Tongue Scrapers: All You Need to Know

Your tongue collects bacteria all day every day, which can be quite gross, right? Well, it’s natural and it’s nothing to be concerned about. The good news is that you can take measures to keep your tongue clean and fresh! One measure you can take is using a tongue scraper.... Read more »

What Exactly is Plaque?

Are you aware of what plaque is? Do you know why it’s essential to clean plaque off your teeth each morning and night? If not, you are in the right place! Plaque is a dangerous substance that can cause extreme damage to your smile if left ignored. That is why... Read more »

Learning More About Tooth Restorations

One of the key aspects of dentistry consists of making sure that any dental damage is properly repaired. Because there are several different forms of dental damage that can affect your teeth and gums, there are also several restoration treatments and procedures that our dentists can provide to ensure that... Read more »

Don’t Lose Your Tooth Enamel

Your tooth enamel is a very strong substance in your body that keeps your teeth safe from harmful substances, including acids and bacteria. Tooth enamel also prevents discomfort from heat and cold by covering the inner tooth structure, there the tooth nerves are. However, your tooth enamel is not forever,... Read more »

The Making of Mouth Sores, and How to Unmake Them

Having mouth sores can be an uncomfortable and embarrassing situation. Learn the common types and what you might do to treat them in this brief primer. The most contagious and impossible to cure mouth sore is the common cold sore. Cold sores are actually a form of the herpes simplex... Read more »

Oral Health: Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are designed to be cemented onto existing teeth or even dental implants to create a secure hold that can drastically improve the look of a damaged tooth and provide additional protection in the future. Dental crowns are known for their durability, and they can easily last multiple decades... Read more »

A Dental Bridge Could Replace a Knocked-Out Tooth

Sports injuries, auto accidents and accidents in the home are some of the more common causes of dental trauma. In some of these cases the trauma may be so severe that a tooth can be knocked out of the patient’s mouth, or it may be broken off at the gumline.... Read more »

Early Symptoms of Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer Should Not Be Ignored

Dentists like Dr. Gregg Balis often include a screening for oral or pharyngeal cancer during your routine checkups. This involves examining your mouth for any troubled areas, inflammation, or discoloration. Generally, oral and pharyngeal cancers are more prevalent in the senior population; however, they can develop at any age. This... Read more »

Brushing: The Reasons Why Brushing Your Smile is Important

Brushing is very important if you want a top-notch oral health and smile. This is why your dentists, Drs. Balis and Huddleston, strongly encourages you to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Brushing can help you in a... Read more »

Early Detection of Oral or Pharyngeal Cancer Can Improve Treatment Rates

The American Dental Association recommends that you have a routine dental checkup performed every six months to help clean your teeth, as well as monitor your mouth for any early signs of cavities, gum disease, or developing oral health conditions. This includes a basic screening to detect any early signs... Read more »