What Is Enamel Erosion Doing to Your Smile?

Many people don’t realize that their tooth enamel is the strongest material in their body. And while this is true, it is still not infallible. Tooth enamel can be weakened through acid in the mouth. Tooth enamel’s job is to protect the bonelike layer beneath it, called dentin. When acid in the mouth lingers on the teeth, it softens the... read more »

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures We Offer

Cosmetic dentistry is all about getting you the smile you dream of. At DeMercy Dental, we offer many cosmetic dentistry procedures. We’ve put together this short overview of some of them to help you decide if cosmetic dentistry procedures could be right for you: -White dental fillings, sometimes referred to as tooth-colored fillings, are a very aesthetic way to repair... read more »

Information about Pregnancy and Oral Health

Whether you are thinking about pregnancy or already are, there are some critical pieces of information you will want to know about the link between pregnancy and oral health. Here are some questions and answers to illustrate: Q: What oral health problems might pregnancy cause? A: Like gestational diabetes, it somewhat common to contract gingivitis while pregnant. This is because... read more »

Dental Bonding Can Give You a More Pleasing Smile

Dental bonding is a procedure which can help repair minor damage to a tooth. Let's say you have a cracked or chipped tooth, or a tooth which is has increased sensitivity teeth, you may benefit from a dental bonding treatment. This restorative process can even help with an irregularly shaped tooth. Dental bonding can treat tooth decay and close minor gaps between teeth. At... read more »

You Should Beware the Symptoms of a Dental Filling in Distress

Even though dental fillings are not directly vulnerable to bacterial tooth decay the surround tooth enamel that bonds it in place could still be at risk. The passage of time and inconsistencies in your oral hygiene routine can shorten its lifespan. This is even more likely to occur if the dental filling in question is large. Discomfort or distress in... read more »

Replacing A Severely Decayed Tooth With a Dental Bridge

When a cavity goes without professional treatment at Dr. Jeff DeMercy and Dr. Amanda Kossick’s dental office, the area of tooth decay will inevitably spread. As time goes on it could lead to a severe infection in the root of the tooth or cause a dental fracture. The resulting pain and potential infection in the gums can be significant. To... read more »

How to Keep Periodontal Disease at Bay

If you want a strong and healthy smile, you need to take good care of your teeth and gums. Unfortunately, there are major dental issues in the world today that can destroy your oral health, like gum disease. This is why it’s best to do all you can to keep this disease at bay. To help you do so, Dr.... read more »

Protect Your Damaged Teeth with Root Canals

Are you in need of a root canal therapy? Although they are common, a root canal should only be used as a last resort to save a tooth from what otherwise would be an extraction. Root canals are required if the pulp of a tooth has been damaged or has become infected. Via root canals, the pulp is safely removed... read more »

Dental Implants Are Widely Known for Their Durability

Dental implants are widely known for their durability. Dental implants are a highly advanced form of tooth replacement therapy that uses artificial teeth to permanently replace missing ones by linking them directly to the bone in your jaw. Dental implants are designed to upgrade your oral health care and fill out your facial structure with a full smile that places... read more »

Serious Smiles Deserve Serious Treatments

Serious smiles deserve serious treatments. If you have suffered damage to your teeth, dental bonding treatments may be required to restore your smile to proper working condition. Dental bonding is most often used for chipped teeth and works by bonding materials directly to damaged areas. Dental bonding is a cosmetic tooth restoration treatment used to improve your oral health care... read more »