Beware Complications From an Untreated Dental Fracture

Tooth enamel can sometimes be chipped or fractured by bad oral habits like chewing on desktop items and crunching on ice. Individuals who use their teeth as tools or grind their teeth while sleeping are also at heightened risk of suffering a fractured tooth. Even if you aren’t experiencing significant pain or sensitivity, you should still have the compromised tooth... read more »

An Untreated Dental Fracture Is at Increased Risk of Suffering from Tooth Decay

Tooth enamel is made from a complex matrix of dense mineral crystals. This helps your teeth to resist the development of tooth decay. However, when a tooth is chipped or fractures, the increased surface area and minute textures created in the tooth’s enamel layer can cause significant problems. If you don’t have the fractured tooth examined the treated by a... read more »

A Compromised Inlay or Onlay Dental Filling Might Require a Dental Crown

When a cavity or dental fracture alters the biting surface of a molar or premolar it can cause significant distress, while also limiting your ability to chew, and grind food. In many of these cases, Dr. David S. Peterson can repair the compromised area of tooth enamel with a dental filling. Inlay dental fillings are often used to repair a... read more »

Healthy Food Choices and Why They Are Needed For Your Smile

If you wish to improve your oral health, good oral hygiene and daily cleaning habits are critical for making sure your mouth is always clean and clear of harmful debris. However,another solution is to eat the right products and make sure your diet is not only healthy for your body but is also good for your mouth and teeth. Listed... read more »

Making the Most of Your Oral Health through Your Diet

Making the most of your oral health begins with your diet. If you wish your oral health to have the best chance of success, it is important to eat healthy foods that can help wash away harmful residue and strengthen tooth enamel. Here are a few tips about eating right: - Crunchy and watery foods such as apples or pears... read more »