Improvements in Dentistry With Jaw and Facial Pain Treatments

Due to the risks associated with the jaw and facial pain, it is important to visit our dental office if you begin to experience any discomfort within your face. Jaw and facial pain can be linked to issues with your jaw, your mouth or your head. Oftentimes, they can be associated with discomfort in and around your ears, tenderness with... read more »

A Bridge That Feels Loose Needs Timely Attention

Dr. Paul Tetting installed your dental bridge with the intention that it would restore your lost tooth for a long time to come. Complications from advanced gum disease can compromise the cement that is anchoring your bridge to one or both abutments. It is also not unheard of for an accidental fall or blow to the face to affect or... read more »

Making Sure Your Saliva Glands Work Properly

A beautiful, healthy smile depends on a healthy oral environment which protects your teeth and gums and keeps your mouth functioning smoothly. Along with daily brushing and flossing and having professional dental cleanings, saliva creates a protective environment for your teeth and oral tissues. Saliva travels through tubes known as salivary ducts made in the salivary glands, secreting a protective... read more »

What Are the Risks of Nail Biting?

Have you ever chewed on your nails? Do you know anyone who does? If you do, we aren’t surprised-- especially if you thought of a child or teenager. In fact, about 60% of children bite their nails while nearly 45% of teenagers do the same. Fortunately, nail biting does become less common as we age, but some individuals still bite... read more »

The Parts of the Tooth and Tooth Sensitivity

Do your teeth hurt when you eat hot or cold foods? If you have tooth sensitivity you likely have exposed dentin. Dentin is the layer below the tooth enamel filled with microscopic tubules containing nerve endings. While the tooth enamel protects the dentin in the crown, cementum protects the dentin that reaches beneath the crown to the roots of the... read more »

The Risks of Missing Teeth

What would you do if you lost a tooth? Does the answer to that question depend on where the tooth was? Usually, if one of someone’s front teeth is knocked out, an appointment is set as quickly as possible. Still, what would you do if one of your back teeth falls out? Would you still rush to your dentist? Do... read more »