if you’re not careful, Thanksgiving isn’t the greatest time for the smile. In fact, there tooth-harming foods that can hurt your teeth and even affect your oral health. The good news is that if... Read more »

What Should I Know About Dry Mouth?

Xerostomia is a dental condition impacting the saliva levels of the oral cavity, leaving the mouth with a dry feeling that can cause destruction to the pearly whites. With a little bit of help from our staff, you can manage xerostomia; here are a few things that you should understand.... Read more »

Dentistry Has Come a Long Way

One of earliest discoveries in dentistry was when archeologists discovered a 14,000-year-old ancient tooth that contained remnants of a dental cleaning with flint tools due to an infection. With this finding, it led scientists to believe that the dental profession may be much older than we originally thought. As of... Read more »

Dental Bridges: The Perfect Tooth Replacement

If you have missing teeth, you’ll want to replace them as soon as possible. Not only does a missing tooth interfere with eating and speaking and aesthetics right now, but if you wait to replace it, the gap will be the perfect place for bacteria to grow, causing long-term tooth... Read more »