A Dental Cleaning and Oral Hygiene Improvements Can Prevent the Recurrence of Gingivitis

Gum disease first develops as the condition known as gingivitis. This is often the result of bacterial-rich, hardened tartar forming at the gumline. This causes inflammation in the sensitive gum tissues. Early symptoms of gingivitis often start out as gums that bleed easily and chronic bad breath, which should be taken as warning signs. With… Read more »

Cosmetic Smile Restorations Might Include a Porcelain Crown

Here at our dental office, Dr. understands just how important your smile’s appearance is for your self-esteem. Fortunately, is well versed in a wide range of cosmetic dental solutions. One of the more common options is to cosmetically enhance your smile with dental veneers. In some cases where a tooth has been compromised by thin… Read more »

What You Should Know about Gingivitis and Periodontitis

Periodontal disease is the medical term for gum disease. It is a bacterial infection and inflammation of the gums and affects an estimated 47 percent of adults over the age of 30. It often goes undetected because its early stages do not hurt. Gum disease is commonly caused by hardened tartar at the gum line…. Read more »

Dental Implant Guidelines to Remember

Do you require a dental implant? Dental implants are tooth replacement services used to replace teeth that have otherwise run their course. If a tooth is missing or no longer useful, for your oral health it should be replaced with due haste. A void left behind by a missing tooth can cause infection, plaque buildup,… Read more »

What Having a Root Canal Looks Like

How do you respond when people bring up the subject of root canals? Most folks react with fear or anxiety when thinking about having a root canal. But the truth is, root canals are designed to relieve you of pain while saving an inflamed or infected tooth from having to be pulled. Root canals are… Read more »

A Bad Filling Needs Timely Treatment

Here at , your dentist, Dr. , routinely uses fillings to repair small cavities, chips and general areas of tooth decay. While fillings are meant to repair a tooth for a long time to come, they are still finite in lifespan. As a rule of thumb, the older and larger a filling is, the more… Read more »

This New Year, Brighten Your Teeth with an In-Office Whitening Treatment or Whitening Kit

If you’re looking for the perfect way to start off your new year, look no further than a professional teeth whitening from . Getting your teeth whitened can beautify your smile and boost your confidence and self-esteem. We offer both in-office whitening and a take-home kit. Do you need a huge boost to get your… Read more »

Dental Anxiety Can Often Be Managed

It’s not uncommon for an individual to experience heightened stress during routine dental procedures. If this is something you have experienced in the past, it’s important to understand that dental anxiety is a recognized psychological condition that millions of American’s struggle with every year. To help reduce these feelings, your dentists, Drs. Hines and Hines,… Read more »

Plaque: How to Eliminate the Cause of Gum Disease from Your Smile

Plaque is a white, sticky film that covers the surfaces of your teeth if you don’t clean them regularly. You wouldn’t think much of this substance because it seems harmless. However, it’s one of the most dangerous substances for your smile. In fact, it’s so dangerous that it can cause tooth decay and gum disease…. Read more »

The Signs of Oral Cancer

The uncontrollable growth of cells that invade and cause damage to the neighboring tissue is called cancer. There are many types of cancer, manifesting in many different areas of the body. Oral cancer, which includes cancers of the tongue, lips, floor of the mouth, cheeks, and hard palate, can be life threatening if it is… Read more »