When Should You See the Dentist?

When should you go to the dentist? Most people think about heading to the dentist whenever they feel a toothache coming on, a cavity appears, or a tooth is injured or lost. However, emergencies and problems are not the only reasons to make an appointment at DeMercy Dental. In fact, seeing your dentist on a regular basis will give the... read more »

Plaque: What You Should Know

As you probably know, it’s important to brush and floss your teeth. Similarly, you know that you should visit your dentist every six months. But do you know why doing these things are so important? Honestly, there are several benefits to brushing your teeth, but removing plaque is a very important one. You see, after you eat, food particles are... read more »

Good Bacteria, Bad Bacteria, and Your Mouth

You may know that your mouth is full of bacteria, even if you brush and floss your teeth. Fortunately, not all of the bacteria are bad. Of course, there are definitely bacteria you should remove. For instance, plaque comes from these bad bacteria. Sadly, plaque may erode your teeth and cause cavities. If not removed, plaque could harden into tartar,... read more »