Month: October 2014

Quiz: What are Dental Implants?

Do you have one or more missing teeth? Losing your teeth as an adult can make you feel self-conscious, as well as negatively impact your overall health. Thankfully, you can once again enjoy a whole and attractive smile with an innovative tooth replacement option: dental implants. Dr. Huffstutler offers this unique solution at our North… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Preventing Gum Disease

Even if you don’t yet have it, knowing how to prevent gum disease is important to preserving your healthy, beautiful smile. Knowing what the disease looks like will help you spot its presence early. Likewise, knowing that gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss will help you understand the importance of seeking immediate… Read more »

What Kind of Tooth Filling Do You Have?

Filling a cavity is often the best way to treat and preserve a tooth inflicted with tooth decay—an internal infection caused by oral bacteria. Decay occurs when the enamel around your teeth is dissolved by bacteria-produced acid, and since teeth can’t heal themselves, cleaning and filling the cavity is necessary to restore the tooth’s strength…. Read more »

Want a New Smile? Consider Porcelain Veneers!

Good dental health doesn’t always translate into a visually-flawless smile. Especially as we age, our teeth will eventually show signs of the years of they’ve been in use, exhibiting stains from your food and beverages, or chips and cracks from anecdotal accidents. If you feel like it’s time for a new smile, fret not; there’s… Read more »

Thinking About Teeth-Whitening?

Teeth-whitening is something that most people will consider at some point in their lives. Not because the procedure is technically necessary, but because teeth stains can affect any one, and teeth-whitening is often the easiest, quickest, and most effective way to erase them. If you’re thinking about teeth-whitening, we offer a variety of professional techniques,… Read more »

How to Relieve a Headache

Did you know that headache relief is often an important focus for many patients’ dental treatment? In addition to a number of other symptoms, headaches are often a prominent indication of a dental health issue—namely, TMJ disorder—and their intensity depends on the severity of your condition. Fortunately, when it isn’t too severe, you can typically… Read more »

3 Things You Should Know About Jaw Health (Pt. 2)

In our previous article, we discussed a bit about your jaw health. Particularly, how certain forms of discomfort could directly, or indirectly, be a sign of a jaw dysfunction. TMJs, short for your temporomandibular joints, are the hinges upon which your lower jaw, or mandible moves. When these joints and/or the muscles that power their movement… Read more »

3 Things You Should Know About Jaw Health (Pt. 1)

It’s not that no one ever thinks about their jaw health, but you might not notice just how significantly little things can affect it, or notice when something isn’t right. If your jaw is in trouble, but the symptoms are more centered on headaches than dental pain, then your jaw health might not be the… Read more »

Celebrate Dental Hygiene Month with Better Dental Hygiene!

Besides the candy-fest that is Halloween, October is also host to National Dental Hygiene Month—the National Dental Hygienists’ Association’s effort to help raise awareness about the importance of maintaining good dental health. To help you celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month, we offer a few tips for keeping your smile healthy and beautiful through better dental… Read more »

Is All Food Bad for Your Teeth?

It’s no secret that everything you eat and drink will have some kind of influence on your dental health, whether it’s staining your teeth (like coffee and wine) or increasing your risk of cavities (like sugar). While all food can be bad for your teeth if it lingers around long enough, some foods and beverages… Read more »