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Is It Really Possible to Prevent Cavities?

Did you know that cavities, a result of tooth decay, are the most commonly-experienced chronic disease in the world? Given the fact that they affect nearly 35% of the world’s entire population, you might wonder if cavities are, in fact, as preventable as you’ve been told. The truth is, they are; the prevalence of cavities… Read more »

3 Reasons Why You’re Experiencing Jaw Pain

Whether it’s a sharp pain, a dull throb, or a popping or clicking that just feels and sounds unsettling, pain in and around your TMJs (the jaw joints on either of your face) is no fun. While taking a dose of ibuprofen or applying a warm compress can help ease the ache temporarily, a more… Read more »

Prevent Tooth Loss by Preventing Why It Happens

Is losing teeth a worry at the back of your mind? If you have older family members with a history of tooth loss, then it might seem like an especially worrisome prospect. While heredity might play a role in some of the issues that could lead to missing teeth, their actual loss doesn’t necessarily run… Read more »

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 »