Home Remedies for a Burned Mouth

It may be safe to say that we have all been guilty of this at some point. You’re sitting at a table and your food finally arrives. It could be a succulent burger, fresh from the grill, or an eggplant parmesan with the mozzarella cheese gently spreading over its sides. Or perhaps it’s a piece of pizza that sits in... read more »

See What You Know About Enamel Erosion by Taking This Test

Our dentist, Dr. Jeff DeMercy and Amanda Kossick, want you to have a top-notch smile and oral health. Unfortunately, there are many dental issues that can affect your teeth and gums and reduce your chances of achieving your goals. One of those issues is enamel erosion. If you can, prevent enamel erosion as much as possible. In order to do... read more »

First Aid Information for a Knocked Out Tooth

Your teeth are secured to your gums by a series of strong periodontal ligaments. There are unfortunate times when a hard fall or a blow to the mouth can impart enough force to damage these periodontal connective tissues causing a tooth to be knocked out or to feel loose in the socket. In a scenario such as this, you will... read more »

Gum Disease: Signs and Symptoms

We all need to be careful to not bring gum disease on ourselves. Brushing and flossing can help us enjoy good oral health and avoid the issues that come with gum disease. We can also help ourselves by learning more about the signs and symptoms so we can recognize gum disease if it comes. Here is what generally comes with... read more »

Various Benefits Associated With Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are designed to improve your teeth for proper function and a complete smile. If you are missing any teeth, dental bridges can be used to replace them with reliable prosthetics that can provide up to a lifetime's worth of support. Even a single dental bridge can have an amazing impact for providing a smile makeover to drastically enhance... read more »

Dental Augmentations: Brushing and Flossing

Focusing on your health care includes making sure you have a safe and abrasive-free plan to wash away debris and plaque buildup. Brushing twice a day is extremely effective for cleaning the surfaces of your teeth. However, brushing cannot reach between teeth. For this task, an interdental cleaner such as dental floss will need to be used. Make sure you... read more »

Behavior to Avoid During Softball Season

Are you a softball player? If so, you’re about ready to start your season. As you play, it’s important to keep your smile in mind. This is because there are softball habits and behaviors that can affect your smile and oral health. You want strong and healthy teeth and gums, right? Well, our dentists, Drs. DeMercy and Kossick, are happy... read more »

Dentistry Blog for Beginners: Tooth Replacements

  Enhancing your smile includes replacing any missing or damaged members. If teeth are so severely damaged that they must be extracted, it is a good idea to have a tooth prostatic in mind to replace it with. Highly effective procedures include dentures, dental implants, and dental bridges. Through the use of a tooth replacement, you can guarantee your smile... read more »

Tips for Maintaining a Professionally Whitened Smile

Professionally trained dentists like Drs. DeMercy and Kossick will often recommend a dental bleaching treatment to address a case of significant dental staining. The training, tools, and experience they possess can safely remove discoloration from your tooth enamel. With your white smile fully restored you will still need to take daily steps and adopt some simple daily habits to prevent... read more »

Achieve Optimum Holiday Health with Composite Dental Fillings

In order to ensure your smile has the greatest chance for oral health care success, it is important to visit your dentist for examinations to check for any forms of dental damage that have arisen. This includes checkups to determine if any cavities are present in your teeth. If a cavity is present, a composite dental filling treatment can be... read more »