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 »

Holiday Dentistry: Dental Bonding

If you ever suffer an oral accident or injury, you may be worried that a tooth extraction will be necessary. Although tooth extractions may be required if a tooth is severely damaged, there are numerous options to protect your teeth to ensure a damaged tooth can remain healthy for the... Read more »

Take These Three Steps Toward a Life Free of Gum Disease

Also known as periodontal disease or periodontitis, gum disease is the leading cause of American adults losing their teeth. If gum disease does not receive timely professional attention, it will continue to get worse and lead to serious tooth loss and jawbone damage. To prevent gum disease from developing, Dr.... Read more »

Brighten Your Loved One’s Smiles With These Gifts

This year, brighten your loved ones smiles with these healthy gift-giving ideas. Our Gregg Balis DDS team has some fun yet practical choices to help the people you love to flash their best smiles. - Does someone on your list have a hard time brushing for two minutes, twice a... Read more »

A Damaged Partial Denture Needs to Be Examined and Addressed

The partial denture created for you by the oral care specialists at Gregg Balis DDS was designed and created from durable dental materials intended to restore your basic oral function. Most of these removable dental appliances also incorporate small elements of hardware to help lock them in place with the... Read more »

Taking Care of Your Molars with Dental Sealants

A quick glance at the inside of your mouth will show that not all of your teeth have the same shape. That’s because not all of your teeth have the same function. For example, your back teeth, known as your premolars and molars are designed to grind your food to... Read more »