A Large Cavity on a Back Tooth Might Require a Special Inlay or Onlay Dental Filling

The molars and premolars in the back of your mouth might have deep recesses in the tooth enamel. While this helps them be more efficient at chewing and grinding the foods you eat, these areas can also passively trap minute food particles and bacterial deposits. If you can’t completely clean these deep textures the persistent… Read more »

Dental Facts on Dental Anxiety Treatments

Preparation for any oral health care treatment procedures you may have is paramount to oral health care success, especially if you’re suffering from dental anxiety. If you ever are stressed or too worried about visiting your dentist, it is important to receive the appropriate care to help alleviate any of the symptoms to ensure your… Read more »

The Connection Between Gum Disease and Your Heart

The culprit is bacteria, in addition to other oral germs that can get to other organs via the bloodstream. As these get to your heart, they can merge with damaged areas and bring on inflammation. As this occurs, you are at risk for endocarditis which is a serious infection of the heart’s inner lining. You… Read more »

Flossing Fundamentals

Brushing your teeth twice a day is vital to your continued dental health, but you also need to remember to floss, everyday. Flossing your teeth is a very simple process that some have a hard time getting into the habit of doing–but once you get it, your smile will thank you. Let’s review the how-to’s… Read more »

If Your Child Has a Chronic Illness, It’s Important to Keep Their Smile Safe

Did you know the mouth and body are connected? Well, this might be a bit obvious, but what we mean is that there are certain health issues that can damage the smile along with the body. This also goes for chronic illnesses. So, if your child suffers from a chronic illness, it’s important to do… Read more »

Join the Fight Against Halloween Cavities

Halloween is approaching, and though your little ghouls and ghosts may want to feast on the spoils of their trick-or-treating with abandon, this isn’t the best idea. To prevent cavities at this time of year, form a plan that still allows him or her to enjoy the magic and fun of Halloween. Don’t Graze In… Read more »

The Effects the Common Cold Has on Your Mouth

Did you know a common cold can impact your oral health? Well, it’s true. In fact, if you’re not careful, your smile could reap the consequences. So, it’s important to take good care of your mouth when you have a common cold. To help you, our dentist, Dr. Henry Bowman, is happy to explain more… Read more »

Cosmetic Dentistry Offers Several Methods for Improving Your Smile’s Appearance

There are several different things that can affect the overall appearance of your smile. This could range from a single tooth that suffers from a significant physical defect, multiple teeth with minor imperfections, or a case of chronic dental staining. In many of these situations, a single consultation appointment with Dr. Henry Bowman can determine… Read more »

What Are the Advantages of Cavity Prevention?

Did you know that cavities can be treated and even prevented? A cavity arises when your tooth enamel has been so heavily worn, a hole exists. If you do have a cavity, consult with your dentist to have the decay removed and a filling put into place. If left untreated, a cavity can destroy your… Read more »

The Fundamentals of Tooth Restoration Therapy

Not all smiles are in poor oral health simply because they lack good aesthetics. Did you know that there are many amazing tooth restorations and methods of cosmetic dentistry available for you to safely and effectively improve your smile? For a list of guidelines concerning tooth restoration treatments, consider the following options: – Dental fillings… Read more »