Brushing Your Tongue Helps With Bad Breath

This may sound a little strange, but brushing your tongue is an important part of your oral health routine. In fact, brushing your tongue can help you beat back bad breath. As you may know, our teeth have pockets where food and bacteria can get stuck. Our tongues have similar... Read more »

How to Keep Your Partial Dentures in Tip-Top Shape

It’s important to clean and care for your partial dentures regularly. This is because doing everything you can do to keep your appliance in tip-top shape can help you avoid warping or damaging your appliance and it can even help you replace your missing teeth the way you want for many... Read more »

How to Save a Knocked Out Tooth

If one of your teeth gets knocked out in an accident, take these steps to help you save that tooth and have it reinserted. First, pick up the lost tooth by the crown, the top part of the tooth. Do not pick it up by the roots. Gently wipe off... Read more »

How Can I Have an Attractive Smile for Holiday Parties?

Your holiday parties are right around the corner. If you’re like many people, you wish you had a white and attractive smile to show off during the celebrations. Our dentist, Dr. Lawrence Gerhart, understands the way you feel and would like to help you. Fortunately, there are things you can... Read more »

A Key to Oral Health Success: Dental Floss

  When the time comes to assess your oral health care, it is essential to always make a checklist of everything you are doing with your brushing and flossing techniques. If there is one area of your oral health care that may be lacking, it typically arises with your cleaning... Read more »

Why Are Dental Crowns So Common?

We are pleased to offer several types of dental restorations--dental crowns included. A dental crown is a cap shaped like a tooth that can restore the size, shape, strength, and overall look of a damaged tooth. Our dentist is pleased to offer cosmetic dental crowns, which are very popular due... Read more »

Laser Dentistry: What This Treatment Offers Your Smile

Advancements in dental technology have benefited many people over the years. One of these is dental lasers, which were first used in 1960. Over the years, the technology has continued to be improved even found a diversity of applications. Today we would like to review some of the ways laser... Read more »

Is Your Fashion Statement Endangering Your Oral Health?

Everyone wants to find ways to express their individuality. And, one of the ways that many people choose to express that individuality is through their lips or tongue. If you choose that form of self-expression, you may want to review the risks involved with oral piercing. One of the biggest... Read more »

Why a Healthy Mouth Is Important to a Confident Smile

Creating a confident smile begins with a healthy oral foundation. This means establishing strong oral health habits, such as brushing and flossing to maintain a healthy mouth. Healthy teeth and gums are more attractive, with clean pearly whites and pink gums. But this isn't just for vanity's sake, a healthy... Read more »

Hard Tissue Lasers v. Soft Tissue Lasers

Laser dentistry is an up-and-coming technology, now estimated to be in use by more than six percent of dentists in the USA. There are many uses for lasers within general dentistry, and dental lasers typically fall into one of two categories. Soft Tissue Lasers The first kind of oral laser... Read more »