Month: February 2014

Get a Grip on Your Loose Dentures!

If your denture feels a little loose, then you might try adding a bit of adhesive to tighten its grip on your dental ridge. If that doesn’t work, then you may have to visit your prosthetic dentist again to have your denture remeasured and possibly remade. Patients who’ve worn dentures for several years and longer… Read more »

Uncovering the Mystery of Wisdom Teeth

For many people, wisdom teeth are a bane to their good dental health. They’re often extracted to relieve severe discomfort, and the frequency with which they’re removed may beg the question, why do we grow wisdom teeth in the first place? Although your mouth can function fine without them, the extra set of molars can… Read more »

Important Info About Gum Disease Development

Although not the most common dental disease (that accolade goes to cavities), gum disease remains the leading cause of adult tooth loss in the United States. It affects the soft gingival tissue that protects the roots of your teeth, and when left untreated, the disease can also destroy the jawbone underneath your gums. Though many… Read more »

Think You Know Tooth Loss?

Tooth loss is self-explanatory—the loss of one or more teeth. Though the condition is straight-forward, its causes, effects, and the means for replacing your teeth aren’t always as simple as you might expect. With a wealth of experience as a restorative dentist, Dr. Quinn Smith is well-versed in the intricacies of tooth loss. Part of… Read more »

Life with Dental Implants

One of the benefits of visiting a dentist who’s skilled in multiple disciplines is that you can find a wide range of expertise within the same office. As a highly-experienced restorative and implant dentist, Dr. Gregory Wright can help you care for, treat, improve, restore, and rebuild your smile, regardless of the state of your… Read more »

Why Does Your Breath Stink? You Might Be Surprised

If you just ate a plate full of garlic, or if you “forgot” to brush your teeth this morning, then your bad breath probably isn’t much of a mystery. Aside from strong foods, one of the most common reasons for bad breath is the bacteria that dwell in your mouth. Some oral germs result in… Read more »

Are E-Cigarettes Better for Your Smile?

In light of the numerous effects that smoking can have on your dental and overall health, many people have successfully made the great effort to quit the habit. Over the last few years, many others have turned to innovative electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, as an alternative way to receive nicotine minus the other chemicals found… Read more »