Denture Adhesive Helps Secure Dental Appliances and Block Out Food Material

If you’ve had a removable dental appliance like dentures fitted by Dr. Kinney or Dr. Musser, it was designed to fit tightly with your existing gum structure. Even with this naturally tight fit, you might still be interested in applying a bead of denture adhesive. This will give you an extra-secure hold when you eat,… Read more »

A Temporary Crown Needs Daily Care and Cleaning Considerations

A temporary crown is typically used by Drs. Musser and Kinney to protect an abutment during the restoration process. The hard, plastic cap is only intended as a protective measure; it is not strong enough to replicate the tooth’s full function. With some daily care and cleaning considerations, you can ensure your chances of having… Read more »

Tips on Preparing for Implant Surgery

Are you about to replace your missing tooth with a dental implant? If so, our dental team has some tips for you to help you prepare for the treatment. For the best treatment possible, we encourage you to do the following things: -Tell your doctor about any medical conditions you have as well as any medications… Read more »

Protecting your Gums

We all know how important it is to protect your teeth. After all, we can live without them! However, did you know it’s just as important to protect your gums? Let’s take a look at exactly why that is. Gum health Obtaining the best oral health possible doesn’t just mean that your teeth are free… Read more »

Increased Fluoride Exposure Can Help Counteract Tooth Sensitivity

Your tooth enamel is made of densely formed microscopic mineral crystals. This is what gives your teeth the ability to bite, chew and grind hard foods. At the same time, it is possible for acidic foods and beverages to erode the mineral density of your tooth enamel. If it’s not counteracted, it can create microscopic… Read more »

How to Heal Your Mouth After a Tooth Extraction

If you have recently had a tooth extraction, make sure you are getting the care you need to heal yourself and your mouth. Not all teeth or patients are the same, so your treatment options should not be the same as well. It is important to always listen to your dentist for maximum efficiency in… Read more »

Many Things Can Crack Your Teeth

Life is messy, and sometimes can be painful. Sometimes you’re playing catch with the kid and the ball hits your tooth. Now you’ve got a chipped tooth. Chipped or cracked teeth pose more significant risks than you would imagine from such a simple injury. They greatly reduce the structural integrity of the damaged tooth, and… Read more »

The Steps Involved in the Invisalign® Process

If you want a straight and beautiful smile, then it’s time to consider orthodontic treatment! A successful treatment that is available right now is Invisalign®. This treatment involves the following steps: Step 1: Your dentists, Drs. , will take a series of X-rays of your smile. This will help your orthodontist map out a perfect… Read more »

A Loose Temporary Crown Needs Timely Treatment

A hard, plastic, temporary dental crown is only designed to protect the abutment that is waiting to be restored by a new crown. Crowns need to be custom crafted in a dental lab. If the dental lab technicians have a heavy workflow, there could be a minor delay before your new crown is ready. Brushing… Read more »

Why Plaque Removal is Important

You’ve probably heard about plaque before–especially if you’ve ever visited a dentist–but do actually know what it is? Do you know what you can do to keep plaque at bay, stop it from forming, and the effect plaque can actually have on your smile? As you may know, plaque is a substance that can build… Read more »