Plage Dentistry News

How Do Dentists Fix Cavities?

Cavities

Cavities are among the most common dental problems. Many if not most people have one at some point in their lives, and it can occur for several reasons. The good news is that dentists are generally very good at fixing casualties and keeping teeth healthy and happy. They use a variety of techniques to do… Read more »

What are the Symptoms of Gum Disease?

national gum disease awareness

February is National Gum Disease Awareness month, so we are doing our part to draw attention to the issue. Fully 2/3s of Americans deal with gum disease at some point in their lives, making it one of the more common health issues facing us today. While common, gum disease is also often misunderstood. By learning… Read more »

Why Professional Teeth Whitening is Important

professional teeth whitening

Your smile is important–that goes without saying. It’s a key part of your first impression and serves in many ways as your “hello” to the world around you. Smiling transcends language and speaks directly to the heart. And while your smile is meant to last a lifetime, wear and tear can dull its shine. This… Read more »

What is Considered Preventive Dental Care?

brushing teeth

In terms of preserving your oral health and ensuring that your smile lasts a lifetime, preventative dentistry may be the most important branch of dental care. In essence, preventative dentistry refers to all the care you give your teeth to keep them healthy. This covers a wide variety of activities and routines, but they all… Read more »

Dental Hygiene and the Holidays

dental hygiene and the holidays

After a long year, many of us are looking forward to the festive season. This is a magical time, with so many different holidays and celebrations spanning December and into January. With all the fun events going on and so much joy in the air, it’s easy to let ‘real-life’ slip away for a while.… Read more »

How Should You Care for Dental Veneers?

care for dental veneers

In a perfect world, our teeth would last a lifetime, providing us with decades of brilliant happy smiles. However, given the imperfect world in which we find ourselves teeth often suffer from various forms of damage. They may be chipped or stained, or may be naturally misshapen, or may have unwanted spaces between them. While… Read more »

Impacted Wisdom Tooth and Symptoms

Impacted Wisdom Tooth

Often depicted as a right of passage into adulthood, wisdom teeth are typically the last adult teeth to emerge. Often an uncomfortable experience, wisdom teeth are the subject of much discussion and concern, particularly for folks with dental anxiety. Most of the time, however, wisdom teeth can be dealt with relatively easily with minimal discomfort… Read more »

Dental Caries and How They Affect Your Health

dental caries

Dental caries is the more formal term for dental cavities. We’ve all been warned about cavities since childhood as part of our oral health education–it’s how we traditionally teach children about the importance of brushing and flossing and overall dental hygiene. However, as an adult you may have a few remaining questions, like what are… Read more »