Use These Oral Hygiene Tools for an Amazing Fall Smile Today!

Oral hygiene is vital for a strong, healthy mouth and a great-looking smile, especially around the holidays. There is a catch when keeping up a great dental regimen: you need to have the best oral hygiene tools to have the best oral hygiene routine. Dr. and our dental professionals would like to make sure you… Read more »

A Dental Crown Is Often Needed to Treat a Tooth with a Large Cavity

When a cavity goes unnoticed or untreated the tooth decay will gradually continue to spread. This process can be accelerated by an inconsistent daily oral hygiene routine or avoiding your routine dental checkup at . If a cavity grows too large for Dr. to repair the tooth with a dental filling, might recommend restoring the… Read more »

What is Fluoride?

If you look on the your toothpaste tube, and on your bottle of mouthwash, you should see a label telling you that your product contains fluoride. What is fluoride and why is it used in so many dental products? Fluoride is a naturally occurring material that is found in the earth’s crust. In the 1930’s… Read more »

Oral Health Essentials: Tooth Brushing for Kids

As with adults, children need to brush their teeth at least twice daily. However, young children cannot brush their own teeth, so a caretaker should do it for them as soon as the first tooth erupts above the gum line. It is essential to always clean and care for your child’s oral health with proper… Read more »

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Are you embarrassed by persistent bad breath that won’t seem to go away? If so, you are not alone. This is a common sign of gum disease and could be putting your teeth and oral health at risk. To help you understand more about gum disease, our team here at in , , is happy… Read more »

Cleaning Your Aligners with Confidence

Dr. Bruce Mutchler and Dr. Kathryn Lewis are pleased to offer clear aligners for patients who want to straighten teeth without the visible brackets and wires of braces. Many of our patients in , have successfully used the ClearCorrect™ clear aligner system to straighten their smile. If you are wearing aligners 22 hours a day… Read more »

Save Your Child’s Smile by Discouraging Thumb Sucking Behaviors

Save your child’s smile by discouraging thumb sucking behaviors. Thumb sucking in infants can cause many issues and problems with the oral health of a child. Not only can it move the alignment of the teeth in their mouths, it can also cause changes with their gums and the roof of their mouths. Listed below… Read more »

What Are the Stages of Gum Disease?

Gum disease is a complicated yet dangerous and serious dental issue that can severely damage your smile and oral health. This disease is so complicated, in fact, that it has a total of two stages. Those stages are gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease that is also the mildest… Read more »

Got Questions About Orthodontics? Here Are Your Answers

Do you have questions about orthodontic treatment in , ? If so, our team understands. Orthodontics can be confusing and overwhelming at times, which is why it’s normal to have questions. So, to help you find the information you’re looking for, we are happy to provide the answers to the following frequently asked questions: Question… Read more »

Why Are Dental Cleanings Important?

Have you ever been told that you should visit a dentist once every six months? Do you ever struggle to make these appointments because of time constraints or because they’re inconvenient? While we understand that your time is valuable, please know that these appointments are actually vital to the health of your teeth. An important… Read more »